Saturday, July 30, 2011

The Orange County – Portabello Estate

Smack dab between Newport and Laguna beach lies the oceanfront lots of Cameo shores, in the ultra-exclusive Corona Del Mar in Orange County, California. Originally listed at a cool $76 million in 2006, the fantastical Portabello Estate (which means ‘beautiful door’ in Italian) was eventually sold in 2010 for $34.1 million, less than half the original asking price.

This 22,000 square foot (2,044 sq m) oceanfront behemoth features eight bedrooms, ten bathrooms (and 5 half baths) and two saltwater pools surrounded by 3-storey high grotto cliffs. Of course there’s your standard 10-pin bowling lanes, 16-car garage, state-of-the-art movie theatre and automotive museum. Full details and pictures below on this insane property. It’s madness!!!

Portabello was originally owned by Frank Pritt, the founder of Attachmate, a company specializing in technology solutions for business-to-business products. It is located on three oceanfront lots with a nearly one acre site of private beach cove access. Almost every room in the house offers stunning views of the Pacific ocean.

In addition to the 22,000 square feet (2,044 sq m) of interior space is an additional 8,000 square feet (743 sq m) of covered terraces and garaging space. Oh and the master bedroom is a 2,000 square foot space with 2-bedrooms and 2-bathrooms …

22,00 square feet interior space, 8,000 square feet of covered terraces and garaging
- 8 bedrooms, 10 bathrooms and 5 half bathrooms
- Garaging for 16 cars (4 up, 12 down, with lift)
- commercial-grade elevator
- 2,000 square-foot master suite with 2 bedrooms, 2 baths
- 2-bedroom, 2 bath guest suite with sitting room and mini kitchen suite
- Separate guest casita
- Three-story central seascape grotto featuring 2 saltwater swimming pools, 2 spas, tunnel, waterslide, waterfall features, barbeque area and bathroom
- Full fitness facilities, including professional cardio and weight equipment, Pilates reformer, steam room, bathroom and locker room
- Lavish entertainment level designed as a town’s Main Street, featuring: State-of-the-art movie theater with marquee, powder rooms, stage and ticket booth
- Working mini-diner with kitchen, soda/milkshake fountain, bar and seating areas
- Jewelry “store” ideal for the display of family heirlooms
- Media room with large screen television, billiards table
- 2-lane regulation bowling alley with shoe and ball “rental” area
- Automotive museum including climate/pressure control and lighting to display up to 12 collectible cars, full automotive service shop, office and car lift


printer toners said...

what a beautiful and dreamy place to spend some memorable time with your loved ones. great post.

Blinds said...

More than Vegas! It was my dream vacation setting. The beach, the pools, resorts, theater , bars , etc.. was extremely simply amazing. It was exceptionally perfect!

inkjet said...

Looks a best place for this summer. going to negotiate with my friends about this place to spend some memorial time here.

UK Blind Shop said...

Thanks for the post- lovely pictures and I will be going to Vegas in September!!