Neighborhood: Back Bay Custom Homes (bbcs), N7 - West Bay - Santa Ana Heights
Once upon a Duck Farm. A storybook sanctuary was established in 1947 and newly constructed and extended in 2021. This sprawling 2.5 Acre Newport Beach Equestrian Back Bay Ranch is on the market for only the second time in 80 years. This property dates back to when Alvin & Patricia Cox bought this piece of land from Myford Irvine. This is how the Duck Farm began but it was called Goose Hill back then. Famed actors such as John Wayne, James Cagney, Andy Devine, Clark Gable, and old-time residents such as the Beek Family all frequented the property. All historical facts were provided by Buddy Cox. Fast forward to today the property is zoned for up to 14 horses on its 4 parcel estate. You are greeted by the Duck Pond which is filled with Koi, Ducks, and Geese. There are over 35 fruit trees and lavender and greens throughout. The fully renovated original farmhouse has 4 bedrooms and 3 baths with a Zinc roof that carries over the newly extended home that connects the two homes with a breezeway with the flexibility to use as 1 or 2 homes. The newly constructed extended home with loft and barn was designed by William Guidero and built by Longman Construction in 2021. The new construction home has 2 bedrooms and 2 baths with soaring 20-foot ceilings. Limestone and white Oak flooring are throughout. A Kitchen area has an ice maker, two refrigerators a laundry area, and a mud room off the barn. The solstice sunrises and sunsets can be seen either with the Kolby double sliders extending open on the entire front and side of the new home or out by the outdoor fire pit. The Loft that overlooks the barn is a great work/creative space. The 1158 sq ft loft/barn can be used for large weddings, Yoga, Charity type events, for the equestrian lifestyle, or even for a car enthusiast. Some new additions include a saltwater pool, jacuzzi, bocce ball court, sewer system connection, lawn, landscape with path, and tree lighting done by Molly Wood Garden Design. The property is fully irrigated. The property is surrounded on three sides by the Back bay and cannot be developed so the unsurpassed views will never be obstructed. The property has a small horse arena. The orchard does not disappoint along with a Veggie and Native pollinator garden. The property boasts Coral, sycamores, and Coastal Oaks. The magic of this historical Newport Beach landmark does not compare to any other property and this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to purchase this dreamy equestrian estate.