Julie Laughton Design Build

Premiere Custom Home Builder Newport Beach

Modern Mediterranean

This home is located in Crystal Cove on the bluff overlooking the ocean with a direct view of Catalina Island. The property has spacious rooms, large rear yard and an amazing view. Crystal Cove is such a beautiful community conveniently located between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach.

The home was completely remodeled. The rooms stayed in the same location, but every finish was changed. The new look is fresh, natural and timeless. We did European white oak floors throughout and mixing white cabinets with oak cabinets for a fresh new look. There is all new lighting throughout the home, including a new chandelier in the grand staircase.

This is a great space to gather with family and friends and a huge backyard for kids and dogs. The backyard has a pool, jacuzzi and outdoor dining area. It's such a pleasure to be able to freshen up this amazing home for the new owners.

True Tuscan Style

This home was born in a Tuscan style with the stucco walls, terracotta roof, tile accents and wrought iron work at the front door. Along with all the olive trees that were planted by the former owner, the home has a very warm, Mediterranean feel. The gold and bronze color of the patio tile enhances this feeling.

The interior will be completely gutted and have a total makeover. Everything will have a new look, starting with the new European white oak floors, all white custom cabinets and new la cantina doors to take advantage of the glorious ocean view and provide better access to the patio and the deck. When this project is completed, the interior will be very fresh, light and dreamy with lots of white marble used in the bathrooms and on the countertops.

The patio will be updated by replacing the pebble areas between the stone with Astroturf, which will give a more fresh, vibrant look to the exterior. The woodwork will all be painted a classic dark brown espresso color and the columns will all be painted white to match the new white stucco on the exterior. I love remodeling and updating these wonderful homes in this very special neighborhood.

The Crystal Cove Santa Barbara Style

This Mediterranean style home with ocean views in Crystal Cove is going through a stunning transformation. The house has a great open floor plan with ocean views from every room.

This custom home remodeling project is all about adding bedrooms to the front of the home creating a new second story. The second story bedrooms will have vaulted ceilings that will give more of a grand feel. We are freshening up the main floor with brand new European white oak wood floors. These are natural and elegant and will enhance the warm, Mediterranean style of the home.

The new addition will really bring home the Santa Barbara style with the white stucco, terracotta roof, stone details around the windows and iron accents. We are expanding the limestone patios and redoing the pool finish. When this custom home remodeling project is complete, it will be another 5-star property.

Mid-Century Modern Transformation

This home is in the iconic Corona Del Mar neighborhood of Camino Highlands. This ranch style home is typical of all the homes built there in the 1960s. What is nice about these homes is that they have a great location with wonderful ocean views.

I am going to totally transform the look of this home into more of an elegant Newport Beach cottage vibe by changing the stucco color to a warm white along with lime washing all of the stone to give it a more vintage French Country look. This way, I can completely remove the orange stucco that was mistakenly put on this classic mid-century home in the mid 80s. The one-story feature with access to the larger rear patio makes it easy for entertaining and living in general.

The goal is to make this home truly fit its surroundings and give it a new look, matching the homeowners desire for a classic Newport Beach cottage. I can't wait to show you the transformation on this one!

Ocean Heights With a Spectacular 280-Degree View

The neighborhood is located at the highest elevation in Newport Coast. This particular property is unique because it is a corner lot and the views are incredible. Not only does it go back through the canyons and mountains to the south east, but to the south it has that classic 180-degree view from Mexico to Palos Verdes and it keeps going to the snow-capped San Bernardino mountains in the north east.

This home will be a complete transformation. We are going to totally remodel the interior, exterior and the yard by adding a pool and relocating the outdoor kitchen. Square footage will be added by enlarging two bedrooms and adding two more bedrooms. We are going to open up the walls and add more windows to show the incredible view to the south and to the west. The new look will be a timeless, modern style with everything relocated on the interior to give better access to the side yard and backyard for family entertainment.

It will be so nice to see this home with a complete transformation for the homeowner to not only take advantage of the expansive views, but also help them utilize every square inch of the space and make it their dream home.

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