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A Newport Heights home hits a record-breaking price with its unbeatable mix of design, location, and near-total privacy

By Alexandria Abramian

When this almost 9,000-square-foot home sold for a record price in Newport Heights, it came as little surprise to Tim Carr. The Newport Beach real estate agent and founder of Tim Carr Group says it’s a logical result of an an exceptional home on a unique lot. “Some of the highest-selling properties have sold for $10 million in this area. Nothing has sold even near the $14.995 million paid for this home. And the reason is that this home is exceptional on a lot of levels: You’ve got an almost half-acre flat lot perfectly positioned for views,” says Carr. Add to that the home’s size, design, and flow, and you’ve got the makings for a record-breaking number.

Those vistas include unobstructed, panoramic ocean, harbor, and city light views visible from every major area in the 5-bedroom, 7-bathroom home.

The gourmet kitchen is located in the great room and conceals a secondary prep kitchen for entertaining.
The expansive master suite includes a private terrace with stunning views as well as a spa-inspired ensuite bathroom.

The design is another exceptional factor, says Carr. While many second-generation homes in the Kings Road area of Newport Heights are contemporary, this property boasts a more appealing take on clean-lined design, one where wood and stone finishes, thoughtful landscaping, and an interplay of expansive spaces and cozier nooks put a premium on livability.

RDM General Contractors brought those designs to life, both indoors as well as in the outdoor spaces, including an infinity lap pool, outdoor entertainer’s lounge, and private terrace off the master suite. Disappearing glass walls integrate the indoors with the outdoors on both floors of the home. In fact, the view side of the home is primarily a series of retracting glass walls, the better to invite views into every area of the home.

Despite its focus on transparency, however, the home is incredibly private, says Carr. Thanks to an elevated, bluff-hugging location, both outdoor rooms as well as inside the home offer a highly private sanctuary.

“Inventory is low right now,” says Carr. “Amazing homes are in even shorter supply. And this home would be difficult, if not impossible, to replace.”  

Tim Carr Group  | 136 Rochester Street | Costa Mesa | 949.631.9999 | timcarrgroup.com 

RDM General Contractors | 250 East Baker Street #300 | Costa Mesa | 714.497.1861 | rdmgc.com

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