Thursday, July 09, 2009

I'm Hooked on Lido Isle Homes!

This week, I thought I'd take you on a tour of Lido Isle in Newport Beach. I'm hooked on this little man-made island and the MULTI, and I mean MULTI, million dollar homes situated on it. The first time I found Lido, I turn onto the little bridge by accident. But then I fell in love with the mostly italian-style architecture of many of the houses. Sure, there are a lot of beach bungalows and CA traditional houses, but many have chosen the tear-down rebuild method and brought back italian beauties. I figured that sure, it's the beach, so these homes would be pricey, but the lots were all so teeny, so I didn't know HOW expensive they could be. Well, boys and girls, let me tell you how WRONG WRONG WRONG I was!

Look how cute these homes are. Sure they're narrow and close together, but almost every one of them is a waterfront home.

This one even has room for a large yacht on the dock - no joke. And, if you play your cards right, you can be the proud owner for only $4,500,000. {gulp!}
This one is MUCH more affordable at the bargain price of $3,795,000. {he he he}
And let's not forget this doll house which is the most affordable at $2,795,000. So kind of them to drop their price to be consistant with the economy...
These babies have already sold...doesn't it strike you as funny how close to the lot line they are?
I mean, I have a better frontage in my 761 sq ft condo! But then again, there's no messing around with the view these homes have!!!

Yes, I'm being snarky about the price of these homes, but man, I just think it's stunningly beautiful on this sweet little island. Having said that, if I had oodles of money to throw on Newport Beach real estate, I think I'd opt for a bigger lot for my imaginary kids to play with their imaginary dogs...

What are you hooked on this week? Stop by Hooked on Houses to see what everyone else is hooked on this week!


10 comments:

Maya said...

I'd love to tour that island..., you still get no privacy for 2 million plus! I guess that's California!!!

Tira J said...

That is so funny you should post this. My friends had a house on that island and their address was 1 Linda Isle. Now they live in Arizona, and I am sure they got a pretty penny for it years ago.

FranticMommy said...

Hi!I would love looking at Lidp Isle! I love looking at "how the other half lives"..but I also like my 3/4 acre lot! Thanks for stopping by my blog!

Courtney said...

i love that last home. when i was in CA we drove all down the coast and the last stop was visiting a friend in newport beach, the area was so pretty on that island

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

Oh that's sunny Cali at its best...no privacy, no land, fantastic weather, huge mortgages!!!!...but we love it anyway!

Mademoiselle Frou-Frou said...

i almost can't look at such beautiful real estate...it will make me want to move to a home i can't afford!
gorgeous homes you posted!
xox
www.froufroufashionista.blogspot.com

Brenda said...

A view is, yes, priceless. But what on earth could cause me to throw that much money at them (saying I even had it, which I don't), I just can't imagine! Fun to tour though!
Brenda

Blondie's Journal said...

Cute little houses on cute little lots!! When space is at a premium, the $$$ goes up. I have seen it on our lake. There is just nowhere else to build so people are spending big bucks on little shacks to tear down and build a long and narrow (but dream) home. Thankfully we ivested a long time ago.

Funny, but all too real post on "paying paradise".

xoxo
Jane

Kelly said...

I'll take the fourth one, thank you. :)

Jennifer said...

"I want to go to there!" LOL! I've never even heard of this place! I've been to the italian Lido, but if this place is closer, with no passport necessary, I'm so there!

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