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Hot Homes: Newport estate’s garage fits 2 dozen cars

Hot Homes: Newport estate’s garage fits 2 dozen cars

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The 6,000-square-foot garage, with cobblestone floors and ceilings, holds up to 25 cars. The garage square footage is in addition to the 10,600-square-foot home. JOHN BEUTLER PHOTOGRAPHY

A home for sale high up in the Crystal Cove hills is a car collector’s haven.

The motor court leads to a temperature controlled, 6,000-square-foot garage that can accommodate 25 cars. It’s not just functional; The upscale garage includes barreled, cobblestone ceilings and a lounge and is steps from a 1,500-bottle wine cellar.

The seven-bedroom home, at 1 Deep Sea, is for sale at $ 20.9 million.

Built in 2013, the 10,600-square-foot house sits on a half-acre corner lot with panoramic ocean views.

A chef’s kitchen opens to both the great and morning rooms. The house boasts wide-plank, French white oak floors, unwaxed Venetian plaster walls and imported fireplaces.

The master suite includes separate his and her bathrooms and dressing areas. Master bathrooms have heated floors and marble, onyx and limestone surfaces.

The outdoor kitchen is more than just a barbecue; it also has a Sub-Zero refrigerator and Wolf burners. The house includes an elevator and swimming pool with a shallow wading area and spa, and has a detached casita.

This is a second home for John and Kristie Haugh of Cleveland. He is a retired businessman and philanthropist. The Crystal Cove estate is in striking contrast to the description of his childhood home in a small southwestern Minnesota village. “I grew up with no electricity and no toilet,” said John Haugh, 69.

He went on to become a co-founder of a company that makes liquid colorant and additive technologies for the plastics industry. Once he was ready to retire, he said, “I wanted it to be someplace where I could enjoy my car collection 12 months out of the year.” He and his wife designed the house around that idea, he said.

The cars include his award-winning creation, the custom Tractorri, which blends the workings and interior style of a Lamborghini with the exterior of a Mustang. The car debuted at a custom car show in Las Vegas in 2007. “Haugh has four other Lamborghinis, several Ferraris and a Corvette collection that would make some collectors weep,” a post on Cleveland.com said that year.

Haugh, who figures he now has more than 60 cars, said he called Jay Leno about five years ago and told him, “I know you’re a car collector, and I’d like to come up and see your stuff.” The entertainer granted the request, he said.

Selling the house is bittersweet, Haugh said. But, he added, with hobbies that include racing cars, skeet shooting and boating, “I’ve even given some consideration to selling my car collection.”

Does that mean any of his exotic cars would be negotiable?

“Probably,” he said.

Shana Spitzer and Laura Roche of Villa Real Estate are the listing agents.

Contact the writer: mkalfus@ocregister.com or 714-796-4903

The Orange County Register – News Headlines : Real Estate News