ophistication is the name of the game at the Villas Fashion Island® Luxury Apartment Residences, a new coastal living community of 524 pristine villas that holds the promise of year-round, around-the-clock elegance. Located one mile from picturesque Pacific Coast Highway in Newport Beach, the luxury residences are just steps from Fashion Island, Orange County’s premier destination for world-class shopping and dining.
“Second-home seekers, business professionals working in nearby corporate complexes, up-and-coming renters and those who seek the utmost in residential luxury will find a home here,” said Santosh Kuruvilla, general manager of Villas Fashion Island. Kuruvilla brings to the residences the service expertise he honed in his position as hotel manager at The Resort at Pelican Hill,® guaranteeing a level of personalized care that one would expect from a five-star resort.
Just past the guarded gate, the stately entrance to Villas Fashion Island wends its way along a grand entry promenade lined with towering date palms and 100-year-old olive trees. Residences range from one-bedroom/one-bath to two-bedroom/two-bath villas, both with a den or loft option. The site plan’s three terraced levels interconnect while also offering an enviable sense of privacy.
Irvine Company’s commitment to going above and beyond can be seen in the abundance of swimming pools throughout Villas Fashion Island. “Most residential complexes provide just one pool and spa for 300 units,” said Nick Maurillo, assistant project manager. “The Villas is proud to include five pools for its 500-plus residences.” The largest pool, with its nearby outdoor pizza oven and table seating, is designed to accommodate social gatherings, while the four others lend themselves to smaller groups and individual R&R.
Socializing has been built into the plan in a number of ways: a cutting-edge, 4,300-square-foot fitness center with yoga studio and spa; a café; a boccie ball court and putting green; and, a great room and social lounge aim to bring like-minded residents together. A dog park does the same for man’s best friends.
Mature landscaping, another signature trait of Irvine Company® properties, eliminates the wait for new trees and plants to grow in. Rows of king palms, birds of paradise, iceberg roses and Italian terra cotta planters add living color to brick pavers and decorative arches illuminated by lanternlike fixtures. The community’s scallop design motif serves as a lovely reminder of the nearby Pacific Ocean, which can be viewed from some of the fourth-story residences.
“We’ve developed interior layouts designed to appeal to a variety of personal tastes,” said Kuruvilla. “But whether it’s a contemporary, traditional or premium design style, the California coastal feel plays out in neutrals of sand, white and taupe and reflects the area’s refined comfort.”
A peek inside a residence reveals stainless steel appliances, a wine refrigerator, custom cabinetry, engineered hardwood flooring in driftwood tones, quartzite and quartz countertops, mosaic stone backsplashes, private patio or balcony, customized closets, full-size washer and dryer, Nest® Wi-Fi thermostats and keyless locks. Premium apartments offer ocean views, garages and, in some cases, wraparound terraces. Subterranean parking is available for all apartments, and of the 72 private parking spaces, nine feature a staircase that connects directly to the residence.
Finally, a concierge team is at the ready to meet residents’ personal needs. From catering to grocery shopping to picking up takeout from Fashion Island’s acclaimed restaurants, the staff is happy to assist. The team will water indoor plants while residents are away, arrange for car washes and detailing, set up in-home massage services and procure housekeeping help. Don’t feel like walking to Fashion Island?
A Villa shuttle awaits. It is all in a day’s work at this newest and most distinctive addition to Newport Beach’s residential landscape.
Approximately 130 residences will be available for move-in by late January with the leasing office open as of January 3. 1000 San Joaquin Plaza, Newport Beach, CA 92660 | VillasFashionIsland.com | 949.430.4332.