RIVIERA DRIVE—LAGUNA BEACH—$41,000,000
Only five homes open onto the sands of Irvine Cove - the most desirable private oceanfront community in southern California. This new residence perfectly embodies the promise of such an extraordinary parcel. Years in design and construction, this sublime abode exudes the ambiance of a private resort. The warmth of the surroundings is reflected in the colors and materials selected for the home, its finishes and fittings. Seamless transitions between interiors and exteriors evidence the transparent design is at one with its setting. Waves on the shore can be seen from every major room, reinforcing the allure of the oceanfront location. The defining elements of California design - walls of glass, generously scaled rooms, a central courtyard, an informal plan, and correlated indoor/outdoor living - have been successfully incorporated into the design. This is a compelling opportunity in all aspects, as this property is being offered well below its replacement cost to a fortunate buyer.