Newport Island Beach House

Hello, my friends! How are you doing today? I hope you’re having a nice and sunny day!

It’s a real pleasure to be sharing this newly-built Newport Island beach house designed by Eric Aust Architect (recently featured on Home Bunch here: Newport Beach Bayfront House), built by Clayton Builders, Inc. and with interiors by Julie Clayton.

Things certainly have changed when it comes to beach house design since I started the blog ten years ago, and I feel that this change is even more evident in California. Beach houses are now more modern, with clean lines, and they feel more uncomplicated. You can certainly credit the “modern farmhouse” trend for this big change and I don’t think this will change anytime soon. In fact, in my opinion, this mix of modern and rustic architectural details is an important progress that is happening in the architectural movement of the late 2010’s going into the 2020’s era.

Here, the designer Julie Clayton shares more details about this specific new home: “We took our inspiration for this project from its idyllic location: a quiet manmade island tucked away on the Newport Beach Peninsula The home has ocean and bay views, is a quick walk to the beach or bike ride to Lido Marina Village. We worked with Eric to design and build our take on a modern beachhouse making sure to highlight the views with an expansive rooftop deck for entertaining.”

Take notes on all details below and have fun pinning your favorite interior pictures and save the floor plan shared at the end of this post! This home would work perfectly on any smaller lot, anywhere in the country.

Photography is by Ryan Garvin.

Interior Design Ideas: Newport Island Beach House

This newly constructed custom home offers panoramic views from its rooftop retreat, designer finishes throughout, and a spacious layout designed to accommodate daily family life or entertaining a crowd. Amenities include: European Oak wide-plank flooring, Italian Marble countertops, custom cabinetry and finish carpentry throughout.

Front Door

I love the timeless yet modern feel of this front porch and Dutch door. The front door paint color is Farrow and Ball Down Pipe.

Door Hardware: Emtek in Flat Black Finish – similar here.

Lighting: Rejuvenation.

Planter: here – similar.

Home Size

Floor size: 2,974 sqft

Ocean’s Breeze

A zero point retractable door system creates a seamless transition for indoor/outdoor living. The patio is Ipe wood. Also note the beautiful porch columns, the built-in bench for the firepit and the ceiling mounted outdoor heaters.


The custom firepit features a tumbled Cobble stone sourced from Courage Stone.

Outdoor Chairs

Mid-Century Outdoor Chairs: Here or Here (set of 2) – Other Beautiful Mid-century-inspired Outdoor Furniture: here.

Exterior Paint Color

Exterior Paint Color: Dunn Edwards-White.

Beautiful Mailboxes: here, here, here & here.

House Number

House Number: Rejuvenation.


The front door opens to a bright foyer with custom built-in bench and shiplap.

Entry Lighting: Visual Comfort 18” Cabinet Maker’s Picture Light in Antique nickel.

Beautiful Baskets: here, here, here, here & here.

Rug: vintage – similar here, here & here (different sizes).

Similar Pillow Combination: Striped Pillows, White Lumbar Pillow & Japanese Shibori Dyeing Pillow.

Bench Paint Color

Bench is painted in Farrow and Ball Down Pipe with White Oak top.

Leather Pulls: Knoll Sling Leather Pull in Warm beige – similar here & here.

Living Room

What I like the most about these new coastal farmhouse homes is how calm they often feel. You look at this space and it feels gentle, stress-free and it seems to keep you at ease. Nothing is too loud in this room and that’s a pleasant feeling.

Fireplace Surrounds: White matte painted Brick with Gray matte concrete hearths.

Lighting: Sika Design – similar here, here, here & here.

Coffee Table: here.

Side Table: here & here – similar.

Rug: here.


On built-ins the builder combined shaker style paint grade cabinets with contrasting White Oak tops and shelves.


Furnishings and Accessories: Aiming for a welcoming and beachy vibe throughout the house, the builder worked in collaboration with the owner and lead designer of Alignments Home Staging to create a casual and collected feeling that complements the finishes and the light-filled spaces in this beach house.

Inspired by this Look:

(Always check dimensions before ordering. )

Paint Color

Interior Paint Color: Walls: Benjamin Moore White, Flat.

Trim: Dunn Edwards White, Eggshell.


This kitchen is full of great ideas! I love this large island and the custom hood. Island paint color is Farrow and Ball Down Pipe. Note: This color looks darker in person than we see in this picture.

Counterstools: here (on sale) & here.

Kitchen Cabinetry

Kitchen Cabinetry: Shaker Style, Face Framed Cabinetry Throughout Three Finishes; white painted around the perimeter and at range elevation, dark gray on island and white oak at buffet elevation and on hood detail.

Range: Thermador – similar here.


This kitchen also features a walk-in pantry with White Oak shelves.

Faucets: California Faucets.

Kitchen Sink: Barclay Gwen.

Kitchen Runner: Vintage – Other Beautiful Runners: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.

Kitchen Hood

The custom hood range features a “board and batten” detail.

Pot Filler: Rohl Pot Filler Polished Nickel.

Cabinet Paint Color

Cabinet paint color is Dunn Edwards White, which is a very crisp white.


Backsplash: Solid slab of honed Carrera marble (to match the countertops) behind the range and v-groove paneling on both sides rather than tile.

Island Lighting

Kitchen Island: Industrial Pendants by Light and Living – Other Industrial Lights: here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here, here & here.


Countertop is Honed Carrera Marble.

Dining Room

This bright dining room is perfect for family life and entertaining.

Similar Dining Table: here, here, here, here & here.

Dining Chairs: here & here.

Kitchen Buffet Cabinet

The kitchen also features this stunning White Oak buffet cabinet. Oak cabinetry was bleached and finished with a clear matte lacquer.


Countertop is Carrara marble.


Cabinet Hardware: Emtek Knobs in Flat Black, Emtek Pulls in Flat Black.

Main Floor Bathroom

This bathroom feels very current. The custom White Oak washstand features a concrete vessel sink by Native Trails.

Faucet: California Faucets.

Floor: Starburst Hex Cement Tile.

Beautiful Vanities: here, here, here & here.

Lighting: RH – similar here.

Mirror: here.

Shower Tile

Shower Tile: 2 x 16 matte white porcelain tile Coastal Tile and Stone – similar here.

Shower Faucet: California Faucets.


Wood Flooring and Stairs: Colonial Collection in Lexington, gray wash wide plank European Oak with custom square edged solid tread stair treads to match – similar here.

Wall Lighting: Boston Wall Sconce in antique nickel.


Stair Light: Serena and Lily.

Homework Station

This home is full of great ideas, including this homework station! The staircase leads to a landing area with a built-in White Oak desk with cabinet. Note the waterfall edge desks and how thin they are. You can add this homework station even to a small area! This space is truly perfect for kids. Pin or save this one!

Upstairs Family Room

This is a cozy place to read to the kids at the end of the day or spend some hours watching your favorite shows on Netflix.

Sofa: here, here, here, here & here similar.

Coffee Table: Lulu & Georgia – Others: here, here, here & here.

Accent Chair: Wayfair. Other Fun Chairs: here, here, here, here & here.

Rug: here.


The family room also features a media built-in.

Kids Bathroom

Cabinets are Shaker-style face framed with bottom white oak shelves.

Hardware: Pulls & Knobs – in flat black.


Bathroom faucets are by California Faucets in Polished Chrome.(great quality).

Paint Color

Cabinet paint color is Dunn Edwards White.

Mirrors: CB2 – similar.

Sconces: Cedar and Moss in Flat Black – similar here, here & here.

Guest Bedroom

This home features four bedrooms and four bathrooms. All of them are very spacious and bright.

Headboard: World Market – Others: here & here.

Rug – similar: here, here & here.

Artwork: here – similar.

Pouf: here.


Vanity Paint Color: Farrow and Ball Down Pipe. This is a classic, old-world gray paint color.

Vanity is custom – similar here.

Lighting: RH – similar here.

Mirror: here.


Faucet: California Faucets Wall-Mounted.

Sink: Kohler.


Hardware: Emtek Pulls in Satin Brass.


The shower tub features glass doors.

Faucets: California Faucets.

Shower Tile

Shower Tile: Elongated Hex Tile – similar here & here.

Second Floor Laundry Room

This laundry room is located on the second floor and it features plenty of storage and workspace.

Countertop is quartz.

Hardware: Knobs in Flat Black, Pulls in Flat Black.

Shelves & Faucet

I love the idea of adding open shelves between closed cabinets. This is often being used in kitchens as well.

Laundry: Kohler Faucet in polished chrome.

Backsplash: 3×12 matte white subway tile.

Master Bedroom

What a stunning space. I love the architectural details of this master bedroom. Notice the White Oak beam and the vaulted ceilings.

Lighting: Sika Design – similar here, here, here & here.

Nightstands – similar: here & here.

Beautiful Rugs: here, here, here, here, here & here.

Pillows: here.


The master bedroom features a fireplace with white matte brick, gray matte concrete hearth and White Oak mantel.

Barn Door

Barn door is painted in Farrow and Ball Down Pipe – this picture shows the real color of this paint.

Master Bathroom

How gorgeous is this bathroom, right? I really like the layout of the vanities with the tub in the center.

Lighting: Ro Sham Beaux Hemp Wrapped Gail Pendant in Silver – similar here.

Tub: here.

Tub Faucet: California Faucets.

Floor Tile

Floor Tile: Cement Tile Shop Atlas III in Cadet, pacific White and Linen – similar here & here.

Bathroom Cabinetry

The vanities are bleached White Oak with a clear matte lacquer.


Faucets: California Faucets in Polished Chrome.

Lighting: Gambit Wall Sconce.

Paint Color

Paint color is White by Benjamin Moore.

Shower Tile

Shower Tile: Matte Light Gray tile from Coastal Tile and Stone – similar here.

Location, Location, Location

This is the California dream!

Roof is standing Seam Metal in metallic Galvalume Finish.


Imagine spending your weekends on this rooftop terrace. I wouldn’t complain!

Garage Door Paint Color

The garage door and the window trim are painted in Farrow and Ball Down Pipe.

Lighting: here.

Home Details

Floor Plan

Thank you so much for being here today, my friends! I hope this post can help you in some way… either to relax you or to inspire with your own home.

Many thanks to the architect, builder and interior designer for sharing the details above!

Architecture: Eric Aust Architect (Instagram)

Builder: Clayton Builders, Inc. (InstagramPinterest)

Staging: Janet Ryvin: Alignments Home.

Photography: Ryan Garvin.

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