Real Estate


A new-to-market estate epitomizes luxurious coastal living

By Alexandria Abramian

Monarch Bay is one of those dream coastal communities where the luxury estates are picture-perfect and the ocean views are plentiful — making this neighborhood as desirable as ever. 

“Monarch Bay continues to draw in those looking to reside in a guard-gated, private enclave with amenities,” says global real estate broker associate John Stanaland of Douglas Elliman. He should know. The Laguna Beach-born and -bred real estate titan has sold multiple homes in the community, with the upper end priced in the $20 million range. His latest listing to hit the market? An approximately 6,000-square-foot new construction entertainer’s paradise completed in 2022.  

The centerpiece of the home’s ultra-private backyard is a large, sleek pool.

“While I sell all along the coast, I am especially fond of this community and this particular listing,” says Stanaland. “I represented the current owners in the purchase of this property mid-construction and they absolutely elevated its design. As a result, 130 Monarch Bay epitomizes the turn-key, dialed-in luxury offering discerning buyers looking in this price range expect in today’s market.”

The sprawling property, a collection of white-washed buildings, features a main residence with four ensuite bedrooms as well as a two-bedroom, two-bathroom detached pool pavilion, and an additional standalone private home office. Every inch of this home was designed to maximize unbeatable indoor-outdoor flow, with the full-height retractable corner doors in the main living area blurring the line between the property’s interior and the outside. 

Corner sliding glass doors open the living room to the outdoors in an understated way.

The main kitchen with a Lemurian Silver-topped waterfall edge island, custom millwork, and an invisible under-counter induction range is truly the center of this home while the secondary kitchen hidden behind pocket doors is ideal for everyday use. Overseen by Sarah Marie Interiors, the neutral palette design choices such as the Montblanc flooring throughout create a truly serene feeling. “The outdoor space of this home is truly incredible,” says Stanaland. “With a lot measuring over a third of an acre, this home is great for entertaining.” 

Arches and statement-making light fixtures add a personal touch to the state-of-the-art kitchen.

The expansive primary bathroom features a walk-through shower with bookmatched stone, a standalone tub, dual vanities, and access to the exterior.

Capturing the essence of California chic, the exterior space connects seamlessly to the home’s interior with multiple sitting areas, a dramatic pool, a separate hot tub, and a fire pit. An expert in luxury coastal real estate, Stanaland wastes no time pointing out the best features of this home. 

“The owners used the highest-quality materials appropriate for this price point, which does not go unnoticed by anyone who walks through this property. It truly checks all of the boxes,” he says.  

John Stanaland of Douglas Elliman in the primary bedroom of his newest trophy listing in the Monarch Bay community.

130 Monarch Bay is listed at $19.95M by John Stanaland of Douglas Elliman Real Estate

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Photos courtesy of The Luxury Level |

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