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McFadden Lofts, Gold Award, On the Boards


McFadden Lofts, Gold Award, On the Boards

By Robin Roenker August 27, 2018
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The mixed-use development 22nd Street Lofts aims to revitalize a once-vibrant neighborhood in Newport Beach, Calif.
This article first appeared in the September 2018 issue of Pro Builder.

McFadden Lofts

Newport Beach, Calif.


Entrant/Architect: Brandon Architects

Developer: McFadden Development

Illustrations: Brandon Architects

Size: 1,922–2,119 sf (residential units); 8,853 sf (combined residential/commercial)

Hard cost, excluding land: $650/sf


Slated for land currently occupied by three underdeveloped properties, this mixed-use project aims to revitalize McFadden Square, a vibrant area of Newport Beach. The design, which sets residences back from the street to provide proportion and relief to the ground-floor storefronts, creatively uses limited space, while outdoor design elements, including cantilevered decks, maximize beachfront views. 

“The challenge was how to create something new along 22nd Street that’s vibrant and draws activity to the area, while responding to the historical nature of the buildings along the beachfront,” says Ryan McDaniel, lead project architect. 

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When completed, 22nd Street Lofts will include three street-level retail spaces of less than 700 square feet each

The property features three ground-floor retail parcels, each less than 700 square feet, intended to attract locally run boardwalk shops. The open courtyard, transparent balcony guardrails, and large, sliding doors on the second and third floors draw in natural light and blend indoor/outdoor living. The exposed structure and cantilevered rooflines of the upper floors add to the beach-cottage aesthetic.

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Floor plans of the McFadden Lofts.


“There’s an eclectic look to the retail nearby, and we wanted to pay homage to that,” McDaniel says. 

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