4 bed • 3 bath • 1749 sqft • Do you ever dream of owning that idyllic “cottage by the sea,” a perfectly simple oceanfront home with spectacular light and never-ending panoramas of the sights and sounds of the pacific; a spot that the view takes your breath away every time you look out to the ever-changing kaleidoscope of the sea? the picturesque rockledge coastline of laguna beach is such a place. it served as the backdrop and inspiration to the original “plein air artists,” edgar payne, frank cuprien, william wendt, and others, who sought to capture it in their paintings. “cliffhanger,” the first home to be built on rockledge, is designed in the craftsman style of that era, with a multi-gabled roofline, patterned shingle siding, and large fixed sash windows. it was constructed in 1923 for the hall family, who first owned all of the land that is rockledge. the inside of the home brims with vintage charm and character with painted white board and batten siding, vaulted beam ceilings, exposed roof trusses, an oceanside window seat that sits above the sea, and a huge rugged fireplace fashioned from local tumbled beach boulders. the outside of the home is surrounded by “old california” gardens paved with natural stones and filled with succulents, citrus, perennials and eucalyptus. opportunities abound: refresh, remodel, rebuild, or pursue property tax savings through the mills act. although this home is considered an “e” rated structure, the owners have not included it on the city’s historic inventory.