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A Pelican Point estate designed and built for a fashion industry leader is a timeless classic of coastal elegance

A loggia leads from the outdoor living room to the pool house and swimming pool. The home’s design incorporates the exterior spaces in a seamless flow from indoors to outdoors.

That “ahh, I’m home” feeling—isn’t it the best? Whether one has been absent for a long vacation away or simply an errand-running day, the old saying is still true: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home. Not too humble, of course. This is coastal Orange County, after all. The magnificent Pelican Point estate at 7 Shoreview is decidedly not demur. Its classic architecture and spectacular indoor-outdoor spaces offer a restrained yet elegant aesthetic. 

It would be so nice to come home to: a perfect place to enjoy a carefree life on the Orange County coast, as well as a sublime setting in which to ride out an anxious era. Behind the exclusive guarded gates of Pelican Point, the property provides for truly gracious living by offering the luxury of space, and the rarity of a special coastal locale. 

“When most homes of this caliber and size are sitting up in the hills, this estate has always struck a chord with me because of the proximity to the beach and Corona del Mar,” says Mike Johnson, the real estate professional who represents the seller. “Combined with the expansive gardens and pool, this property makes a unique and very special real estate proposition.”

The expansive outdoor living space includes a mosaic tile-lined pool and spa, fireplace, built-in BBQ station, and casita.

The six-bedroom, 11,000-square-foot home is set on more than a half-acre, and is one of only a select few of the 50 or so Pelican Point properties built on a double lot. Constructed across four years by the best trades and artisans available anywhere and recently refreshed, the home’s design offers a seamless flow between the indoors and expansive pool, gardens, and grounds. 

The spaces are distinct—no open floor plan or cold Modernism here. Well-tailored and traditional, the estate is not tied to a particular Mediterranean home design trend. While some Newport Coast estates of a certain age are undergoing what one designer defines as “Tuscan-ectomies” to appeal to current trends, this home remains confident of its aesthetic. 

The family room opens to the outdoor living area, while large windows bring wonderful light to the interior of the estate.

“The finishes are as fine and detailed as I’ve seen,” says Johnson. “They present such a timeless, classic style that the home just doesn’t age.”

On the top floor, the master retreat and large second suite are connected by a sitting room. Four additional bedroom suites (including guest rooms and an apartment with exterior access), multiple media rooms, a gym, elevator, subterranean garage, and a separate entertaining kitchen off the pool terrace finish the home.

In any era, 7 Shoreview would be a showstopper. That’s because the architecture, interiors, and art all reflect the owner’s sophisticated and fashion-forward global style. A former apparel industry CEO, she collaborated closely with the home’s architects (Carlos Elenes and Ade Collie) and interior designer (Sheldon Harte) to create her dream home in which to live with her family. The result is a high-minded aesthetic that reflects the owner’s fashion industry pedigree, with objets d’art from the family’s travels.

With private community access to the expansive and relatively empty beaches of Crystal Cove, Pelican Point offers privacy plus oceanfront access, a rarity among the luxury neighborhoods in Coastal Orange County. The estate is adjacent to the greens and fairways of Pelican Hill Golf Club’s Ocean South Course, which offers a green belt buffer on three sides of the Pelican Point community, with PCH offering the fourth. 

The recently refreshed kitchen is the heart of the home, and is anchored in the center by a grand oversized island.

Being on the ocean side of PCH, but away from the bustle of the coastal cities, offers one of 7 Shoreview’s most alluring  advantages: a unique mix of privacy, exclusivity, and security, while offering easy access to Corona del Mar, Newport Beach, and Laguna Beach. Plus, the world-class shopping, dining, and culture at South Coast Plaza and Segerstrom Center for the Arts are mere minutes away. 

It’s a unique opportunity to live life in the midst of everything that makes coastal Orange County such a special place to call home, all from the comfort and privacy of an exclusive estate designed for generational ownership. 7 Shoreview is offered for $12,950,000.  

A pool-side casita and stunning swimming pool reflect the resort lifestyle offered by the Pelican Point estate.

Mike Johnson Group | Compass | 540 South Coast Highway, Suite 202, Laguna Beach | 949.207.3735 | mikejohnsongroup.com

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