Thursday, April 8, 2010

A True Harbor View

Located above the Newport Harbor is this stunner! It has a perfect blend of old and new, plus it incorporates anything you could ever wish for. Cut me off a piece of that!
The rusticated area around the front door just speaks to me! i love the mix of the uber formal pediment with the casual stucco and sage colored shutters. Also the white roses = perfection.
I've always been a fan of courtyards; they just seem like such a nice tranquil space to relax and decompress.
BA DONK-A-DONK. This house is formal in the front and PARTY in the back! I love the floor to ceiling windows and the disappearing door that makes the terrace part of the entertaining area.
This slim infinity pool is truly a masterpiece! It hangs over the cliff and seems to become one with the bay.
Tucked behind the living room is this intimate dining room. There aren't any windows in this room, and it seems a little dark and too small to do any serious entertaining, but i do enjoy the built-ins.
The kitchen is just wonderful! The blend of textures, from cold marble to hard wood is just superb. I'm glad the designers didn't forget about the ceiling either!
I always thought that a roof deck would be awesome and this one just proves it! The glass railings, which would need a ton of cleaning, are perfect for extending the view.

This home was sold way back in April of 2008 for $10,250,000 and with a view like that who wouldn't pay that price? Like many of my houses, this one blends the indoors with the outdoors seamlessly, the true California ideal.


  1. What a location. How many folks get to live like this? Once inside I'm getting confused. But I enjoy the exterior. It combines several ancient eras, as if later elements were build atop ruins, very classy ruins for sure.