Cottage of the Week: 2711 Seaview
This 1923 cottage is likely one of the five oldest surviving houses in Corona del Mar and retains a great original look and tons of charm. It pre-dates the Pacific Coast Highway coming through Corona del Mar by three years and was built a year before CdM became part of Newport Beach. At the time, road access and access to running water were both very difficult so there were very few residential homes in CdM.
Even by 1930, when the aerial photo was taken, you can see it was still quite sparse and this was several years after PCH and reliable residential water service came to CdM. This 2BR/2BA cottage is currently for sale and a recent price drop moved it to $2.69M. Hope to see someone buy this beautiful historic cottage and enjoy it for many more years.
Cottage of the Week: 213 Iris
This 1939 cottage located a few houses from 'Big Corona' Beach was expanded out the back starting in the 1950s but it has maintained an original look from the street with its cedar shake roof and siding. Inside, the living room has dramatic exposed beams set off by a vintage wallpaper. It was listed as over 3,400 square feet with 3 bedrooms, 3.5 baths, and 4 fireplaces when it was sold in 2017 for $3.4M.
Photo credit: MLS