August 24, 2017
This unconventional Laguna Beach house took four years to build and some three years to sell. Now, after nine months, it’s back on the market.
The 3,000-square-foot, steel-and-glass “rock house” was built into a boulder on the sand. It was designed a couple of decades ago by Orange County architect Brion Jeannette.
After the owner, software entrepreneur Dennis Morin, died, the house was put up for sale. When we spotted the listing in 2014, the asking price was $15 million. Several price chops later, in November 2016, an out-of-state investor bought the home for less than half that sum: $6.5 million.
The house landed on the Multiple Listing Service again this month, with an asking price of $7.995 million and a description that touts it as a “solid investment.” Leo Goldschwartz of McMonigle Group Corp is the current agent.
We’ll see what it sells for. In the meantime, here’s our story about the prior sale, and another story we did on the challenge of pricing unusual, one-of-a-kind homes. Read the Story in OC Register