Warm Fusions


Underpinned by a sense of openness and lightness, the new-build project is a paradigm of understatement with a soothing color palette of taupe, chocolate and cloud gray tones complementing natural materials and exquisitely crafted details. Helena Brana an interior designer based in Newport Beach had a genuine desire to create a place that cultivates wellbeing and connection to nature, one of her principles to develop a concept. She understands how important it is to live in a healthy environment and this interior will give you that experience because of the high quality natural materials, natural light and acoustic. Combined with all the amenities you would expect in a luxury residence in Newport Beach, this custom-new build is serene retreat of timeless transitions design just as Helena Brana envisioned.

About the project

This exquisite residential project with 4,500 SF 5bedrooms and 4.5bathrooms and a backyard with a pool is nestled in the heart of the charming and family-friendly neighborhood of Newport Beach. The location served as a key inspiration in the conceptualization of the project by Helena Brana, Newport Beach interior designer, with a focus on functionality, space, and a modern organic aesthetic promoting well-being. The design was artfully crafted around a deep connection with nature and well-being, creating a perfect environment for both adults and children alike.

The primary materials used throughout the project include rift oak, which creates an eye-catching contrast with details in oak in different arched tambours, exotic dyed black wood from Africa, luxurious marbles, and large porcelain slabs imported from Italy.

As soon as you step into the first floor, you are welcomed by an expansive open space that invites you in with its warm and inviting atmosphere, surrounded by natural materials that make you feel like you are in a sanctuary.

The “Tea Room” is a particular standout, with a custom-built niche library featuring white oak contrasted against vertical slabs of exotic black dyed wood that peak at the stunning floor-to-ceiling wood installation at the base of the stairs. Continuing through the open space, the area expands further, opening up into a larger-than-life kitchen, living room, and informal dining area. The formal dining room stands out on its own as a separate space perfect for larger gatherings.

The kitchen is a masterpiece of custom-built solid oak wood floor-to-ceiling cabinetry, fully integrated appliances, and luxury finishes. The kitchen island is a marvel of design, featuring hidden push/pull cabinetry that provides extra space from the bar side.

The living room showcases a stunning black Venetian plaster wall with a custom large mantel fireplace made with black lava stone, making it one of the most impressive pieces to design and install. The project as a whole is a true masterpiece of design, where attention to detail and a deep connection with nature merge seamlessly to create a space that inspires and promotes a sense of well-being.

Among the first floor’s standout features is a stunning powder room, featuring a solid marble vanity crafted from imported stone and an elegant oak wall adorned with integrated floor-to-ceiling mirrors that imbue the space with a sophisticated charm. Additional rooms on this level include a tastefully appointed guest bedroom and an accompanying guest bathroom that offers a serene view of the lush backyard and sparkling pool.

As you ascend the stairs, the continuous open space leads to the family room, which doubles as an office, before ushering you towards the private bedrooms. The second floor is equipped with a luxurious Master Suite, complete with his and hers walk-in closets, and a lavish master bathroom featuring a luxurious tub and high-end finishes and amenities. On the opposite side, you will find a spacious office and three well-appointed guest bedrooms, each with its own ensuite bathroom.

This luxury home in Newport Beach is a true organic contemporary masterpiece that combines elegance and sophistication with natural materials and a focus on well-being, making it the perfect home for generations to come.

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