One of the best attractions in San Clemente is visiting the historic Casa Romantica home in San Clemente that sits majestically above the San Clemente Pier. In recent weeks there has been a huge television campaign letting people know that the historic home built in 1927 is now open to the public. The home belonged to the founder of San Clemente, Ole Hanson, who kept this home as his personal residence when building many of the homes built in the 1920's and 30's in San Clemente. It's best well known for it's "key hole" entrance as pictured below and it's large interior courtyards.
The actual living quarters are modest but still large for it's time with large bathrooms and walk-in closets. The biggest attraction is the main living room with soaring 20 foot plus wood beam ceilings with sliding door that overlook the San Clemente Pier. For a long time the historic residence was only open to special events and weddings but lately there has been a big push to open it up as a major tourist attraction for those visiting the South Orange County area.
For locals, the best time to go is on the first Sunday of every month from 10am to 12 noon when the admission is free. Other times the admission is a reasonable $5.00 and open on Tuesday through Thursday from 11am to 4pm and Friday & Saturday from 10am to 2pm. There even a small gift shop and lots of shopping nearby on Avenida Del Mar street. For those who love historic homes this is something not to miss. For directions head down to the San Clemente pier and go to 415 Avenue Granada. We have included all the available historic homes in San Clemente for lease below as well. Please contact us at 949-204-5110 with any questions.
San Clemente 4100 Calle Isabella
La Casa Pacifica is the most significant oceanfront estate in Southern California. Its 5.45 acres of pristine oceanfront property, with 450 linear feet on the beach, are enveloped in the most magnificent coastal gardens and grounds found in California. The completely walled compound affords panoramic views of the ocean and sunsets from its preferred elevation. The Spanish Colonial Revival architecture of the restored and modernized main residence, circa 1927, has been featured in Architectura...$63,500,000
San Clemente 243 Avenida La Cuesta
Do you love Spanish Colonial architecture and low property taxes? Historic PROPERTY TAX BENEFIT TRANSFERS WITH TITLE - SAVES BUYER over $26,000/yr! (NEW TAX LAW limits deduction to $10k.) Designed by world famous architect, Paul R. Williams, AIA, honored as the Gold Medal Winner for his prolific career, best known as "The Architect of the Stars". Proudly listed on the National Register of Historic Places, this 1928 Spanish Colonial Revival style will awe you with character and charm from i...$3,232,000
San Clemente 222 W Mariposa
Iconic Ole Hanson treasure situated on a rare, oversized, 14,837 sq. ft. lot and only 1.5 blocks to access the beach and the San Clemente Beach Trail! The lot is 3x larger than most of the residential lots in the area, offering an exceptional opportunity to make this place your own! This single level 1928 historical home is also on the Mills Act, which significantly reduces property taxes - an estimated savings of $11,000 per year! It was designed by renowned architect Virgil Westbrook and wa...$1,450,000
San Clemente 202 W Avenida Palizada
Rare Ole Hanson treasure! This single level historical home has been meticulously maintained, restored and recently upgraded! It is registered on the Mills Act for incredibly low property taxes! A huge tax benefit! Ideally located in the heart of San Clemente and within walking distance to the beach, Linda Lane Park, the San Clemente Beach Trail and Del Mar with all its fun shops and restaurants! Truly remarkable inside and out, this 2bdr/1ba home captures the aesthetic spirit and style of ea...$995,000