Rad Pad: Architecture and View Make Splash Together


Infinity spa and pool overlook all of Newport Harbor

Readers of “Rad Pads” posts will notice that I only run these once every couple of months.  In fact, there is no schedule for these posts, as the very idea is to be selective.  This property happens to qualify, and for the first time, is also one of my listings.  Once in a while, I get a self promotion pass.  This stunning contemporary residence with walls of glass rests on the front row of exclusive Irvine Terrace.  Sited on a prime lot with commanding views of Newport Harbor, Balboa & Catalina Islands, and the Palos Verdes peninsula, it is not a stretch to say these are the best views in town.  At night you get Catalina sunsets and sparkling lights of the peninsula and Balboa Island.  During the day one is entertained by passing yachts and an occasional regatta in the bay.  Nothing is ever the same.  Built in 1997 and extensively remodeled in 2004/2005, the home’s gorgeous and engaging architecture takes full advantage of the one-of-a-kind location, with well placed windows and thoughtful angular room arrangements to capture views.

Corona del Mar luxury
Striking contemporary architecture

Improvements include simple, yet elegant home automation for systems, audio-visual, and security components.  Hardscape and softscape elements are accentuated by subtle lighting that makes the home pop in the nighttime hours.  The open floorplan is great for entertaining by the sea.  Wall space and lighting was designed for display of art, including custom architectural fixed frames for print photography.


Intimate firepit area overlooks Corona del Mar jetties


Main entry just inside private outer security gate

The infinity spa and pool on the bluff feel as if they are one with the Pacific, and are surrounded by intimate firepit areas. The Irvine Terrace neighborhood is blessed with proximity to the best Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and the Riviera Coast have to offer.  For more on this listing, Click here.

*Co-listed with Keith Randle.


Front row positioning on exclusive Irvine Terrace bluff