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A Glimpse of Yesteryear – 2004 – Dana Point Headlands Project Approved -Landmark decision // State coastal panel ends 30 years of debate, voting 7-5 to allow a hotel and homes to be built at the site.

A Glimpse of Yesteryear – 2004 – Dana Point Headlands Project Approved -Landmark decision // State coastal panel ends 30 years of debate, voting 7-5 to allow a hotel and homes to be built at the site.

By SUSAN GILL VARDON, Orange County Register

Laguna Beach, CA; January 16, 2004: A divided California Coastal Commission on Thursday night ended 30 years of often contentious debate and approved building on one of the last undeveloped promontories in Southern California.

On a 7-5 vote, the commission gave the go-ahead to a 90-room hotel, 122 homes that real-estate experts say may sell for $2 million or more and commercial development on the sweeping Dana Point Headlands.

Plans to build a lighthouse and cultural center on the point that soars 180 feet above the ocean were scrapped because they would have been on an environmentally sensitive area. Instead, developer Sanford Edward will donate $2 million to Dana Point for parks. “I’m elated,” said Edward, surrounded by well-wishers in the Grand Ballroom of the Montage Resort in

Laguna Beach. “It was been a long process, but I’m disappointed we didn’t get the community amenities.”

Opponents of the project welcomed the concessions but were not happy with the final outcome.

Contact Vardon at (949) 454-7356 or svardon@ocregister.com

Copyright 2004 The Orange County Register

Record Number: 65810608

The Strand OC Hotel in Dana Point Receives a National Architectural Award

The Society of American Registered Architects (SARA) recently honored Brandon Architects with its prestigious national award for its conceptual design for The Strand OC Hotel in Dana Point.

The ultra modern hotel, situated on the soaring Dana Point Headlands cliffs above the harbor, is set to break ground sometime in late 2017 or early 2018.

Chris Brandon has designed several noteworthy homes at The Strand at Headlands. He is well known for his eclectic architectural style.

The hotel will be a luxury five-star resort retreat with access to two beaches, sophisticated amenities with a lay back, relaxing ambiance.

With its idyllic Headlands location, the hotel will offer a range of gourmet restaurants, relaxing spa and choice of rooms, suites and villas.

Just Listed at The Strand – 29 Shoreline Drive

The Strand Realty and Luxury Fine Homes just listed an absolutely beautiful Strand at Headlands custom built luxury beach home. The brand new Santa Barbara-style 4,560 sq. ft. home, nearing completion, enjoys expansive ocean and Catalina sunset views. The 4 bedroom, 4 bathroom home offers every imaginable luxury amenity that people have come to appreciate in Strand at Headlands custom  homes.

Offered for $6,880,000

Strand Market Update: Year-over-year Strand Sales Continues to Build Momentum

Strand at Headlands total sales topped $150 million in 2016 and have exceeded $82 million in the first seven months of 2017. Orange County’s final, and newest oceanfront community, The Strand at Headlands, continues to enjoy record sales — a recent oceanfront homesite recently closed escrow at $12 million followed by another oceanfront Strand property that sold for just under $12 million.
With only eight custom homesites remaining at The Strand, its record-breaking sales can be attributed to the law supply and demand — custom homesites outside The Strand in oceanfront private gated communities in Dana Point and Laguna Beach are almost nonexistent.
Building a custom beach home in The Strand’s gate guarded community comes with the added benefit of complete architectural freedom to build the home of your dreams and, among other benefits, all Coastal Commission permits in place, expediting the overall permit process.
Finally, one of the other reasons that The Strand has become Orange County’s most sought after beachfront neighborhoods is the access Strand owners have to its private, Beach Club with its pool/spa, lounge and fitness center providing every owner an oceanfront lifestyle. For a current list of all Strand sales and available homesites and homes go to http://strandrealtyoc.com

Reduced Price on Strand at Headlands Luxury Ocean View Estate in Dana Point

The Strand at Headlands just announced a $1 million price reduction on one its most luxurious ocean view estates — 3 White Water Lane. The French Riviera-style custom home overlooking the white sand beach at The Strand offers exceptional luxury amenities — from its dual-chef gourmet kitchen to its 15-seat home theater to its ocean view infinity-edged pool and spa, putting green and 2,100 sq. ft. garage — The Strand home offers unmatched luxury architectural detailing, sophistication and value.  Situated on The Strand’s “2nd row,” the home is just steps from the beach and The Strand’s oceanfront beach club.

3 White Water Lane — $11,950,000

• 7,545 sq. ft.

• 5 Bedrooms • 5 1/2 Bathrooms

• Temperture Controlled Wine Cellar

• Putting Green

• Panoramic Ocean view Roof Deck

• Elevator Service to All Floors

• 6-car Garage


Just Sold! One of the Last Oceanfront Homesites at The Strand

The Strand Realty represented the seller of this rare Strand at Headlands oceanfront homesite in Dana Point. The parcel, that enjoys direct beach access to the pristine white sands of Strand Beach, was originally offered as a double homesite with more than 140 linear feet of beach frontage.  The adjacent homesite at 35 Strand Beach Drive, also recently went pending and will close next leaving only 4 remaining oceanfront homesites.

• All Coastal Commission permits in place

• Complete architectural freedom

• Expedited City of Dana Point permit processing

• Membership to its private resort-style Beach Club

• State-of-the-art fitness center

• Private beach lockers

• 70 acres of preserved open space

• 24-hour gate guard, with roaming patrols

The Strand at Headlands developer homesites

are more than 90% sold out.

Strand Realty Showcases Newest Lexus 2018 Performance Car at Luxury Strand Estate


Preview this Beautiful Ocean View Estate at The Strand

Date: Thursday July 27, 2017 from 5PM to 8PM

Address: 37 Shoreline Drive – Enter through the South Strand gate

Please join the The Strand Realty as we host a Sunset Soiree to showcase one of The Strand’s most luxurious listings. This Mediterranean-style home sits on one of The Strand’s largest ocean view homesites and features a grand porte cochere and dramatic circular driveway.

South County Lexus, Mission Viejo will also have on display two of their newest luxury vehicles; the 2018 Lexus LC performance sports coupe, pictured below and the LX 570 luxury SUV.

Guests will enjoy a host of delicious hors d’oeuvres and wine from one of California’s premiere wineries while previewing this exceptional luxury estate and performance car.

37 Shoreline Drive features – $8,490,000

• 7,993 sq. ft.

• Lot size: 21,307 sq. ft.

• 5 Bedrooms, 7.5 Bathrooms

• Home Theater

• Walk-in Wine Cellar

• Pool, Spa

• 4-Car Garage


The New Lexus LC is on display at South County Lexus Mission Viejo.


Please RSVP to Craig Dahl at craigdahl@strandoc.com or call (949) 487-2500.