Newport Shores Modern (now w/Potential!)

We used to say that Newport Shores was one of the coast’s best-kept modern home secrets. Unfortunately, that’s no longer true, but that doesn’t make these homes any less cool. I have seen some great renovations over here, and some not-so-great. Personally, my preference is for a property like this one. It’s in good shape; I could move right in; but there’s a lot of potential left to uncover.

These homes demand great design. 1432 square feet on a 2614 square foot parcel means that your outdoor spaces must be designed well and integrated with the house. The spaces might seem small, but they’re plenty if you know how to design them. I love that this house hasn’t been too far remuddled. The ceilings are still intact and there’s a great start on the outdoor spaces.

What are missing are the details and any sense of design cohesion. We all (myself included) are subject to obsessing about certain details and losing sight of the big picture. That’s what’s missing here…there’s no big picture. I would rather have a well-designed, cohesive, home furnished completely at Ikea than a mishmash of incoherent pieces from Room and Board. We like spaces that make sense. Someone once asked me what is the essence of modern architecture. To me it’s easy: it makes sense. There are reasons for everything and everything is very deliberate.

This home has such great bones in a great location. Is it cheap? No, but is that really surprising on anything with a Newport Beach address? A $100k remodel budget spent wisely could go a long way with this home. And for $1.25M, all in, you would have an amazing architectural beach house.

222 Lugonia Street, Newport Beach, CA 92663 (MLS # NP15213013)

(all data current as of 2/23/2018)
Price $1,106,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,432 sq ft
Lot Size 2,613 sqft
Days on Market 177
Status Sold
This 3 bedroom, 2 bath two-story home resides in the heart of Newport Shores and just a short walk from the beach. It offers a cathedral open beamed ceilings, slate flooring, a fireplace, two private patios and a two car garage. This is a great opportunity to expand or update. Enjoy beach living and amenities of the Newport Shores Community Association - pool, tennis, clubhouse, BBQ area and play area.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 3/23/2016 Tract Newport Shores
Year Built 1961 Community N8 - West Newport - Lido
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Newport Mesa Unified
Elementary School Newport Elementary
Jr. High School Ensign Intermediate
High School Newport Harbor High

Additional Details

Lot 0.060 Area N8 - West Newport - Lido
HOA Dues 43 | Monthly Parking 2
Pool Description Community Pool Sewer Sewer In Street
Stories 2 Subdivision Newport Shores
Utilities District/Public; Sewer In Street; View Description None
Water District/Public


Air None
Amenities Barbecue, Picnic Area, Playground, Pool, Sport Court, Tennis
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Lot Description Alley Paved
Master on Main Yes
Pool Yes
Style Traditional


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Listing provided by : Tori Rimlinger, Villa Real Estate

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