A secluded beach house made of glass where you can whale watch from your balcony is up for sale at $11.5 million.
Balboa Beach House is located in a desirable corner of Newport Beach, California, boasting nothing but glass walls between it’s future owner and the Pacific Ocean.
The five en-suite bedroom home, measuring 4,400-square feet, has an open plan lounge that allows natural light to glow and illuminate the space.
This stellar property is a cohesive blend of steel, glass and stone, juxtaposed against the landscape of ocean and earth
The unique seaside estate situated on the secluded and private end of the Balboa Peninsula in Newport Beach, California offers its residents the surreal feeling of total escape
The home boasts the ultimate in entertaining, showcasing the ideal the perfect indoor/outdoor balance
Not only will the prospective buyer be able to gaze out to sea, but hear the waves from the waterfront property, watch the sun set and even try whale watching from the balcony.
A 20-foot border around the home afford privacy with glass walls, glass-bricks and glass-encased balconies lining the main floor.
Sotheby’s International Realty are selling the picturesque property on the sand.
The house was built in 1991 based on the designs by late world-renowned architect, Arthur Erickson, who also created the blueprints for Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver, in British Columbia.
The house on the sand offers five en suite bedrooms on one main floor with a thoughtfully designed floor plan to enhance the natural light illuminating the space
The home has a bright and airy feel about it with enormous windows allowing for the bright California sunshine to stream in
Floor to ceiling windows will make the owner feel as though they are camped right out on the beach
Entertaining is no chore with plenty of seats in the home around a kitchen breakfast bar and a relaxing couches to spread out
The glass theme runs throughout the home with walls of the home made from glass blocks
The home was also featured in the book, Beach Houses: From Malibu to Laguna, by Elizabeth McMillan.
Garret Weston, of Sotheby’s International Realty, said: ‘It’s a great and truly eye-catching property.
‘It’s really special and is a really nice spot on the peninsula, there’s a lot of sand and rolling sand-dune hills, it almost feels like the Hamptons but with a view over the Pacific.
‘You can look out see Catalina island and San Clemente island, it has such an expensive feel to it.
‘You could even whale watch from your balcony, you’re pretty much facing ocean because of the glass.
There are views of the California coastline and a nearby jetty that can be seen from the the beach in front of the house
The windows have fully stackable sliders allowing for totally unobstructed view. There’s a reflection pool in the back, and the perfect spot to watch the sun, hear the waves, and feel the ocean breeze flow through the home
The home is kept private thanks to brick walled border and frosted glass panels
Incredible views of the beach and the Pacific ocean can be enjoyed from the outdoor deck
‘It’s a really special property, the walls are made of glass and view looking out from the master bedroom is pretty mesmerising,
‘Your glass walls slide open for that indoor-outdoor feel on the ocean side, I don’t think there are any solid walls that face the ocean, it’s all glass walls and sliding glass doors.
‘The glass blocks let a lot of light in gives, but also people from outside when closed can’t see through them.
‘We have had quite a bit of activity showing interest from people who have been keeping their eye on it. The hope would be to sell it sooner than later.’
The house’s focal point is its design and structure, lending itself to feeling like your living in a ‘glass house’
Views stretch from the Jetty to Catalina and beyond from this extraordinary house which offers both privacy and seclusion
Newport Beach remains one of the most coveted places to live in Southern California, and this home is the ideal property for coastal living