Corona del Mar Minimalist Modern

Peek Inside a $1.8 Million Vintage Corona del Mar Cottage

In Orange County, an array of properties exhibit the clean lines, open spaces, and large windows of midcentury style. Some date to the mid-20th century, and others were built more recently. To look forward, sometimes you have to look back. Or so real estate website Zillow suggests in naming midcentury modern one of its top five design trends for 2015. The footnote? Go light on midcentury furnishings or the look will overtake your home. It’s all about minimalism.

“The midcentury movement focused on form and function,” says Richard Bustos, design consultant at Cantoni in Irvine. “Less clutter and more open spaces. Stay true to that philosophy and keep it simple. It’s about curating the ideal mix.”

A row of wraparound windows brightens the fireside living room of this Corona del Mar home, situated on Seaward Road. At 1,308 square feet, the 1951 property includes three bedrooms and two baths, all on one level. The galley kitchen has a pass-through breakfast bar, and the garage has space for two cars. Elizabeth Thamer, 949-698-1323

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