Nicolas Cage's Former Beach House. Once In A Lifetime Opportunity! This vintage remodeled single level cottage was the former home of Nicolas Cage and was occupied by the actor’s late father, literature professor August Coppola. August Coppola is the brother of Francis Ford Coppola, director of the Academy Award winning movie, “The Godfather”. The three bedroom, three bathroom, approximately 1,500 square foot, cottage sits five homes away from the world famous “Blackie’s” surfing beach adjacent to the Newport Pier and is a short distance to some of Balboa Peninsula’s favorite shops and restaurants. Not only is this a great opportunity to own a home owned by a world famous actor but it is also located in an area that is zoned for weekly rentals, making it an investment opportunity for some.