Incredible opportunity to own one of the nicest properties in the highly sought after and eclectic enclave of Eastside Costa Mesa, just adjacent to the Upper Newport Beach Back Bay. 188 Merrill features two recently remodeled, detached, traditional style homes meticulously built by a master craftsman, and offers many options for a family or investors, including living in the front house and renting out the back house.
188 Merrill Place Front House:
The beautiful remodeled front house offers 3 bedrooms plus a downstairs office, 2 ½ baths, and perfectly balances thoughtful use of space, excellent craftsmanship and comfortable living with its inviting curb appeal and immaculately maintained landscaping.
The modern and designer touches continue inside with an open floor plan featuring an island kitchen with black granite countertops, top of the line stainless steel appliances, mahogany cabinets, and dual paned Milgard windows throughout.
The living room features a cozy fireplace accented by a distressed wood mantel. There is an audio/visual (AV) closet with complete wiring for the house, including surround sound speakers in the ceilings, a generously sized office on the first level pre-wired with network capabilities, and an elegant ½ bath with travertine flooring, a vessel sink and tile accent wall.
Upstairs you will find tall ceilings, 3 large bedrooms, including the master suite with a large walk-in closet, and a spa-like en-suite bathroom with travertine flooring and shower, a double vanity with granite countertops, and a bedroom level laundry room.
Off the kitchen, enjoy warm summer nights and afternoon ocean breezes in the enclosed covered patio, which is an approximately 185 square feet California Room and features surround sound speakers, 220v outlet for a Jacuzzi overlooking a spacious and private fenced in backyard with automatic sprinklers, fruit trees and an underground drip watering system and drought resistant landscaping.
There is parking for 6 or more cars in the attached 1-car garage on the front house, a detached 2-car garage with a separate office/workout/kid room, and driveway with space for an RV, boat or 3 or more cars.
188 Merrill Place – Back House
The 2 bedroom, 1 bath back house, also recently remodeled, shares the same attention to detail and excellent finishes.
Nicely secluded and very separate from the Front house, this property has been a high demand rental, but could also be a perfect guest house for family, friends or a work space.
At approximately 800 square feet, experience an open floor plan with a nicely appointed kitchen featuring concrete countertops and sitting bar, plenty of mahogany cabinets, and stainless steel appliances, overlooking a spacious living room with space for a dining table and room to entertain.
Bamboo flooring, sky lights, designer paint and recessed lighting throughout give this space all the modern touches. A separate office nook offers a great space to work, and the entire home is wired for AV. A separate laundry closet inside the property, makes doing chores convenient.
There are two oversized bedrooms with hardwood floors, ceiling fans, and nice sized closets. One bedroom has a sliding door to the private yard. Relax or enjoy entertaining in the spacious side and backyard with a covered patio, lush landscaping and plenty of storage space on the side of the property.
- Highly Sought After Eastside Costa Mesa
- Close to Back Bay Walking & Biking Trails & Other So Cal Outdoor Activities
- Centrally Located to World Class Beaches (Newport, Corona Del Mar, Laguna, Huntington)
- Just Minutes Away From South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, Triangle Square
- Short Distance to Restaurants, Bars, Movie Theaters & Other Entertainment
- Serviced by Good Schools
- Easy Access to John Wayne Airport, the 55, 405 & Pacific Coast Highways & Toll Roads
- Other Upgrades/Improvements: Detached Studio/Workshop (Approx 100 sq.ft)
For more information on this listing, please call Danny at 949-413-6967