Diane Keaton’s former home is on the market

Hot Home: The north Laguna Beach house, built in 1924, is for sale at $3.49 million.

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The home at 157 Chiquita Street in north Laguna Beach once was owned by actress Diane Keaton.
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      Diane Keaton is known for flipping vintage California properties, and a 1924 home in north Laguna Beach is among them. Now the five-bedroom house, which the Oscar-winning actress bought and sold several years ago, is on the market again, for $3.49 million.

The 2,900-square foot house at 157 Chiquita St. is an “urban-chic farmhouse,” says Realtor Jon Flagg of Villa Real Estate in the listing.

The two-story home boasts French windows and doors, dark oak flooring and beamed ceilings. The master suite has a marble bathroom and an ocean-view balcony. The living room contains a painted, brick fireplace and built-in shelves, and the kitchen is outfitted with a Viking range, Sub-Zero refrigerator, glass-door cabinets and a large center island.

The house sits behind wooden gates that open to a brick courtyard. The property has a mud/beach room, an outdoor beach shower, and, above the three-car garage, a large studio with its own entry and bathroom.

The home is on a 6,098-square-foot lot.

Keaton bought the property under the name Diane Hall, according to Flagg. County records show she picked up the home for $1.68 million in 2001 and sold it in 2003 for $2.1 million.

The actress has roots in Orange County; She grew up in Santa Ana, and her mother, Dorothy Keaton Hall, later moved to a cottage in Newport Beach’s China Cove.

Keaton also once owned an oceanfront mission-style villa above Shaw’s Cove in Laguna Beach. Several years after she sold it, the house was foreclosed, and it sold as a bank-owned home last year for $8.1 million.

Notable properties Keaton bought and sold in the Los Angeles area include the Alfred Newman estate in Pacific Palisades and a 1928 Lloyd Wright-designed house in Los Feliz. She also has written books about architecture.

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