By: Stacy Dickenson
The pinnacle of Italian beauty and luxury, this exquisite home channels the spirit of ancient artisans through two levels of architectural elegance punctuated by thoughtful custom touches. Perched high atop Newport Coast, the home’s sweeping 180-degree coastal vistas are the perfect compliment to its artful interior, boasting the mark of master craftsmen at every turn. Steeped in rich details and unparalleled comfort, this 6-bedroom, 7 full with 3 half bath residence blends old world traditions with new world innovation. The sprawling 26,288 square-foot lot affords stunning harbor views by day and the twinkling night sky after dark, along with the inviting outdoor living spaces from which to enjoy them al fresco.
From the very first moment, the soaring two-story grand foyer sets the tone for a refined and resplendent experience. Ornate marble floors catch the light from the custom chandelier above, with the sea offering a glittering of its own in the distance. The flowing open floor plan unfurls effortlessly, leading from interior splendor to outdoor opulence with absolute grace. From the great room to the cozy library, custom fireplaces and crystal chandeliers create the perfect balance of warmth and wonder. Nearly every space looks out onto the sea, with the great room framed by a quintet of Roman arches on classic Doric columns. From the formal dining area to the relaxing family room and chef’s kitchen, even the smallest details create serenity. And through the arched French doors, gorgeous vistas from the covered loggia, BBQ area and salt-water infinity pool await.
Every detail has been carefully considered and masterfully executed, from the custom mouldings to the wide-plank walnut floors. Miele appliances, an Electrolux-fueled laundry room, temperature-controlled wine cellar and 10-car subterranean garage create a beautiful conversation with decorated marble and artful fireplaces. Escape to the library or private home theater for a quiet moment of reflection, or retire to the main-level master bedroom or in-home spa to indulge in steam showers, a dedicated pilates room and a salt-water lap pool.
Subtle swirls in the marble evoke the ocean breeze that is as much a part of the space as the custom wrought-iron circular staircase at its heart. There is raw elegance in simplicity, in a floor plan that connects open spaces with open air for a little taste of year-round paradise whenever the mood strikes. This distinctive estate evokes a dream, one where the grand romance of Italy meets the laidback charm of Southern California—and makes a spectacular impression.
Rex McKown’s contact: Direct Phone: 949.689.5018