Extraordinary Living In Corona Del Mar, $8.7MAuthor:Philip Ferrato
Simply put, one of the finest houses built in Orange County within recent memory– an extraordinary residence by the design/build firm Le Tourneau Architecture for Fritchle Company, developers– in a multi-year project that’s just come on the market.
Visually, a deceptively simple project, but there’s joy in the impeccably considered and executed details. Below, through a massive pivot door, the entry gallery walls are clad in creamy limestone slabs and custom CorTen steel panels. The are no baseboards or ceiling trim anywhere in the house, only a continuous shadow reveal; the custom black exterior fascia was fabricated from an aluminum composite. Fleetwood pocket doors vanish, the same limestone walls appear inside and out, plus the architect had materials and technologies at hand that a pioneering Modernist like Ludwig Mies van der Rohe could only dream of (and no doubt, did.)
What We Love: A brilliant , cohesive palette of materials that manages to be both of-the-moment and warm; walls and eaves clad in Western Red Cedar; softly tinted and honed concrete floors in the main living space; rift-cut oak cabinets throughout.
Above, an inset panel of Venetian plaster above the fireplace; the immense pendant light fixture is from Bocci.
The extensive master suite is especially noteworthy (and visually cohesive) with an expanse of oak flooring and the same creamy limestone-clad walls, plus an impeccably outfitted spa bath and dressing room, both with custom rift-cut oak cabinets
More: Go to the dedicated site or the listing for additional information, details and images of this exceptional property. Listed with Aaron Kirman of Aaron Kirman Group at Compass and Melanie Greiner of REMax Evolution.1806 Marapata Drive, Corona del Mar
4-beds, 5.5-baths, 5340-sq-feet
OPEN HOUSE: Saturday, October 5, from 1:00pm to 4:00pm