Villa Real Estate’s co-founders Steve High and Evan Corkett recently sold 16 Bay Island for $4.95 million on behalf of their clients, a South Orange County-based family who had owned the property – as a beach house – for 13 years. The house, situated on a premier lot on this private island of only 23 homes (all waterfront), featured interiors by the homeowner, Sue McKeehan, a professional interior designer. Thanks to McKeehan’s design talents, the home, an historic 1915 residence from the original Bay Island Gun Club days, was featured in California Homes Magazine. The buyers, a Yorba Linda family for whom the home will be a second beach house in the Newport Beach Peninsula area.

About 16 Bay Island

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  • 2,900SQ. FT.
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This traditional Bay Island bay front shingled style home is straight from the pages of California Homes magazine, which featured the residence in its August 2007 edition and described it as the ‘perfect beach house’ for its stylish interiors and vintage character. Interior designer, Sue McKeehan has transformed this home into one of Newport’s finest. Gracing the shores of Bay Island, the home features spectacular vistas of Newport Harbor’s main turning basin, all of its boating activity and , in winter, the snow-capped San Bernardino mountains. Bay Island originally began as a gun club in 1903; however, today it is one of Newport Beach’s most exclusive addresses – a private sanctuary of 23 waterfront homes that commonly own a tennis court, wide sandy beach and lush mature botanical and cutting gardens. One of Southern California’s most gracious locations, this premier home is a once in a lifetime opportunity of ownership. Private Pier and Slip for a large boat and side-tie.