Location: 31 Blue Heron, Irvine, CA

Square Footage: 10,000

Bedrooms & Bathrooms: 6 bedrooms & 9 bathrooms

Price: $7,995,000

This Mediterranean style mansion is located at 31 Blue Heron in Irvine, CA and is situated on half an acre of land. Built in 2007, the home features a modern yet rustic interior with custom steel and glass doors, Venetian plaster, artisan brick walls, hand-hewn reclaimed beams, Obeche wood cabinetry and paneling and wide-plank oak and limestone flooring. There is approximately 10,000 square feet of living space with 6 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, grand foyer with gallery and sweeping curved staircase, formal living room, formal dining room with wine storage, gourmet kitchen with breakfast area, family room, home office, 2nd floor loft, game room with bar, home theater, crafts room, gym with glass walls and doors and a subterranean 6-car garage. Outdoor features include an outdoor living area with heated stone floors, outdoor fireplace, built-in media center, full kitchen, and a tiled infinity swimming pool with two spas.

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  • Grrrowler

    Irvine: probably one of the top 5 places I would never want to live. The outside of this isn’t bad. The tiny lot is a shame, but the exterior itself isn’t offensive. The interior isn’t doing it for me. I can’t get into the rustic modern (or is it modern rustic?) interior; the styles are just too dichotomous. That said, I do appreciate that it’s not the beige walls and floors with some crown moulding thrown up. At least it’s different.




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    • John

      What are your top 5 places to live?

      While Irvine isn’t the most amazing place, I believe Money Magazine named it one of the best places to live in the country…of course your tastes and those of Money may not be similar.




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      • Grrrowler

        My top 5 places to live (full-time, not on vacation, in no particular order)

        London
        New York
        Seattle (where I live now)
        Paris
        Munich
        Hong Kong

        My list is based solely on personal preference, and my tastes do differ from those of Money Magazine. I used to live in So Cal and Irvine was one of my least favorite areas. To be honest, most of Orange County is a place I do not want to live. Laguna Beach is the exception and is a beautiful place to live.




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        • John

          Nice list




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  • Daniel

    I like it, but the rose room and blue room would need to be repainted. Otherwise, not bad at all.




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    • Daniel

      Side note: anyone not getting the latest posts or comment count when they visit the homepage? This post didn’t show up unless I filtered by tags. Happens on Chrome and Firefox.




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      • Grrrowler

        That’s happening to me too in Chrome. But, it’s inconsistent.




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  • Chris

    I like it. Though not normally a fan of the rustic modern interior, I would live here. Very nicely designed house.




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  • mack

    With the exception of picture 7, I really like it. It feels different, yet very familar. The views are beautiful.




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  • andi

    Growler is correct. I, too, grew up in South Orange County and even graduated from UCIrvine, but I would never ever want to live there especially at those prices. If your life revolves around your kids, and you like long, deserted, winding even circuitous roads, and 2nd rate corner mini-malls, then it’s not such a bad place to be. The schools are great but not much else is going on there for residents unless you like driving your car everywhere or riding your bike a lot on barely delinated bike routes situated on busy streets. Personally, I’d prefer one of the nearby private beach communities in Laguna Beach, Dana point, or Newport and if you DON”T mind an active rail way in your back yard, San Clemente and Capistrano beach arent’ bad either. My top locals would be NYC (west chelsea or the upper east side), San Francisco, Paris, Amsterdam, or Beverly Hills. I currently live in West Chelsea in the Art Gallery District.




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