The Nicest Garage Door in Newport (and too much open concept)

Perhaps it’s a heady claim, but I think this one might be the nicest. This home is a flip. And it’s a well-down proper reimagining of a property that was purchased about a year ago for about $1.5M. And in a lot of ways, I love what they’ve done. Not everything is my style, but there’s definitely a sense of quality that far exceeds what this home was originally built with. The exterior has some style and definition. And they’ve taken what is normally the ugliest element of the front facade, the garage, and turned it into something beautiful. 

To be honest, I’m a little less enamored with the inside. It’s not that there’s any glaring defects — well, unless you count the broad ceiling pock-marked by a billion, recessed, (and glaring) lights. But there’s something that’s not quite doing it for me. And I’ve gone back and looked through the photos — it’s not the quality. The floors are beautiful. There are even some lovely bespoke touches like the barndoor pantry, chandelier in the shower, etc. And then it dawned on me…

If you watch enough HGTV (or DIY or just about anything else) you’ll hear the term “open concept” uttered more than other. But when is it maybe too much. Here. I’ve been in industrial lofts with more intimacy in the living spaces than this home. And there’s just something cold about one giant room with little delineation in spaces. Sight lines are great — and we love them. But I can help but the think the very best homes I’ve been in have a unique balance offering spaces that feel open and expansive, as well as public spaces that feel intimate and special. And there are a lot of cool ways to do this without necessary adding a bunch of walls. But with this particular home, I can’t shake the feeling that the main living area is just a very nicely appointed warehouse with windows. The white on white on white doesn’t help. And I wonder, long-term, just how comfortable this home will feel after 6 months. 

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2815 Cassia Street, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (MLS # OC17167780)

(all data current as of 10/17/2017)
Price $2,350,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 baths
Home size 2,113 sq ft
Lot Size 7,783 sqft
Days on Market 88
Status Active
Newly renovated Modern Craftsman masterpiece located on a single loaded street in Newport Beach's highly sought after community of Eastbluff. Enjoy panoramic lush green, city light and mountain views from this designer inspired single level residence that was meticulously remodeled room by room. Coastal chic living at its finest, enjoy a newly designed open concept floor-plan highlighted by a chef's kitchen with Thermador pro series appliances, floating quartz clad island, custom cabinetry, Restoration hardware fixtures, and a beautiful farm-house sink. The home boasts indoor-outdoor living with multiple bi-folding doors which open up to your spacious backyard featuring a California room and sundeck off of the master. Nine inch French oak flooring is featured throughout this bright and open home which offers a beautiful remodeled master bedroom with sit-down views and a bathroom showcasing Restoration hardware vanities and farm-house inspired finishes. Have the peace of mind of a new smart home system, new copper plumbing, new electrical panel & wiring, new windows and doors, new AC unit and new custom garage door - this home is sure to impress the most discerning buyers. Live close by award winning schools, Newport Beach Tennis Club, world-class shopping & dining at Fashion Island, and Newport's finest beaches.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 7/26/2017 Tract Eastbluff - Macco (EBMO)
Year Built 1964 Community NV - East Bluff - Harbor View
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Newport Mesa Unified

Additional Details

Lot 7784 sq ft Area NV - East Bluff - Harbor View
HOA Dues 65.00 | Monthly Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description None Stories 1
Subdivision Eastbluff - Macco (EBMO) Utilities Public;
View Description Back Bay,Bay,Bluff,City Lights,Hills,Mountain,Neighborhood,Trees/Woods,Valley,Wa Water Public


Air Central, Whole House Fan
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances 6 Burner Stove, Built In Range, Convection Oven, Dishwasher, Double Oven, Electric Ov
Fireplace Yes
Garage Yes
Heat Central Furnace, Forced Air, Natural
HOADescription Playground
Interior Bar, Built-Ins, Recessed Lighting, Storage Space, Wainscoting
LotDescription Front Yard, Landscaped, Level with Street, Yard
Style Contemporary, Cottage, Craftsman, Ranch
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Nikisa Razban CalBRE:01929025, Luxe Real Estate

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  • Reply Bob Johnston July 27, 2017 at 1:20 pm

    Was there a sale on everything colored white?

    • Reply Stephen Meade July 27, 2017 at 1:29 pm

      My guess is that there must have been. That and recessed lights.

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