Montecito I

Corona Del Mar, CA

This project is located in the community of Spyglass Hills, located above Newport Beach. The hilltop lot has massive coastline views from Catalina Island to the Newport Peninsula and Palos Verdes. On a clear day without smog, views of the Hollywood sign and downtown Los Angeles can become visible. The property had been a part of the family for many years and, when the time came to rebuild, creating a contemporary retreat became the main goal.

Dining Table
Exterior Courtyard

A central courtyard creates a unique backdrop for the dining room.

Rear Exterior

Natural elements add warmth to the contemporary design. Mahogany wood ceilings, natural stone, and water features along the entry sequence processional created a calming experience for the owners to enjoy without ever having to leave the property.

Front Door

The clients loved a previous project, Galatea, and wanted to incorporate many of that project’s key design elements into their new home.

Sliding Doors

As empty nesters, the main design focused around the first floor and the connection between spaces.


The home is divided into 2 separate wings, one for living and one for entertainment. The library, laundry, and master suite are separated by a glass entry to the kitchen, dining, and bar.

Project Stats

Size: Appx. 5,571 S.F.


Architect: Brandon Architects
Builder: Longman Construction
Interior Designer: Details A Design Firm
Landscape Architect: Dave Pederson

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