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Agents say that homes along the north shore of Upper Newport Bay don’t come on the market very often. Now there are two such homes for sale.
La Place Tranquille – or The Quiet Place – just hit the market with an asking price just $5,000 shy of $11 million. It’s just two doors from a property being marketed as the site for a $95 million, 29,000-square-foot home.
That $95 million mansion hasn’t been built yet, and the sellers are willing to let their existing 10,000-square-foot house go as is for $19.95 million. It’s unclear why La Place Tranquille is selling for $9 million less than its neighbor.
- Both homes are new to the market.
- Both are located on two-acre lots off Mesa Drive, an equestrian-zoned strip that backs up to the Back Bay nature area.
- Both have at least 10,000 square feet of living space.
However, La Place Tranquille’s space is divided between a 6,187-square-foot main house and a 4,127-square-foot guest house. There’s also an 800-square-foot game room and a pool courtyard that looks like a hotel.
Other amenities include: A tennis court, 40,000-gallon pool, 12-person hot tub, two outdoor barbecue areas and garage space for eight cars.
The main house also is wired throughout with an audio system and features Lutron computer controlled lighting, a theater, exercise room and Back Bay views from many of the rooms. The master suite comes with a library and (hubba-hubba!) a two-person spa tub.
Yet, there’s more: The two-suite guest house comes with its own two-car garage. There’s also a conference-meeting center with offices and restrooms.
Verbiage from the listing brochure includes terms like “prodigious, gated estate” and “unparalleled landmark property.” In all, there are six bedrooms and 13 bathrooms (four of which are half baths).
Perhaps the only down side to both La Place Tranquille and it’s potential $95 million neighbor is its proximity to the take-off path at nearby John Wayne Airport. You can even see a plane overhead in the Google satellite map.
But the map shows also that the lot has plenty of room. According to the listing: “The property is host to incredibly rare, sprawling greens – ideal for large-scale entertaining or events.”
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