A dear friend recently bought a home in a private community in Laguna Beach.  The home was built by Roland E. Coate, an architect that was very well known for his wonderful architecture and simple designs in Southern California from about 1921 through 1950.

This home was built in a beautiful community in Laguna Beach and has been lovingly cared for.

Sorry I don't have a wide angle view of the entire house in one frame.

The front door has a door knocker that doubles as a metal vase for flowers, so charming!

Mr. Coate was a part of the architectural team that designed All Saints Episcopal Church in Beverly Hills.  The home you see was built for his own personal use.

Dining Room with a view.

The house has 4 fireplaces and with it's proximity to the ocean I believe they will be used.

Mr. Coate was primarily a residential architect and excelled at designing English Tudor, American Colonial Revival, Spanish Colonial Revival and Monterey Colonial Revival.

Don't you love the leaded windows?

The fireplace over-mantle in the TV room is marble.

Wherever you look there are little nooks and cozy spots in the home.

The living room is inviting and spacious, views of the bay are visible from most of the main rooms.

The lattice fence on this side of the yard will need shoring up, but for now the morning glories are holding it up.

If the views of the Pacific ocean don't relax you you can always visit the spa in the yard.

Don't you love the beautiful accessories my friend has so ably displayed. I love her style!

I’ll post another installment of the Roland E. Coate house in Laguna Beach—the bedrooms and kitchen are wonderful!