Snug Harbor

This unique home is located in the Cliffhaven area of Newport Beach, on a picturesque neighborhood street. The program evolved around the client’s progressive taste for modern design and a clean aesthetic. An expansive open living area is central to the home including a great room, eat-in kitchen, and dining room. Five sets of large sliding glass pocket doors are placed around the living area bringing an unprecedented amount of indoor/outdoor living to the core of the home. A two-and-a-half story tower with exposed structural elements and clerestory windows bisect the home, providing even more natural light and ventilation. The client chose this site because it afforded an opportunity to build a large basement without requiring the expense of shoring the neighboring properties. The basement includes a wine room, bar, gym, and state-of-the-art home theater. A floating staircase ascends alongside a custom-built water feature which spans all three levels, from the basement to the roof. The exterior look was derived from blending the owner’s contemporary tastes with the warmth of the traditional homes on the street. Rich natural materials such as quarried stone, slate roofing and wood are blended with more contemporary elements like glass curtain walls and stainless steel hardware accents. Although the home is large and luxurious, care was taken to provide sustainable features through design and the best in home-automation technology. This project is a reflection of the wonderful opportunities that arise from an owner who has a vision and the courage to take risks to carry out that vision.

  • Single Family Residence with Attached Garage
  • 6,500 s.f. Living, 840 s.f. Garage (1,800 s.f. Basement)
  • 2-story with Basement, 5 Bedrooms & 6 Baths
  • Soft Contemporary Design