Nestled in the highly acclaimed, guard-gated community of Castaways, on what many regard as the enclave’s most desirable cul-de-sac, 8 Cape Danbury effortlessly blends Cape Cod charm with luxury beach living. Recently refreshed, this expanded and meticulously maintained 4,525 +/- s.f. coastal residence features an eminently livable floor plan comprised of expansive living spaces, 4 ensuite bedrooms, main level home office and a stunning art studio with reclaimed wood floors and accents. Step through a rustic Dutch door and into a welcoming entry foyer where 200-year-old reclaimed pine wood floors exude warmth and set the stage for the home’s remarkable flow. Tall 10’ ceilings throughout the main level create open, airy, and bright rooms that seamlessly connect with the outdoors through large windows and multiple sets of French doors. An inviting formal living room centers around a cozy fireplace and connects with a quaint front porch surrounded by lush and colorful landscaping. The adjacent formal dining room can accommodate up to 12 guests and opens to a central courtyard that connects to the impressive rear grounds. A renovated chef’s kitchen is the heart of the home with stunning Calacatta marble and soapstone countertops, custom cabinetry, oversized center island, a full suite of professional-grade appliances, separate workstation, and a sunny breakfast room with views of the central courtyard. Epitomizing open-concept living, the kitchen adjoins the family room that features a stone-clad fireplace and separate seating area for more intimate gatherings.
The first floor is completed by a 1,400-bottle climate-controlled wine room, designer-appointed powder room, and spacious laundry room. Upstairs, an appealing bedroom configuration awaits starting with a sumptuous primary suite complete with a fireplace, built-in cabinetry, renovated bathroom that blends vintage charm with modern luxury, expansive custom closet, and a balcony that draws in coastal breezes. Three additional bedroom suites and the art studio complete the second floor. Outside, professionally designed grounds exude timeless charm and privacy and offer incredible entertaining amenities, including a renovated pool and spa with water features, gas fire pit, built-in BBQ and cooktop, wood-burning pizza oven, and separate chef’s pantry with built-in refrigerator—all of which come together to create an idyllic backdrop for year-round gatherings. A 2-car garage with epoxy floors and built-in cabinetry completes this exemplary home. Set in a prime location within blocks of outdoor adventures, enjoy surf and sand, Back Bay kayaking, paddleboarding and fishing, and access to scenic hiking and biking trails with breathtaking blufftop vistas of the bay and Pacific Ocean. This exceptional locale is just minutes from famed Balboa Island, the Newport Beach Peninsula, beaches, bay, Fashion Island, South Coast Plaza, John Wayne airport and the shops and restaurants of 17th Street.