Ocean views, beaches and big waves are enduring attractions. The coastal Southern California city of Newport Beach benefits from its bordering resource with a harbor, surfing and two piers.

Not surprisingly, the upscale community also has its share of boutiques, fine dining restaurants and highly sought-after housing.

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This striking contemporary for sale is in the Newport Heights neighborhood among other properties prized for their expansive views of the Pacific Ocean, which stretches along the horizon.

Landscaping by Molly Wood Garden Design makes liberal use of olive trees, succulents and soft billowing grasses to create a serene setting. Hedges on both sides of the house act as privacy barriers.

Flagstone paths lead to the front door. Inside, the more than 2,800 square feet of clean-lined interiors are designed for both entertaining and ease of everyday living.

The home’s upper level centers on a vaulted great room, dining area and kitchen bathed in natural light and the glow of the sunset.

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A two-sided fireplace with a long raised hearth visually portions off the connected spaces. A wet bar sits nearby.

The second side of the fireplace faces the wide kitchen, which features stainless-steel appliances. The adjoining dining area faces a glass-walled corner.

Smooth plaster walls, artisan lighting and antique white oak floors hand-crafted from wine barrels are among the details.

The primary suite and two additional ensuite guest bedrooms directly access the outdoors.

Disappearing walls of glass unite the inside with such outdoor amenities as terraced decks, a swimming pool and poolside fire pit seating area. A spa is immersed in one end of the pool. A Baja shelf or tanning ledge entry provides a spot to sun in while enjoying the water and soaking in the views.

There’s also a home gym, laundry room, two-car garage and sheltered spa.

Tara Shapiro of EQTY is the listing for 625 Kings Road in Newport Beach. The asking price is US $7.475 million.

EQTY is an exclusive member of Forbes Global Properties, a consumer marketplace and membership network of elite brokerages selling the world’s most luxurious homes.


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