From Gucci wallpaper to Ralph Lauren sconces, 2420 Santiago drive may go down in the history books as the single most fashionable home in Newport Beach. If an intentional skill and passion for elevated design and family function could be measured, then this labor of love curated by the founder of Prairie Interiors Shannon McLaren would be off the charts.
Imagine the experience of coming home every day being reminiscent of your favorite cult-classic movie. With the towering tree-lined private driveway that leads to your jaw-dropping architectural entryway, feel free to imagine no longer, as this one-of-a-kind gem provides the opportunity to live in dreamy, private, artistic luxury.
A 1960’s futurist architect paired with a modern-day master in timeless design brought this home to fruition, and the chemistry of the two is blatantly obvious, from the warm complementary colors and rustic earthy textures to the European midcentury design influences complementary to the original architect’s vision.
Upon entry notice the abundance of massive windows taking in light and giving out views of the lush half-acre lot and outdoor entertainment areas. On your first level you’ll enjoy the conveniently flowing living room and kitchen, enriched by inviting soft whites, deep woods, a brick-toned backsplash, and highlighted by gold fixtures. The large kitchen island was designed with generous gourmet cooking and storage in mind, without sacrificing one drop of aesthetic eye candy.
Two medium sized bedrooms ideal for kids or guests enjoy the first floor, while two more enjoy the views and a shared deck from up top. The primary suite, however, is a genuine sanctuary on it’s own. This private corner pocket of the lower level boasts floor to ceiling Fleetwoods that open into a private 2000 square foot Zen garden and a tremendously sized designer’s bathroom/dressing room, complete with a free standing tub, beautiful wall paper, and tastefully colored countertop and walk-in shower.
Even if there weren’t less homes than ever hitting the market, how often does the opportunity come around to own a fully remodeled one-of-a-kind architectural designer gem on a half acre with a private driveway in Newport Beach??