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Living on the edge! Incredible aerial footage shows three million dollar mansions worth up to $16 MILLION hanging from a cliff after a massive landslide.

Three multi-million dollar homes in Southern California are in precarious position on the edge of a cliff following a landslide over the weekend.

The collapse occurred Friday in Dana Point, Orange County, and sent mud and debris sliding into the 150-foot sinkhole below.

As of Sunday, no evacuations had been ordered and engineering teams were assessing the structural integrity of the homes, the only three located on the cliffside.

Residents of affected properties have been advised to remain vigilant and prepare for the imminent possibility of a move.

The three affected homes are now largely left to the mercy of Mother Nature, although the rains that recently flooded the area appear to be behind them. They are priced at approximately $12.8 million, $13 million and $15.9 million and are likely to fall into the Pacific.

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Three multi-million dollar homes in Southern California are in precarious position on the edge of a cliff following a landslide over the weekend.

The collapse occurred Friday on Scenic Drive in Dana Point and sent mud and debris sliding into the 150-foot sinkhole below.  As of Sunday, no evacuations had been ordered and engineers were assessing the structural integrity of the homes, the only three on the cliffside.

The collapse occurred Friday on Scenic Drive in Dana Point and sent mud and debris sliding into the 150-foot sinkhole below. As of Sunday, no evacuations had been ordered and engineers were assessing the structural integrity of the homes, the only three on the cliffside.

Yet on Friday, City Manager Mike Killebrew assured residents of the prestigious street and others in the surrounding area that the situation was under control.

“No structures are threatened at this point, and there does not appear to be any impact on lateral access to the beach,” he said.

Meanwhile, the remains of the large section of fallen earth could be seen at the base of the cliff.

A portal to the Dana Point Caves lay intact a few hundred yards to the left of the collapse, next to the stretch of beach Killebrew had referred to.

The trio of houses above, a status symbol in the wealthy region, sits in its precarious location next to the Ocean Institute – another popular tourist attraction.

Debris from the collapse site fell near tidal pools, Killebrew said – a designated marine protected area (MPA) accessible from the beach and surrounding trails.

No one was there when the debris fell Friday, after heavy rains saturated the area and caused countless landslides and mudslides.

The landslide saw a huge section of the cliff fall at the foot of the complex’s most expensive home, a $15.9 million four-bedroom behemoth registered to a local radiologist, 82-year-old Lewis Bruggeman , according to records.

He appears to practice out of his home and has over 56 years of medical experience.

The landslide saw a huge section of the cliff collapse at the foot of the complex's most expensive home, a $15.9 million four-bedroom behemoth registered to a local radiologist, Lewis Bruggeman, 82 years old, according to records.

The landslide saw a huge section of the cliff collapse at the foot of the complex’s most expensive home, a $15.9 million four-bedroom behemoth registered to a local radiologist, Lewis Bruggeman, 82 years old, according to records.

The missing cliff slid right next to another $12.8 million home immediately to the right (seen here) - located on a slightly lower perch of the cliff which, fortunately, remained in place.

The missing cliff slid right next to another $12.8 million home immediately to the right (seen here) – located on a slightly lower perch of the cliff which, fortunately, remained in place.

The house is owned by 66-year-old construction magnate Guy Yocom, seen here rolling in a 427.9-pound yellowfin last April off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

The house is owned by 66-year-old construction magnate Guy Yocom, seen here rolling in a 427.9-pound yellowfin last April off the coast of Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

His construction company Yocum took off in the area in the late 70s and has since grown into a prominent empire, allowing him to purchase the property in 2021.

His construction company Yocum took off in the area in the late 70s and has since grown into a prominent empire, allowing him to purchase the property in 2021.

A third house further to the right, valued at $13 million and owned by a local producer, seemed in better condition than the others, although just a few meters away - and a few hundred feet above the sea - it is still active.  unstable ground

A third house further to the right, valued at $13 million and owned by a local producer, seemed in better condition than the others, although just a few meters away – and a few hundred feet above the sea – it is still active. unstable ground

The house is owned by producer Marketta Karsikko-Gassel, 80, who, like Dr. Bruggeman, has lived in the coastal cul-de-sac for decades.

The house is owned by producer Marketta Karsikko-Gassel, 80, who, like Dr. Bruggeman, has lived in the coastal cul-de-sac for decades.

The collapse is still being investigated by city officials and is just the latest in a series of incidents that have besieged SoCal in recent weeks.

The collapse is still being investigated by city officials and is just the latest in a series of incidents that have besieged SoCal in recent weeks.

The missing cliff slid right next to another house, this one owned by 66-year-old entrepreneurial mogul Guy Yocom, to the immediate right – located on a slightly lower perch of the cliff which, fortunately, is remained in place.

KABC’s AIR7 HD flew over the area to capture a startling image of the portion of the collapsed cliff right next to the $12.8 million residence, which remained in place as tons of rock fell just feet away .

His construction company, Yocum, took off in the region in the late 1970s and has since grown into a prominent empire, raking in an estimated $40 million in sales annually.

A third house further to the right, valued at $13 million and owned by local producer Marketta Karsikko-Gassel, 80, appeared to be in better condition, although only a few feet away – and a few hundred feet above from the sea – is still on unstable ground.

The Dana Point collapse — which remains under investigation by city officials — is just the latest in a series of incidents that have besieged SoCal in recent weeks.

The same day, 13 miles south along the Pacific coast, part of a dead-end street on Avenida Columbo fell about five feet following a mudslide that sent mud and debris at least 150 feet below.

The area had previously been affected by unstable ground, with one home located on the site of an active landslide that had been moving for several decades, said Dave Rebensdorf, the city’s public works director.

He went there Friday to check, even if residents’ concerns still warrant intervention from the city.

Residents of both regions have been advised to remain vigilant as they continue to deal with the aftermath of these natural disasters.

Meanwhile, new landslides along the seaside bluffs in San Clemente, a few miles away, have closed the city’s beach trails, mostly on the north end of town.

The stairs leading to the Dije Court coastal path, El Portal and Lasuen Beach were added to the list of closed access points last week, due to continued instability in the area.

That said, an evacuation in Dana Point has not yet been ordered as residents’ resilience continues to be tested. On Sunday, engineers were still assessing the terrain, while rain showers are forecast next week.

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