From Corona del Mar to Dana Point to Newport Beach, These Posh Pads Unlock the Best of Orange County Living

By Allison Mitchell | March 19, 2020 | Home & Real Estate National


Rome wasn’t built in a day and neither was this modern masterpiece on a corner lot in Corona del Mar. Designed by architect Chris Light, the $24.995 million home was built over a 3 ½-year period by Newport Beach’s Van Cleve Construction. Laguna Beach’s Slayman Design Associates finished the 9,600-square-foot, three-story abode with luxe design accents, including a subterranean media game room, a wine room, a spa and fitness center, a gourmet chef’s kitchen and one impressive rooftop deck complete with panoramic Pacific views. 2928 Ocean Blvd., Corona del Mar; Tim Smith, The Smith Group Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, smithgrouprealestate.‌com


Five bedrooms and seven bathrooms make up this magnificent manse, which is situated behind the 24-hour guard-gated community of Ritz Cove. The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel and Monarch Beach Resort are both nearby neighbors, but your peace is ensured as the community includes a mere 101 homes in total. Completed in September 2019, the new build is being sold completely furnished, making this move as turnkey as it gets. The price tag? A cool $18.75 million. 17 Ritz Cove Drive, Dana Point; Suzi Dailey, DaileybytheSea/Realty ONE Group West,


The waterfront views—enhanced by sliding glass walls throughout—aren’t the only eye-catching feature of this $17.995 million property by Spinnaker Development. A collaboration between Brandon Architects and Michael Fullen Design Group, the five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home is an entertainer’s paradise. Among the highlights are a hydrazzo pool with a Baja shelf, a raised infinity-edge spa, a sunken cabana featuring a fire pit, plus a custom-designed theater, a full bar, a game room and a conditioned wine room for when you’re ready to head inside. A home automation system, elevator and four-car garage with EV chargers will equally please the tech lovers in the family. 1633 Bayadere Terrace, Corona del Mar; Ron Millar, Arbor Real Estate,


Dock your 80-foot yacht in front of this Newport Harbor home, which features 72 feet of water frontage. Priced at $27.5 million, the six-bedroom abode boasts nearly 10,000 square feet and includes some of the most unique amenities around. Think an entire lower floor dedicated to wellness highlighted by a salt therapy cave, Swedish dry sauna, rock climbing wall, gym and juice bar. Upstairs, a 400-year-old reclaimed beam stairwell connects the ground and second floor, punctuating its modern farmhouse style. 2136 E. Balboa Blvd., Newport Beach; Michelle Q. Linovitz, Villa Real Estate,


Welcome to Chateau de la Mer, a light-filled estate in Crystal Cove that features sky-high ceilings and three floors of elegance. The six-bedroom Provence-style project includes two master suites, one on the main floor with another on the top. An elevator connects all three levels, allowing easy access to the downstairs entertainment room, floor-to-ceiling glass wine wall and 14-seat theater. Revved-up buyers can also park up to eight vehicles in the sprawling 2,500-square-foot subterranean garage. 9 Coral Ridge, Newport Beach; Rachel and Doug Swardstrom, Swardstrom Group Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage,


Photography by: 2928 Ocean Blvd. photo by Toby Ponnay; 17 Ritz Cove Drive photo by Icons Photography; 1633 Bayadere terrace photo by Manolo Langis; 2136 e. Balboa Blvd. photo by Andrew Bramasco; 9 Coral Ridge photo courtesy of The Swardstrom Group inc.