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. Once home to President Richard M. Nixon, it has been the setting of numerous social and political events in its storied past. It is comprised of two parcels totaling 5.45 seaside acres with 480 lineal feet on the beach. Featured three times in Architectural Digest, the Spanish Colonial Revival architecture is both rustic and elegant. The gleaming white structures contrast perfectly against the vibrant colors of...$63,500,000
San Clemente 243 Avenida La Cuesta
OWN A PIECE OF HISTORY! Once in a lifetime opportunity! Listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Designed by world famous architect, Paul R. Williams, AIA, honored as the Gold Medal Winner in 2017 for his prolific career, best known as "The Architect of the Stars" designing homes for Lucille Ball, Frank Sinatra, Cary Grant and many more. Built in 1928, this Spanish Colonial Revival style glows with character and charm from its 11 foot coffered ceiling to its beautifully restore...$3,393,000
San Clemente 412 Cazador Lane
That's right, the beloved and Legendary Warner Family Home is on the market. This famous house boasts Pier and Ocean Views which can compete with the most luxurious of settings in all of southern California. This estate has spacious front, rear, and side patios for outdoor entertainment with an outdoor fireplace, shower and kitchen. The over-sized Master bedroom has two outdoor decks to enjoy the spectacular view of the Pacific Ocean. Three master suites all with baths make for a wonderful an...$2,895,000
San Clemente 120 Avenida Algodon
Ideal combination of casual beach charm and elegant coastal living, this outstanding 1926 Ole Hanson cottage is one of a kind and approved for the Mills Act property tax advantage. Hanson, is renowned for his distinctive style of Spanish-influenced architecture. Professionally remodeled down to the studs and expanded in 2017, the home carefully retains the original look and feel of its historic Hanson character while incorporating state-of-the-art technology and building techniques. Now spann...$1,295,000
San Clemente 146 Avenida Serra
Treasure this charming historic Ole’ Hanson beach cottage! Lovingly restored and remodeled about 6 years ago & protected by the Mills Act qualifying it for dramatically reduced property taxes. Loaded with charm and character, some of the special features include original, refinished wood floors, original fireplace hearth, a chef’s kitchen with 6 burner Thermador Professional 36” range, striking Copper Hood, slab Granite Counters, Farmhouse Sink, Counter-depth Fridge, Wine Refrigerator, Insi...$1,149,000