Arbor Real Estate’s Rob Montgomery is a Southern California native and has been a resident of Corona del Mar since 1993. As such, he has an impressive knowledge of Corona del Mar - not only of its nuanced real estate market, but also of the wonderful coastal lifestyle the area offers. We sat down with Rob to learn more about life and real estate in Corona del Mar…and about a new listing that’s making news locally at 934 Goldenrod in the heart of the Village.
Why is Corona del Mar (CDM) one of the best places to live in OC?
CDM is completely self-contained. You've got stores, restaurants, shops, schools, parks, churches, and the beach…all within a few square miles!
What are the greatest advantages of living in a CDM Village location?
When you live in the Village you can walk everywhere…to the ocean, to the boutique shops, to great bars and restaurants. It’s a way of life you won’t find many other places in SoCal.
What are your favorite things to do in CDM?
One of my favorite things to do is to take my Labrador Retriever on a beach hike from the private beach below Shorecliffs south to the different beaches below Cameo Shores. On a hot summer day, you'll always see kids jumping off the various rocks that make our coastal community such a scenic and beautiful place to live. I also love to take our little 14' center console RIB out on pretty days. Whether it’s just my wife and I tooling around the harbor (there's no better way to see Newport's bay front homes) or taking my kids down to Emerald Bay, it's always great to get out on the water.
How long have you lived in CDM and why did you pick CDM to live?
I've lived in and around CDM since I moved here in 1993. It didn't take long to settle in and I'm positive this is where I'll spend the rest of my life. You can’t beat the weather, beauty of the setting, laid-back lifestyle with everything you need right at your doorstep, exceptional schools and more.
Tell us about 934 Goldenrod - what makes this property so unique?
Where do I start?! 934 Goldenrod is situated on a 13,000 square-foot lot, and features a 10 year old soft contemporary home that feels like it was just built a few years ago. The property offers total privacy of the home and yard, with immediate proximity to the Village, and spectacular ocean and harbor views.
A bit more about 934 Goldenrod
Designed by Craig McIntosh and thoughtfully constructed by Chris McClary, this soft contemporary home is perfectly situated in Harbor View Hills, just a short walk from the village of Corona del Mar. The home boasts sweeping views of the Pacific, Catalina Island and Newport Harbor. With approximately 4525 square feet of living space this stunning masterpiece includes four bedrooms, four full baths, dining room and separate living and family rooms. The kitchen was designed by Euro Kitchen with no expense spared; highlights include the use of SieMatic cabinetry, stainless steel Sub Zero refrigerator and La Cornue range. Other custom features of the home include walnut floors, Fleetwood doors and windows, built-in speakers and security throughout, wet bar and steam shower all combined to provide a living environment of unsurpassed beauty and functionality. The home sits on a flat parcel of more than 13,000 square feet with mature landscaping allowing for unrivaled privacy and tranquility. The outdoor space is highlighted by a zen garden on one side of the property and saltwater pool and BBQ on the other with ample grounds for entertaining. An oversized two car garage is flanked by secure parking for a golf cart.