Former Orange County congressman and ex-Securities and Exchange Commission chairman Christopher Cox has recently purchased a gated, ocean-view house in Laguna Niguel’s exclusive Bear Brand Ranch for $5,350,000. The spacious, beautiful 11,000-square foot house is nestled on nearly an acre of gorgeous lands and on top of a hill at the end of a long, private driveway. His new home has 7 bedrooms, 8.5 baths, an amazingly large backyard complete with a swimming pool, spa and an outdoor kitchen. And panoramic views of the coastline and valley to gaze upon while he is enjoying his great new South Orange County home. What else does this mansion boast? Guest/maid quarters, a wine cellar, and a master bedroom retreat with a fireplace.

Cox, a USC grad, Republican and former Newport Beach resident, served in the House of Representatives for 17 years. Before chairing the SEC for several years, he chaired the Committee on Homeland Security. Cox is now a partner at the law firm Bingham McCutchen LLP and is a member of its corporate, mergers & acquisitions and securities group, advising global companies on strategic issues, corporate governance, securities regulation and other matters, according to the firm’s website. Not surprisingly, given his background, he is also a principal of Bingham Consulting Group, which focuses on strategic issues involving federal and state governments, homeland security, and multistate litigation.

While Cox supposedly paid all cash for his new home, don’t worry if you don’t have that kind of liquidity. An experienced real estate agent like Cheryl Marquis of Altera Real Estate

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