Spotlight on 422 Carnation Avenue


Bold architecture meets sleek style in this spacious home with unparalleled views

From mid-century modern marvels to over-the-top spec homes, California has always been known for its bold architecture. Few homes represent this daring aesthetic better than 422 Carnation Avenue, a sleek new structure in Corona del Mar. Bold lines are the name of the game in the single-family home, from a black island with a gold geometric inlay in the kitchen to whimsical lines in the stairwell.

Spread across 3,095 square feet, the three-story home shows off a plethora of glass that lets in plenty of natural light as well as panoramic views of the ocean and palm tree-lined streets. Designed with a Japanese sensibility, the home utilizes shou sugi ban, an ancient technique that preserves wood by charring it with fire. The Asian aesthetic is further displayed in the free-flowing interiors and touches of nature.

Equipped with four bedrooms, four baths, and one half-bath, the regal residence easily transitions from indoors to outdoors. The open-concept interiors include a combined living/dining area next to the gourmet kitchen, which has state-of-the-art appliances and marble countertops. Glass doors lead outside to a plant-lined, covered entertaining zone with couches and a television.

The master suite functions as an all-inclusive, in-home retreat, complete with a fireplace, vanishing walls of glass that offer unobstructed ocean views, and a spa-inspired bath with overhead windows and a deep soaking tub. A symmetrical staircase leads to a landing with a cushioned bench where residents can read, write, or relax.

Designed for alfresco entertaining, the rooftop deck is outfitted with a dining table, kitchenette, bar, and plenty of couches. From grilling dinner to mixing drinks, the rooftop deck provides the perfect space to soak up the sunshine and glimpse views of Newport Harbor while entertaining guests. The home also has a custom elevator and a two-car garage. 

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