Located in one of the most prestigious communities on the California coast, this newly constructed custom estate is the epitome of luxury coastal living at its’ finest.
At over eight thousand square feet, the rustic retreat with contemporary charm is one of just twenty seven private residences nestled in the exclusive Laguna Beach enclave of The Residences at Montage. Architect Chris Light, Interior Designer Errol Dejager, and Luxury Home Builder Dugally Oberfeld worked in unison to insure that every aspect of the home was designed to fuse coastal elegance, rustic character, and modern luxury.
Chris Light is no stranger to coastal architectural design. He has designed some of the most notable residences in Orange County. His approach to this truly special residence is a response to the intersection of the rugged coastline and the soothing ocean beyond. The rustic stone exterior merges peacefully with the glass skybridge leading to the generous interior and a breath taking Pacific Ocean and Catalina Island view.
“Ultimately, our goal is to deliver the most fulfilling experience to our clients by way of experience, expertise, and mutual respect for each team member. Our success relies on acknowledging and celebrating the amazing amount of knowledge derived from this team approach.” -Matt Dugally
Inside, the residence boasts every amenity imaginable. The team relied on the expertise of interior designer Errol Dejager who carefully considered every interior detail to insure that the finished product truly reflected the vision of comfort and luxury. Dejager’s signature melody of natural texture, artful millwork, and sophisticated finishes is evident throughout.
One of the most commanding aspects of the residence is the two story courtyard which serves as the axis of the home. The tranquil fountains resonate throughout the lower level which houses the game room, theatre, library, and bar with wine cellar and tasting area. Natural light floods the lower guest suite and nautical inspired children’s bunk room.
Downstairs, pocket doors are cleverly used throughout to create what can only be described as the ultimate man cave. The billiards area extends seamlessly into the theatre lounge designed with comfortable sofa style seating as opposed to typical recliners. The adjacent temperature controlled wine cellar holds over eight hundred bottles and doubles as a poker lounge. The whiskey bar connects to the richly paneled library keeping libations at the ready for any occasion. Cigars anyone? The open air courtyard is just steps away. When the party is over, the space converts back to peaceful and private with ease.
“My favorite aspect of the residence is the thoughtfully designed multi use space on the lower level. It is truly the heart of the home.” -Errol DeJaeger
Known for creating homes of the utmost quality in the most exclusive communities of Orange County, Dugally Oberfeld executed the building process with unparalleled precision. Every detail is artfully designed and crafted using the finest materials resulting in a timeless, one of a kind residence.
This soulful collaboration of architect, designer, and builder is not the first and certainly will not be the last. The approach has proven to be the most effective and efficient method in which to fulfill their client’s dreams. In this case, the lucky family is yet to be determined. The residence is currently on the market for $27,995,000 exclusively through Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Previews International.
Photos by Rod Foster