- Name: Portabello Estate
- Type: Organic Contemporary
- Price: $75,000,000 USD – (July 03, 2007)
- Sold: $34,119,500 USD – (Oct 20, 2010)
- Bedrooms: 8
- Bathrooms: 12.5
- Size: 22,000 sq. ft.
- Lot: 0.49 acres
- Built: 2002
The Portabello estate is more than just a landmark property, it is a free-flowing dream house that can almost be considered an art form complementing its natural environment. The moment you enter this personal private paradise, you understand. The elegant entry is not a door into a house; it’s a portal into a new world. Other houses, streets, and cars suddenly cease to exist. Graceful horizon pools and patios stretch ahead. To your right, flowers tumble down high cliffs to the lower level pools, fountains, and lush grass. Straight ahead, a broad, barefoot lawn overlooks the Pacific, with Catalina Island in the distance. Wide-open spaces are everywhere, yet somehow, you remain totally secluded.
The ultimate private Oceanfront sanctuary, Portabello is a spectacular home offering a combination of amenities unmatched anywhere on the southern California coast with green lawns spanning more than 300 lineal feet of vast ocean frontage, the estate enjoys stunning panoramic beachfront views while offering discreet, absolute privacy. Stretching across three oceanfront lots, the estate encompasses almost 30,000 sq. ft. of combined living space. The residence includes simply astonishing recreational facilities that are surrounded by grotto cliffs rising high above a lush inner lawn, pools and spas, delivering a five-star luxury beachfront experience with never-before seen luxury and privacy in every direction.
Portabello is an ultra-modern organic Architectural masterpiece that is as much defined by its stunning seaside site, as it redefines the luxury lifestyle ideal. Most every room provides a breathtaking panorama of the majestic Pacific Ocean, serene beach coves and the spectacular coastline from Dana Point to Palos Verdes. A study in sensuous curves, the home unfolds as a nautilus shell, with an immense, sun-washed grotto at its center, surrounded by beautiful chambers including eight opulent bedroom suites and living areas that open seamlessly to the incomparable seafront.
The lower level of the residence offers additional living spaces, plus absolutely jaw-dropping recreational and entertainment facilities. Indoors, you’ll find a full-sized bowling alley, large workout area, and recreation room with pool table, a stunning full-sized theatre experience and even an authentic 50’s soda fountain. At the far end, an enormous multi-purpose arena is perfect for everything from a classic car museum to a ballroom gala. Outside is the ultimate backyard, a sheltered grotto cove ideal for quiet relaxation, family fun or large parties of a hundred or more. Wide, comfortable patios wind along the plush lawn. Waterfalls and fountains sparkle in the sun, and a twisting tunnel slide plunges into the swimming pool. A warm-water rock spa is tucked into the grotto cliff, as are hidden changing and powder rooms. It’s all totally private and completely protected from cool ocean breezes.
Less than 20 minutes from the airport, and practically walking distance to shopping, a gloriously secluded world of wide-open space and luxury awaits you. The Portabello Estate truly redefines a one-of-a-kind luxury sanctuary of relaxation and entertainment.
- Architect: Brion Jeannette Architecture
- Designer: Lisa Slayman
- Builder: Frank W. Pritt III – Founder of Attachmate Corporation
- Owner: Fariborz Maseeh – Founder of Picoco LLC (Oct 20, 2010)
- Location: 4627 Brighton Rd, Corona del Mar, CA 92625, USA