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 199 Avenida La Cuesta
Iconic Ole Hanson treasure situated on a rare estate sized lot with detached guest casita! As one of the City’s historic structures, this home is eligible for application to the Mills Act, which would result in a significant reduction in property tax. Having been meticulously restored and maintained, this phenomenal home exudes the charm and character of Spanish Colonial Revival Architecture. Designed by renowned architect Virgil Westbrook, the home seamlessly follows the natural terrain of t...$1,375,000
San Clemente 233 Avenida Rosa
Ideally situated in the downton Village of San Clemente, this SINGLE STORY cozy, completely remodeled and move in ready historic Ole Hanson, Mills Act beach cottage provides three generous bedrooms and two bathrooms with approximately 1200 square feet of living space. Built in 1927, this home maintains a classic exterior Spanish style with a combination of brick, stucco and tile, while being internally remodeled and updated throughout. This home enjoys the Mills Act Tax Benefit, with the p...$1,349,900
San Clemente 235 W El Portal
Location, location, location....extremely rare opportunity to own a property that epitomizes San Clemente's beach community lifestyle, history and charm found within this amazing historical 1929 Ole Hanson cottage. Ideally located within 200 yards of access to San Clemente's iconic beach trail, surf and sunsets....you're literally steps to the beach!!! In addition to it's distinctive style of Spanish-influenced architecture for which Hanson is renowned, the property is qualified and currently...$985,000