Cameo Shores is known as a pristine slice of Newport Beach offering breathtaking views of the ocean, the result of terraced siting that extends upwards toward Pacific Coast Highway. But there are ocean-view homes and then there are oceanfront homes.
Rare is the opportunity to capture a home perched right on the shore in this coveted enclave, and even rarer is the distinction of a newly constructed manse—especially one as impeccably planned, designed, and realized as the awe-inspiring four-bedroom-plus-den, five-and-one-half-bath, 7,000-square-foot estate at 4541 Brighton Road, just listed for $27,995,000.
“Cameo Shores is the most desired community in the most coveted pocket of Corona del Mar in Newport Beach,” says Casey Lesher, sales associate for Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage’s Newport Beach office. “Homes don’t come on the market in the most desired front row of this community; there has not been another one here in the four painstaking years of construction it took to create this perfection, the result of which is an incredible estate that’s even more exquisite than a Four Seasons resort on a Hawaiian island.”
With distinguished contemporary architecture, meticulous attention to detail, and an inspired floorplan that has been designed to fully embrace the Southern California lifestyle and maximize views encompassing miles of Pacific blue, the rocky coastline, Catalina Island, and multi-hued sunsets, this gated estate offers a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to capture the coastal dream in splendid style.
Gaze out to the undulating sea from the expansive gourmet kitchen, where the custom teak cabinets are the perfect complement to the azure waters. This haven’s eat-in island—a second island is for prepping—has been thoughtfully oriented so as to look out to the coast. The kitchen is also fitted for the finest chef, with three ovens, a six-burner range with griddle, a duo of dishwashers, a Miele refrigerator, and a butler’s pantry with another refrigerator, all topped by handsome wood beams that accentuate the pitched ceiling.
Beams continue in the adjacent spacious living room, framing the ocean vistas with one of the home’s characteristic architectural touches. “Everyone that walks through the front gate stops in astonishment,” says Lesher. “The architecture and the way it captures the views is just unreal.”
Disappearing walls of glass in that spacious living room create one of the home’s numerous indoor-outdoor living opportunities; Retreat to an intimate seating area on the other side of the staircase and feel the warmth of one of the many fireplaces while gazing out onto ocean swells. Push aside the glass door and take a few steps outside to enjoy unencumbered coastal breezes around a built-in firepit. Sink into the in-ground spa, made even more relaxing by the panorama of sea and sky. Or, head down the stairs to the shore, courtesy of the home’s direct access to the private beach below.
Each room on the main level features French doors that open into the courtyard, affording an unmistakable resort feel, while also orienting key spaces like the plush master suite to the rear of the home, where it can drink in the views and provide instant access to the outdoors. This relaxing space reveals its own crackling fireplace and views that tumble down to the sea on one side, and an incredible master bath on the other. The spa-inspired space features surfaces covered in rich Calacatta marble, a soothing soaker tub, a massive double-entry glass shower, and dual floating vanities.
If the main floor of this exceptional home is for inspired everyday living, the lower level is an entertainer’s paradise. Here, large spaces for conversing, lounging, playing, and gathering abound. The state-of-the-art home theater features a fully-equipped kitchen and a gunsmoke onyx bar, the infinity pool is flanked by a 29-foot waterfall as well as a heated loggia, outdoor bathroom, and private guest access, and there is also a fully equipped gym and an elevator.