The Real Mansions of Orange County

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The Real Housewives of Orange County is all about women who live in OC mansions, but what about those mansions? The show takes place in Coto de Caza, but it could really be in a variety of communities in OC. Newport Beach made headlines this week with Nicolas Cage selling his Newport mansion last week for $35 million, breaking the record for Orange County. The previous record is believed to be $30 million from a July sale in north Laguna Beach.

There are mansions all up and down the coast, some with celebrities and some with just regular old Joes (who happen to be worth a lot of money). We’ve got Diane Keaton in Laguna Beach, Kobe Bryant in Newport Coast, and Whitney Houston in Laguna Hills… just to name a few.

For a mere $10-15 million, you too could own your own OC mansion. Check out 11 Troon Drive in Newport Beach. Built in 2004, this home is roomy with 5 bedrooms, 5 bathrooms, and 8,000 square feet of living space. Enjoy panoramic views of Catalina Island, city lights, and the ocean. It’s a steal at only $14 million. Moving up on the scale of mansions, you can go down the coast to 25 Bay Drive in Laguna Beach. For $17 million, you get breathtaking ocean views as well as 4 bedrooms, 4 and a half bathrooms, and 7,000 square foot of contemporary living space (costing $2,428 per square foot).

A move to the famed Coto de Caza will cost you $23 million. You can buy 31951 Violeta Lane at this price. You’ll get 7 bedrooms, 9 and half bathrooms, and 15,000 square feet. This home also boasts views of the nearby hills and mountains. Now, taking it to the max, let’s look at 4627 Brighton Road in Corona del Mar. At a price of $75 million, you can get an oceanfront compound (“the Portabello Estate”) with 8 bedrooms and 10 bathrooms. Don’t have $75 million? Join the crowd. This property has been on the market for 622 days.

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