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ON THE COVER 11 NEEDLE GRASS $19,800,000

Shady Canyon Irvine REPRESENTED BY

ROB SMITH and REX MCKOWN

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Intro

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MCKOW N | W E I NS T E I N | A SSO CI AT E S A S U PE R IOR R E A L E S TAT E E X PE R I E NC E

CONTACT US Nicholas Gannon | VP of Marketing gannon@mwaluxury.com www.MWALuxury.com

W EBSITE | SUBSCR IPTIONS www.MWAQuarterly.com

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1600 Newport Center Drive, Suite 250 Newport Beach, CA 92660

PHOTOGR A PH Y David Heath | Western Exposure

EDITOR I A L & CR EATIV E Amy Adams | 1100 Media amy@1100.com

Compass is a licensed real estate broker (01991628) in the State of California and abides by Equal Housing Opportunity laws. All material presented herein is intended for informational purposes only. Information is compiled from sources deemed reliable but is subject to errors, omissions, changes in price, condition, sale, or withdraw without notice. McKown | Weinstein | Associates DRE# 01275953.


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n some interesting but not entirely obvious ways, we are not only in the real estate business, but the moving business, as well, by securing dream homes and record-breaking home sales for our clients as they change addresses. And while M|W|A has not moved far geographically, we have made a serious power move—starting a new season with a new partnership with global real estate brokerage COMPASS, whose progressive aspirations and ability is not only formidable, it is a mirror of the ambitions, energies and client-centric sensibilities of our team. Expect the combination of innovation, technology, and support that results from this partnership to forge new horizons for both our business and relationships. An alliance like this one only allows us to better serve our clients, which is the backbone of what we do and believe. From this move our team—and by proxy, our clients—anticipate having an immediate impact on the market, increasing our dominance in coastal Orange County. We live in an extraordinary region, in extraordinary times, and another season presents new beginnings. Look for new listings in our Address Book, including the gorgeous home on the cover of this issue, 11 Needle Grass in Shady Canyon, and our Final View, 41 Tide Watch in Crystal Cove. In between these pages, peruse Art & Culture for the work of designer Shinichiro Ogata; Design for discovery in Mexico City, Wanderlust for a pearl in Japan, and Philanthropy for a look at the do-good, give-back Decorative Arts Society. Your move!

Welcome

All the best,

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Marcy Weinstein & Rex McKown Principals of McKown | Weinstein | Associates


MWA CONTENTS

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DISCOVER IN MEXICO CITY CREATING AN INNOVATIVE CONCEPT, BETTINA KIEHNLE’S SPACE REFLECTS HER AVANT-GARDE VISION

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3 MOONSHELL CRYSTAL COVE NEWPORT COAST

JAPANESE SIMPLICITY DESIGNER AND RESTAURATEUR, SHINICHIRO OGATA IS A FASCINATING CREATIVE MIND

11 NEEDLE GRASS SHADY CANYON IRVINE

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A PEARL BY THE SEA THE JAPANESE ISLAND OF HONSHU IS LUMINOUS AND WELL WORTH A PILGRIMAGE ACROSS THE WORLD

3 CURRENTS CRYSTAL COVE NEWPORT COAST


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THE ADDRESS BOOK 1 SHORERIDGE PELICAN CREST NEWPORT COAST

7 SHELL BEACH CRYSTAL COVE CUSTOMS NEWPORT COAST

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7 PELICAN VISTA PELICAN CREST NEWPORT COAST

18 ROCKSHORE BLUFF CRYSTAL COVE NEWPORT COAST

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21 SHELL BEACH CRYSTAL COVE NEWPORT COAST

3 WATER PORT CRYSTAL COVE NEWPORT COAST


MWA TEAM

Rex McKown

Lena Ghezel

Principal Newport Coast Specialist 949 689 5018

Sales Associate Shady Canyon, Newport Coast & Turtle Ridge Specialist 714 914 3443

DRE# 01275953

DRE# 01252003

Rex McKown has led the ultra-luxury real estate market in coastal Orange County through record-setting sales powerhouse M | W | A. With more than 14 years of sales expertise and a construction and development background, Rex navigates complex transactions to best serve his clients. Residing in Costa Mesa with his wife Jill and son Nash, Rex is most proud of being a father.

Eric Neff

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Sales Associate Newport Coast Non-Custom Specialist 949 478 7823

Real estate agent Lena Ghezel started her 20-year career as a mortgage professional, gaining valuable insight on the financial aspect of real estate transactions before transitioning into residential sales. She fuses this knowledge with impeccable attention to detail, an outstanding work ethic and passion for interior design. The benevolent Ghezel donates a portion of the proceeds on every completed transaction to a charitable organization of her client’s choosing.

Maureen White Sales Associate Newport Coast Specialist 949 720 2683 DRE# 00430565

DRE# 01873751

Professionally accomplished, Eric Neff pursues his clients’ objectives with a polished and proven approach. Well-versed in the intricacies of business, his spectrum of skills and talents promises a lucrative and enjoyable experience. Focused on outstanding service and working in a highly organized, detailoriented fashion, this trustworthy professional is adept in handling complex transactions.

Nick Smith Director of Operations

Nick Smith supports MWA’s top agents and daily operations, business growth strategy, and risk management. Smith’s transaction assistance and client interactions ensure a smooth, unsurpassed sales process. A self-proclaimed nerd at heart, Nick loves contracts, his wife and two sons, surfing, and anything related to the ocean.

Michael Franco Sales Associate Buyers Agent Specialist 949 200 2383 DRE# 01421021

Top-ranking real estate professional Michael Franco delivers service with integrity. A results-driven expert in the Newport Beach, Newport Coast, Laguna Beach and Irvine luxury markets, he amplifies Marketing strategies with an approach to digital marketing recognized as generating leads worldwide. Negotiation and the ability to navigate complex domestic and international transactions are Franco’s forte.

Industry professional since 1976, Maureen White specializes in selling luxury custom homes and lots. White’s longtime work with the Irvine Company helped the firm launch its successful custom lot sales program in 1991 and her knowledge of the high-end real estate space and celebrity clients have widely contributed to MWA’s leadership standing.

Jonathan Curci

Sales Associate Balboa Island/ One Ford Road Specialist 949 274 0560 DRE# 01993349

Since graduating from Chapman University with a bachelor’s degree in business and real estate, Jonathon Curci has hit the ground running with multi-millions in real estate sales in Orange County including high-profile, celebrity clients that garnered multi-page features for his listings in top global media.


Michaela McCloskey Sales Associate Corona del Mar Specialist 949 887 8602 DRE# 01261456

Lili Kung Peters Sales Associate International Specialist 949 697 8062

Rob Smith Sales Associate Crystal Cove & Newport Harbor Specialist 949 697 8855

BRE# 01453277

In the luxury real estate market along Southern California’s Gold Coast, Lili Kung Peters brings global marketing knowledge, business experience and local market expertise to her clients. Her friendliness, dedication to service, and fluency in English and Chinese have earned her the revered reputation as the coast’s Realtor of choice.

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For nearly 15 years, Rob Smith has been at the forefront of luxury residential real estate in coastal Orange County, active in its exclusive enclaves and integral to several record-high sales. Offering sophisticated market valuations and analysis, skillful negotiations, and attentive client service, Smith counts professional athletes, Fortune 500 CEOs, celebrities, developers and entrepreneurs among his clientele.

John de la Haye

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A luxury real estate veteran along California’s Gold Coast, this Newport Beach resident offers an unmatched understanding of a highly competitive market and the niche communities comprising Corona del Mar, Newport Coast, Newport Beach and Laguna Beach. An equestrian and humanitarian, the resultsdriven McCloskey consistently earns repeat and referral business.

Nicholas Gannon VP of Marketing

A prominent innovator in the ultra-high-end luxury real estate space, Nick Gannon ensures that the firm’s properties command competitive-edge visibility and top dollar. Outside of real estate, Nick dedicates his time to local nonprofit organizations, including Project Hope Alliance in Costa Mesa, as well as fostering international contemporary art as a member of Contemporary@LACMA.

Sales Associate Huntington Beach Harbour Specialist 714 493 0795 DRE# 01295111

McKenna Weinstein Sales Associate West LA Specialist 949 554 7020 DRE# 01938524

Raised in Newport Coast, McKenna Weinstein absorbed negotiation skills and a keen awareness of her marketplace from her family, Marcy Weinstein and Rex McKown. After graduating from USC’s Marshall School of Business, Weinstein refined her expertise in luxury marketing, social media management, and business market analysis.

Brought up within a real estate empire, John de la Haye has been a licensed real estate agent for nearly two decades. With an MBA from Pepperdine University, he worked with corporations, leading sales teams for companies like Microsoft, bolstering his knowledge for buying and selling properties. Working closely with clients, de la Haye has also been a volunteer sheriff with the Orange County Sheriff’s department since 9/11.

Jeff Blasingame

Sales Associate Coastal Property Specialist 949 887 2725 DRE# 01725753

With a decade-plus of resort, commercial and residential real estate experience, Jeff Blasingame’s exceptional attention to detail, trustworthiness, and natural inclination to deliver more than what is asked of him, render him extremely valuable to his clients. Jeff also serves as vice-chair for Oceana’s most successful fundraiser, SeaChange.

Marcy Weinstein Principal Newport Coast Specialist 949 689 3550 DRE# 01094198

Since launching her residential real estate career in the early 1990s, Marcy Weinstein has sold more properties in the custom neighborhoods of Newport Coast than any other real estate professional. Leveraging her wide-ranging capabilities with Surterre’s top-notch marketing campaign and commitment to service, Weinstein assures her clients a rewarding transaction.


Located in the Roma neighbourhood in the heart of the Mexican capital, IMA is both the founder’s home and a gallery.

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Creating an innovative concept in the heart Mexico’s capital, Bettina Kiehnle’s cross between gallery, showroom and cultural space reflects her avant-garde vision.

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DESIGN | IMA

A curated selection of design and art pieces by local and international creative minds are on display.

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After having finished...the space, I realized that something was missing. It was this Latin American touch. -Bettina Kiehnle

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t all started while Bettina Kiehnle was earning her master’s degree in London. She was looking through a magazine and came across the Danish brand Frama. Fascinated, she traveled to Copenhagen to visit Frama headquarters. There, she met founder Niels Strøyer Christophersen, an encounter that ultimately shaped her path. After London, Kiehnle spent a year in Los Angeles, where she was drawn to design spaces such as The Future Perfect and The Line. Visits to showrooms, shops, galleries, and art and design fairs helped her to begin conceptualizing.

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Back in her hometown of Mexico City, Kiehnle took the plunge, opening IMA in August 2018, when she was just 30 years old. The name, like everything else in the project, was no accident. It stands for “In my apartment”—and is literally the founder’s home, a beautiful flat in the Roma district, in the heart of the city. IMA also means “now” in Japanese, especially significant in an era when technology sometimes makes people forget how to be in the present. At the crossroads between gallery, showroom, cultural space and event venue, IMA’s aesthetic is inspired by both Nordic and Japanese design, and Axel Vervoordt’s work based on the wabi-sabi philosophy. “Here, the people and the pieces interact and dialogue,” Kiehnle says. “After having finished. . .the space, I realized that something was missing. It was this Latin American touch. I knew I had to introduce some

elements from my identity, my country, something warmer. So I took inspiration from the use of colors by famous Mexican architect Luis Barragán on the walls, but I chose different hues such as olive green and terracotta.” Guests are required to make appointments online; but once inside, visitors feel as comfortable as they would in their own home. “Our goal is to create a distinct, more human experience where people, furniture, design and art are part of both its essence and its atmosphere,” Kiehnle says. The apartment features a curated selection of design products and art pieces, all for sale. La Metropolitana and Pablo Rasgado of Mexico, Saúl Sánchez of Colombia and Frama of Denmark are just some of the designers and brands on display at IMA. “Mexico is currently living a creative renaissance,” notes Kiehnle. “We have some extraordinary artists and craftsmen, and the number of foreign designers who decide to move here is constantly increasing.” Promoting the work of local and international creative minds, building a community through both social media and real experiences, and exploring exclusive design collaborations are some of IMA’s many objectives. “According to Japanese designer and author Shigeru Uchida, the only permanent thing is change,” says Kiehnle. “Every time people come here, they will discover something new.” studioima.com

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The space’s aesthetic was inspired by Nordic and Japanese design, with a Latin American touch.

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Founded by Bettina Kiehnle, IMA is a showroom, a cultural space and an event venue at the same time.

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J A PA N E S E SIM PLICIT Y Interior designer, product designer and restaurateur, Shinichiro Ogata is a fascinating creative mind. Words by

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Very few people have talents that range from interior designer to restaurateur, from product designer to entrepreneur. Shinichiro Ogata, founder of Japanese design studio Simplicity, is one of the few. “It is difficult to categorize my work into a title, and I always struggle to answer that question,” he says. “In fact, I strive to update the Japanese way of life and I ask the public to make a judgement.” Washoku (traditional Japanese cuisine), Japanese tea, crafts and interior projects are some of the areas that comprise the rhythm of Ogata’s routine.

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According to its founder Shinichiro Ogata, Simplicity’s mission consists of expressing Japan “as one way of how things can be done” while crafting items that are based on traditional methods and fit the modern lifestyle.

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Located in Tokyo, confectionery shop HIGASHIYA GINZA offers a selection of Japanese sweets and tableware in an elegant atmosphere.

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evoted to shaping the next generation’s culture around Japanese sensibilities and revered age-old techniques, Simplicity subtly brings together two different yet complementary concepts of tradition and innovation. “My starting point is usually some elements with a nostalgic feel, such as natural materials, and some hints of the historic Japanese culture that date back to our ancestors,” Ogata says. “Then I try to update those elements to something as practical as possible for our contemporary lifestyle.”

every aspect of this project, making sure his vision would completely resonate. Since then, the designer and restaurateur opened another restaurant and teahouse, Yakumo Saryo, also in Tokyo. “It is a space where you can indulge, heal the mind and body, and discover the blend of both old and new,” he says. Mixing food and design seems to be an innate process for Ogata, who approaches his role as a restaurateur as a way to express his creativity in its entirety. “The expression of food is not only limited to the dishes; it is also about the design of the space, the tableware, the service,” he explains. “It deals with the holistic experience you have for a few hours when you are savouring a meal in a specific place. Some parts of the Japanese culture can’t be seen, but they can be understood through food.” To completely explore washoku, Ogata was also compelled to develop a set of tableware. Made of 100-percent biodegradable and compostable materials—including bagasse (sugarcane waste), reed pulp and bamboo—WASARA paper tableware features elegant forms and sturdiness thanks to Japanese craftsmanship and skilled methods of trimming. Through projects like WASARA, Ogata designs “the style, manner and methodology of the act of eating,” says Ogata.

Located in Tokyo’s upscale shopping area of Ginza, tea salon and Japanese confectionary shop HIGASHIYA GINZA reflects how a tradition can be adapted to fit a modern context. “While respecting the history of wagashi (traditional Japanese confections), we believe the process of creating our sweets is a quest for a simple and elegant form of design,” Ogata states. The result of a collaboration with prominent craftsmen from all around Japan, the product line S[es] is yet another example of reviving old traditions and techniques. Raw materials such as ceramic, porcelain, urushi (a natural lacquer) and iron are exalted through delicate household objects that combine ancestral practices and modern forms of production. “To cherish tradition is to think of someone in the faraway past, someone who shaped me into who I am,” says Ogata, whose philosophy embraces all aspects of life and translates into many creative expressions, including Japanese cuisine and hospitality. “Since I was a teenager, I’ve wanted to open some kind of store as a community space where people can gather,” he adds. “That’s why I studied interior design. Through this experience, I realized that I had a steadfast Japanese sensibility, which is deeply rooted in my background. I thought food would be a great means to express Japan in contemporary time.”

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In his book Jiki-fu, Ogata reinterprets Japanese culture, revealing how to use ingredients— such as tiger globefish, royal fern, wild duck, red tilefish, shirako bamboo shoots, shiroshita flounder and horsehair crab, among others—and consider food and tableware as a single entity. “Using invisible natural resources like microorganisms to enhance the original umami flavour [a savory taste, one of the five basic tastes alongside sweetness, sourness, bitterness and saltiness] is what makes Japanese cuisine peculiar,” Ogata says. “Japanese food culture cares deeply about the cycle of nature,” he adds. Nurtured by the beauty of the natural world and inspired by a search for wisdom, Ogata creates products, spaces, and atmospheres where Japanese tradition magically becomes the essential ingredient to the user in a new, serene era. simplicity.co.jp

In 1998, he opened his first restaurant, HIGASHIYAMA Tokyo, which is nestled in a quiet, detached house in Meguro-ku, Tokyo. Ogata worked on

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THE SEA On the Japanese island of Honshu, a treasure that, like its coveted cultured pearls, is luminous and well worth a pilgrimage across the world.

Wanderlust Amanemu Words by

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n Japan’s scenic Kii Peninsula in the Mie Prefecture of Honshu, Amanemu is the physical expression of the Japanese belief in ikiagi, which translates to one’s reason for being. Deriving its name from the Sanskrit word for “peace” and the Japanese term nemu, or “sharing joy,” Amanemu converges all these concepts, making hospitality both a place and a practice. And it must be said, an art. Surrounded by the mystical forests of cherry forests in spring and red maple leaves in autumn, and overlooking Ago Bay— the “Bay of Pearls”—Amanemu projects the beauty of these valued sea gems, one of rarity and worth, a prize that comes from discovery. In this case, one not for the faint of heart: arrival here means either a two-hour train ride or shorter helicopter flight from Nagoya, where one comes via a flight from a major city like Singapore or Beijing. But it is a great reversal of fortune that rewards the effort: Amanemu is all about the destination, not the journey.

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Amanemu is first and foremost a place of panoramas— glimpsed from the property’s 24 suites and expansive two-bedroom villas. Each option is a wonder, minimally designed with modern Wabi-Sabi reserve featuring a calming neutral palette and honest materials, more appointed than ornamented, but always exquisitely, with private onsens (mineral hot springs). Whether of a lush garden or pictorial islet, each scene from these offerings is a visual feast that sets one adrift in a fantasy of serenity and intention.

The resort’s public spaces—sublimely designed in coordination with the beautifully-toned and mindfully-choreographed living quarters so that each category blends holistically— are situated to consume these views with walls that open so that interior and exterior simply melt into one stunning and meditative whole. Seamless is hardly a lovely enough word for what is an aesthetic that is reliably authentic and pure.

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Amanemu, Japan. Minimalism design fosters a calming environment at the resort’s Aman Spa.

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Water is a presiding element at Amanemu, especially at Aman Spa, where it is used as a healing agent.

And yet it applies, from the accommodations to the resort’s restaurant, which follows a similar ethos and makes use of the region’s gourmet heritage as the breadbasket of the ancient Imperial court, in the main pavilion; the library, where reading materials in languages that speak to the resort’s international clientele; its serene outdoor lap pool with daybeds at the water’s edge; and spa pavilion, where, along with a boutique bursting with delicate pearl jewelry, art and local handcrafted wares, is reason alone to visit Amanemu—the spa itself.

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The first Aman property to be a mineral hot springs destination, Amanemu takes full advantage of the area’s abundant natural springs, most finely with Aman Spa, which provides two calming onsen bathing pavilions with waters rich in minerals from its own spring, offering a strong sentient experience. Still other complements include suites for Watsu and Aqua Movement water treatments, movement programs and beauty therapies, and treatments that incorporate local and seasonal Japanese herbs, essential oils and chemical-free infusions from Aman. A fitness center and glass-walled yoga studio with outdoor deck promise other forms of renewal. But the beauty of Amanemu is a natural one—local sites and recreation is plentiful and always in striking step with the backdrop of the resort. In its easily accessible midst is IsheShima National Park, Ise Jingu, a revered ancient shrine to the goddess Amanterasu-omikami dating to the late 600s; and Ago Bay itself, the origin of the Akoya pearl oyster, among the world’s most cultured variety. There are pearl oyster farms excursions in conjunction with beach barbecues and picnics, as well as local crab fishing and sea expeditions, and Shoma School of Nature’s wealth of activities from kayaking to mountain biking to hiking. From resort grounds to its opportunity-rich outskirts, Amanemu is as lustrous as its most celebrated export—something truly precious. aman.com


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The Nagi Suite is a continuation of the Amanemu aesthetic. Streamlined accommodations bring the landscape more strikingly into view.

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Wanderlust Amanemu

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A preview of some of the most luxurious and exclusive

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estates throughout the Southern California marketplace

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1 SHORERIDGE $18,000,000 PELICAN CREST NEWPORT COAST 1SHORERIDGE.COM


2102 East Balboa Listings PEN IN SUL A P O IN T, NE W P O RT BE ACH 2102E A S T BA LBOA .COM | $24 ,750,0 0 0 | 7 BEDROO MS

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BE AU T Y TO BEHOL D Arguably one of the most coveted properties within the quaint village setting of Newport Beach’s Peninsula Point, this estate epitomizes Southern California coastal living at its finest. Enter the private gated motor court with four-car garage equipped with a workshop, laundry, service bathroom and golf cart storage. Located directly above the garage one finds a fully detached apartment with living, full kitchen, bedroom, and bathroom, all surrounded by balconies and outdoor living space. Walk through the open-air colonnade with a large lawn to the left and swimming pool to right and arrive at the main residence. Once through the front entry, the eye travels through the grand hallway and past the 75-foot dock to Newport Harbor and the Fashion Island skyline in the backdrop. Boasting a total of seven bedroom suites and nine baths, the property offers the finest in finishes and appointments one could ask for. Amenities include an executive office, billiards room, chef ’s kitchen with premium appliances and breakfast nook, multiple open-air courtyards, balconies and fireplaces throughout, plus a gym, subterranean theater, and upper-level observation deck unfolding views from the harbor past the jetties to sunsets over the Pacific. Finally, the formal and informal bay facing living rooms open to heated loggias, a sprawling lawn, barbecue, deck and dock, with year-round views of Newport Harbor to indulge.

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28 Pelican Point PELIC A N C RES T, NE W P O RT COA S T T W EN T Y EI G H T P EL I C A N P O I N T.CO M $9,9 5 0 ,0 0 0 5 B ED RO O MS 6 BAT HS 7,135 SQ. F T.

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A LOT TO BE DE SIR ED Located on one of the finest lots in Newport Coast’s private, gated community Pelican Point, this estate epitomizes the best in aspirational oceanfront living. Like its 12,000 square-foot lot, this resort-inspired residence is also generously dimensioned, with more than 7,100 square feet, three-bedroom suites on its upper level, a one-bedroom suite on the main level, and an optional fifth bedroom in the subterranean level that is currently being used as an in-home gym and spa. Evoking California coastal elegance with upholstered wall coverings, rich window coverings, walnut floors and fine limestone throughout, the home’s interiors complement the property’s expansive grounds—a thoughtfully placed blend of lush landscaping; quality hardscapes; a private, enclosed courtyard; covered loggia; saltwater pool and water features. A short distance away, the community’s private gated access point to Crystal Cove State Beach offers residents miles of California’s premier coastline, surf and walking/hiking trails.

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7 Pelican Vista PELIC A N C RES T, NE W P O RT COA S T

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M I L L ION-DOL L A R M A S T ER PI ECE Arguably the finest estate publicly offered in the Newport Coast, 7 Pelican Vista is a masterwork of timeless beauty and design around every corner to complement unparalleled views of Newport Harbor, California coastline, and the Pacific Ocean with Catalina in the backdrop. At just over 11,600 square feet—plus 3,000 square feet of covered loggias—the estate is positioned on a peninsula lot that measures nearly 30,000 square feet. It boasts five full suites, 11 bathrooms and every amenity that one could wish for. Entering the estate’s front gates through sunken Italian gardens transports one to the most private property in the community. Throughout: custom millwork, fine wood, stone flooring, and exquisite, artisan-crafted molding. Adorned with authentic antiques and bespoke furnishing, artifacts and art, this property appeals to the most discerning clientele. The grounds offer amenities from the JBL Home theater, billiards room and multiple spas to heated floors, automated shades, and state-of-the-art security system, to name a few. To fully comprehend the quality and craftsmanship of this estate, it must be viewed with the naked eye.

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REAL ESTATE | Pelican Hill

POSI T I V E LY PR E M I ER Located within Newport Coast’s exclusive private neighborhood of Pelican Hill, and prominently positioned off one of the community’s most coveted ocean view streets, 5 Premiere Point represents the finest in Southern California resort living. Once past the home’s courtyard gates, as well as a detached two-story guest house that leads to the palatial foyer and entry to the finely appointed backyard showcasing sweeping views of Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor and Catalina resting in the backdrop, one finds quality and craftsmanship around every corner. At 8,524 square feet with five beds and six baths, this estate hosts every amenity that one might desire. The main level flaunts formal living and dining with pocket doors to the front courtyard, an executive office with private patio, guest suite, 1,143-square-foot garage, laundry, powder room, chef ’s kitchen with breakfast nook and expansive great room with fireplace, bar, and ocean facing pocket doors leading to the backyard. An oversized spa bathroom, large walk-in closet, sitting area with fireplace and folding doors leading to a massive covered ocean view terrace comprise the master retreat on the upper level, which also houses a common area study/lounge space, theater room, and two secondary bedroom suites. Outside, gracing the property’s grounds, are premium hardscapes as well as lush mature landscapes, water features, courtyards, fireplaces, outdoor dining, a covered barbecue pavilion, infinityedge pool and spa, and beautiful views—as far as the eye can see.

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Listings 5 Premiere Point PELIC A N HILL NE W P O RT COA S T $12 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 5 B ED RO O MS 6 BAT HS 8 ,524 SQ. F T.

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7 Sunset Vista PELIC A N HILL , NE W P O RT COA S T

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T H E L IGH T FA N TA S T IC Placed at the end of one of Pelican Hills’ most coveted streets, this estate represents endless opportunities. Located on a 22,128-square-foot lot within the private gated community of Newport Coast, the exceptional residence offers five bedrooms and four full and two half baths, with more than 6,000 square feet of livable square footage and approved floor plans to expand to the maximum building. From the lush walkways of the front courtyard into the soaring grand foyer introduces the epitome of refined California coastal living. Throughout are fine stone and wood appointments, all suite bedrooms, finely appointed bathrooms and breathtaking views over the tiled pool of the Pacific Ocean and Catalina. To truly appreciate this striking property is to only assess its attributes in person.

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COA S TA L C ATCH Located on the front row of one of Newport Coast’s most exclusive private neighborhoods in Pelican Crest, this estate abounds with luxurious amenities throughout. With views stretching past Newport Harbor, up the California coastline to Palos Verdes all the way to Catalina with year-round sunsets in the backdrop, this home epitomizes the best in coastal California resort living. At over 12,000 square feet, the estate boasts six bedroom suites and 10 baths. Enter the grand two-story foyer to greet the office/library and formal living room. Down the great hall, what remains on the main floor is the media room, informal living room with sunken bar, formal dining room, gourmet kitchen with breakfast nook, guest suite and powder room. The top floor is upper echelon, with the master retreat, secondary bedrooms and secondary laundry room. The lower subterranean level hosts a full-sized sport court/event space, main laundry, gym, sauna, steam shower, home theater, 2,170-square-foot garage, and open-air courtyard. The exterior grounds showcase quality hardscapes and lush landscapes, all surrounded by unparalleled views.

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REAL ESTATE | Pelican Crest

1 Shoreridge PELIC A N C RES T, NE W P O RT COA S T 1S H O RER I D G E .CO M | $18 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 | 5 B ED RO O MS

7 BAT HS

9, 4 6 2 SQ. F T.

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SE A SIDE DR E A M with professional-grade appliances, bespoke cabinetry, and a large island with eat-in bar seating, integrating seamlessly with the living and entertaining spaces. The upper level hosts an office, home gym, and the unparalleled master retreat, which features a sitting area, private terrace with built-in fireplace, spa, and seating, generously appointed walk-in closet, and a spa-like master bathroom, complete with dual-headed shower, separate therapeutic tub, and his and hers sinks and vanities. This remarkable estate culminates with a motor court, fourcar garage, wine room, bonus room with integrated bar, and amazing location to the world-class offerings of Orange County.

Welcome to this exemplary estate in exclusive, guard-gated Pelican Crest, one showcasing the finest of Southern California’s sought-after lifestyle. Reminiscent of a fine resort, the grounds include meticulously manicured landscaping, a stunning infinity edge pool with connected wading pool, separate spa, and an entertainer’s dream barbecue area with a swim-up bar and bar seating. Other outdoor amenities include a peaceful koi pond with tranquil cascading water feature, built-in fireplace, fire pit, putting green, and vast views overlooking the coastline, city lights, and Catalina on the horizon of the sparkling Pacific Ocean. Inside the estate is a custom chef ’s kitchen complete

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REAL ESTATE | Crystal Cove

21 Shell Beach Listings C RYS TA L COV E, NE W P O RT COA S T $15 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 | 7 B ED RO O MS

11 BAT HS

9,026 SQ. F T.

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M AGN IFICEN T LY M EDI T ER R A N E A N Located on Crystal Cove’s coveted Shell Beach, a panoramic ocean-view street within the community, this custom Mediterranean-inspired estate on a vast 17,500-square-foot lot leaves nothing to be desired. Boasting seven bedroom suites (a spacious master, petite master and guest suite among them), plus 10 bathrooms and just over 9,000 square feet of living space, this is truer than one can imagine. With authenticity and quality on show throughout, the property offers a private pool and spa, large theater with custom sound system, stunning wine tasting room with bountiful storage, double kitchen and laundry rooms. Gracing the gorgeous architecture are top-of-the-line details, including an extensive use of stone and hardwood flooring. Outside, endless views of Newport Harbor up to Palos Verdes, and the Pacific Ocean with Catalina resting in the backdrop, avails the home of year-round sunsets that captivate.

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Listings 3 Moonshell C RYS TA L COV E NE W P O RT COA S T 3 M O O N S H EL L .CO M $11, 8 8 0 ,0 0 0 4 B ED RO O MS 5 BAT HS 6 , 3 0 0 SQ. F T.

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G AT ED PA R A DISE Tucked behind a private gate at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, and resting on an ocean-view lot of well over one-half acre, this sprawling, Tuscan-inspired, four-bedroom and five-bath residence offers nearly 6,300 square feet of interior living space—complemented by an additional 1,500-square-foot covered outdoor living area with the majority of this sum on the main level. The eat-in gourmet kitchen is the heart of the home with ample room for a dining table plus a large center island. An adjacent living area opens on one side to a central courtyard with lively fountain and, on the other, to a covered patio with fire pit. Sharing the main floor is the master suite offering coastal views and a spa-style bath with dual walk-in closets, detached guest quarters and a professional-quality home theater. The second floor includes two bedroom suites, a media room and ocean-view loggia with fireplace, while the third story loft is perfect for a home office, workout room or art studio. Beckoning from the expansive backyard is a grassy lawn, sparkling pool and cabana, complete with outdoor kitchen. Beyond that, the guard-gated community of Crystal Cove itself has much to offer residents and guests, including the 2-plus acre Canyon Club for swimming, tennis, exercise, entertaining and meetings. There are also parks, greenbelts and hiking trails. Conveniently located just outside of the community gates, Crystal Cove Promenade presents a boon of casual and upscale options for dining and shopping. And sitting just across Pacific Coast Highway, Crystal Cove State Beach issues a constant summons.

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REAL ESTATE | Crystal Cove Customs

S T Y L E , BY T H E SE A Crafted by master builder Rodeo Homes in the highly attractive and private gated community of Crystal Cove, this estate is a work of art. With hand-finished details and thoughtful design elements, the seven-bedroom, 12-bath residence offers a state-of-the-art twist on classical architecture. Exploiting its true western orientation, and immersed in sunsets year-round, the home’s sprawling 21,220-square-foot lot looks out over the sparkling sea by day and to the city lights at night. The real beauty is in the details: artisan craftsmanship and built-in convenience around every corner. Picture professional-caliber Thermador appliances, a laundry room with granite finishes, temperature-controlled wine cellar, private gym, sound studio, high-end theater, central control system and subterranean garage—accoutrements that not only make life easier, but infinitely more beautiful too. Enjoy downtime in the entertainment area or private home theater, or retire to the lavish master retreat to indulge in a steam shower, spa bath, relaxing living area and gorgeous promenade with stunning views. This magnificent estate by the sea captures the mild temperatures and temperaments of Southern California—a home where you’re never far from the water.

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Listings 11 Clear Water C RYS TA L COV E CUS TOM S NE W P O RT COA S T 11C L E A RWAT ER .CO M $2 3 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 7 B ED RO O MS 11 BAT HS 12 ,6 81 SQ. F T.

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REAL ESTATE | Pelican Hill

16 Sea Greens PELIC A N HILL , NE W P O RT COA S T 16S E AG REEN S .CO M | $10 ,9 8 0 ,0 0 0 | 6 B ED RO O MS

8 BAT HS

7, 8 8 8 SQ. F T.

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SE A SIDE DR E A M With the timeless ambiance of a Montecito estate, the home’s inviting spaces clad in beautiful, neutral tones and finishes, bathe in abundant natural light. Designed for effortless indoor/outdoor entertaining, these generously scaled spaces open to numerous loggias and terraces, grounds and spectacular views. The property features six bedrooms and eight baths, including an optional on grade secondary master and detached guest casita. Spanning the entire upper level, the lovely master suite features an expansive ocean and golf view terrace, indulgent his and hers bathrooms and dressing room, and adjoining office or nursery. The rear grounds unfold a sparkling saltwater pool and spa, fire pit, spacious heated loggia, and shaded pergola dining room with media, heaters and barbecue. Other highlights: a chef ’s kitchen, wine cellar with dining and tasting room, separate staff quarters, private motor court and a four-car garage.

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12 Fairway Point Listings PELIC A N HILL , NE W P O RT COA S T T W ELV EFA I RWAY P O IN T.COM | $33 ,9 0 0,0 0 0 | 7 BEDROO MS

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9 BAT HS

13 ,532 SQ. F T.


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T H E BU T T ER FLY EFFEC T Villa Papillon (Butterfly Villa) is perhaps one of Pelican Hill’s most inspiring estates. Spanning an exceptionally private double lot for 228 feet of prime view frontage, this residential masterpiece captures views stretching from Newport Harbor to Catalina to Palos Verdes. Live and entertain on a grand scale—indoors and on the expansive grounds—in spaces evocative of the world’s finest hotels. Every finish and fixture has been hand-selected for lasting quality and beauty, from Murano glass chandeliers, opalescent Venetian plaster and rare blue slab onyx to 24K gold Sherle Wagner faucets and Greek Thassos marble with pearl inlays. Exquisitely light and bright, the estate home highlights a red velvet-upholstered, state-of-the-art theater; cabana room inspired by the Polo Lounge at the Beverly Hills Hotel; a beautifully appointed cocktail and cigar bar, and a breathtaking master wing with full spa bathing suite and dual designer-boutique influenced dressing rooms. The grounds include an abundance of covered, heated loggias with media amenities and fireplace, pool, spa, koi pond, play area, volleyball court, outdoor pavilion kitchen and dining area. An elevator and subterranean 3,570-square-foot finished showroom garage complete this iconic property.

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11 Needle Grass SHA DY C A N YO N , I RV INE 11N EED L EG R A S S .CO M | $19, 8 0 0 ,0 0 0 | 6 B ED RO O MS

8 BAT HS

12 ,5 0 0 SQ. F T.

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Inspired by exceptional properties throughout the southern region of France, this sprawling estate is truly authentic, transporting all who visit to the French countryside via its design, vintage materials and unique site. At the end of a secluded lane within the guard-gated community of Shady Canyon, this breathtaking villa, perched atop a 1-acre promontory, has no nearby neighbors and sweeping vistas of rolling hills, city lights and distant ocean. The nearly 12,500-square-foot, five-bedroom, eightbath home is infused with natural light. Every finish and detail is of the highest quality, meticulously selected and artisan crafted, reflecting the warmth and charm of rural French living. The majority of the home sits at ground-level and is designed for effortlessly elegant living and entertaining—indoors and on the expansive grounds—with walls of French doors throughout that open to sheltered courtyards and terraces, formal gardens, an outdoor kitchen and bar, pool and spa, pool house and alfresco cigar lounge. Inside there is a spectacular great room with high, barrel vaulted ceiling and towering stone fireplace. For relaxed day-to-day living, the home offers a comfortable family room and wonderful chef ’s kitchen with adjacent glass-walled morning room. The main-level master wing includes a stately bedchamber, marble-clad bath and walk-through wardrobe that lead to an adjoining bedroom suite. This is a property for true aficionados of fine living and authentic design.


Listings 3 Currents C RYS TA L COV E NE W P O RT COA S T 3C U R REN T S .CO M $12 ,65 0 ,0 0 0 5 B ED RO O MS 7 BAT HS 8 ,0 9 6 SQ. F T.

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CL A SS OF T H E COV E Floating on a front row-type setting, this stunning Crystal Cove estate residence blends the romance of classic coastal architecture with the timeless appeal of finely appointed traditional interiors and spectacular ocean views. Set on a spacious and gated, approximately 22,578-square-foot lot with lush landscaping including specimen trees and abundant seasonal flora, the home and the guest house are exceptionally private. Nearly 8,096 square feet, the main residence encompasses five bedrooms, six bathrooms and a powder room with finishes and amenities hand-selected for their beauty and quality. Designed to maximize white water views of the Pacific, coastline, and Catalina, the home also features high-ceilinged rooms suffused with natural sunlight that flow from one to the next and out to the exquisite grounds. Ideal for outdoor living and entertaining, the residence reveals an array of covered loggias and terraces, sunny courtyards, lawns, a pool/spa, outdoor fireplace and water features. Interior highlights, meanwhile, include an entertaining suite with formal living and dining rooms; a substantial kitchen suite spanning a chef ’s kitchenette, , pair of butler’s pantries, and breakfast room; family room with fireplace; library/study; playroom; and master suite with sitting room, fireplace, two dressing rooms and spa bath. All is the pleasure of living within guard-gated Crystal Cove.

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REAL ESTATE | Pelican Hill

18 Canyon Rim PELIC A N HILL , NE W P O RT COA S T 18 C A N YO N R I M .CO M | $9, 25 0 ,0 0 0 | 4 B ED RO O MS

5 . 5 BAT HS

8 ,0 0 0 SQ. F T. ( A P P ROX .)

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N E W PORT PA L ACE Located in Newport Coast’s gated Pelican Hill community, this palatial estate, positioned at the end of a cul-de-sac, offers the utmost privacy, amenities and unique amount of space between neighboring properties on either side. Past the front gates and courtyard/motor court is the grandeur of the home’s sprawling twostory open foyer with wrap-around staircase that leads to the formal dining room, living room adorned with cast fireplace and rich wood-clad library. At approximately 8,000 square feet, the home offers four bedroom suites and five-and-a-half baths. The main level hosts an updated gourmet kitchen and butler’s pantry, ocean view media/lounge space, sunken bar, wine cellar, indoor pool, laundry, and three-car garage. The upper level contains the master retreat, two bedroom suites and landing overlooking the foyer. Exquisite hardscapes, an outdoor dining/barbecue area and lush landscaping introduce unparalleled views of the Pacific Ocean and year-round sunsets with Catalina resting in the backdrop.

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REAL ESTATE | Crystal Cove

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PELIC A N HILL , NE W P O RT COA S T $6 ,9 0 0 ,0 0 0 | 5 B ED RO O MS

8 BAT HS

8 ,070 SQ. F T.

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T USC A N I NSPIR ED Nestled in Newport Coast’s highly desired and private gated community of Pelican Hill, this palatial estate exudes the Southern California resort lifestyle, with its 7,360-square-foot residence adorned with fine finishes and stonework throughout. Perched on a generous lot of over 17,000 square feet, the home indulges canyon views evoking Tuscan hillsides, sports five bedroom suites and six-and-a-half baths, and embraces formal and informal living spaces, an executive two-story office/library, a chef’s kitchen, grand two-story foyer with domed ceiling, breakfast nook, second-story living space, subterranean garage, billiards room, gym, and wine cellar. Outside, amongst mature foliage and carefully crafted hardscapes, is a pool, Jacuzzi, water features, outdoor fireplace, and barbecue pavilion/covered loggia.

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REAL ESTATE | Shady Canyon

32 Boulder View SHA DY C A N YO N , I RV INE

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L EN A G H E ZEL 714 .914 . 33 43 and RE X M C KOW N 9 4 9. 6 8 9. 5 018

CUS TOM CR E AT ED A truly one-of-a-kind custom estate home with an anticipated but atypical premium location and spectacular panoramic views overlooking the 6th fairway at worldclass community Shady Canyon forms an image of pictureperfect living. An inviting, grand foyer exudes opulence with Crema Marfil stone flooring while a large gourmet kitchen opens up to a spacious great room that gives way to an amazing backyard with outdoor pool, covered barbecue, fireplace and, of course, breathtaking golf course. The main level also features a library, two powder rooms, grand living room, bar and three secondary bedrooms, while the

sumptuous master located on the upstairs level positions itself as the main event with two closets, fireplace, spa tub, tower room, wet bar with refrigerator and expansive balcony. There are two additional bedrooms upstairs, each with their own bathroom. Not to be outdone, the rare indoor pool sits next to the sauna and steam room area in the subterranean level. This level also hosts a movie theater, temp-controlled wine cellar, bonus room and last but not least a private gym that leads to a secondary living room. Take this opportunity to live in this incomparable gem—it won’t last long.

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9 BAT HS

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3 Rim Ridge PELIC A N HILL , NE W P O RT COA S T 3 R I M R I D G E .CO M | $20 ,9 0 0 ,0 0 0 6 B ED RO O MS

9 BAT HS

11, 4 0 0 SQ. F T.

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CL A SSIC A L E X PR E SSION Basking in the brilliance of its unimpeded front row span—an impressive 225 feet— this ultra-private retreat exalts the views of Catalina, the bay, city lights, canyons, and the famed golf courses of Pelican Hill. The glories of this Neoclassical home, which rests on a 29,000-square-foot lot, are boundless, with six suites and nine baths on an impressive 11,400-square-foot envelope and an additional 1,700 square feet of protected decks and loggias. Lavishly appointed with the finest inlaid limestone, marble, granite, rock crystal chandeliers, ornamental ironwork, wood paneling, molding, and detailed ceilings, the interior speaks to a bygone era of artisanship. Completing this personal resort are fountains, an oversized infinity-edge pool, and spa. Hidden is a half sports court, with a separate fenced entrance to the large subterranean garage, all set off the entertainment area, finished with a full theater. Separate entrances to the library office with rolling rails and guest quarters on the main level promise an exciting new chapter of life.


REAL ESTATE | Crystal Cove Customs

8 Midsummer C RYS TA L COV E CUS TOM S , NE W P O RT COA S T

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RO B S M I T H 9 4 9. 697. 5 018

M IDSU M M ER SPL E NDOR On one of the best ocean view lots in Crystal Cove, this Northern Italian-inspired custom estate, designed by renowned architectural firm EBTA, is due for completion in spring 2019. But the opportunity to involve oneself in the project now is prime. At over 13,000 square feet of living space on three levels, the home offers six bedrooms and 10 baths. The main level consists of a grand living/ dining salon with a towering ceiling; a gourmet kitchen and morning room that open to a massive great room with panoramic views; a gracious guest suite, office/library,

second kitchen, sizable butler’s pantry and teen room. The upper level offers an expansive master suite with dual baths and closets; three additional bedroom suites; and a secondary laundry room. The subterranean level includes a large entertainment space with bar and wine cellar; home theater; gym; nanny/housekeeping suite; large primary laundry room; and eight-car garage. Outside, the loggia overlooks a beautiful pool, spa and cabana, and features spectacular ocean, harbor, Catalina Island, city lights, sunsets and other coastal views all the way to Palos Verdes.

8 M I DSU M M ER .CO M | $24 ,9 5 0 ,0 0 0 6 B ED RO O MS

10 BAT HS

13 ,0 0 0 SQ. F T.

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7S H EL L BE AC H .CO M $15 , 8 0 0 ,0 0 0 8 B ED RO O MS 8 . 5 BAT HS 7,6 0 0 SQ. F T.

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7 Shell Beach C RYS TA L COV E CUS TO M S , NE W P O RT COA S T

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A CRYS TA L V IS TA At approximately 7,600 square feet, this custom estate presents the prestige of living lavishly, behind the second gate, but at just the right size. Likely the only eight-bedroom home available in Crystal Cove, this property takes its exterior design cues from villas in the south of France, and the tone of its interior from the rustic and contemporary aesthetics of European interiors. Unobstructed panoramic ocean views out to Catalina Island and up the coast, including Newport Harbor and Palos Verdes, reveal spectacular scenes of daytime, sunset and city lights both inside the residence and outside, by the pool and fire pit, in the generous backyard. Thoughtfully designed with both a main-level and upper-level master bedroom suite, the home offers three additional guest suites within the main house, as well as three exterior guest suites accessed via a private, gated interior courtyard. A large family room, intimate formal dining room and cozy country kitchen, complete with fireplace and butler’s pantry, finishes the main level. Rounding out the amenities are climate-controlled wine room and subterranean garage.


808SOUTHBAYFRONT.COM $ 8 ,0 0 0 ,0 0 0 3 B ED RO O MS 4 BAT HS 2 , 3 0 6 SQ. F T.

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808 South Bay Front BA LBOA I SL A N D, NE W P O RT BE ACH

Listings ISL A ND E XCLUSI V E Situated on the coveted waterfront of Newport’s famed Balboa Island, this stunning three-story home offers a distinctly luxurious lifestyle as well as spellbinding views of the bay, including the Pavilion, which are enjoyed throughout the residence. For an entirely different view, a weatherproof HD TV, which can be easily raised and lowered with the push of a button, graces the home’s elaborate rooftop deck, as does a full kitchen with endless amenities. Three additional balconies promise even more in the way of indoor/outdoor living, while two additional kitchens—one for everyday use, and another for catering chefs—render the home a dream for the epicurean. Also featured are a total of three bedrooms, including the decadent master suite, complete with hidden electric shades in both the bedroom and bathroom, a fireplace, surround sound, two walk-in closets and a private balcony, promising the utmost in comfort and relaxation. Custom leaded glass windows, floors clad in quarter-inch red oak planks and limestone, a charming office with custom lighted cabinetry, and an elevator servicing all three levels are just a few select elements that contribute to make this residence one-ofa-kind. A large storage room on the roof deck further elevates the home to yet another level of convenience and practicality.

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17 Water Port C RYS TA L COV E, NE W P O RT COA S T

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M A RC Y W EI N S T EI N 9 4 9. 6 8 9. 355 0

W H I T E H AU T E Contemporary architecture that opens to stunning ocean and canyon views on a rare lot situated in the desirable Newport Mesa school district makes for an equally desirable opportunity to indulge the resort lifestyle. This newlyconstructed residence, designed by famed architect Bob White on one of the largest lots within the development at just over 17,570 square feet, encompasses approximately 4,650 square feet. Its open-concept design is also substantial, with a ground floor master bedroom, secondary ground floor master, two additional upper level guest suites, an open living room, dining room with dual Sub-Zero wine cellars, breakfast nook and office. The gourmet kitchen features a

stunning oversized quartz-topped island, state-of-the-art Wolf, Bosch and Sub-Zero appliances, custom cabinetry/ storage and premium fixtures. Elements of the home’s stylish, traditional design features upgrades throughout, including soaring wood beamed ceilings, marble and quartzite counter tops, hard wood and stone flooring, along with a SST security system, Savant Home Automation and SONOS surround sound. Floor-to-ceiling retractable doors open the kitchen and living room to a vast outdoor entertaining space, which boasts lush landscaping and finely appointed hardscapes and grounds with loggias, ocean view lounge areas, sprawling lawns and a pebble tech pool with Jacuzzi.

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18 Rockshore Bluff C RYS TA L COV E, NE W P O RT COA S T 18 RO C K S H O REB LU FF.CO M | $5 ,5 0 0 ,0 0 0 4 B ED RO O MS

THE R AR E E XCEP T ION Nestling behind the gates of Newport Coast’s pronounced private community Crystal Cove is an extremely rare, single-level seaside estate that represents value and craftsmanship with upgrades throughout. Located on a quiet culde-sac, the en-suite four-bedroom home offers 180-degree coastal views with year-round sunsets and Catalina resting the backdrop to complement an exquisite scene inside, where the gracious master retreat sports a spa-like bath, oversized walk-in closet, and oceanfacing French doors that lead to a covered loggia with fireplace. Unique to this model, one of the other suites has an attached office or bonus room with two private external entrances. In addition to the finely appointed bedrooms, the property boasts a Viking-clad chef ’s kitchen, formal and informal living spaces, including the proper dining room, and resort-like grounds. The exterior reflects prime Southern California coastal living with a pool and spa, water features, fireplace, builtin barbecue, pristine hardscapes, verdant landscaping and endless views.

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16 Carmel Woods BE A R BR A N D, L AGUN A NIGUEL

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L EN A G H E ZEL 714 .914 . 33 43

S TA RT I NG FR E SH This exquisite home sits at the end of the cul-de-sac of guard-gated community Bear Brand with ocean and city light views. Recently remodeled with fresh paint, new countertops and carpet, and updated cabinetry throughout, the house features vaulted ceilings and custom accents, as well. The gourmet kitchen consists of a built-in Sub Zero fridge, stainless steel appliances and walk-in pantry that conveniently opens up to the oversize great room including a wet bar for entertaining. The entrance, meanwhile, embraces a private office, formal dining room, main floor bedroom and a breathtaking

two-story foyer with an exquisite floating staircase ascending to the five en-suite bedrooms on the second floor. The master suite with fireplace and retreat boasts dramatic views, and a master bath with an elevated whirlpool tub adjacent to a double steam shower, balcony and oversized walk-in closet. The gorgeous saltwater pool and spa equipped with a tranquil fountain, coupled with an exquisite veranda, is as lovely, offering an entertainer’s delight with a built in barbecue and covered loggia, along with heat lamps and cozy fireplace amidst a private gorgeously landscaped backyard.

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REAL ESTATE | Crystal Cove

3 Water Port C RYS TA L COV E, NE W P O RT COA S T

3WATERPORT.COM $6 , 8 0 0 ,0 0 0 4 B ED RO O MS 5 BAT HS 4 ,675 SQ. F T.

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RO B S M I T H 9 4 9. 697. 5 018

N E W FAC A DE This brand-new, freshly completed Crystal Cove home features stylish, transitional design throughout. Sitting on a lot well over 12,000 square feet, the residence offers nearly 4,700 square feet of interior living space plus an additional 400-plus square feet of covered exterior living in the cabana. The result of a popular, open-concept design, the home introduces a ground-floor master bedroom suite (with private guest casita in the gated courtyard) then two additional guest suites and family room upstairs. Floor-to-ceiling Sierra Pacific retractable doors open the kitchen and great room to several outdoor entertaining spaces, which include a pool and spa, outdoor kitchen and fireplace, in addition to a grassy lawn. The gourmet kitchen, meanwhile, is alluring in its own right

with a stunning, over-size island and state-of-the-art Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances as well as an adjacent prep kitchen and laundry room. Don’t neglect to look for the climate-controlled, 1,500-bottle wine room through the wall of glass. The guard-gated community of Crystal Cove is also something to see, with Canyon Club’s 2-plus acres of recreational pursuits ranging from swimming, tennis, and basketball to entertaining and meetings. There are also four parks, several green belts and numerous hiking trails. Conveniently located just outside the community gates, Crystal Cove Promenade paves the way for fastcasual and fine-dining and shopping, while Crystal Cove State Beach—directly across Pacific Coast Highway—is pedestrian-accessible via a secure association gate.

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15 Muir Beach SPYGL A SS , CO RO N A DEL M A R 15M U I R BE AC H .CO M | $7, 8 5 0 ,0 0 0 6 B ED RO O MS

7 BAT HS

9,021 SQ. F T.

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T H ROUGH T H E LOOK I NG GL A SS Perched atop Corona Del Mar’s fashionable hilltop enclave Spyglass, this ocean-view tennis estate courts endless possibilities. Positioned on a rare double lot, this property offers the best views Southern California has to offer, from Newport Harbor and the California coastline, up to Palos Verdes, to the twinkling city lights with year-round sunsets and Catalina resting in the backdrop. Inside and out, the view is equally splendid. The home’s traditional exterior aesthetic intersects perfectly with the soft contemporary interior, highlighting a unique juxtaposition. At just over 9,000 square feet, the six-bedroom, seven-bathroom residence shows its modern side with an executive office suite, grand foyer, bar/lounge, ocean-view dining room, formal living space, gourmet kitchen, recreational room and gym, while exterior grounds boast a tennis court, pool, Jacuzzi, fire pit, fine hardscapes and lush landscapes. Representing value around every corner, this residence puts excellence where it belongs—at home.


REAL ESTATE | Newport Beach

34 Belcourt BELCOU RT, NE W P O RT BE ACH

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COU RT I NG E L EG A NCE Nestled in Newport Beach’s private gated Belcourt community, this near 3,500-square-foot home has been completely updated with the finest in stone, cabinetry, lighting fixtures, flooring, and finishes, leaving no detail overlooked. Through the private gated front courtyard, one enters the grand two-story foyer with wrap-around staircase and is lured into the open floor plan main living room with a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace and dining room. Also gracing the ground floor is a media room (or possible third bedroom with bathroom), powder room,

two-car garage and gourmet kitchen appointed with only top-tier appliances. The upper level reveals the master retreat with a study, Juliet balcony, and exotic stoneclad master bathroom with walk-in shower and soaking tub, walk-in master closet and secondary bedroom suite. The rear courtyard and deck bring the outside in with expansive outdoor dining and lounge area, beautiful landscaping, mature trees offering year-round shade, and direct access to Belcourt communal open areas seconds away from the community pool.

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2032 Port Bristol P O RT S T REE T S , NE W P O RT BE ACH

CU R B A PPE A L This Port Street neighborhood home is not long for the listing, offering a great floor plan that graces the downstairs with formal living and formal dinning, a built-in wine fridge, laundry room with chute, wet bar, powder room, butler’s pantry, and large guest suite. The kitchen boasts top-of-the-line, chef-level appliances, like a Wolf six-burner double oven range and built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator/freezer, plus gorgeous Calcutta Gold countertops, all open to the family room with bar seating at the center island. The family room with Carracus Blue Limestone fireplace is the place to unwind; it opens to a meticulously landscaped backyard complete with a barbecue area and a fire pit with built-in seating to warm up on chilly nights. Upstairs is an incredible master suite with a large sitting area, Turkish Carrara white marble fireplace, and custom shelving and cabinets. The master bath is a gleaming achievement with Bardiglio Imperial marble countertops and a todie-for master closet. Sharing the upstairs are an additional three bedrooms, one with a full bath, and all with Turkish Carrera marble countertops, as well as a large bonus room ideal for kids.

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MWA NOTA BLE SA LES

6 Pinnacle Point, Newport Coast Highest sale in Pelican Ridge for 2018. $6,830,000 REPRESENTED SELLER

Notable Sales

7 Torrey Pine, Newport Coast SOLD FOR $3,200,000

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1 Pelican Crest Drive, Newport Coast Highest sale in Pelican Crest of all time. $24,100,000

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6 OF THE TOP 10 SALES IN NEWPORT COAST. 9 Del Mar, Newport Coast Highest price per square foot in Crystal Cove of all time. $30,500,000

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Notable Sales 3 Top highest sales in Crystal Cove of all time. 12100 Montecito, Seal Beach

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12 Fairway Point, Newport Coast Highest sale in Pelican Hill of all time. REPRESENTED BUYER & SELLER


PHILANTHROPY | Decorative Arts Society

Philanthropy Decoratiev Arts Liz Kennedy, Stacey Migliori, Allyson Weinberg, Don and Sandra Ayres

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Dedicated to improving local lives, the Decorative Arts Society’s exquisite springtime soirée expressed the beauty of giving.

Society PHOTOGR APHS: COURTESY OF ANN CHATILLON

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ounded in 1995 by Mary Anna Jeppe, the Decorative Arts Society (DARTS) formed to help support nonprofits advocating for women, children and families in Orange County and, in doing so, beauty in all its forms. The organization’s annual Lecture Series is a fundraising bonanza for this mission and features a variety of top-notch talent, from internationally recognized interior designers and architects to curators and art historians. Now in its 24th year, DARTS’ April 8 reception honored renowned Los Angeles architects Brian Tichenor and Raun Thorp, principles of Tichenor & Thorp, prior to their April 9 lecture. Held at a Tichenor & Thorp-designed home in Newport Coast, with a


Stuart Winston and Kamie Kirschner

Carole Steele, Linda Colton and Bonnie McClellan Marion Palley and Barbara Glabman

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Madeline and Greg Hayward

Mary Anna Jeppe, founder of the Decorative Arts Society How did DARTS start in Orange County? The Decorative Arts Society was originally founded in 1995 as a financial support group for New Directions for Women, whose commitment is to provide residential treatment for addicted women. We presented our First Annual Lecture Series that fall. It was a ‘sell out’ and has been very successful ever since!

Philanthropy Decoratiev Arts

How has the organization evolved? As our membership grew, in 2004 DARTS extended its giving, becoming a 501(3)(c) nonprofit and developing a Grant Committee to oversee giving grants to deserving nonprofits that provide assistance to women, children and families in Orange County.

Nancy Bishop and Suzanne DesForges

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stunning view on show, guests indulged the sunset and catering by Fork, Knife and Spoon while feting the power couple’s rich contribution to design, captured in the book Outside In: The Gardens and Houses of Tichenor & Thorp, and in the likes of Architectural Digest and Town & Country. DARTS’ Lecture Series, held at Edwards Big Newport Theatre, is bigger every year, luring not only Tichenor & Thorp but, also this season, Lea C. Lane, curatorial assistant of the Decorative Arts and Design Cincinnati Art Museum who spoke on folk art in America, and architect Gil Schafer III who gave the lecture “Creating Places to Call Home: How Tradition, Style and Memory Can Inspire Ways of Living.” Each lecture also highlights a DARTS’ grant recipient—the Environmental Nature Center on April 9. The 2019-2020 grant recipients will be announced at an upcoming luncheon this June, with invites for the 25th Lecture Series mailed late summer. Judging by past presenters, expect a lineup that will have everyone talking.

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To date, DARTS has contributed over $2,400,000 to a variety of 35 charities. At the “Beautiful” gala in April 2017, featuring popular Los Angeles designer Mark D. Sikes, attendees were thrilled when Honorary Chair Julia Argyros donated $250,000 to the Decorative Arts Society. Talk about the Lecture Series. For the last 24 years, the series has featured top interior designers, well-regarded architects, landscape designers, art historians and museum curators—120 speakers to date. The program is presented at the Big Newport Theatre in Fashion Island, in October, November, February, March and April. Who are some of the speakers for 2019-2020? With renowned interior designer Timothy Corrigan as lead speaker, this will be another fabulous year, including interior designer Madeline Stuart, landscape designer Kathryn Herman, and more. decorativeartssociety.net


FINAL VIEW 41 TIDE WATCH CRYSTAL COVE CUSTOMS SOLD FOR $18,875,000

One of the two highest sales by M | W | A in Crystal Cove this year REPRESENTED BY

REX MCKOWN and MARCY WEINSTEIN

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