Pacific Rim Polynesian 60s Modern in Dover Shores

As you might imagine — I really don’t like anything that’s boring. In fact, I want the opposite of boring, and that’s why this house is so interesting to me. It’s priced fairly reasonably (for Dover Shores) and it has some very unique elements. From the outside it has that Polynesian-ranch look that was so popular in the mid to late 1960s. But this is not some tract home — but a full-on custom built in 1960. And inside you find walls of glass, translucent panels, and thin, delicate trim moldings that harken to the constructor paying homage to the best traits of Japanese design. Homes like these are hard — not because of the price (well, that, too) but because while they are perfectly livable as-is — there are definite areas of improvement and you have to tread very carefully in anything you change as to not wreck the beautiful cohesion of the original design. This is not a house for amateurs, but in the most capable hands it could be stunning. 

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1721 Tradewinds Lane, Newport Beach, CA 92660 (MLS # NP18252009)

(all data current as of 7/20/2019)
Price $1,479,852
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,123 sq ft
Lot Size 8,350 sqft
Days on Market 71
Status Sold
California dreaming comes to life in this Mid-Century Modern treasure with Pacific Rim influences. Believed to be designed by renowned architect Ivan Wells, a home of this pedigree would be equally comfortable situated in Palm Springs or Hollywood Hills complete with Rat Pack inhabitants. Located in the coveted Baycrest neighborhood of Dover Shores, this well loved home by its original owner stays true to its timeless character with floor-to-ceiling glass and other surprising architectural elements that bring the outside in, like master bath and bedroom atria, and clerestory windows that provide light while maintaining privacy. Two wood burning fireplaces in the living and family room provide warmth and relaxation. Formal dining opens to the backyard via sliding glass doors, while casual dining off the kitchen enjoys a view of the outdoor patio. The kitchen with island is centrally located for easy entertaining. Priced as a true value, the lucky new owner can cherish the existing style or personalize the home with modern finishes. A large, lushly landscaped backyard with in-ground spa and waterfall beckon you outside, plus generous patio areas capitalize on the pleasant coastal environment. Nearby Back Bay trails, branch library, park, and great freeway, retail, and beach access. Feeds to award-winning Mariners Elementary.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 12/31/2018 Tract Baycrest North (BCNO)
Year Built 1960 Community N7 - West Bay - Santa Ana Heights
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Additional Details

Lot 8350 sq ft Area N7 - West Bay - Santa Ana Heights
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 4.00
Pool Description None Sewer Public Sewer
Stories 1 Subdivision Baycrest North (BCNO)
View Description None Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Basement Foundation: Slab
Construction Stucco, Wood Siding
Fireplace Yes
Garage Driveway - Concrete, Garage, Yes
Heat Forced Air
Interior Beamed Ceilings, Recessed Lighting
Lot Description Back Yard, Front Yard, Sprinklers Timer
Master on Main Yes
Style Mid Century Modern


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Listing provided by : Grant Bixby, Compass

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