By Camilla McLaughlin
Seldom is a residence as spectacular as the setting, which makes the architectural showpiece featured on our cover a rarity. An address on Linda Isle is prized in Newport Beach, where only a select few homes sit directly on the bayfront and an even smaller number on an island. “Only a handful of these islands are guard gated, which makes Linda Isle especially desirable,” explains developer Zachary Eglit, president of BDR, Inc.
Expectations regarding architecture and design have never been higher than today. This custom residence is an ideal interpretation of Contemporary’s new aesthetic, which is warm, approachable and eminently comfortable. There is an integral sense of elegance and function that only derives from excellent design.
On the main floor, distinct spaces, including a designer kitchen augmented by a fully equipped butler’s pantry, and a great room, merge into an impressive open floor plan punctuated by a dramatic suspended glass staircase. The upper level incorporates a second great room. One of the four en suite bedrooms is also oriented to be a potential private office with fabulous views. White oak flooring enhances the sense of continuity between the two levels.
Expanses of glass bring in daylight and starlight. Blues of the water and dynamic panoramas are part of the experience. Disappearing doors make a seamless transition to outdoor amenities, including an outdoor kitchen, al fresco dining and a dockside patio. Aligned with current preferences toward slightly smaller but exquisite homes, this residence is spacious enough for a growing family but also manageable for a couple.
The Linda Isle community offers amenities including a private beach, but for this home the ultimate is onsite — dockside. With several slips, it can sit a vessel of up to 90 feet, ensuring ample room for a yachtsman’s toys. The experience is priceless.
HGTV’s Ultimate House Hunt 2018 has teamed up with Luxury Portfolio International for the seventh consecutive year, kicking off the quest to find the ultimate luxury home in several categories, including waterfront homes, curb appeal, homes with history, and more.
Voters browse a list of some of the world’s most luxury homes and vote for their favorites, and then they are officially entered in a $10,000 sweepstakes. Each category features spectacular properties, and these three are just a few examples.
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Seaside Villa in Sardinia, Italy
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Luxury Beach Home in Boca Raton, Florida
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River Views in Quebec, Canada
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Each element of this home was locally sourced, so homeowners can be sure the environmental impact of this home was minimal.
Photos courtesy of Luxury Portfolio International