Oh my gawd! Look how much this lot is going for at The Strand! $9 MILLION??!! For an empty lot in Dana Point? Come on, who would pay $9 million for an empty lot, even if it were on the beach, by the most romantic spot on the California coast?
But wait. Hold on. Can we really put a price tag on this?
Can we put a price tag on paradise lost? On a once untouched stretch of coastline that’s now being filled with McMansions? On a legend that’s being lost forever?
I guess I should be thrilled by these expensive new homes, but I’m not. I’m thinking of the real cost of these new homes. The real cost isn’t just the price tag, but also a lovely masterpiece of Mother Nature that is being encroached upon. Why can’t we just learn to live at peace with nature?
So what exactly does the price tag look like for Paradise Lost?