An absolutely stunning luxury Newport Beach house overlooking the bay

modern home exterior with a pool at dusk

This amazing luxury house was crafted by McClean Design to effortlessly open to the bay, nestled in Newport Beach, California. Balboa Peninsula runs parallel to the Pacific coast, just south of Newport Beach, enclosing a sound that is alive with pleasure boats. That makes it a picturesque location for houses that back up to the marina, but most are generic structures squeezed onto narrow lots.

A young entrepreneur commissioned the architect to build a house on a triple lot as a family retreat and a place to entertain their many friends. He and his interior designer, Lynda Murray Interior Design, were eager to make a bold statement, and that allowed the architects to spread their wings.

DESIGN DETAILS: ARCHITECT McClean Design BUILDER Gallo Builders, Inc. INTERIOR DESIGN Lynda Murray Interior Design

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The square plot allowed them to devote the street frontage to a garden and a large garage. The garden pulls in the sun from the south, which warms the house in winter. Translucent glass shields the garden from the street while revealing silhouettes of moving figures on the other side. Boldly figured white marble clads much of the exterior and is used extensively throughout the three-story house.

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Once inside the street gate, you look through the transparent facçade to the water. A glass bridge sails over a lower-level swimming pool and leads to the great room, which runs almost the whole width of the house. Heaters and a two-sided fireplace allow the covered patio and spa at one end to be used year-round.

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Materials were selected to withstand the corrosion of salt air, but there are luxurious accents, notably an onyx wall in one of the powder rooms.

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Pocketing sliders open onto an expansive terrace just above sea level.

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What We Love: This luxury Newport Beach house is the ultimate entertainment pad, from all the water features to the rooftop deck with its impressive views. The architecture is spectacular with the grand entrance, indoor-outdoor living experience, and beautiful landscaping. Overall, we love so many details in this home, from the amazing glass bridge leading over the lower-level swimming pool and into the great room to the statement-making spiral staircase.

Tell Us: What are your overall impressions of this home, is it over the top or would this be the perfect party pad? Let us know in the Comments below!

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modern dining room and kitchen

A stainless steel, spiral staircase with limestone treads links the three levels and sparkles in the light of suspended globes. From here you can get a sense of the whole house, front to back and vertically.

modern circular staircase

modern spiral staircase looking down to the lower level

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modern bedroom with a fireplace and sliding glass doors opening to ocean views

On the upper level, the primary suite and two bedrooms open onto a terrace overlooking the harbor.

modern bathroom with a freestanding tub and ocean views

modern bathroom with a freestanding tub and ocean views

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modern bathroom with an onyx wall

modern bathroom with a makeup vanity

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The lower level features a pool with a water wall and padded seating alcove, a sauna and driving simulator, and a fabulous home theater. Two guest bedrooms and a gym open onto the pool.

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modern home bar with a backlit wall panel

modern living room open to the pool

modern home exterior with a pool and sunken lounge

NEED TO KNOW: This home was completed in 2023 and now it can be all yours, as it has been listed for sale! Encompassing 12,700 square feet of sheer excellence, this pad features six bedrooms, eight bathrooms, and a show-stopping 3,700-square-foot rooftop deck.

modern home exterior with a pool

modern home gym with a view of the pool

modern sauna

modern sauna

modern home exterior with a pool and sunken lounge

modern home exterior with a hot tub at dusk

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modern covered patio with a fireplace

modern living room open to the landscape

modern patio with outdoor furniture

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modern home exterior with a hot tub and sunken outdoor seating at sunset

modern home exterior with a hot tub and sunken outdoor seating

modern roof deck with outdoor furniture

Impressive 360-degree views from the roof terrace encompass mountains to the north, sunsets over the ocean, and the distant blur of Catalina Island. An outdoor video screen and kitchen make this an ideal stage for parties.

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modern waterfront home aerial view

modern waterfront home aerial view

PHOTOGRAPHER Manolo Langis – Photographer

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14 days ago

It’s great, if you like living in an upscale shopping mall.