Success Story Series 1

Success Story Series 1

An eight-bedroom home on a double lot in Crystal Cove has sold for $28 million,making it the priciest sale of a Newport Beach house not set along the ocean or the harbor.

Cindy Chin of Royal Global Real Estate at Keller Williams Newport Estates represented the buyer. 

Built in 2009, the home at 8 Mystique has more than 18,600 square feet of living space and offers views of the Pacific Ocean from “every major room above ground,” according to the listing.

The three-story house, on more than three-fourths of an acre, boasts a plush, 16-seat home theater, sports pub, refrigerated wine room that stores 1,200 bottles and a commercial-grade elevator. Between above-ground and subterranean garages, there’s parking for 10 cars.

Interior highlights include antique, reclaimed fireplaces, ornate, inlaid and coffered ceilings, and arched floor to ceiling windows. A richly appointed tub is the focal point of the master bathroom, set in the center under a chandelier.A large lawn, loggias and a swimming pool and spa fill out the grounds.

The sale topped the $27.1 million price paid for an estate in Corona del Mar in 2008. Irvine family heir Myford Irvine died shortly after he built the 20,000-square-foot bluff top home at at 411 Avocado Avenue in 1958.

In 2013, a house at 6 Coral Ridge, at the top of Crystal Cove, sold for $27 million. That home, with more than 15,000 square feet of living space, is set on nearly three-fourths of an acre.