2 Corona del Mar homes linked to ‘Rocky and Bullwinkle’ creator seek $15 million – Orange County Register

Looking to capitalize on the short-term vacation rental market? A hillside property in Corona del Mar with two beachfront homes linked to the late TV cartoon creator Jay Ward of Rocky and Bullwinkle is up for grabs.

With the upper house on Ocean Boulevard and the other on private, gated Breakers Drive at beach level, this six-bedroom, 4,305-square-foot, four-bathroom combo has an asking price of $15 million.

According to the listing, each home carries a “rare” overnight rental designation for use like Airbnb or VRBO.

“I think there is a way to capture the history of this property and make it the famous home it should be,” said listing agent George Charles Hanold V, co-founder and CEO of The Times. Real Estate California, based in Newport Beach. “But it’s up to the new owner to make it a themed stay.

Hanold estimated that each house has the potential to fetch between $1,000 and $2,000 per night.

Ward, who died in 1989 at age 69, built the Ocean Boulevard home in 1965. The Orange County Register previously reported that his wife, Ramona, built the Breakers Drive home in 2009. She died in 2015 at age 95.

County documents show the property was last sold for $5.8 million in February 2016.

The old house has approximately 1,755 square feet of living space with some updates. But for the most part it retains its original character.

Features include stained glass panels, walls of glass and an imposing brick fireplace in the great room which opens in part to a two-story tongue-and-groove ceiling with exposed beams. The living room has direct access to an expansive terrace for entertaining.

“It’s a smaller home, but it’s grand with dramatic ceilings and ocean views from every vantage point on the property,” Hanold said. “You could see the mouth of the harbor and watch all the action.”

A staircase runs along the property connecting the two houses.

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