Tim Smith of Coldwell Banker Breaks Record for Highest Sale in Newport Beach
Tim Smith, a Global Luxury Specialist with the Coldwell Banker Newport Beach office, recently closed the highest record sale ever in the Newport Harbor—The Duffy House for $35,008,000.
The property sale broke the record after selling for more than Nicolas Cage’s house, which sold for $35 million in 2007.
Located at 1813 East Bay Avenue in Newport Beach, the five-bedroom, six full-bathroom, two partial-bathroom and approximately 14,000-square-foot home was custom-built by Andrew Patterson of Patterson Custom Homes, designed by architect Robert Sinclair and finished by Blackband Interior Design.
The home was recently featured in a parody music video, “Teach Me How to Duffy,” which was based on the popular Cali Swag District song, “Teach Me How to Dougie,” from 2011. The parody video also includes the original song group, Cali Swag District.
“I have seen a lot of mansions, but this one is exceptional. It’s perfectly done, with no expense spared and meticulous attention to every finish and detail,” said Smith, who was featured in the parody video rapping about the property. “It’s unusual for a Newport Beach property to have so much dock space, which is a coveted feature in this community.”
Situated on three lots with approximately 90 feet of frontage, the home has a towering façade and luxe backyard fit with cutting-edge amenities including cooking area, fire pit, private bay beach that is present at most tides, saltwater pool with underwater speakers, and new dock that can accommodate a minimum of four vessels.
The home features no less than five bedrooms, two game rooms, two bars, executive office, craft room, theater, gym, and mudroom which are complemented by striking design elements including a floating, underlit staircase beneath oversized skylight, fireplace within 16-foot stone hearth and mantle, and an 1,100-gallon aquarium.