420 Center Street

420 Center Street, Laguna Beach, CA 92651

The Jewel of Woods Cove. Recently featured in House Beautiful magazine, this completely reimagined cottage contains more magic per square foot than nearly any other residence. Originally constructed in the 1930s, the current owners enlisted the imagination of famed designer, John Wooden to bring the original structure back to life. The interior features refinished oak floors, Waterworks Studios fittings and fixtures, a Bertazzoni range, Concept Studios antique Moroccan tiles and expansive, articulating steel frame windows in the kitchen, bedroom and bath. Working with a large parcel and an abundance of large, mature trees, landscape architect, Molly Wood of Molly Wood Garden Design executed her vision to create a seamless flow of energy between the indoors and out. The garden is comprised of three separate and distinct areas with with an outdoor dining table and banquette in Perennials fabric, custom fire pit adorned with native Laguna Beach shells and a separate, covered outdoor living room. Garden lighting provides for an illuminated, relaxing evening experience. Simply put, this property is poetry.




0.14 Acres lot

Carter Kaufman

Carter Kaufman



Features & Amenities


  • Laundry roomIndividual Room
  • FlooringWood
  • FireplaceNone
  • APPLIANCESGas Range, Refrigerator, Tankless Water Heater
  • bedrooms1
  • total bath1
  • full bath1
  • other interior FeaturesBeamed Ceilings, Built-Ins, Copper Plumbing Full, Storage Space, Wainscoting

Area & Lot

  • Living Area489 Sq.Ft.
  • Status Sold
  • MLS IDOC18179417
  • YEAR BUILT1953
  • Architecture StylesCottage
  • View DescriptionNeighborhood, Trees/Woods
  • School DistrictLaguna Beach Unified


  • roofShake
  • lot featuresFront Yard, Garden, Gentle Slope, Landscaped, Lot Shape-Irregular, Secluded, Yard
  • parkingDirect Garage Access, Driveway, Driveway - Asphalt, Garage, Garage - Front Entry
  • other exterior FeaturesAwning, Lighting
  • security FeaturesClosed Circuit, Security Lights
  • additional FeaturesCovered, Deck, Patio, Patio Open, Porch, Porch - Front, Porch - Rear, Wood
  • Garage Space1


  • PRICE$1,775,000

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Ranked in the Top 1% of agents in Orange County by annual sales volume, Carter has received accolades for his sales production both locally and regionally. In his first year as an agent, he was recognized by his brokerage as "Rookie of the Year” for being the region's top producing first year agent out of 3500 new agents.

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