Address: 34260-62-64 Via Velez

Built: 1928, Doheny

Mills Act: Yes

There are three addresses at this Spanish Colonial Revival property which was originally one house and a garage as described in the City’s 1997 Historic Survey. The main house (34264) was one of the Historic Doheny Homes of Capistrano Beach on the DPHS Inaugural Home Tour in 2000 The home features hand-trowelled stucco walls, wood casement windows and a low, hipped, red clay tile roof with exposed rafter tails. On the patio wall facing Via Velez, the word “Jesus” is painted in large script. The second address (34262) is in a wing of the same house. The third unit (34260) is in a converted garage with a roof matching the main house. Never expanded, this home reveals how charming the original Capistrano Beach Doheny casitas were. Other original features include the living room wood floor, built-in cabinetry, an arched-enclosed bathtub and stucco grille work which give evidence to the detailed construction of the Doheny development homes credited to architect Roy C. Kelley.