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Dean’s Newport Beach home sold for $10.3 million

October 14, 2020

The living room. (Photo by Tim Carpenter)

The circa-1933 house fetched $10.325 million.

Designed by pioneering “Architect to the Stars” Paul R. Williams and later remodeled, this 3,400-square-foot residence with three bedrooms, five bathrooms and seamless indoor-outdoor living areas makes the most of its Balboa Peninsula Point location.

The two-story traditional-style home sits on an oversized 45-foot lot with a patio, dock and dock pavilion.

Most rooms offer a view of the harbor.

Koontz and his wife, Gerda, bought the house in September 1995, property records show, while the couple’s Newport Coast mega-mansion was under construction. In April, the compound sold to Stearns Lending founder Glenn Stearns for an all-time Orange County record of $50 million. The Koontzes held onto the smaller “beach house” for six years and spent “just 30 nights” there, the author wrote in “A Big Little Life.”

Source: The Orange County Register