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A New Estate on the Grounds of the Former Western White House

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RISMEDIA, January 22, 2009-President Richard M. Nixon came to San Clemente, California in 1969 and established a Western White House where dignitaries gathered, treaties were signed, and where the Nixons resided at the time of the David Frost-Richard Nixon interviews.

The grounds of the Western White House were subdivided into 16 lots in the 1980s. Construction of a new estate on a parcel just two doors down from Nixon’s home has recently been completed. The newly completed property is represented by David and Avarelle Silver-Westrick of Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty, www.silver-westrick.com.

The new estate, a grand Spanish Colonial Revival home, is steeped in history. Although newly built, the estate features many of the same architectural elements evident in the former Western White House, according to the architect for the estate, David York. The new home is approximately 13,000 square feet with seven bedrooms and ten baths. It is situated on a spectacular, ocean view parcel that is nearly an acre in size. “Entering the residence through the grand court yard,” says York, “parallels the palaces of Andalusia, Spain.”

Construction of the newly built estate was not without controversy. A wall built at the behest of President Nixon in the early 1970s for security purposes cut across the back end of the parcel for the new estate. Some residents of San Clemente fought to have the wall designated a historic landmark. The dispute was ultimately resolved in favor of the property owner.

According to David Silver-Westrick, of Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty, “Everything about the property is exceptional — the neighborhood, the grounds, the design of the estate, the construction quality, and the detailing which includes extensive use of imported items such as lighting fixtures from Morocco.” The property includes a 36-seat dedicated theatre and lobby, a full spa and workout room, and a resort quality negative edge pool with a sunken bridge. The grounds also feature a sports court, cabanas, and fountains. The internationally famous surfing breaks of Cottons and Trestles are located just steps away from the estate.

For additional information, please contact David & Avarelle Silver-Westrick at 949-874-0657, www.silver-westrick.com.

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