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    Gordon Crawford lists his Monarch Bay home in Dana Point for $46 million
    • October 13, 2023

    One of two Monarch Bay oceanfront estates that retired showbiz investor Gordon Crawford purchased last year on the same street in this guard-gated community has hit the market for $46 million.

    If it gets the asking price, it could beat its own record as Dana Point’s all-time most expensive home sold.

    The asking price for the blufftop dwelling is 39% more than the $33 million paid by Crawford, 76, and his wife, Dona, in March 2022, property records show.

    Before the couple took ownership, the house — built on a third-acre-plus bulkhead lot with 84 feet of ocean frontage in 2019 — had undergone a major remodel.

    Within its 7,717 square feet are four bedrooms and six bathrooms with disappearing floor-to-ceiling glass that frames the uninterrupted ocean views and extends the living space outdoors.

    The entry opens into an inner pool and spa courtyard with a covered built-in barbecue area.

    Fleetwood windows and sliding pocket doors wrap the open floor plan where “the heart of this home,” the listing reads, is the minimalist Boffi kitchen with its high-end appliances and waterfall island.

    There’s no shortage of designer touches. Zimbabwe black granite countertops, Armani stone hearths, electric shades on every ocean-facing window and door and an elevator as an alternative to the floating staircase add to the luxe touches throughout.

    Current marketing materials highlight the new bathroom in the main-level primary suite, which recently got the spa treatment. It boasts Taj Mahal quartzite-topped walnut vanities, Kallista sinks and plumbing fixtures, a soaking tub with ocean views, a walk-in shower, two water closets and two boutique-style walk-in closets.

    An entertainment area, bar and office occupy the lower level.

    In the backyard, a staircase descends the slope to a patio with built-in seating around a fire pit.

    Additional perks of the property include a three-car garage, solar power system and access to the private beach club managed by the Waldorf Astoria Monarch Beach resort.

    Samantha Nugent and Todd Davis of Compass who represented the Crawfords in the purchase of the property now hold the listing.

    Crawford is a chair of the U.S. Olympic and Paralympic Committee. He previously served as the senior vice president at Capital Research and Management Co. and retired in 2012 after more than 41 years.

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    ​ Orange County Register