• Mon. Apr 12th, 2021

Costa Mesa Home Featured on ‘Christina on the Coast’ for Sale for $1.2M

What a difference a celebrity designer makes! After just two weeks on the market, an offer was accepted for a Costa Mesa, CA, home renovated on HGTV’s “Christina on the Coast”

The 2,067-square-foot residence was given a complete makeover on the popular show’s first season. It came on the market in mid-January for $1,195,000 and is now in contingent sale status.

In the fourth episode of the show’s debut season, titled “Tore Down From the Floor Down,” HGTV star Christina Anstead performed a $49,600 renovation on the three-bedroom, 2.5-bath home. The owners had purchased the place in August 2017 for for $735,000.

Being on HGTV was a savvy move for the homeowners, as a nontelevised renovation would have been much more pricey. Hosts such as Anstead generally waive their design fees and are able to source materials and supplies at a substantial discount.

In addition, the owners own a flooring materials supply store and spent big on the remarkable flooring throughout the house. The Warren Christopher wide-cut French oak urethane finish floors are a testament to the luxury upgrades within.

High-end appliances, materials, and finishes were also used throughout the residence. An open kitchen is highlighted by a sophisticated black backsplash and cabinetry, and accented by a repurposed brick wall. It features a JennAir side-by-side fridge, a Thermador six-burner range with a teppan grill and dual ovens, a Scotsman ice maker, and a Bosch dishwasher. There’s also a custom plaster Zephyr hood and an impressive 180-bottle wine fridge.

Designer patio

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Kitchen
Kitchen

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Anstead veered a bit from her signature coastal chic look in this design. The brick accent walls in the kitchen and great room give the home an earthy, loftlike vibe.

Brick isn’t a common material in Southern California homes, but Anstead made it work to fantastic effect.

Great room
Great room

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Anstead also uncharacteristically leaned toward the modern farmhouse aesthetic in this home’s design, using vertical shiplap in two of the bedrooms and a sliding barn door in the master bedroom.

Master bedroom
Master bedroom

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Master bath
Master bath
Spare bedroom
Spare bedroom

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The property isn’t large, but every inch of the outdoor space is usable and lovely. A well-designed and welcoming patio is accessed via floor-to-ceiling sliders, and two modern water features are nestled against the attractive horizontal plank fence. There’s a bar and a built-in barbecue, which make for enhanced entertaining.

Modern patio
Modern patio

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“Christina on the Coast” is still in production at HGTV, after airing a full first season and an abbreviated second season. Anstead also continues to star with ex-husband Tarek El Moussa in the HGTV hit “Flip or Flop,” which has spawned a number of spinoffs. Following her recent split from second husband Ant Anstead, the popular designer has announced she’ll now be going by her maiden name of Christina Haack.