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The first owners enjoyed long careers in film, but their love for cruising and the sea inspired this home.

Rumor has it that Laguna Beach is where Hollywood came to play in the early 1920s, and it’s easy to see why when you look at this breathtaking coastal home.

The 4-bedroom, 3,545-square-foot home looks and feels like you’ve been transported to another world — a nautical one. The original owners were actress America Chedister and her husband, filmmaker Edward H. Griffith, whose brother directed “The Birth of a Nation.” The couple enjoyed long careers in film, but their love for cruising and the sea is what inspired this home. It’s listed for $16.995 million. READ MORE

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