You should buy a boat.
No, really. You should. What would be the point of owning a 72 foot wide waterfront estate in the Dover Shores area of Newport Beach if you didn’t?
And this home at 312 Evening Star Lane is well worth owning, boat or not. If you’re considering living here, however, chances are that you already love the water. The Dover Shores community provides access to two private beaches, as well as a few waterways that tend to stay on the quiet, less busy side. Those waterways lead to cozy coves in the inner bay near the bluffs and the Newport Bay Nature Preserve. They also lead outward to the Aquatic Center and the larger harbor itself. Sure, all of these areas are accessible by car, but why drive when you can sail?
The home itself just might tempt you to disembark from your boat now and then too. Featuring four beds and three baths over 2700 square feet on a nearly 7000 square foot lot, the home is listed for a cool $3.925 million. For that, though, you certainly get your money’s worth. Working our way in from the aforementioned waterfront and boat dock, the exterior deck features a barbecue, fruit trees in full bloom, and hot tub. The living room has a built in bar for seamless indoor/outdoor entertaining, and it as well as some of the bedrooms all open to the waterfront as well.
Repping the home is veteran Teles agent Denine Kerns. If anyone knows this market, it’s this longtime coastal Orange County resident. With two decades of experience in the real estate market, Kerns uses her deep, intimate knowledge of coastal communities to match buyers with the right properties. And staying involved in those communities is what Kerns does. She holds memberships in nearly half a dozen women’s business and empowerment organizations.
Dover Shores has more to offer than the waterfront. When you’re ready to take a break from dockside grilling, a Mendocino Farms sandwich shop is just up the street, and those sandwiches pair well with custom, homemade baked goods from neighborhood favorite Susie Cakes. Further afield, those with an affinity for more adult fare in a rustic-chic setting can belly up to the Wild Goose. The local haunt serves up classic pub grub alongside elevated takes on old classics like a wild boar Banh Mi or a Stone IPA bratwurst.
And if you ask nicely, and manage not to make any of the other patrons walk the plank while you’re here, the staff may just set you up with a barrel of rum to being back to your personal pirate hideout. You do own a boat, after all.