San Clemente History
San Clemente, California History
The History of San Clemente dates back to the early 1920's when San Clemente was discovered by Ole Hanson. At the time San Clemente was an hour south of Los Angeles and and hour north of San Diego which created the perfect resting stop for travelors going back and forth between the two cities. Ole Hanson was a businessman, developer and master marketing genius and decided to market San Clemente as "The Spanish Village by the Sea."
It was a gamble at the time since San Clemente was counsidered in the middle of nowhere and a long distance from larger cities. Ole Hanson's dream was to create a Village of white stucco Spanish houses with red clay tiles. The first historical homes were built in the mid 1920's and Ole Hanson was successful in marketing San Clemente to local travelors and businessman looking for a second and primary residences.
Today, San Clemente is rich in history and the original Ole Hanson homes are protected as a reminder of the origin of San Clemente. For more information on historical homes for sale please contact one our knowledgeable San Clemente Real Estate agents today.
San Clemente Historic Homes For Sale In San Clemente, California
San Clemente 4100 Calle Isabella
This is the most significant and private 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 Architectural Digest on three occasions. The gleaming white structures contrast perfectly against the vibrant colors of the impeccably kept seaside gardens. Stands of exotic palms and Monterey Cypress sway in the ocean breezes whilst overlooking wide expanses of emerald lawns. There is approximately 15,000 s.f. among the various buildings, which include the main residence of approximately. 9,000 s.f.; a 3,000 s.f. entertaining pavilion (w/ guest wing), a two-bedroom guest house, and multiple staff accommodations. An oceanfront swimming pool, lighted N/S tennis court, and putting green complete the property. All of this rests behind three sets of gates. Nothing compares and this is never to be replicated.$57,500,000
San Clemente 402 Pasadena Court
Huge Price Reduction-Commercial opportunity allowing this to become an exquisite Bed & Breakfast, Motel or Hotel with zoning for Tourist use. One of San Clemente's Finest Showcase Homes from the 1920's, offers an extraordinary setting along the Coast with huge potential for increased value. Unparalleled views of the Ocean, White Water, Pier, Beach, Coastline, Dana Point Harbor, Catalina & breathtaking Sunsets from inside this Historical Estate home or from the expansive Historical Gardens that surround a naturalized Water Cascade inspired by Italy's 'Villa Lante', a Moorish Style Fountain & Terraced grounds. This One-of-a-kind property has been graced by Greta Garbo, Humphrey Bogart, Gary Cooper & Errol Flynn to name a few. Approximately 10 years ago, the residence completed an Extensive Renovation including a New Roof, New Plumbing, Electrical, New Furnace, Air Conditioners, 3 New Kitchens, 5 New Bathrooms, New Garage Doors, Window Repairs & Fire Sprinklers. Currently a Tri-plex, this would make a Grand Private Residence, Exquisite Bed & Breakfast, Motel or Hotel. This popular Pier Bowl location is a vacation year around being steps away from a World Class Surfing Beach, great restaurants, downtown shops, Farmers Market & the 'Best Climate' in the Country. The property includes 402 & 404 Pasadena Ct. For all potential uses & eligibility for low Historical Mills Act Taxes, check with City of San Clemente & Coastal Commission. Seller will entertain all real qualified offers.$4,695,000
San Clemente 109 S Alameda Lane
OLE HANSON ORIGINAL, RARE FIND ESPECIALLY SO CLOSE TO THE SAN CLEMENTE PIER. DESIGNATED HISTORICAL, STREET TO STREET LOT, LARGE YARD, BEAUTIFUL WHITE WATER OCEAN AND PIER VIEWS, VINTAGE PROPERTY READY FOR THE BUYER LOOKING FOR A HISTORICAL RESTORATION, PROPERTY IS BEING SOLD IN IT'S PRESENT CONDITION.$1,500,000
San Clemente 704 Calle Puente
SUPER, SUPER LOW PROPERTY TAXES, Approx. $2,700 a year! Home is part of the Mills Act and a true Historic Home and only 2 Blocks from the Beach! This charming and colorful 2 Bedroom 2 Bathroom Ole Hanson gem was built in 1928 & has been in the current homeowner’s family since the 1960s. A Spanish Revival home, it has been lovingly restored to its original beauty with an exact attention to detail. Many original architectural elements remain: the red tile roof, plaster walls, open beamed ceiling, hardwood floors, exquisite one of a kind tiled fireplace and many of the wood casement windows were meticulously restored by local craftsmen. Previously remodeled areas have been completely renovated to reflect the homes original period and style. A few features original tiles on the fireplace & landing, hand-made tiles for the kitchen and bathrooms, a hand-made front door made of solid wood and copper rain gutters. The kitchen is remodeled & restored with all hand-made tiles, self-closing cupboards & drawers, a hidden dishwasher & a vintage 1934 Wedgewood Double Oven, just like the one Mom had. The wrought iron light fixtures inside & out were custom created by a designer in Santa Barbara. Other features include a new roof installed in 2012, new furnace & all new ducting, new electrical tankless water heater, new plumbing, indoor laundry, extra storage throughout, underground retro-bolts have been added & there is a 2 car detached garage. Gorgeous home restored back to a 1928 Beauty!$1,200,000
San Clemente 130 Avenida Rosa
Wow, Rare find residential R-2 lots near the Beach!! Wonderful opportunity to purchase (2) side by side parcels (APN#1 058-091-14 & APN#2 058-091-43) with Included plans and designs to build 4 units - Tentative Designs and plans already approved by City, Buyer simply to pay entitlement fees. Just a few blocks to the gorgeous San Clemente beach, this incredible paradise location is perfect for any Investor, Builder or Developer looking for huge upside and potential! Current designs include the plans for (4) Spanish Style homes, attached 2-car garages. Units (130A) & (132A) to be 3 beds/ 2.5 baths with 1,346 SF living area; and Units (130B) & (132B) to be 2 beds / 2.5 baths with approx. 926 SF living area. Purchase price includes all plans, reports, investigations as well as both vacant lots. Build your own dream home and Live in paradise, and truly experience the lovely San Clemente Community and Lifestyle. Enjoy this seaside area that offers short trips to many of the nearby beaches, San Clemente Island, Catalina Island, Dana Point Harbor, and amazing sunsets. Buyer/Agent to independently confirm the accuracy & completeness of any info provided & is responsible for verifying of data on MLS.$1,150,000
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