Inside Bette Davis’ Former $20M Home in Laguna Beach, CA (PHOTOS)

Inside Bette Davis’ Former $20M Home in Laguna Beach, CA

$19,995,000 | Built 1929 | 5,472 Sq. Ft. | 6 Beds | 3.5+ Baths | 0.17 Acres
1991 Ocean Way, Laguna Beach, California, United States, 92651

Perched atop a captivating oceanfront cliff, this beautiful French Normandy home was once the home of two-time Academy Award winner Bette Davis. Purchased by the All About Eve star in 1947, the statuesque home is on the market for $19.9 million in Laguna Beach, California. A private courtyard entry leads to the home’s main entrance, guest house entrance, and dining terrace with stairs leading to a sunny lounge area with direct stair access to the beach below. The main house, anchored by an exquisite great room leads guests to the lookout room and adjoining family room and dining room, all with stunning views of crashing waves and sea. With solid oak floors and updated styling throughout, the home encircles a central spiral staircase topped with a conical roof and spire. The updated kitchen with an eating nook offers stainless steel top-end appliances. Upstairs is a master suite with an interior Juliet balcony over the great room, a large ocean view terrace, and an updated ensuite with Carrara marble and heated floors. Two additional ensuite bedrooms and extra storage rooms complete the upper level. The lower level offers a large bar area and adjoining media room, wine cellar, gym, and an ocean view bedroom. The separate guest house has two ensuite guest rooms, one within its own self-contained apartment. This exclusive and private retreat is on the market for $19.9 million with John Cain of Sotheby’s International Realty.

Photo by Loomis Dean of The LIFE Picture Collection

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