Estate of Grace

Modern interiors meet the ocean's edge at this exquisite Newport Coast abode


Written by Wendy Bowman


This gorgeous contemporary home in the ultra-exclusive, 24-hour guard-gated community of Pelican Point in Newport Coast yields many surprises. Envision an abundance of built-ins that almost eliminate the need for furniture; a hidden doorway that opens to reveal a set of stairs that leads to a loft playroom atop one of the bedrooms; an indoor pool flanked by sauna and steam rooms; and a massive underground garage. Not to mention beautiful golf course and coastal views from numerous balconies and a spacious backyard patio, along with direct entree to the beaches and trails of Crystal Cove State Park.

“I love the fact that this custom home is a great value in the sought-after guard-gated community of Pelican Point,” says Hosana Saputra of Surterre Properties, who is listing the stacked stone and stucco property for $8.9 million. “I also love the modern interiors and private beach access from the neighborhood.”

From its location at 14 Pelican Point Drive—on the ocean side of Pacific Coast Highway, along the 11th fairway of the prestigious Pelican Hill Golf Course—the five-bedroom, six-and-a-half-bath home was built in 2001. Set within its more than 7,000 square feet of open and meticulously designed living space are soaring decorative ceilings, Brazilian sandalwood and travertine flooring, maple walls, numerous skylights and designer lighting throughout. A handy elevator also provides service to all three levels.

Within the home’s gated entrance lies a lavishly landscaped courtyard that leads to its beautifully crafted front door. Once inside the grand foyer, one finds the main living level ahead. An office sporting an attractive built-in window seat rests on the left, while a resplendent living space with a cozy fireplace to the right is bordered by a formal dining room boasting a wet bar with a sink and a duo of wine coolers. Traversing to the rear of the home, one encounters a family room with a fireplace located adjacent to a spacious modern kitchen featuring a massive granite-topped island with ample room for dining and entertaining, along with Sub-Zero, Dacor and Gaggenau appliances (including a double dishwasher, built-in refrigerator, double oven, six-burner stove, food warmer and built-in steamer) and a breakfast nook. A doorway leads to a fenced yard highlighted by a patio that offers golf course and ocean views, as well as a fire pit surrounded by marble stools. An en-suite guest bedroom also is on this level.

Ascend the wooden, spiral staircase to the second level and uncover a trio of en-suite bedrooms, all with private balconies and one with the aforementioned hidden stairs leading to a loft playroom. Most notably, the spacious master suite features a seating area with a fireplace; a spa-like bath with double vanities, a Jacuzzi tub, a large walk-in shower with multiple showerheads and a water closet holding a bidet and toilet; and dual walk-in closets with skylights. For added convenience, an additional laundry room is placed directly outside of the master suite.

Rounding out this home’s special allure is the lower level—a study in luxury and recreation. Along with the previously mentioned indoor jet-stream pool, as well as sauna and steam rooms, this space accommodates an authentic Japanese-inspired tatami room that can be used for meditation and yoga with sliding rice paper doors, a game room and a light-filled karaoke room with built-in sofas that opens to a patio featuring a seating area. The piece de resistance? An almost 2,000-square-foot subterranean garage designed for hosting events (complete with a stage and screen) and up to six automobiles.

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Presented by Hosana Saputra, Surterre Properties | 714 865 1688