25.7.10

Newport Beach- California



Newport Beach was ranked this year as the richest city in America and the median home price is one million dollars.

Named New Port in 1871 by the ‘Lower Bay’ ranch owners the population was 206 people in 1905.  In 1906 after the construction of a railway line between Los Angeles and Newport the population escalated to now around 100,000.


Newport is one of my favorite beaches. The beach front stretches ten miles long and has great surfing, boogie boarding and sand castle digging conditions.  I took a bunch of photos of some of the houses along the beach and just behind the beach. Many of the homes are for rent and/or sale.  The contrast between the older bungalows and the newer multi level homes makes for a discombobulated neighbourhood.  I find the smaller homes painted in bright colors to be the most charming.





 
 
 
 
Many of the homes have fantastic detailing: beautifully tiled, stain glassed and chandelier home fronts. 

19 comments:

The Wife of a Dairyman said...

I've never been to Newport Beach but I love the area. Would be fun to rent a beach house in that area :)

Krystal said...

wow those are amazing! i wonder why so many are for sale?

Lady Grey said...

oooh I so want a beach house one day!
oxo

Bending Birches said...

wow--- newport must be quite a town....it looks beautiful....I love ocean beach in san diego...and blacks beach in la jolla:)

Lenore @ Lather. Write. Repeat. said...

Those houses are drop-dead gorgeous. So very 'O.C.'!

XO
Lenore

Everton Terrace said...

I can't get over that chandelier in the last image on the left - remarkable! You know I've been to Newport Beach and seen some of the adorable and amazing homes but I've never actually stopped and gone to the beach there - funny.

sherri said...

really cool architecture, I like the hodgepodge of it all.

Tayebug said...

I love the first two! Not that I wouldn't take any of them!!

Sam said...

Wow wee - a million dollars is the median price - that is pricey! I'd love to visit some day!

and flowers pick themselves said...

i love this style of architecture...for vacation though, not for life. i guess i'm an old soul and prefer east coast colonials :)

xo Alison

Kristin Hjellegjerde said...

Full beach front view is paradise:)

Dancing Branflake said...

I love Newport Beach! Oh man, to have a home there would be fantastic!

Gabbi said...

Couldn't agree more, such a pretty city and I love the homes you photographed!

ilovemyhouse said...

This is the style ilove sooo much. Can i move there please?

ps tried to find the name of the artist of my broken glass lamp. No succes yet, i e mailed the store but no response.

have a happy day.

XX

The Zhush said...

Would love to visit Newport Beach...sigh...one day!

patty-jean said...

WOW! Beautiful spots, corners, grand and cozy! Thanks for the tour and glimps of this Newport Beach - we'll have to keep it in mind on our family travels!

:: Lavender's Green :: said...

I love the green weatherboard house!

Thanks for visiting my blog - nice to 'meet' you too!

x Jasmine

jane said...

that was fun!

Dani said...

Just drove through Newport!

I'll take one of those casas.

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