8 Mystique – Newport Coast

By: Stacy Dickenson

Extraordinary extravagance beckons at every turn in this magnificent manor. Gracing two premier lots in Crystal Cove, 8 Mystique is the finest property ever publicly offered in Newport Coast. Encompassing approximately 18,600 square feet of living space and nearly 37,000 square feet of resort-quality grounds, this estate offers an unprecedented level of luxury living with every amenity imaginable. From an inordinately long list of awe-inspiring features, to an endless amount of fine finishes found throughout, you will be enthralled by the lifestyle this unrivaled residence affords. Included in the eight bedrooms – six of which present premium ocean views – there is a private guesthouse with separate living and bedroom areas.

Highlights of the main home include: A sprawling gym with shower and steam room, a dedicated sports pub area with three televisions and score crawl, a refrigerated wine room with storage for 1,200 bottles, a hand painted tower and a commercial style elevator. With garaging for 10 cars in both the ground level and subterranean areas, this estate provides for both the storage of classics and the convenience of everyday life. A state-of-the-art, dedicated home theater is one of the estate’s most impressive features. The sumptuous space offers tiered seating for up to 16 guests, a 145-inch Stewart Cinecurve Home Cinema Screen and Runco Home Theater Projector, a JBL Syntesis High End Home Theater Speaker System and a Customized Touch Panel from Creston Control. Top-quality technology is used throughout the home, with an Apple TV system, a Kaleidescape Media Management System – providing easy and accessible movie and music storage – not to mention the Lutron Lighting System, and security camera and monitoring – all accessed by the Crestron Home Automation System.

In the dining room alone – which is separated from the entry by a stone colonnade – you will be captivated by the ornate glazed coffered ceiling, perfectly complemented by custom crafted chandeliers made of aged iron and carved gilt-wood.

The formal living room is a site to behold as well, with cross groin vaulted ceilings in Venetian plaster that are adorned with rock crystal chandeliers. Dramatically enhanced by sliding pocket doors that open to a loggia, the family room ­– bedecked with mahogany beamed ceilings – is enveloped by custom selected artwork that traverses the opening between its interior and exterior spaces. A barrel vaulted ceiling in the Venetian plastered kitchen runs the length of the axis between its La Cornue cook top and the ocean view terrace beyond the breakfast area.

Entirely paneled in mahogany, the library is as striking as it is studious with bookcases and workstations framed by arches that are reiterated throughout the room, while the powder room – with inlaid marquetry cabinets and marble counters – is wrapped in pleated silk wall upholstery.

As with all its living spaces, 8 Mystique’s master suite presents nothing less than the best when it comes to opulence and comfort, with walls paneled in white rift cut oak and ceilings coffered with plaster moldings.

There’s much to explore and admire in this flawless estate – where you will discover what luxury living in Southern California truly means.

Rex McKown’s contact: Direct Phone: 949 . 689 . 5018