BRION JEANNETTE AIA
Jeannette earned a BA in architecture from the University of Arizona Tucson in 1971. After working for Raleigh Pulaski and Griffin Banks, he started his own firm in 1974. He lives and works in Newport Beach CA.
1996 - The Edward Bowler House, aka Aliso Rock House, 31107 Coast Highway, Laguna Beach CA. A steel-and-glass structure with a reinforced concrete roof, it was designed to nestle into the natural rock along the coastline. Built by Dennis Morin. It took Bowler 20 years of local approvals to get it built. Landscape design by Daniel Stewart & Associates. Sold in 2016 to Jeffrey Moore.
2002 - The Frank W. Pritt III House, aka the Portabello Estate, 4627 Brighton Road, Corona del Mar CA. Interior by Lisa Slayman. Commissioned around 1997. 22,000 square feet with an additional 8,000 sf of covered terraces and garages; 8 bedrooms, 10 baths and 5 half-baths; movie theater with marquee, powder rooms, stage and ticket booth; mini-diner with kitchen, soda fountain, bar and seating; two-level grotto with a pool; two spas, a swimup bar, and a tunnel slide; jewelry "store" for displaying family heirlooms; two-lane regulation bowling alley with shoe and ball rental area; climate/pressure-controlled automotive museum for 12 cars; full automotive service shop, office and car lift. It's even been on Oprah. Forbes named it one of the 10 most expensive homes for sale in North America. Pritt died in 2015. Deeded to North American Realty LLC / Kelsey Wiegman. Bottom photo by Michael Locke.
Sources: Orange County Register; Brion Jeannette.