In Southern California’s Orange County, there is one name in architecture that you will inevitably encounter if your precondition for a home includes the words “custom” and “coastal”: Brion Jeannette. For the last 40 years, Newport Beach-based Jeannette has been the go-to architect for ocean-bound millionaires and billionaires who seek his brand of “functional artistry.” A Brion Jeannette home comes with a mark of prestige—so much so that when one hits the market, it’s an event worth noting.
Enter this meticulously-designed Jeannette stunner in Laguna Beach. Recently listed for $24,995,000 by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Newport Beach, the 10,112 square-foot villa displays all of Jeannette’s design signatures—spaces of grandeur, immediate ocean views that arrest attention and a prized location set on a half-acre oceanfront lot in the exclusive gated enclave of Smithcliffs. The residence manages to blend easy modern with relaxed formality, in a “Palm Springs resort life meets Laguna Beach coastal luxury” kind of way, notes Smith. “The estate features seven bedrooms and seven bathrooms, fulfilling every desire. No need will go unmet here.”
Touring the residence is the only way to experience the sense of fulfillment Smith describes. You’ll enter through dramatic double glass doors, where you’ll meet a captivating foyer. Here, your eyes will immediately draw upwards to the soaring ceilings, where a Lalique chandelier dangles above. It’s not long before you see the ocean blue with large windows to frame your view.
The open main level flows seamlessly from room to room—a stately office, formal dining room, elegant family room and grand gourmet kitchen.
Referencing the classical order, the office is touched with solid Mahogany wood paneling and an exquisite spiral staircase leading to a full library and hidden room. Another statement-making room, the kitchen features the highest grade stainless appliances available, designer cabinetry, stone countertops, expansive walk-in pantry and a large breakfast bar and kitchen island for ease of entertaining.
On the main level, the master retreat offers Pacific Ocean views spanning as far as the eye can see. A full wall of glass allows for an abundance of natural sunlight to flood every inch of the room, further enhanced by a grand stone fireplace and carved ceiling. As you move into the luxurious master bathroom, you’ll discover an ocean-view soaking tub and dual vanities surrounded by exquisite stonework. Oversized his-and-her walk-in closets comprise the remainder of the suite.
Other accouterments add to the residence’s allure: a thoughtful game room with two-story ceilings, surround sound, full wet bar and massive oceanfront deck; a separate oceanfront guest house with kitchenette; and six secondary bedrooms, all with en-suite bathrooms.
When it’s time to venture outdoors, you’ll be no less impressed with your surroundings. An expansive stone patio and lush tropical landscaping embraces an inviting pool, spa, and waterfall, offering opportunity for basking in the endless California sun. A putting green, built-in outdoor kitchen, and gas fireplace with custom seating area ensure that there will never be a shortage of outdoor entertainment.
Whether you wish to host a summer soiree or a private sanctuary for rejuvenation, this special villa not only represents functional artistry, but modern luxury at every turn.
In short, it could be your own piece of paradise.
This Brion Jeannette-designed oceanfront jewel is exclusively offered for $24,995,000 by Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage in Newport Beach. For more information, call (949) 678-1070.