South Cove – Unique Seaside Barefoot Living Community Opens in Iconic Beach Town of Dana Point, California

December 14, 2017

IRVINE, CA – International award-winning firm KTGY Architecture + Planningannounced the recent opening of the KTGY-designed residential models at South Cove in Dana Point, California. Built by San Diego-based real estate development company Zephyr, this is Dana Point’s first new for-sale residential development to open in decades. South Cove is a unique, barefoot community that exudes laid-back luxury in a highly-coveted coastal setting at the southern gateway of Dana Point.

Located at 34202 Del Obispo Street in Dana Point, the new residential community features a mix of 168 one-, two- and three-story flats, townhomes and twin homes, 883 – 2,126 square feet. Within a stone’s throw of the Pacific Ocean, South Cove offers immediate access to Dana Point Harbor, Doheny State Beach and some of the best shopping and dining in Southern California. Nestled in one of the last true beach towns in California, South Cove is a rare find residents will treasure.

According to KTGY Principal David Obitz, the design of South Cove is inspired by beach-town influences with a master-plan feel. There are three residential types: single-level living flats (Aliso), tri-level townhomes (Trestles) and twin homes (Strands). The Strands model offers dual master suites, first level California (covered outdoor) rooms and only share one wall with a neighbor. All three residences will have attached garages and come equipped with the latest green technology including pre-wiring for electric vehicles.

Some of the residences will have indoor/outdoor floor plans, balconies, porches, rooftop decks and options for beach rinses and dens. Amenities include a swimming pool with cabanas and common areas throughout the community.

Home prices start from the low $600,000s to mid-$1 million. Ten residences will include live/work space with commercial opportunities on Pacific Coast Highway and 17 of the homes will be offered as affordable housing.

The three products are intermixed in the three distinct districts. “Village” is closest to transit and interacts with shops and restaurants. “Boardwalk” is more linear and opens to views. “Peninsula” fronts the creek and faces Pacific Coast Highway; these units offer the best ocean views. The homes are offered in three architectural styles: Traditional (Spanish) Transitional and Contemporary.

“We are pleased to be offering these designs in response to the tremendous demand for distinctive homes along the coast that fit buyers’ active Southern California lifestyle,” said Obitz. “Many of today’s buyers are looking for high style but they also want low maintenance that supports their active lifestyle. At the ground floor, we created storage spaces for outdoor/beach ‘toys’ such as surfboards, beach cruisers and paddle boards. There are also outdoor living spaces and showers at the ground level.”

Bordering Pacific Coast Highway and the southern edge of South Cove is a new one-acre public park in dedication to the surf legends and the history of Dana Point, the birthplace of the surf industry, noted Obitz. The park will feature life-sized sculptures of local surf legends including a 27-foot sculpture of Hobie Alter, the creator of the foam surfboard, and the history of Dana Point, and will connect to Dana Point’s existing nature and bike trails.