NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Santa Barbara-style homes are known for red clay roofs, whitewashed exterior stucco walls, ornate ironwork, rounded archways and rustic elements. The 6,137-square-foot home at 51 Copper Creek in Irvine is a modern interpretation of the traditional style, with a “lighter hand,” according to the description by the seller’s agent, Jacqueline Thompson of Surterre Properties.

The result is that the five-bedroom, 5 ½-bath home has an atmosphere of openness and light. Nearly every room has a picture window that showcases the countryside views of rolling hills and canyons. The home, which sits on more than half an acre, sold on Nov. 25 for $4.1 million, off its $4.5 million September asking price.

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At last, a chic, modern interpretation of the beloved Santa Barbara estate tradition in Shady Canyon. Inspired by its setting on a sprawling private lot at the edge of preserved land, the residence – a former Orange County Philharmonic House of Design – is designed with a lighter hand and has been even more extensively remodeled following its public showcase. The result: every room in this 5 bedroom, 5.5 bath home is infused with sunlight, tasteful decor, and sense of joy.

Spacious, high-ceilinged rooms are defined by plentiful French doors and picture windows, showcasing the countryside views of rolling hills, canyons, distant mountains and – at night – twinkling lights. Entertain in the formal living room with its soaring beamed ceilings and…

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Dream home is an understatement for this spectacular three-bedroom, four bathroom oceanview estate by famed architect Brion Jeannette and noted builder Keith Gallo. The enchantment begins with this incomparable hilltop site just outside the Emerald Bay gates where luxury homes meet the beauty of the Laguna Beach nature preserve.

This ideal North Laguna location is not only convenient to all that Laguna Beach and Newport Beach have to offer, but also affords some of the West Coast’s best panoramic views of the Pacific, Catalina, sparkling city lights and the coastline – including Emerald Bay bluffs. Jeannette’s world-renowned soft contemporary architecture finds its perfect home here, perched above the sea, with its sensuous curves clad in glass and…

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