Home of the Week: Former Angels Outfielder Lists Custom Contemporary in Corona del Mar

An exclusive enclave of Corona del Mar, Irvine Terrace is home to some of the neighborhood’s most stunning real estate with many featuring waterfront views. Within walking distance of Fashion Island’s first-class shopping and dining and the local boutiques and eateries of the Village and Balboa Island, this seaside community defines luxe coastal living. For those who seek an active lifestyle, many residences have easy access to the beach. Embodying a sophisticated and casual Southern California vibe, it’s no surprise that Corona del Mar attracts Orange County’s elite, including professional athletes.

Former Los Angeles Angels outfielder Gary Matthews Jr. has listed this custom contemporary in Corona del Mar for $15.5 million. Son of former ballplayer and Phillies broadcaster Gary Matthews, Matthews Jr. began his career in 1999 with the Padres, finishing up with the Mets in 2010. Matthews Jr. played for the Angels 2007-2009.
CBIO1231_Dolphin_Terrace-03 Terraced into the hillside, this newly constructed masterpiece boasts spanning Balboa Island, Newport Harbor, and Pacific Ocean views stretching to Catalina Island. Inspired by the palette of natural coastal elements and brushed matte finishes, this 6,200+ square foot estate was designed by acclaimed architect Carlton Graham and expertly built by Steve Davidson Construction & Tom Waters in 2013, with pristine attention to every detail. CBIO1231_Dolphin_Terrace-06 CBIO1231_Dolphin_Terrace-10

This estate offers an extremely open floor plan featuring two suites on the ends of each level, with large open living spaces at the center for communal gatherings. Large panel doors and floor-to-ceiling windows provide plenty of fresh sea salt air and natural lighting to enjoy an exceptional coastal lifestyle.

Each interior space is defined by the harmonious blend of white-oak ceilings, sea-grass limestone, and split-face Texas limestone, which mirror ocean elements.CBIO1231_Dolphin_Terrace-20CBIO1231_Dolphin_Terrace-21The lower level lounge area features a full wet bar, walk-in wine cellar & tasting area, large living room, and seamless transition to the outdoor patio.

Perfect for any baseball enthusiast, Matthew’s built a custom glass enclosed trophy case to showcase his prized memorabilia.CBIOIMG_1533The resort-style exteriors offer the ultimate venue for any event, fit with a four-sided infinity edge pool & spa, large patio and luscious landscaping that compliments the soft hues of the residence.CBIO1231_Dolphin_Terrace-16CBIO1231_Dolphin_Terrace-23

1231 Dolphin Terrace is offered at $15,500,000 USD by the Tim Smith Group of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Newport Beach.