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Barclay Butera’s Coastal Oasis

Photography: Victoria Pearson
Architect: Ian J.N. Harrison
Interior Designer: Barclay Butera & Sudi Jelveh
Builder: Josh Grohe, Mur-Sol Builders Inc.
Landscape Architect: Mur-Sol Builders Inc.
Artist featured: Carina Francioso

Barclay Butera newport home

Victoria Pearson

Barclay Butera’s newest coastal contemporary project in a chic Newport neighborhood.

The Lido home in Newport Beach was built from the ground up with stunning harbor views in mind. It is a product of flawless collaboration between two highly talented designers, Barclay Butera and Sudi Jelveh. This home is an amalgamation of clean lines, neutral colors and natural and industrial materials. 

The 2,500-square-foot, four-bedroom, four-bathroom house boasts flawless views of Newport Harbor from every location in the house. With floor-to-ceiling windows lining the back portion of the home, the exterior blends seamlessly with the interior, inviting an abundance of light and contributing to the overall contemporary coastal aesthetic

“There is so much natural light coming into the home,” Butera says. “The Balboa Bay Club is across the way from the backyard, so light always shines through, even when the sun goes down.” 

Barclay Butera Newport home living room


The home’s modern interior promotes sleek, clean lines, with a neutral and coastal color palette to reflect the harbor’s beauty. Curated to the homeowners’ lifestyle and love for entertaining, the home’s flow extends to the stunning back patio on the dazzling Pacific waters.

“The clients enjoy entertaining,” Butera says. “You can see this through the bar area and living room layout, which prompts indoor-outdoor living. It is a special house with a lot of entertaining space.” 

Barcly Butera's newport home exterior backyard

The primary bedroom boasts a bar and coffee area, ideal for that thirst-quenching sip in the morning. With a cool palette and floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the harbor, the bedroom provides the owners with the perfect atmosphere to unwind and bask in the eye-catching views. 

The primary bathroom is a standout of this home. With a white color palette, luxury Ann Sacks tiles and a prime view of the clear blue water, this bathroom is a haven for serenity, relaxation, and rejuvenation. A gorgeous MTI stone bathtub is the focal point of this room.

Barclay Butera Newport home bathroom

Not only does this home look beautiful inside and out, but it is also equipped with a state-of-the-art home automation system, LUTRON, and appliances from Sub Zero Wolf

With custom furniture designed by Butera, the home features unique pieces that reflect the owners’ personalities. The result is a cohesive and stylish coastal ambiance. “The clients were very involved in this project,” he says. “Both of their styles shine through to create the contemporary home.” 


Despite the challenges of building a home with close proximity to the water, the designer and his team worked together to create the client’s dream home. 

Barclay Butera Newport Home Stairwell shot

Butera’s reputation for excellence shines through in this project. The collaboration with Jelveh pushed the envelope to create a remarkable abode for the couple that resides there. 

“This home showcases my contemporary work, which isn’t seen as much as the traditional work I do,” Butera remarks. “Newport Beach is an anomaly of a place where you get to build on the water. It elevates the feel of the home.” 

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