If you have looked any many homes in the San Clemente area one name that you will come across is Chris Abel. Many of these homes were designed in the 1950's with the popular mid-century modern designed homes were built. His reach can be seen in many different neighborhoods throughout San Clemente from smaller beach bungalow to multi-family building structures. One of the most popular places to find his work would be at the Vista Pacific Del Gado community. When you talk about mid-century modern design the bungalow style homes found in this community are the closest match you will find in San Clemente. All of the homes located here are one story homes with nice vaulted ceiling's that give the illusion of extra space. The properties are rather on the smaller side but so well designed that it makes it feel much larger than it really is. Also, the expert use of both indoor and outdoor spaces are perfectly executed to merge the two living spaces.
There are also some Chris Abel designed homes located on the east side of the freeway that can offer nice ocean views. A new listing at 421 Calle Gomez in San Clemente is also a Chris Abel designed home that is currently on the market for $1,999,000 and pictured below. The home features 3 bedrooms with over 1,700 square feet of living space according to our multiple listing service and offers a ton of charm and personality with a wide open floor plan accented with warm wood beam ceilings. There is a lot of value when buying any home designed by Chris Abel as long as the property has been well maintained. Below are some of the recent Chris Abel designed homes that have recently sold or leased to get a better idea of the architectural style. Please be aware these are sold or leased listings and currently not available for sale or for lease.
San Clemente 421 Calle Gomez
Stunning ocean, Dana Point Harbor and golf course views from this true classic, mid-century modern, Chris Abel-designed home from the 1950s! Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms in over 1,700 SF of single-level living on a private street-to-street lot. Greeted with a secured, contemporary private entry gate, you walk down travertine-covered stairs to the outdoor dining area and the modern main entry door. This unique home has been remodeled including highly-upgraded bathrooms, living room and go...$1,999,999
San Clemente 106 Avenida Pelayo
Fully remodeled with a modern contemporary architectural style any buyer will love, this San Clemente duplex offers unbeatable views and an ideally flexible layout. Designed by famed coastal architect Chris Abel, this property boasts outstanding curb appeal, ample parking with both front and rear driveways, RV parking, two garages, and outdoor entertaining spaces including a private rooftop patio and spacious front deck running the length of the property. Enter to soaring 12’ ceilings in the ...$1,199,000
San Clemente 268 Del Gado Road
One of the most desirable homes to become available in Vista Del Gado in years, this mid century modern bungalow impresses from corner to corner. Designed by renowned architect Chris Abel, this home sits on the edge of the community and takes in panoramic views from Saddleback mountain to the southern hills of San Clemente and overlooking the golf course. Clean, modern updates include Turkish limestone flooring, high-end walnut cabinetry, newly-polished Carrera Marble countertops w/ waterfall...$719,000
San Clemente 236 Del Gado Road
WOW, what a VIEW! Tucked towards the back of the Vista Del Gado community, this MID-CENTURY MODERN home, designed by renowned architect Chris Abel is surely one to see. Enjoy living in this private 2 bed, 1 bath end-unit, only blocks from the Ocean. Incredible views of panoramic hills, mountains and city lights. Amazing picturesque, accordion-style doors that expand across almost the entire width of the living room, not only brings indoor-outdoor living to a new level, but enhances the gorgeo...$675,000
San Clemente 248 Del Gado Road
LOCATION and PANORAMIC Hills, Mountain and City Lights VIEW from this beautiful mid century-modern charmer, situated just a half-mile from Shops and Beaches. Quiet and private end unit in one of the best locations in the Vista Del Gado community and features wood beam ceilings, wood style flooring, updated kitchen and bathroom, upgraded lighting and ceiling fans. Newer windows and sliders. Two enclosed patios. Community salt water pool and clubhouse are just steps away. Unit comes with a det...$2,500