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CoastalRealEstateGuide . com MAY 5 , 2023 | VOL . 13 , ISSUE 18

FEATURED PROPERTY : LAGUNA BEACH The Raven House : An Idyllic Laguna Beach Cottage

Property : 856 Cliff Drive , Laguna Beach Offering Price : $ 4,000,000
Agent Info : Carter Kaufman 949.294.6411 ; carterkaufman . com carter @ carterkaufman . com ; DRE 01968622
Mere feet from the sandy beach of iconic Fisherman ’ s Cove , with expansive ocean and coastline views , this 3-bedroom , 2-bath home was originally constructed in the ‘ 20s as a holiday place to enjoy local fishing . The exterior is clad in redwood siding and features a large brick patio with sit-down white-water ocean views as well as a private side yard , which can be accessed from the main living area and one of two ground - floor bedrooms . Inside , the main living area features a classic exposed beam ceiling and warmly greets occupants with a wood burning fireplace framed by floor-to-ceiling wood paneling and a mantle which was sourced from Edgar Allen Poe ’ s childhood home in Richmond Virginia ( c . 1810 ), which earns this home it ’ s moniker : Raven House .” Original Knotty Pine “ Laguna Paneling ” and Douglas Fir flooring are carried throughout the home , which has a completely updated electrical system , newer roof , plumbing , and new central heating . An abundance of light enters the home through glass windows and doors which were assembled on site by carpenters and glaziers in the ‘ 20s and ‘ 30s . The kitchen houses a vintage steel Youngstown Kitchen sink and cabinet assembly that is original to the home , a walk-in pantry , and a dining nook with ocean views . The upstairs bedroom suite offers ocean views , a bathroom and can be accessed from inside the home or via a separate outside entrance .

Andrea Ballesteros : White-Glove Service With Top Industry Resources

When it comes to selling coastal luxury real estate , Andrea Ballesteros is known as one of the region ’ s foremost real estate experts .
Andrea Ballesteros has established herself as one of the leading authorities in the field of coastal luxury real estate sales . Her expertise in the region is widely recognized , earning her a national reputation as a trusted and esteemed agent . Teaming up with Coldwell Banker , a globally renowned powerhouse , Andrea provides her clients with a top-tier experience and global exposure .
With a career spanning over 25 years , Andrea has developed a business model focused on delivering exceptional service . Heading a small boutique team based in Laguna Beach , she caters to an exclusive clientele , consistently surpassing expectations at every stage of the client-agent relationship . Living in Laguna Beach allows her to actively engage in the community and firsthand showcase the coastal lifestyle to prospective buyers worldwide .
Right from the start of your association with Andrea , her passion for her craft shines through , assuring you that you are in capable and trustworthy hands . Her extensive experience and vast knowledge empower her to equip clients with valuable information and resources , enabling them to make informed decisions throughout their real estate journey .
Andrea strongly believes in providing an unparalleled experience for each client , ensuring they feel genuinely valued and prioritized . Her commitment to delivering whiteglove service extends far beyond the completion of a sale ; she and her team invest their time and efforts to provide lifetime support . As a trusted advisor , Andrea fosters long-term relationships that endure well beyond a single transaction .
Armed with the finest resources in the industry , Andrea serves as a go-to
expert for a range of needs , whether it ’ s offering opinions on home upgrades , connecting clients with reliable service providers , providing guidance on homerelated matters , or offering advice on real estate investments . Her dedication to delivering exceptional service and surpassing client expectations drives her success . The countless referrals and repeat clients she receives are a testament to the level of service she consistently delivers . Many clients have relied on Andrea for three or more transactions , with more to come .
Real estate transactions often arise due to significant life circumstances . What sets Andrea apart is her genuine commitment to maintaining lasting relationships with her clients throughout their lives . She places tremendous value on her clients , and the personalized experience she creates holds immeasurable meaning for them .
Andrea Ballesteros
“ The Ballesteros Group did a great job of selling our family home in Laguna Beach . I am a veteran real estate agent in Santa Barbara and know my way around a real estate transaction . They did quality work , were very knowledgeable and had no problems with some of the challenges that came up with this sale . I highly recommend the Ballesteros Group !” -Larry M ., Laguna Beach
Andrea Ballesteros can be reached at 949.690.5159 or andrea @ ballesterosgroup . com .