Rad Pad: Bayshores Custom Home Surprises

2471 Crestview Drive in Newport Beach’s gated Bayshores neighborhood surprises visitors with unusual materials, innovative design by Courtney Lawrence-Zeithing, and striking architecture from Mark Scheurer.  Featured in the pages of Luxe Magazine, this home is sited on an oversized lot in this exclusive bayfront community.  The approximately 4,400 square foot home enjoys easy access to the private beach, Balboa Bay Club, and large boat marina.  Capturing the essence of effortlessly stylish indoor-outdoor family living, the designer adorned the home with Contemporary, coastal, and Old Hollywood influenced materials such as exotic Mahogany, Texas shell stone, Macassar ebony wood cabinets, Zebrawood, and slab marble countertops.  Floor to ceiling windows and doors drench the home with sunlight.  A 4-car garage is an added bonus for the auto buff or extra “toy” storage.

Price:  $4,650,000

Images and content courtesy of Steve High and Evan Corkett.  To inquire call:  949.677.0111.

Rad Pad–Dover Shores Property Offers You A Galaxy of Ammenities


Four bedroom, four bath, 4,000+ square feet homes in Newport Beach are practically ubiquitous in the higher end.  So why is 1368 Galaxy any different?  I give this property the “Rad Pad” title for the following reasons:

The lot:  At approximately 11,500 feet, the lot allows for a large single level home on the front row of Dover Shores bluff, just down from Galaxy Park.  Many other lots in the neighborhood are as large or larger, but it’s rare that one in this location comes on the market.  It faces the Back Bay with views of Fashion Island, Newport Harbor, and Catalina Island.

The yard:  From the curb one has no idea what lies beyond the entry gate.  A large central courtyard houses a pool and Jacuzzi with plenty of sun and deck space.  Off to the side of the garage is a 1/2 court basketball hoop.  On the view side is a deeper than normal yard with terrific landscape & hardscape with lawn areas and outdoor lounge & dining area, fireplace, and BBQ.  All this and the view too.

The design:  Local designer Michael McCullough crafted an open floorplan with walls of glass that open to the yard.  Large rooms with great entertaining space, plus a more intimate and masculine bar/billiards room make for a fun hangout without feeling stuffy.

Beach & Bay access:  Living on Galaxy allows one access to the Dover Shores canal beaches.  The private beaches have picnic and BBQ facilities, tot lots, sand volleyball courts, and of course the beach from which to launch your kayak, SUP, or craft of choice.

*Note:  This listing courtesy of Tim Carr Group.

Rad Pad–Bygone Era Captured in Newport Harbor's Bay Island Home

16 Bay Island is one of those properties that doesn’t come around often.  It is one of just 23 homes on Newport Harbor’s most exclusive island, a former gun club established in 1903 when birding was more popular than boating.  Bay Island sits around the bend from prestigious Newport Harbor Yacht Club. The home captures the early California beach cottage era, but could easily be at home back east with its traditional shingled-style and vintage touches, like rowing skull oars for staircase handrails.

The home was featured in the August 2007 edition of California Homes Magazine.  Interior designer Sue McKeehan transformed this 1915 home into one of Newport’s finest. Gracing the shores of Bay Island, the home features spectacular vistas of Newport Harbor’s main turning basin, all of its boating activity and, in winter, the snow-capped San Bernardino mountains.  Residents here commonly own a tennis court, wide sandy beach, and lush mature botanical & cutting gardens. The home’s private pier and slip for a large boat and side-tie scream for a classic Chris-Craft.

A foolish buyer would tear down this treasure and build a monster.  With luck that won’t happen.  Whomever takes over this property should cherish this rare combination of classic architecture, a premier and exclusive location, and a wonderful history to pass on to the next generation.

Price and details available on request.  To inquire click here.  This Rad Pad is listed by Steve High and Evan Corkett.

Rad Pads–Exceptional Homes for Sale

Rad Pads is the Post for those who appreciate that little extra something that makes a home unique.  I might select a property for any of the following reasons:

  • Inspired architecture
  • Spectacular siting
  • A one-of-a-kind lot
  • Inventive use of materials
  • Creative design
  • Historic appeal
  • An enlightened vista
  • A surprising yard or garden.

My Rad Pad choice might be a combination of these or other attributes.  Posts will be made approximately monthly, as I intend to be selective.  It will NOT be–in most cases–one of my own listings.  After all, you will be the ultimate judge as to whether or not my choice is worthy of the Rad Pad title.  Stay tuned for Rad Pad number one.