Inspired by the new season of “Flipping Out,” we poked around on our own to find some real estate diamonds in the rough. Here’s a sampling of Orange County homes we spotted along the coast — either by the water or close to it — on the market as fixers. (Disclaimer: We were just window shopping, not performing home inspections!) We’ll circle back in the future to see what these houses sell for, and how they turn out.
515 36th St., Newport Beach
Size: 2,143 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Year built: 1930
Description: The listing boasts some updated interiors and extra large patios overlooking the bay. Plus, a homeowner can paddle board off her own dock.
Asking price: $2.695 million
Listed by: Carrie Allen Schniepp, Surterre Properties
2805 La Ventana, San Clemente
Size: 2,139 square feet, 4 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Year built: 1974
Description: The views from this bluff-top house (second from left) with “great bones” include surfers, dolphins and sharks, the listing agent says, along with miles of beach and the San Clemente pier.
Asking price: $1.699 million
Listed by: Michael Bojorquez, Coldwell Banker
455 Myrtle St., Laguna Beach
Size: 1,280 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms
Year built: 1917
Description: The 100-year-old property with a peek-a-boo ocean view a few blocks up from the beach includes a main house, a second building currently used as an art studio, and a cottage/ studio with a kitchen, bathroom and patio. “An investor’s dream,” the pitch says.
Asking price: $2.25 million
Listed by: Amaris Auslender, Keller Williams OCC Realty
322 Grand Canal, Newport Beach
Size: 1,339 square feet, 3 bedrooms, 3 bedrooms
Year built: 1956
Description: This home, on Balboa Island’s “little island,” can be torn down to make the most of the lot value, which is zoned for multiple units, according to the agent. The dock accommodates a small boat.
Asking price: $3.275 million
Listed by: Mike Meyers, RE/MAX Select One
1350 E. Oceanfront, Newport Beach
Size: 3,248 square feet, 6 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms
Year built: 1967
Description: The agents say it’s the first time this “diamond in the rough,” set on a corner, oceanfront lot, has been on the market in nearly a half century.
Asking price: $6.295 million
Listed by: Sean Stanfield and Ariana Gaffoglio, HOM Sotheby’s International Realty