A CORONA DEL MAR HOME EARNS LEED PLATINUM CERTIFICATION WHILE MAKING A SERIOUSLY STYLISH DESIGN STATEMENT.
While sustainable home design may be the wave of the future, for many, technology may be more evolved than green aesthetics. But when it comes to melding green-building goals with stunning design features, this Corona del Mar home sets a new standard.
The striking entryway is enhanced by a floating staircase made of repurposed maple bowling lane wood for treads and repurposed palm tree woods that are basket- woven on the wall.
“A lot of people have the preconceived idea that a sustainable home isn’t going to look amazing like this home does,” says Casey Lesher, who recently sold the Flower Street residence designed by Jeannette Architects. “I love the modern design of this home: the high ceilings, the stunning staircase, and so many other features.”
The fact that it’s located on a 45-foot-wide lot not only makes it extremely desirable to a homebuyer, given that it is far larger than neighboring properties, but the location also maximizes passive solar heat and energy production. The five-bedroom, five-and-a-half-bathroom home features LED lighting, bamboo flooring, triple-pane windows, and a drought-tolerant front yard that earned a first-place prize in Roger’s Gardens’ California Friendly contest.
Bamboo flooring is used throughout the home, including in the upper level, where clerestory windows provide even more natural light.
According to Lesher, the Village location only increases the home’s value. “The market has been extremely heated in the Village and continues to go up dramatically. It’s an area that’s eclectic yet sophisticated, with the ability to walk to the best restaurants and shopping in Newport Beach. There’s a reason it’s the highest per-square-foot price in Orange County,” he says.
And this 4,211-square-foot home was no exception. With its soaring ceilings, warm woods, and five-star features and amenities, it’s the kind of property that appeals to people drawn to the area.
The kitchen features a spacious island, separate peninsula breakfast bar, as well as Cambria quartz countertops that are stain-, scratch-and heat-resistant. The back-painted glass backsplash provides a contrasting color element, while the linoleum floors are antibacterial.