Amazing Kitchens: Open Kitchen Inspired By Ocean

Perched high on a cliff overlooking the ocean, this 11,400-square-foot mansion in Newport Coast, Calif., is as impressive as its surroundings. The open-concept kitchen takes cues from the beach, too, by pairing an island that evokes thoughts of driftwood, lantern-like pendants and a shimmering backsplash that's reminiscent of sea glass.

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Photo By: First Team Estates, a member of Luxury Portfolio International

Kitchen Boasts Long Island, Waterfall Edge

The kitchen in this sleek, transitional California estate features a wide stone island with a waterfall edge, integrated appliances, custom cabinetry and a marble backsplash that extends to the high ceiling. French oak hardwood floors and reclaimed wood beams overhead bring a rustic touch that fits the oceanside setting. The space fully opens to the adjoining hearth room, offering a view to the sea beyond.

Chef's Kitchen Includes Dual Islands

This pristine kitchen features custom everything, from the marble backsplash that extends to the ceiling to the integrated appliances to the range hood to the dual islands, one for prep and one for dining. The beamed ceiling continues into a hearth room that opens to a gorgeous water view. Wide-plank wood floors mix with glossy natural stone to bring the space a chic mix of rustic and modern details.

Transitional Living Space with Ocean View

Wide pocket doors bridge the interior and exterior of this stunning Mediterranean-style home in Newport Coast, California. White walls form a neutral backdrop that extends from room to room, harmonizing the spaces. Clean-lined upholstery and sleek, contemporary accent pieces mix with traditional architectural details in the living room, while the kitchen features both rustic and contemporary design elements. French oak floors give the rooms a casual, livable vibe.

Stylish Formal Sitting Room

This pristine living room features white walls and intricate design details, such as the molded fireplace surround and custom iron railings on balconies that encircle the space. Furnishings are clean, contemporary and neutral, with a conversation area that offers ample seating for entertaining. Large arched windows overlook a pretty stone courtyard.

Contemporary Living Space

This neutral, contemporary living space features white walls, neutral upholstery and soft gray accents that bring a mix of textures to the space. A pocket door allows the room to open fully to the outdoors so the owners and their guests can enjoy the stunning views. A modern fireplace adds warmth, as do the rustic ceiling beams and French oak floors.

Stone Antechamber with Staircase, Iron Gate

This luxurious, Mediterranean-inspired estate in Newport Coast, California, features more than 11,000 square feet of living space and loads of distinctive design details, including the hand-picked stones used both indoors and out. The home is also filled with interesting nooks and crannies, including the twisting stairway in an indoor chamber that leads to a wine cellar. The entertainment-ready house features an elevator, theater, pizza oven, and a pool and spa with an outdoor kitchen and cabana.

Mediterranean Courtyard of Newport Coast, California, Estate

A marble courtyard gives grand presence to the muted and elegant interiors of this Newport Coast, California, estate. The Mediterranean-inspired architecture continues indoors through the use of rustic ceiling beams and wrought iron balconies, though the rooms have contemporary flair. Arched openings used throughout this courtyard also are repeated inside. The roof hinted at above features 300-year-old ceiling tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle.

Transitional Dining Room in Mediterranean-Inspired Home

Clean lines and contemporary furniture mix with traditional lighting and Mediterranean design details in this California dining room. Curved lines create harmony in the space, from the arched doorways to the recessed ceiling dome to the round mirror above a modern console. Black and white art is a theme that carries through other rooms in the home's 11,000-square-foot interior. A wall-size pocket door opens this space to one of a series of outdoor courtyards.

Transitional Dining Room with Ceiling Dome, Retractable Wall

A wide, retractable glass wall opens this elegant dining room to the outdoors. Crisp while walls, arched doorways and a smooth ceiling with a domed recess combine to form a neutral backdrop for clean-lined, contemporary furnishings. Meanwhile, traditional lighting bridges the home's modern style and Mediterranean-inspired architecture.

Gold Transitional Bath with Elegant Details

Gold-threaded wallpaper, a tall mirror and a sleek vanity with burl wood panels provide design distinction in this elegant, transitional guest bath. A modern chair adds function and a stylish hit of black.

Contemporary Home Office with Mediterranean Modern Flair

A contemporary home office features a sleek glass-topped desk, stylish modern guest chairs and tall built-in bookshelves that flank a tall window and bring both light and added function to the space. The French oak flooring continues throughout most rooms in the 11,400-square-foot home in Newport Coast, California.

Mediterranean Modern Game Room and Home Theater

This large room is entertainment-ready, with a built-in bar, a fully outfitted game table and a home theater complete with a large projector screen and comfy oversize sofa. Rustic details like the ceiling beams and French oak floors blend with contemporary furnishings for a chic, updated vibe that's ideally suited for modern living.

Rustic-Modern Wine Cellar with Brick Ceiling

The rough-hewn walls and brick ceiling lend an old-world elegance to this sitting area off the wine cellar in this 11,400-square-foot California estate. Sleek glass doors and a chic bar cart bridge the old with the new and give a nod to the home's contemporary interior design. A lantern overhead fits the nature of the space.

Stone Butler's Pantry with Small Dining Area

A tucked-away butler's pantry has enough space for a contemporary pedestal table and four chairs, offering extra seating for guests in this entertainment-ready estate in Newport Coast, California. Stone walls and traditional lanterns complement the Mediterranean architecture, while contemporary furnishings update the look and feel for modern living. An adjoining sitting room offers another spot for guests to perch.

Covered Patio with Contemporary Seating

Wide doorways throughout this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate open the interior spaces to a series of covered and uncovered patios and courtyards. The entire home is designed for easy entertaining, and also to take advantage of the beautiful outdoor setting and panoramic ocean views. Here, a traditional lantern complements the Mediterranean architecture and contrasts nicely with contemporary and clean-lined furnishings.

Transitional Bedroom with Balcony Overlooking Courtyard

A clean-lined upholstered bed is neutral yet distinguished in this lovely transitional bedroom. Ceiling beams and French oak hardwood flooring are earthy elements that help connect the transitional space to the home's Tuscan-inspired architecture. A tone-on-tone palette of soft beiges, whites and grays creates an overall restful, peaceful effect.

Transitional Powder Room with Metallic Wallpaper

Luxe details abound in this transitional powder room, from the contemporary vanity with burl wood panels to the delicate sconces that flank the gold-framed mirror to the shimmering metallic wallpaper.

White, Transitional Bedroom with Fireplace, Balcony

With the rustic ceiling beams, French oak floors and crackling fireplace, this all-white palette in this oceanside bedroom is anything but cold. Soft hues and varied textures are at play in the fabrics and furnishings. An oversize rug provides softness underfoot, and a subtle chandelier adds femininity. Meanwhile, a balcony opens the space to the beautiful, sweeping outdoor view.

Transitional Master Bathroom with Arched Doorways, Soaker Tub

A pair of vanities is split by a wide, arched doorway in this bright and airy transitional bath. A freestanding soaker tub takes advantage of the light from a large window, and built-in upper cabinetry provides extra storage, keeping surfaces clean and clutter-free. Recessed panels in the ceiling along with furniture-style feet on the vanities are architectural details that add both coziness and distinction.

Transitional Master Bathroom with Soaker Tub

A freestanding tub provides a focal point and a relaxing spot to bathe in this luxurious master bathroom. Arched doorways, a coffered ceiling and tailored cabinetry are among the room's distinctive architectural features. Also distinctive is the light the room gets from the home's wide doorways that open the interior spaces to the outdoors.

White, Transitional Living Space and Media Room

A glass wall with a pocket door fully retracts, opening this transitional living space to the outdoors and the breathtaking view. A marble fireplace, beamed ceiling and wide-plank French oak floors warm the space and connect to the Mediterranean-inspired architecture, while contemporary furnishings give the room a chic, up-to-the-minute vibe.

Mediterranean Estate with Pool, Spa, Outdoor Kitchen

This 11,400-square-foot Mediterranean-style estate is party-ready, with a pool, spa, outdoor kitchen and bar, cabana and multiple outdoor seating areas. Lush plantings provide privacy and connect the home to the surrounding coastal landscape. The 300-year-old roof tiles are sourced from an Italian castle.

Contemporary Pool and Hot Tub at Mediterranean-Style Estate

The backyard pool and hot tub at this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate offers sweeping views of coastline and ocean. The 11,000-square-foot home features multiple indoor and outdoor living areas, as well as a beautiful mix of Mediterranean-inspired architecture and transitional and contemporary interiors.

Mediterranean-Inspired Outdoor Kitchen and Bar

An outdoor kitchen is shielded from the sun by a covered pavilion with stone pillars and a tile roof. A long bar provides seating for five near the pool, creating a space perfect for entertaining groups of any size. Lush landscaping connects the home to its coastal California setting.

Contemporary Home Bar with Lighted Shelving

The sleek home bar in this sprawling Newport Coast, California, estate could just as easily be inside a chic urban nightclub. The Mediterranean-style home is ready for entertaining both indoors and out, with multiple living spaces and courtyards that offer ample seating and spots for guests to gather. Behind this bar, shelving is uplit for a contemporary and striking effect.

Mediterranean-Inspired Outdoor Living Room

An outdoor living room features a mix of design elements, from the reclaimed woods on the coffee table and ceiling beams to the clean, contemporary lines of the woven and upholstered seating. The space is sited to take advantage of the sweeping coastal views, and it also opens to the indoors via a wide retractable glass wall that slides into a pocket door. Traditional lanterns light the space, giving a nod to the Mediterranean architecture.

Mediterranean-Style Terrace with Sunset View

A Mediterranean-style stone terrace is perfectly sited to take advantage of the gorgeous sunsets along Newport Coast, California. A lantern provides light and complements the style of the architecture, while clean-lined, contemporary seating gives a hint to the home's Mediterranean Modern interiors.

Mediterranean-Style Courtyard with Pool, Hot Tub

Multiple outdoor rooms and conversation areas turn this California backyard into a perfect spot for parties and entertaining of all types. Hand-picked stone and 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle give the exterior distinction, while wide pocket doors open the home's interior to the resort-like outdoor spaces. A sleek pool and hot tub are ready for guests.

Mediterranean Estate in Newport Coast, Calif.

This 11,000-square-foot Mediterranean modern home in Newport Coast, California, offers luxurious living both indoors and out, with 300-year-old roof tiles reclaimed from an Italian castle and a grand courtyard with 180-degree views of Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and more. The Tuscan-styled estate features pristine landscaping and transitional interiors that join the old with the new in a chic, stylish way.

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