Cosmopolitan Retreat

Elegant Indoor-Outdoor Living Greets Ocean Views On an Enviable Corner Lot in Corona del Mar

Cosmopolitan Retreat

Elegant Indoor-Outdoor Living Greets Ocean Views On an Enviable Corner Lot in Corona del Mar


The corner lot location on desirable Fernleaf Ave in Corona del Mar offered a rare opportunity to create a custom residence that combined the best of city living with resort-style comforts. Interior designer Helena Brana, founder of BRANA Designs, an expert on contemporary homes, teamed with developers CdM HOMES to bring a desirable vision to livable reality through full reconstruction.


Evoking a classic yet contemporary cottage with the stately dimensions one expects from Newport Beach home, white-painted lapped siding, and generous doorways and windows, natural materials, and high-end furniture.


Complementing the crisp white interior walls and ceilings, we have chosen natural-finish wood floors throughout, with a beautiful grain that combines rusticity with sophistication. Comfortable yet stylish furniture invites family and guests alike to sit back and take their ease. Wood-framed glass doors open and fold back accordion-style for a seamless transition between indoors and outside, where a spacious patio with firepit makes the most of the corner setting.


Among four bedrooms, the second-story master suite boasts access to its private wraparound balcony; a spacious walk-in closet; and a luxurious master bath that features dual vanities, a stone rain shower, and a soaking tub. Up above, a rooftop deck awaits, displaying breathtaking views of Newport harbor, the jetty, and distant Catalina Island.


The combination of new construction and a high-end location in Corona del Mar enabled to create of a modern interior design that epitomizes the very best of this Newport Beach home. Just a few inspirations include:


Combining white walls with natural surfaces.

Natural wood grains, one of the hallmarks of our Organic Contemporary design approach, contribute a comfortably casual look and visual interest to rooms where sunlight washes across a crisp white wall.


Welcoming nature through art.

Select works of art on the walls evoke such natural subjects as flowers and ocean waves, enhancing a sense of ease.


Transforming the master bath into a spa.

Steps away from the master bedroom, its private bath features a glass-enclosed walk-in shower, a freestanding sculptural tub deep enough for two to soak in, and a walk-in shower enclosure with a rain shower head.



Newport Beach homes seldom get more stylishly, casually comfortable than this!

Corona del Mar, Newport Beach
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