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Looking at an image of this charming Dutch Colonial home, one might be surprised to learn that the 1947 residence is located just a block away from the Pacific Ocean. With a classic gambrel roof, sash windows and wooden shutters, the 2,000-square-foot home seems plucked from a small seaside town on the East Coast.
Sitting on a corner lot in the enclave of Balboa Peninsula Point, the property is decorated with flowering gardens and fruit trees. Thanks to its corner positioning, the lot is afforded nearly 30% more space than the neighborhood norm.
Despite renovations and restorations, the Newport Beach home has maintained its original character. Bead-board wall and ceiling details, two reclaimed brick fireplaces and wood floors are among the features that distinguish the airy interior.
Through the trellis-topped Dutch door are a living room, formal dining room and library that open to the home’s enclosed brick courtyard via double Dutch doors. Complete with Bosch appliances and quartz counters, the kitchen directly adjoins the family room and indirectly connects with the dining room via a serving hatch.
Covering two stories, there is a first-floor guest bedroom and bathroom, as well as three upstairs bedrooms with pitched beamed ceilings. Ample windows invite in a wealth of natural light and sounds of the ocean.
About the area: Balboa Peninsula Point in Newport Beach, California, stands as a picturesque slice of coastal paradise. Nestled at the southern tip of the Balboa Peninsula, it boasts pristine sandy shores lapped by the gentle waves of the Pacific Ocean. This idyllic enclave offers an array of activities for beachgoers and outdoor enthusiasts alike. Surfers flock to its renowned breaks, drawn by the consistent swells that provide perfect conditions for riding the waves. Families relish in the sun-drenched days, building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball or simply basking in the warm California sunshine.