This newly built estate is located at 12 Troon Drive in Newport Coast, CA. Designed to look like a Pennsylvania Dutch Colonial, this home exudes old world charm and comfort. Built just 2 years ago, this exquisite property boasts a main residence, 2 guest houses, and a swimming pool with pool house all on close to 1 acre of land. There are a total of 8 bedrooms and 12 bathrooms spread throughout the compound. The 12,000 square foot main house boasts 6 bedrooms, rustic wooden floors, paneled walls, coffered ceilings throughout, a fabulous gourmet country kitchen with exposed brick and wooden beams, 2 large family rooms, formal living and dining rooms, magnificent library with custom built-ins, an art studio, wine cellar, and a home theater. The property also boasts a 3+ car garage, staff quarters with office, and a separate catering kitchen. It listed at $23,000,000. What a spectacular home! You would never know this home was in California just by looking at it. I love all the different materials used on the exterior of the home as well as all the different rooflines. It lends a great deal of character to it. I’m not usually into the whole colonial farmhouse look, but I am in LOVE with this home.

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  • Grrrowler

    I actually love this house too. It’s just plain beautiful. But, I don’t love that it’s in CA. A dutch colonial feels as out of place in CA as a spanish hacienda would on Martha’s Vineyard. At least they didn’t put any palm trees in the yard.

    I especially like how the exterior of the main house is designed to look like several smaller buildings. That helps keep the mass from being overwhelming on the lot and really fits the style of the architecture. It looks as if it’s a family farm that has grown over the generations with different buildings added as necessary. I especially appreciate that the designer hid the garages from both the front of the house and the backyard; garage doors should never be a focal point.

    Now if we could just move this house onto several acres of land in Greenwich or someplace outside of Burlington…




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  • KEV

    I agree that the way it was spread across the lot is very well done. It does look out of place, but I assume that was the idea, although you would think that building such a out of place house on spec is pretty crazy. The 23 mil price tag seems kinda high–maybe 14-17 million?




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  • Onions

    Way too overpriced and doesn’t belong in Newport. This property is boxey and boring. Too many giant wood beams.




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  • Daniel

    Something about this house aggravates me. I think its the awkward design and the resemblance of smashing too homes together. That roof line is just obnoxious. The wooden floor looks dirty. No palm trees and in SoCal? How devastating…




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  • Barney

    Hey Guys……while NOT my favorite style of architecture at all, and would never want to live in a Dutch Colonial ANYthing, I still think this house is quite lovely. VERY easy, appealing, “friendly” and relatable to look at. Love all the natural materials, ESPECIALLY the color of the wood stain in the library…..GORGEOUS. A deep, rich, but not overbearing combination of what looks like coffee-with-two-creams-and-medium olive-green expertly combined. Very unique. And every freakin’ house in California does NOT need palms trees on its property! Last I heard there was no law saying so :-). And the floors are perfectly rustic looking, in total keeping with the Dutch Colonial vernacular. Beautiful home, that’s not been overdone at all. Honestly, I’m quite surprised I like it as much as I do.




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  • Mak

    I think its going to appeal to two types:
    1. Expat New England yankees’ that were moved out to the west coast, but yearn for something that reminds them of home or
    2. Anyone else who thinks that looking like you moved from connecticut is good for the image.

    Then again, any Yankee worth his or her salt would never pay 23M for a house that would need an additional 15 acres in the Greenwich back country to sell at that price.




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  • Barney

    HOWever, I agree with EVERYone else, abso-damn-lutely…………the PRICE is literally PSYCHOTIC, PERIOD. If I was wealthy enough & INSANE enough to EVER spend that much on ONE HOUSE, it would have to be on CONSIDERABLE acreage with a KILLER ocean view OR, with a BIG LOT either RIGHT on the ocean, or within 5 to 10 walking minutes of the ocean on some acreage. Even in the BEST, not almost WORST of economies like now, that price for that small a lot is certifiably NUTS.




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    • Grrrowler

      Agreed on the price. Like probably everyone else, I looked this up on the map to see what the neighborhood is like. There are some other large houses on the street, but not many. To the south and west there are condos/apartments, and lots of them. To the north and east there are rows and rows of ~4000 square foot tract houses. $23,000,000 for less than an acre surrounded by suburban sprawl just don’t light my fire. This house on 4 acres in Greenwich and it would be worth it. I still love the house itself in spite of its location.




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  • CincyRob

    I actually had to look at it a day after it first posted to get to appreciate it. I feel the East Coast charm with the West Coast price. The home itself would look even better in upstate New York or Bucks County Pennsylvania. I think I would appreciate the home but not the location. Most of the homes out there that aren’t bluff frontage or ocean view are overpriced anyway. That house deserves more land for it and a cooler temperature to suit the exposed beams and clean lines. I love the slate pool deck though. It is sexual. The stair ante reminds me of a Hamptons home. Overall, I would give the home an 85%. Well executed and quality materials but the lack of actual land and privacy kept it out of the 90’s. Great posting though.

    P.S. Although a Mediterranean style home on the East Coast would still be appealing though not as architecturally appropriate as a shingle style or traditional brick home. East Sideeeeee!!!!




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