ER star Anthony Edwards lists Spanish-style vacation beach home for $6.5 million

The actor's idyllic Spanish Colonial is one of the original houses built by the prominent Doheny family, for whom Doheny State Beach is named after.

Georgie Mihaila
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A Spanish Colonial Revival neatly tucked behind private gates in the coveted Capistrano Beach community in Dana Point just hit the market.

With a rich history that dates back to 1928, when it was built by the Doheny family — after whom the Doheny State Beach was named — the idyllic property boasts a timeless style reminiscent of a Mediterranean courtyard villa.

The home’s history dates back to the 19th century when the Doheny family entered into the development of Dana Point, this home was one of their reserved beach houses which was also highlighted as the original model of what Dana Point beach houses looked like, similar to the houses in Beverly Hills – a classic Spanish colonial revival,” real estate agent Justin Alexander told us via email.

Original Doheny family beach house in Dana Point, view from above the courtyard.
Original Doheny family beach house in Dana Point, view from above the courtyard. Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

The beachfront home is owned by none other than actor Anthony Edwards and served as the TV veteran’s vacation home for the past 25 years.

Best known for his role as Goose in the original 1986 film Top Gun and for his long-running role in the hit TV series ER — playing doctor Mark Greene alongside stars like George Clooney, Noah Wyle, and Julianna Margulies — Edwards has been a regular fixture on our TV screens.

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In recent years, he’s also appeared in hit series like Inventing Anna, WeCrashed, Designated Survivor, and Billions, to name just a few. With such a busy schedule, no wonder he’s been holding on to his Dana Point retreat for more than two decades.

ER and Top Gun actor Anthony Edwards
Actor Anthony Edwards, famous for playing doctor Mark Green on ER and Goose in Top Gun (1986). Photo credit: s_bukley /

Anthony uses this breathtaking beach house as his own family getaway, who sees the incredible uniqueness of this courtyard style hideaway. It has never been used as a rental property,” Justin Alexander added, highlighting the property’s most striking feature: the large, welcoming courtyard that makes you think you’ve left California and ended up somewhere on the coast of Spain.

Interior courtyard of Anthony Edwards' house in Dana Point, CA.
Interior courtyard of Anthony Edwards’ house in Dana Point, CA. Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

Generously sized, the gorgeous courtyard is complemented by shaded seating areas that add extra notes of comfort to the actor’s beach-side getaway.

shaded outdoor seating area with four armchairs and a brick wall with fireplace
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

Listed for $6.5 million, the dreamy beachfront retreat offers 5 bedrooms, 4 full baths and 1 half bath on an oversized 10,000+ square-foot coastal lot, making it one of the most notable real estate offerings in the area.

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Its interiors are just as welcoming as its Spanish-style courtyard, boasting arched French doors, exposed-wood vaulted ceilings, a brick fireplace, and too many distinct features to count.

living room with vaulted ceilings with exposed wood and arched glass doors  leading to the ocean
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass
living room with brick fireplace and beamed ceilings
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

The galley-style kitchen is unlike any other we’ve seen before in a celebrity home, sitting under a barrel-vaulted tile ceiling and featuring red accents that add a note of playfulness.

kitchen with barrel-vaulted tile ceiling
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

On one end of the kitchen we find a welcoming dining room, while on the other — delimited by a tiled snack bar — a cozy lounging area and doors that lead out into the courtyard.

cozy lounge in the kitchen
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

The bedrooms, one more inviting than the next, all seem to feature the staple vaulted ceilings with exposed wood and, depending on which part of the house they’re located in, boast incredible ocean views.

bedroom with vaulted wood ceilings and open windows with ocean views
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

Saving the best for last, actor Anthony Edwards’ house opens up to a flat beachside backyard that allow residents and guests to enjoy one of California’s most beautiful coastlines — and revel in “ever-ending sunsets gliding over the Pacific with timeless and irreplaceable scenery,” per the listing.

arched doors opening up to the lawn, with the ocean in the background
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass
outdoor patio of a seaside house
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

An original Doheny, this quintessential Southern California beach house is a once in a lifetime offering due to both its historical significance and expansive 10,000 sqft private lot on the sand,” Justin Alexander says.

It sits inside the highly coveted gated community of Capistrano beach, central to Dana Point harbor, local private courts, the best shopping destinations in OC and unlimited coastal scenery.

the house seen from the ocean, with the sand and rocks in front
Photo credit: Neue Focus courtesy of Compass

The ideally located, historically significant Spanish Colonial Revival house is listed for $6,500,000 with Compass’ Justin Alexander.

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With a decade-long career as a digital content creator, Georgie started out as a real estate journalist for Multi-Housing News & CPExecutive. She later transitioned into digital marketing, working with leading real estate websites like PropertyShark, RENTCafé and Point2Homes. After a brief but impactful stint in the start-up world, where she led the marketing divisions of fintech company NestReady and media publisher Goalcast, Georgie returned to her first passion, real estate, and founded