Ocean Blvd featured on RUHM.com!
When Mike Close, president of Southern California firm Spinnaker Development, first pulled up to this Ocean Avenue address in Newport Beach, he knew he had a semi-hidden gem on his hands. “The lot was close to Corona Del Mar’s downtown village. It was in one of the premier locations on the street. Yet, it was removed from the corner — kind of protected,” he says. “And then, obviously, being a part of Ocean Blvd., the location holds a lot of prestige.”
The home sitting on the lot, however, did not share the same clout. An original-condition, 1600 square-foot, two-bedroom beach cottage, it was in a considerable amount of disrepair.
The Spinnaker team purchased the lot and started from scratch, replacing the beach cottage with an entirely new home built from the ground-up. The result: A 7,130 square-foot, three-level seaside charmer that exudes refinement and elegance while giving nod to its classic Southern California beach location. “A lot of people comment that the home looks like it has fallen out of the Hamptons,” says Close.