Luxury California Home Auction Announced For Dramatic Oceanfront Estate With Three Separate Residences In Dana Point

"Cooks Pointe," one of only three estate properties to ever be built on the picturesque and exclusive cliffs of historic Dana Point, to sell without reserve by Concierge Auctions in cooperation with HOM Sotheby's International Realty

May 9, 2013

DANA POINT, Calif., May 9, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Cooks Pointe, a magnificent Orange County oceanfront estate perched on the Upper Cliffs of the Headlands, with breathtaking 220-degree views of world-famous Dana Point Harbor, the sparkling blue waters of the Pacific Ocean, and Catalina Island, will sell during a live auction without reserve on June 18th through NYC-based Concierge Auctions. Featuring three fully furnished residences, the property was originally listed for $11.65 million and will be sold to the highest bidder in cooperation with Kindy Slagle and Bob Chapman of HOM Sotheby's International Realty.

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"As one of only three estate properties ever built on the Dana Point Headlands cliffs and with only two owners in its 70-year history, Cooks Pointe is truly unique. The exclusive location offers nearby enjoyment of the City of Dana Point as well as the landmark Headlands — a sought after 121.3-acre site offering world-class beaches, whale watching, surfing and nature walking in the numerous parks and open spaces including Conservation Park," stated Slagle. "I know from first-hand experience working with Concierge in the past that their team is top-notch. They have a strict process for only selecting premier properties and owners who are truly committed to selling. This auction is without a doubt the best oceanfront buying opportunity in Orange County, and I look forward to another success alongside their firm."

"The positioning of these homes on this bluff top parcel, which affords commanding views up and down the coast, could not be duplicated today," added Chapman. "The property looks out over the entrance to Dana Point Harbor, where fishing, charter and sailing yachts have cruised since the 1970's. Prior to the harbor's creation, the Point guarded over one of the most coveted surf breaks known throughout the surfing world as Killer Dana."

Located in Dana Point, an exciting coastal city in Southern Orange County halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, Cooks Pointe is situated in arguably one of the country's most beautiful and exclusive areas. A developed and growing city rich in history, Dana Point was named one of the most romantic places on the Southern California coastline by the city's namesake, Richard Henry Dana who arrived on the coast in the early 1800s.

"The best quality of Cooks Point is certainly the expansive Pacific Ocean view. However, the homes themselves also have many great attributes and a rich history," stated Boyd Plowman, seller. "There are no other properties remotely similar in the South Orange County coastal area. When you drive up to the front, you don't realize the expansiveness of the nearly ½-acre lot and the tremendous views from the back and from virtually every room on the property. We've had countless people say they've seen the estate from the ocean but weren't sure where to find it from the street, which is a testament to its privacy."

Boasting meticulous details throughout, the 8-bedroom, 7-bathroom gated compound is comprised of two private homes plus a carriage house. With modern updates incorporated, the homes maintain and preserve a passion for the sea reflected in the unique nautical collection of the original owners, Ron and Marion Cook. The fully furnished estate has been renovated with the highest level of contemporary design and finishes to reflect the beauty of the surrounding area, a lush conservation park with blooming foliage.

As you enter Cooks Pointe through the impressive wooden gates onto a cobbled courtyard, you are greeted by a blue and white English garden. The completely renovated French Normandy masterpiece offers 3,200+/- square feet, three bedrooms, three bathrooms, a distinctive turret front entry and a collection of Asian-inspired elements including a bamboo walled staircase, an engraved glass fireplace, Koa wood flooring, quartzite countertops, oriental wood panels, wood carvings, lily wallpaper and Shoji screens. The residence is complete with spectacular sunset views from the top open deck or any of the home's numerous decks overlooking the northern and southern Dana Point coastline.

The lower A-frame home was built on seven different levels with nautical-inspired design throughout its 3,400+/- square feet, four-bedrooms and three-bathrooms. This residence is a truly artistic marvel, complete with a host of original elements, blended with antique decor including artifacts from Queen Elizabeth I, a brass armory watertight door from an old submarine, stained glass windows, wood sculptures and antique brass fixtures.

The property's bungalow offers a peaceful sanctuary for guests of Cooks Pointe. This ocean view, carriage-style residence located over a four-car garage is ideal for au pair quarters, a caretaker, guests, or to be used as an artist studio and offers one bedroom and one bathroom along with a full kitchen and open dining and living areas.

"We only represent the finest, most unique properties that are submitted to our platform — currently one for every 25 inquiries — and Cooks Pointe was a clear choice," stated Laura Brady, President of Concierge Auctions. "We're familiar with Dana Point, having sold 7 White Water Lane in The Strand at Headlands, also alongside Bob Chapman and Kindy Slagle. I'm confident our combined efforts, the quality of the asset, and the dedication of the sellers will render a successful auction and excited new owners."

The auction without reserve of Cooks Pointe in Dana Point, California, located at 34545 Scenic Drive, will be held live on June 18th. A 2.5% commission is offered to the buyer's representing broker. The property is open for preview daily from 1 to 4pm and by appointment. See Auction Terms and Conditions for full details. For more information, visit, call 877.762.9436 or join the online social discussion at #CooksPointe.

About Concierge Auctions: Concierge Auctions is the preeminent luxury real estate auction firm serving high-end sellers nationwide through an accelerated marketing process that obtains fair market value for high-end properties in a 60-day timeframe. As a preferred auction partner to Sotheby's International Realty® and other luxury brokerage firms nationwide, the company has executed auctions from New York to Hawaii and hosts a database that includes more than 100,000 luxury real estate buyers and agents from all 50 states and 38 countries and territories. The principals of Concierge Auctions have been involved in the transfer of more than $2 billion in luxury real estate sales over the past 10 years. For more information, call 888-966-4759 or visit

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