Crystal Cove Custom Homesites: Few Chances Remain Along The Newport Coast

Enviable: The premier setting within the breathtaking upper reaches of an artfully designed coastal colony. Extraordinary: The fleeting chance to create a signature residence against an expansive vista of land, sea and sky. Exclusive: The luxurious, gated lifestyle that makes you feel a world away.

All this and more await the select and fortunate few who seize the opportunity now to purchase one of the elevated custom homesites in the seaside enclave of Crystal Cove. Perched high atop the bluffs that rise above the Pacific Ocean along The Newport Coast®, these magnificently positioned custom homesites are some of the most desirable ever offered on the California coast.

“The custom homesites of Crystal Cove allow homebuyers to use their individuality and personality to create the home of their dreams, with panoramic ocean views as the setting,” said Suzanne Maddalon, senior director of marketing and research for Irvine Community Development Company LLC, an affiliate of The Irvine Company LLC. “These unique yet complementary residential masterpieces will reveal each homebuyer’s vision as well as the creativity and expertise of their hand-picked architect and builder teams.”

Among the most highly prized pieces of real estate on the market today, these homesites offer unparalleled coastal panoramas, plus all the advantages of life within the gates of Crystal Cove. The sites range from approximately 15,000 to more than 32,000 square feet.

Residences can be built to reflect some of the world’s most impressive architectural styles, including Provencal, Tuscan, Santa Barbara and Northern Italian.

“All of these timeless styles are beautifully suited to Crystal Cove’s enchanting coastal setting,” said Maddalon. “While the community’s architectural guidelines ensure the authenticity of each home’s design, the possibilities are many for design innovation in the creation of singularly spectacular indoor/outdoor living environments.”

Maddalon noted that with only a limited number of custom homesites offered at Crystal Cove, this is an ideal time for potential buyers to visit this exclusive enclave.

“The custom home design and construction process at Crystal Cove can be an incredibly rewarding experience,” said Maddalon. “Just imagine being able to sit back and watch as all the special rooms, elegant materials and lifestyle enhancements you’ve ever dreamed about become a reality on a coastal homesite that is in itself almost beyond belief.”

Crystal Cove’s homebuyers are incorporating areas like wine cellars, home theaters, game rooms, outdoor kitchens, art studios, guest casitas, expansive home offices, and many other specialty rooms into their spacious and exquisitely detailed estate homes. They also are importing rich marbles, woods and other materials from around the world to provide the perfect touch here, a memorable accent there. And they are achieving outdoor living elegance with inviting courtyards, sheltered loggias, sunny terraces, and trellised patios that allow both entertaining and family activities to flow seamlessly between indoor and outdoor spaces.

Added Maddalon: “Making the most of Crystal Cove’s prestigious coastal setting in the creation of true indoor/outdoor living environments is a pleasure for our custom homesite buyers and their design/build teams. To bring resplendent coastal vista into yards and interior spaces and make the surrounding natural beauty a part of day-to-day living is a rare and priceless opportunity.”

Prospective homesite buyers can schedule a personal Crystal Cove tour by calling (949) 720-COVE. They also can get a head start on their custom vision by touring the sumptuously detailed model homes of SeaPoint and The Tides, Crystal Cove’s final two estate home offerings in the village’s exclusive heights. Additionally, incredible estate residences are available at SeaCrest in Crystal Cove.

SeaPoint by Laing Luxury Homes is an incomparable limited-edition offering of 27 detached estate residences on coastal-view homesites averaging more than 21,000 square feet. Featuring Formal Tuscan and Santa Barbara designs by Robert Hidey Architects, these two-story homes range from approximately 6,134 to 6,800 square feet of living space. Five to seven bedrooms and up to eight and one-half baths are available per plan.

One of the SeaPoint floorplans has both a first-floor master bedroom suite and a private guest casita. Another is highlighted by a workshop/optional wine storage room in the garage. Flexible areas such as an office and media room can adapt to different uses per plan.

SeaPoint homebuyers can personalize their homes to a remarkable level with the help of Laing Luxury’s professional design consultants at the onsite Design Studio. To register on the SeaPoint interest list, call (949) 715-9720 or visit

The Tides by Standard Pacific Homes is a spirited collection of only 30 coastal-oriented estate residences on homesites averaging 13,000 square feet. Designed by Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, R. Douglas Mansfield Architect, Inc. and JZMK Partners to reflect the best of Tuscan, Provencal and Santa Barbara styling, this neighborhood’s breathtaking multi-level homes are sized from approximately 6,675 to 7,532 square feet. The enchanting floorplans offer four to six bedrooms and up to seven and one-half baths.

Versatile areas such as a game room, entertainment room, studio, home office, library, bonus room, and golf storage area are featured per plan. An optional subterranean level offers a wine cellar, and one plan incorporates a seven-car collector’s garage.

To register on the interest list for The Tides, call (949) 715-0640 or visit

SeaCrest by Laing Luxury Homes, also part of The Estate Collection, is a neighborhood which offers exquisite homes that reflect the timeless beauty of Santa Barbara style. For more information on SeaCrest, please call (949) 715-0707 for a private tour.

All Crystal Cove residents benefit from a sought-after location above Crystal Cove State Park between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach. A private pedestrian gate offers convenient access to the Los Trancos underpass that leads to the beach. Additionally, residents can stroll to upscale shopping and dining at Crystal Cove Promenade™ just outside the community entry gate.

Residents also benefit from the community’s beautiful recreational facilities and friendly gathering places, including The Canyon Club, with its Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa, children’s wading pool, barbecues, a kitchen cabana available for private parties, and both sunny and shaded lounging areas. The Club also features a half basketball court, three tennis courts and a sand volleyball court, plus a fully equipped fitness center, the beautiful Abalone Point Room for community gatherings and private events, and much more.

Also part of the privileged Crystal Cove lifestyle are several imaginatively designed parks and easy access to a network of trails for hiking, jogging and bicycling throughout the community and to all the natural beauty that is part of The Irvine Ranch®.

“With a new year well underway, now is the perfect time to indulge and experience the extraordinary lifestyle available at Crystal Cove,” said Maddalon.

To learn more about making your custom home dreams come true at Crystal Cove, please call (949) 720-COVE. To visit this distinctive coastal enclave, take the I-405 freeway, exit at MacArthur Boulevard and drive south toward the ocean. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway and proceed through Corona del Mar, turning left on Reef Point Drive to the gated entrance.

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