By Josh Saunders
A secluded beach house made of glass where you can whale watch from your balcony is up for sale at $11.5 million (GBP).
Balboa Beach House is located in a desirable corner of Newport Beach, California, USA, boasting nothing but glass walls between it’s future owner and the Pacific Ocean.
The five en-suite bedroom home, measuring 3968-square feet, has an open plan lounge that allows natural light to glow and illuminate the space.
Not only will the prospective buyer be able to stare out to sea, but hear the waves from the waterfront property, watch the sun set and even try whale watching from the balcony.
With a 20-foot easement around the home, it is far from peeping eyes where the glass walls, glass-bricks and glass-encase balconies line the main floor.
Sotheby’s International Realty have the picturesque property on the sand, 2000 E Oceanfront Boulevard, is up for sale at $11.5 million (8.2MGBP).
It was built in 1991 based on the designs by late world-renowned architect, Arthur Erickson, who also created the blueprints for Trump International Hotel and Tower Vancouver, in British Columbia.
The home was even selected to feature in the book, Beach Houses: From Malibu to Laguna, by Elizabeth McMillan.
Garret Weston, of Sotheby’s International Realty, said: “It’s a great and truly eye-catching property.
“It’s really special and is a really nice spot on the peninsula, there’s a lot of sand and rolling sand-dune hills, it almost feels like the Hamptons but with a view over the Pacific.
“You can look out see Catalina island and San Clemente island, it has such an expensive feel to it.
“You could even whale watch from your balcony, you’re pretty much facing ocean because of the glass.
“It’s a really special property, the walls are made of glass and view looking out from the master bedroom is pretty mesmerising,
“Your glass walls slide open for that indoor-outdoor feel on the ocean side, I don’t think there are any solid walls that face the ocean, it’s all glass walls and sliding glass doors.
“The glass blocks let a lot of light in gives, but also people from outside when closed can’t see through them.
“We have had quite a bit of activity showing interest from people who have been keeping their eye on it. The hope would be to sell it sooner than later.”
For more information visit: www.sothebysrealty.com/eng/sales/detail/180-l-4046-lqphpp/2000-e-oceanfront-newport-beach-ca-92661
BALBOA BEACH HOUSE FEATURES
• Waterfront property
• Baths: 5 full, 1 half
• Lot: 3,166 sqft
• Single Family
• Built in 1991
• Parking: 6 spaces