This 3.6 acre gated estate/compound is located at 2300 Mesa Drive in Newport Beach, CA. It was built in 1990 by motor home/philanthropists John and Donna Crean. Inspired by the movie ‘Gone With the Wind’, the estate features a 15,000 square foot main house, 7,600 square foot workshop/office building, 8-car detached garage with above apartment/gym and another 8-car detached garage with 2 more apartments above. The Southern colonial main house features a grand staircase with hand painted murals, elevator, 10 guest suites, grand formal living room, banquet size formal dining room that can seat 32, industrial size catering kitchen, home office, library, 2500 square foot self-contained apartment, home theater, swimming pool with slide and much more. It is listed at $19,800,000. What a beautiful, grand interior. I really like the use of wood and all the garage space! It definitely exudes Southern charm with the expansive front porch and all. Very nice!

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  • Daniel

    Might be a great place to hold a wedding reception, but as a single-family home it fails. The dining room is ridiculous – what happens when you want a simple dinner with a couple of friends and their spouses? Where the hell are you going to put the couple dozen chairs you won’t need? Seems like a waste of space. The theater seats look like they were plucked from the liquidation sale of La-Z-Boy. Horrid.




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  • Grrrowler

    My first thought when I saw this was “Tara, on steroids run amok.” It has none of the elegance or grace of the house in the movie. There are so. many. dormers. Inside, the library is kind of nice, the living room made me laugh out loud, and the dining room is ludicrous. The one bedroom shown in the listing looks as if it was lifted straight out of a moderately priced B&B.




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  • avoona

    It looks to be a bit more “Beverly Hillbillies” than “Gone With the Wind”.




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  • Chris

    awful, just awful




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  • c

    I now see where one of the ugly staircases yo posted a few days ago was from. LOL




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  • zach
    • Grrrowler

      The video is ridiculous. The approach to the house is all garages. There’s a real estate office at the entrance? WTF? “Creative” is certainly an appropriate euphemism to describe the landscaping. I cannot figure out what the mirror images of the east and west wing hallways are supposed to show us. That the “decorator” had so little creativity that he/she had make identical hallways down the plants? The theater style TV room really does resemble a rec room in a retirement home. I’m not sure why the same hospital chairs are used in the billiards room, and couldn’t the realtor take the cover off the pool table before the photographers showed up? An ice cream parlor? That really does complete the Disneyfication of the place. The RV parking spaces in front of the house overlooking the bay simply complete the taste level.




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  • Chris

    I feel the staircase itself has potential, but the house would need a major, major overhaul.




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    • NOVA Ben

      They could start by obliterating the 738 buildings that obscure the front of the home.




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      • Chris

        Yes they could!




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  • rob

    I can see how someone would like it, but not me. I guess the woodwork is nicely done if overdone. This place looks like an 1860s whorehouse. The grounds feel cold and more like a motel 6. Basically looking out on cement and parking lots. I like the size. Just not feeling this one.




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  • lambskin

    The floor tiles look so cheap-why are the grout lines so visible? This place screams corporate retreat/meeting room/conference center for the salespersons across the country. Did they run out of books for the den? Just plain weird.




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  • george

    This house is not worth comment. But, in looking at the mansion of the day, I wonder if it is still standing given where it is.




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  • Geoffrey

    if you are going to have 10-20 motorhomes, have a garage on a less expensive block of land – that feature is NOT going to earn you extra bucks when it comes time to sell!




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  • BJ

    I have seen the interiors of motor homes, expensive and cheap. None of which have ever ever piqued my interest.

    And now I completely understand why.




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  • NOVA Ben

    I actively hate this property. It looks like an industrial complex with all the extra buildings all over the place. The home itself is nothing special, and doesn’t even come CLOSE to being as elegant as its “inspiration”. The interior is just a mess.




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  • mak

    It’s hilarious! Looking at the video, I thought they were driving into either a low budget condo complex, or one of those residential retirement communities.




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  • marc22

    Ummm what happened? Finally you were on a hot streak over the past few weeks highlighting a number of really fine looking homes and then this?

    Is it a conference center? Mississippi riverboat? Two star motel in Branson? Or is it a furniture store selling faux leather recliners?

    God my eyes hurt.

    Please get the ship back on course and feature a few more homes like the ones over the last week.




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  • Scott

    Nothing about this house is even remotely suggestive of Gone With the Wind.




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  • dan

    I love the 32 seat dining room. I have always wanted a huge dining table and this is it. There is however, nothing else I like about the house. Not all rich people have good taste, and it shows.




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  • Bella Dunn

    One word…..DREADFUL!




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