Perched atop the coastal hillsides at the south tip of Newport Beach, Newport Coast has long been a pocket of refuge for Orange County’s wealthiest residents hoping for a piece of paradise amid Mediterranean-like tranquility complete with breathtaking ocean vistas and cotton-candy sunsets.
With this impeccably executed new custom villa, all of Newport Coast’s most enchanting qualities come into dazzling harmony in a magnificent display of architectural grandeur. The inspiring residence – a nearly 12,000 square-foot mansion reminiscent of a classic northern Italian villa – was recently listed for $53,895,000 by Yasmeen Berri and Tim Smith, two Coldwell Banker Global Luxury Property Specialists based in Newport Beach.
The timeless masterpiece crowns a coastal hill at the end of a private cul-de-sac behind double gates in the heart of Newport Coast’s exclusive Estate Collection at Crystal Cove. The residence, explains Berri, “is carefully positioned to capture breathtaking views” – most keenly expressed in the indoor and outdoor living areas that frame panoramic vistas of the Pacific Ocean, Pelican Hill Golf Course, Newport Beach’s harbor and channel, a verdant canyon, and sunsets.
A journey inside the residence begins with an oversized gated entry courtyard overlooking a lower-level courtyard – a wonderfully “private space for outdoor socializing, welcoming guests, and relaxing as the sea air refreshes,” reveals Smith.
Inside, three sumptuous levels reveal sophisticated spaces for grand living and entertaining that revel in natural light and ocean breezes, plus over 4,000 square feet of outdoor space encompassing balconies, decks and courtyards. Awaiting is an elegant balance of formal living and dining rooms, an office, a wine cellar, a 15-seat home theater, a gym, a maid’s suite, a guest house with private entrance, a secondary primary suite on the main level, a subterranean garage that can fit up to 15 cars and a commercial-grade Garaventa Lift.
Calacatta marble flooring is carried through from main living areas to a chef-inspired kitchen, complete with top-of-the-line appliances, an oversized island, Calacatta marble countertops, loggia, butler’s pantry, and a breakfast room. Among the seven ensuite bedrooms, the primary suite stands out as the pièce de résistance – a testament to indulgence with its covered ocean-view loggia, sweeping walk-in closet, stone fireplace, espresso bar, and luxurious five-star bath.
Masterful attention to detail is expressed in the Cantera limestone imported from Spain on the exterior. Inside, Venetian plaster, Albertini windows and doors, book-matched Carrara marble, glass pocket doors to the outdoors, and custom alder cabinetry provide a statement of elegance.
Evenings bring their own enchantment to the manse, as sparkling lights illuminate the massive vanishing-edge pool, adorned with glass tile. A fireplace-warmed cabana invites you to linger in the embrace of the night, while loggias, large patios, and a built-in outdoor kitchen with a BBQ provide an exquisite backdrop for entertaining under the stars.
From outdoors to in, this home invites you to live the dream of coastal living in Newport Coast, where every day is a masterpiece waiting to be painted anew.