A bit of Tuscany beckons in Corona del Mar
Address: 218 Hazel Drive
Size: 4 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, 4,100 square feet
This Tuscan Villa-style abode is nestled in the eclectic subdivision of “Corona del Mar South of Pacific Coast Highway (CMMS),” where some of the most coveted Newport Beach real estate is found. Crafted in 1945 and subsequently upgraded, 218 Hazel Drive sits among other custom single-family homes just blocks from the Village.
The terra-cotta stucco structure with its tile roof and cobbled driveway blends with the charming architectural variety for which the community is renowned. Windows and patios at the rear of the two-story home face a green belt below—where Buck Gully Reserve to the east narrows eventually into Little Corona Beach—providing residents with privacy from their neighbors across the way, an extensive hiking trail system, and views of the hills, the rocky bluff, and Newport Bay.
Enjoy Living Alfresco
Light and color change with the seasons and sea breezes cool Pacific summer days in the 2,000-square-foot outdoor living space. Terraces and lawns landscaped with mature palms and a gated deep-blue swimming pool on the hillside create a resort-style sanctuary.
Behind the Tuscan faҫ ade, accented with a custom wrought-iron gate securing the front door, you will feel safely tucked away in an old-world ambiance rivaling villas that dot the Tuscan coastline. Indoors, the picture windows bring natural light and stunning views into the rooms.
Immerse in Warmth and Elegance
The arched front door and attached 3-car garage lead to the main floor’s great room and a fireplace, ideal for entertaining. The home also includes 2 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, and a well-equipped gym. On the lower level are a 700-bottle wine room and the guest suite, and on the top floor, the spacious master suite ensures the ultimate privacy and vistas. Rich, custom wood cabinetry in the kitchen and the stone tile floors throughout add warmth and elegance, while the interiors extend outside for a total 4,100 square feet to inhabit.
As a bonus, the new owner may access curated plans and renderings designed by famed Orange County’s Geoff Sumich Design, should the owner wish to expand the home. The plans include a 500-square-foot master suite that opens to an additional 1,000 square feet of outdoor space for an even more spectacular indoor-outdoor retreat.
Live the Coastal Life
Residents at 218 Hazel Drive can enjoy many amenities in close proximity to their home; Village shops, cafés, and fine dining (Five Crowns is right up the street); art galleries and the farmers market; and scenic drives up and down Pacific Coast Highway.
CMM offers the Newport Center shopping and business complex; highly rated schools, such as Harbor View Elementary and Corona del Mar High, and if necessary, excellent hospitals in the Newport and Laguna Beach areas. These and more amenities, together with the Mediterranean climate, make 218 Hazel Drive the perfect place to live the coastal lifestyle. A beautiful piece of Corona del Mar luxury real estate.