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Surf's Up: 8 Beach Houses to Cure Your Polar Vortex Funk

Seamlessly merging space-age design and nature, this Southern California residence boasts four bedrooms on a 6,534-square-foot lot overlooking the Pacific Ocean. Completed in 2009, this landmark home, known as The Gull House, features chef-grade appliances in the kitchen, and a spa tub and steam shower in the master retreat. For Sale: $6,990,000

See other Laguna Beach, California, homes for sale on Zillow.

8 beach houses that will cure your winter blues

There's no place like home, and there's no home like a beach house,

where you can wake up with the sun, stroll along the sand, and relax by

the water on a hot summer's day. Or paddle out—whether alone, on a

board, or in a kayak—and spend the day unwinding in Mother Nature's

bathtub! Just imagine building a bonfire as you watch the sunset over

the water, then wandering back home to lay your head to rest in one of

these eight gorgeous beachside properties recently listed for sale on

Zillow. | By Marisa Villarreal,