Home Of The Week
2585 Riviera Drive
A haven for seaside dwellers, Irvine Cove is an ultra-exclusive waterfront enclave residing in the northernmost end of Laguna Beach. The guard-gated community is home to approximately 110 residences, providing access to a secluded private beach complete with sand volleyball courts, a playground, and showers. Whether heading to the tennis courts for an afternoon match or meandering down the pathway that leads to the pristine sands of Irvine Cove Beach, residents are often seen traveling around the community by golf cart. Resting on approximately an acre of historic oceanfront land in the prestigious community, 2585 Riviera Drive is a standout among the neighborhood’s most esteemed properties.
The definition of luxurious Southern California living, the custom-built residence spans approximately 18,000 square feet and encompasses 5 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms, screening room with full bar, fitness center with adjoining massage rooms, wine cellar complete with tasting room, and an elegant backyard oasis. Designed by The Warner Group Architects of Santa Barbara, the home was completed in 2010 after eight years of meticulous effort and attention to detail. Blending some of the world’s finest design elements, architectural features, and finishes, the estate also offers a separate guest house inspired by Philip Johnson’s iconic Glass House.
The home is graced with gorgeous galleries and stunning ocean-view loggias around every corner. Gleaming terrazzo floors — similar to those found in the Getty Villa — compliment Roman and Greek architecture, arch motifs, exposed wooden beams, Murano glass lighting fixtures, all while framing sweeping water views. Especially mindful of the outdoor spaces, the rambling grounds tout an oceanfront pool and spa, adjacent event lawn, rose gardens, 100-year-old olive trees, private patios, and fountains imported from Europe.
Perched on a bluff 24 feet over the Pacific Ocean, 2585 Riviera Drive is an impressive balance of classical design and modern influences.