I fell in love with Corona del Mar after spending summers enjoying the beautiful beaches and activities of Newport Beach and Laguna Beach and I couldn't wait to live here. I did so for 20 years and personally built this home.
Jay Rifkin purchased this villa in 2005
This home is so unique, it is called the Jewel Box, the Melon House, or the French Chateau of the Village. It is just one block from the ocean and because it is on a corner lot facing the ocean, it is one of the most photographed houses in Corona del Mar.
This custom home is one-of-a-kind, a 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath residence located in the highly coveted heart of this famous seaside community. This property features hardwood floors, top quality construction, Venetian plastering in every room and bathroom, and the most up-to-date and superior quality amenities all the way through. State-of-the-art architecture, fabulous furnishings from all over the world, complete with marble and granite counter tops including brands: SubZero, Bosch, Miele and Jade. This property is in a class of its own! Luxury urban-beach lifestyle at its best!
This property is less than one block from the beach, yet you can hear the ocean sounds at night from the balcony or patio or just lying in bed with the windows open. Unusual curved beams showcases the living room with matching curved window and fireplace hearth of travetine are just a few of the features that elevate this home above the rest.
Beautifully designed and furnished, this home is a total turn-key and only requires your suitcase and toiletries. As listed, the property features stained glass throughout, unique mosaic entry and two bedrooms—each with its own bathroom. The master bedroom, you’ll find a queen size bed made up with the finest linens, with two patios, one facing the ocean, and the other a secluded retreat within the trees. The master bath also has a built in steam shower, rain shower and body spray for the true spa experience. The other bedroom and bath is uniquely different featuring a double bed and travetine bath with etched glass on the shower walls and hand painted sink.
The kitchen and dining room open up to a patio ideal for barbequing and watching the sunset. The dining room seats six and the eat-in kitchen is casual seating for two. The home is equipped with 46' LCD HD smart TV with surround sound in the master, stereo speakers throughout the house, the front patio and garage as well as TV's throughout the house. Wi-Fi, cable TV and phone are available, as well as a security system. Two car garage with laundry facility (washer/dryer, ironing board) are available for your additional convenience.
This is the perfect spot for up a couple, or an executive and family in transition looking for a relaxing beach vacation. The home is ideally situated for exploring all the wonderful sights that southern California has to offer, a yet a world far away from the hustle and bustle of urban traffic and congestion, but just 10 minutes to John Wayne Airport.