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Design house: An oceanfront home in California, designed by Brandon Architects

Located in the community of Newport Beach, this family home blends traditional forms with warm woods and plantation style accents.

This exceptional Newport Beach oceanfront home was designed specifically for the premier location known as Ocean Boulevard.

The property features spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, the Newport Harbor entrance, and the surfer haven known as 'The Wedge'.

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The homeowners loved the home and area so much that later on, when the neighbouring lot became available for purchase, they made the quick decision to purchase and build upon their dream home. Instead of building to the maximum allowed square footage as the majority of the homes in the neighborhood have done, they elected to use the new lot as a guest house and in turn add in a large pool and entertainment space for all of their guests.

It is hard to imagine a nicer place to rest ones head after a day in the Californian sun. This bold project from Brandon Architects certainly ticks all the boxes of a dream property.

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The house excels at first impressions. An impactful entrance is one of Brandon Architects fortes.

Utilising the elevated front garden the living space on the main level opens up to the outdoor seating and fire pit lounge.

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Large sliding glass doors help connect spaces and occupant to the beautiful views of the Pacific just beyond the doors.

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The main living room and kitchen step up from the living area to create sight-lines to the horizon, and an interior courtyard adjacent to the great room establishes a private indoor/outdoor reprieve for the residents and features a private pool, a rare sight on the harbor.


A white kitchen is the ultimate in cool, laid-back chic. The design needs to be perfect, accessories need to be stylish and the result will be a kitchen with a slick, sophisticated edge.

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The main bedroom suite situated over the living space overlooks the beach with a large curved balcony, and a large rooftop deck adds to the outstanding perspective with panoramic views up and down the coastline.

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Photographer/ Manolo Langis

Architecture/ Chris Brandon, Brandon Architects

Interior design/ Details A Design Firm

Builder developer/ Spinnaker Development


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Jennifer is the Digital Editor at Homes & Gardens. Having worked in the interiors industry for a number of years, spanning many publications, she now hones her digital prowess on the 'best interiors website' in the world. Multi-skilled, Jennifer has worked in PR and marketing, and the occasional dabble in the social media, commercial and e-commerce space. Over the years, she has written about every area of the home, from compiling design houses from some of the best interior designers in the world to sourcing celebrity homes, reviewing appliances and even the odd news story or two.