California Beach House


This California beach house was designed with family and friends in mind, and it shows that a small house can have plenty of style.

Located on the quaint Island of Balboa in Newport Harbor, California, this home has 2,400 s.f., 4 bedrooms, 4 bathrooms and plenty of fine millwork that can be appreciated throughout the house.

With a lot measuring only 30 ft. wide x 85ft. long, the architect and builder wisely designed a home that maximizes its space by creating a seamless connection between indoor and outdoor.

The interiors are relaxed and casual, mixing neutral coastal decor with colorful textures. This is a place that you simply can’t feel bored in!

I hope you enjoy seeing this beautiful California beach house.


California Beach House

This home is apprx. 2400 sq. ft living space, and the attached garage is apprx. 500 sq. ft. The home also features 920 s.q. ft of outdoor space with the front patio, balconies, roof top deck, and court yard. Overall building sq. ft. total being apprx. 2900 sq. ft.


The site was constrained by the 30 ft. wide x 85 ft. long lot.


The marina is only a block from this home.

I adore the custom-made Dutch door. Entry hardware is from Emtek.

Front Porch

A wonderful place to sit and talk, while watching people passing by.

The doors are Jeld Wen french sliders.

Living Room

This house is all about coastal living in a fun way.


Notice the fun colors found in this space.

Family Living

This house is great for entertaining.

Decor Ideas

The fireplace stone is gray Limestone.

Furniture Placement

Even not being a big room, this living room has plenty of space for friends and family.


Perfect mix of neutrals and colorful decor.


This nook was designed within a 10′ x 5′ 6″ space and I love every inch of it!

 Light Fixture

Practical and beautiful.

Eating Nook

The table was custom-made by the designer and the lighting fixture is by Restoration Hardware.


This kitchen is a 10! I love every detail found here.

White Kitchen

Light fixture is the “Caged Lantern with Paper Shade” by Circa Lighting.

Kitchen Design

A white kitchen done right!

Backsplash & Countertop

The island counter slab material is a Caracus Blue Limestone.  The backsplash is a Calacatta Classic slab backsplash. The slabs were bookmatched behind the range, that is why the veining is so consistent.

Dream Kitchen

The kitchen size is about 18 x 12.


The fabric on the stools is “Darjeeling from Schumacher”.

Open Concept

This white, bright, warm kitchen is beautiful and at the same time functional and family friendly.

Kitchen Island

Great workspace. I also love the fact you can open the sliding accordion doors and have a nice view of the patio.


This is a perfect place to entertain family and friends with indoor-outdoor living.

Patio Decor

Plants: These are Kentia Palms and were planted as 24″ boxes. These will slowly grow over time but can be maintained at an appropriate height.


This patio feels casual and comfortable at the same time.


Coastal and sleek.

Light Fixture

Light fixture is by West Elm.

Home Office

This home office is full of character.

Green Walls

The green grasscloth adds texture, color and warmth to the space.


This desk is by Restoration Hardware.

Barn Door

The builder custom-made these barn doors with reclaimed wood planks.


The floors are White Washed, Wired Brush, distressed Oak.


Beautiful millwork can be found everywhere in this house.

Laundry Room

The laundry room is not too big, but is perfectly designed with plenty of storage.


I love the idea of creating the focal point in this bathroom with the tiles. These are 8×12″ decorative tiles.


  The den is great to relax and read a book. It also opens to a lovely balcony.


Watch the stars…

Bedroom Design

The bedroom feels warm with the grasscloth wallpaper and draperies. I love this room!

Master Bedroom

This bedroom is not too big, but the high ceilings make it appear larger and airy.


Lovely bed and pillows. Lamps are from Pottery Barn.

Bedroom Decor

The grasscloth wallpaper is from Phillip Jeffries.


The master bathroom is elegant but not too serious. Color and texture is added with the green grasscloth wallpaper.

Bathroom Design

This space is full of beautiful details.

Green Grasscloth

The grasscloth wallpaper is from Phillip Jeffries.


Lovely marble countertop and shower.


A rustic touch is added with the barn doors.


Small closets can be beautiful and organized: this one is approximately 6′ x 8′.


This home has wonderful curb appeal.

Beautiful Home

A house really don’t have to be big to be jaw-dropping… you just need to know how to design it!



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Hello, everyone! It’s so great to have you back! I hope you had a great long weekend and could relax with your family and friends.

We had a wonderful weekend, celebrating our 10th anniversary. It was perfect, not only for what we did, but because I was with my hubby and my kids.

I like to live thinking this is the best time of our lives. This is it… perfect as it is… even with its imperfections.

Have a blessed week!

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Sources: New Construction Design/Build by Spinnaker Development , Photo Credit – Bowman Group Photography and Jeri Koegel, Architect: Brandon Architects, Interior Design by Details – A Design Firm, Via Houzz.

20 Comments to 'California Beach House'

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  1. Ines said,

    I love it! All those great seating areas. The table with that great orchid, wonderful!
    Love, Ines

  2. Love the French Sliding Doors that open onto the front porch. Beautiful interior and the outdoor patio! Love this California Beach House!

  3. Really gorgeous…love the breakfast nook. This is one island over from were we live!

  4. Melissa said,

    Gorgeous house, but did anyone else notice the veining pattern in the marble backsplash behind the kitchen range looks like some kind of creature? Like a Transformer or something? Funny.

  5. Yes! I did!!! LOL 🙂


  6. Alexis Schwarz said,

    I love this house! Every homeowner needs to follow what the owners of this house did! Though it might require quite a fortune, I’m okay with it as long as it can provide me comfort.

  7. Casey Bannon said,

    I love this! I hope a commercial real estate Dallas can also offer this type of majestic living place! Thanks for sharing!

  8. Michelle byrd said,

    Is it possible to obtain plan for this house?
    Love it!!! In middle of building small beach
    House on coast of Maine and this would be perfect

  9. Mary Jane Smith said,

    Lovely home! Loved the colors and all looks so simple. I think the lighting could be a little bit over the top. I’ve used some Delightfull lighting in my projects and it gave more life to the space.Visit my blog 🙂

  10. Sylvia May said,

    I ‘m interested in the window coverings, where did the woven blinds come from? I love the whole house.

  11. Sylvia May said,

    I’m interested in the brand of woven shades covering all the windows, house is stunning.

  12. Elisa Forgione said,

    Please, please, please tell me where the counter stools came from. They are absolutely perfect!

  13. Hi Elisa,

    I don’t have the source, but feel free to contact the designer. He might be able to help you with this.

    The fabric on the stools is “Darjeeling from Schumacher”.

    Thank you.


  14. Colleen said,

    I very seldom comment on articles but this one, I cannot hold myself back. This home is amazing. I love everything about it and am insanely jealous that someone else owns this beauty. Simply Amazing.

  15. Madison said,

    This is gorgeous! Is there any way to obtain the floor plan?

  16. Absolutely amazing. I just loved all the decorating styles. Loved the colors and interior furnitures all looks so simple. The most important is all interior furnitures are placed very well and are unique. Great share. Looking forward for some more images.

  17. Bethany Olson said,

    Will be building home on narrow lot; this plan is amazing! May I please have a link or other info regarding the architect?

  18. Hello Bethany,

    The designer info is under “sources” at the end of the post.

    Thank you for your comment. 🙂


  19. Patty Riley said,

    I am also asking if you can buy the house plans

  20. Emily said,

    How high are the ceilings in the kitchen/living area in this home?!

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