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Furniture entrepreneurs list California 'cruise ship' home

May 28, 2014 at 12:54 PM ET

3729 Ocean Blvd, Corona Del Mar, Calif.

For sale: $34.995 million

The custom-designed oceanview home features more than 180-degree views out the front wall of glass.
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The custom-designed oceanview home features more than 180-degree views out the front wall of glass.

Two years after starting their furniture business in 1995, Jim and Monica Sexton found themselves with a pile of unsold merchandise and $3,000 in the bank. Jim Sexton’s Z-Line laptop desks were a little ahead of their time.

As a last-gasp effort, he talked Office Depot into taking his entire inventory and putting it in 1,000 stores. Z-Line took off, and the rest is entrepreneurial history. Now the Sextons are selling their 6,000-square-foot home in Corona Del Mar, Calif.

The couple also has homes in Northern California and Miami, but the self-made entrepreneurs spared no expense in a multiyear remodel of this custom-designed oceanview home by architect Brion Jeannette.

The kitchen counters are finished with Brazilian granite and leather. The tile is imported from Spain. The sinks are all from Italy.

Unlike other homes squeezed side-by-side along the beach, this curved design built into the bluff is on its own point, offering more than 180-degree views out the front wall of glass. There’s a view from every room: the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the harbor.

The Sextons' home offers a view from every room.
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The Sextons' home offers a view from every room.

“You don’t see many locations like this,” said listing agent Georgina Jacobson of Coldwell Banker Previews International. “It really has that wow factor. You walk in the front door, and you feel like you’re on a cruise ship.”

The home has multiple terraces and cozy spots to curl up with a book. It also has a wraparound deck and pool room with space to entertain 100 people.

There are three bedrooms, including a master suite with a fireplace and two bathrooms, and seven bathrooms in all on three levels.

The next owner of this one-of-a-kind property can expect a monthly mortgage payment of approximately $169,430, assuming 20 percent down on a 30-year fixed loan.

See more photos of the home on Zillow Blog.

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