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This $9.5 million Dana Point home is steeped in surfing history



A Dana Point home steeped in surfing history has come on the market for $9.5 million on Beach Road in Capistrano Beach.

Set on three parcels with 127-feet of beachfront at Poche break, the 2,160-square-foot residence owned by late waterman and surfer Wayne Schafer features large picture windows, ocean-facing decks and a built-in bunkhouse bedroom suite that sleeps four.

The house has three bedrooms in all.

A fireplace warms the great room, an open-concept living and dining space.

Three bathrooms, a dry bar with a serving area and a remodeled kitchen also contribute to the two-story floorplan.

Across the property’s Tahitian-inspired grounds are a rustic shack, a thatched-roof gazebo (or palapa) and outdoor living spaces for cookouts and lounging.

A detached garage features a bathroom with a shower and a workshop.

Rita Whitney, Michael Caruso, Phillip Caruso of The Agency share the listing.

Schafer, who died in June at 91, moved to this sandy stretch in the early 1950s. His home attracted a tight-knit group of watermen that included innovator Hobie Alter, who, along with Gordon “Grubby” Clark, brainstormed using foam as a core for surfboards instead of balsa wood.

The new boards were tested out on the beach in front of Schafer’s home.

Alter later tried out his first Hobie catamarans there.

And Schaefer’s home is where Bruce Brown came up with the idea for the iconic surfing documentary “The Endless Summer.”


Source: Orange County Register

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