“It’s all in the details…. Balboa Peninsula Point…. Coastal Cottage Charm….”

by Erin Paige Pitts

I just returned from a week in California, I am working on a private residence in Newport Beach.  I stayed at the Balboa Inn on the Balboa Peninsula so I can be near the beach.  I had never explored the Balboa Peninsula before, as it turned out, it is a real visual treat.  On my morning run to the very tip of the island, I ran through a neighborhood with the most amazing coastal cottages.  Everything I saw was just from the curb but it was a feast for the eyes.  After my run, I went back and got my camera and took these photos to share with you.   As you all know, my foremost love is “Elegant Coastal Homes for families” and all of these fit the bill.  I could only see the outsides but I am sure the insides are equally beautiful!

This stunner was equally beautiful street side and beach side.  I just loved the railing detail and the Juliette balcony.  This home is beyond a cottage but still maintains a cottage feel.

Here is how it looks from the beach!  Great house for entertaining!

This dark gray house really caught my attention.  I just love how the white trim pops! 

This house had the most charming curb appeal.  I particularly loved the shell street sign!  I am going to make one of these with my daughters!

The entry to this house, covered in a flowering vine, beckons you to come in! 

I couldn’t help but take a closer look….

Not every house was a cottage.  I loved this Modern beach front marvel!

Last but not least, Grandmother’s cottage (or at least that is what I call it).  It is small, charming and sweet. 

I hope you enjoyed your visual architectural tour of Balboa Peninsula Point!  There are so many more wonderful houses, I don’t have room to share them all.  Make a point of driving out there when you are in the Newport Beach area.

If you love elegant coastal homes or want your in-town home to feel like a getaway, I’d love to help you design it and make your dream a reality!

Until next time….