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Engaged in the outdoors, the children are learning the values of their parents—and having a good time. Photo: Gene Sasse
What could be more idyllic than to raise a family in an oceanfront home on an oversized lot? Blessed with two energetic young sons and a home in Newport Beach, Murphy and Bernardette McCann believed they were living at the pinnacle of paradise. That is, until a close encounter with a reckless driver caused them to redefine their definition of perfect.
Determined to find a family home supportive of their outdoor lifestyle and where the boys could play safely, the McCanns decided to move. Their hunt through real estate listings was quickly satisfied when they found a property within a ten-minute walk to the waterfront. Built on a bend in the road, its entrance barely peeking over the canyon’s crest, the house hugged the downward slope of the hillside providing both privacy and shelter from the street. They considered its best feature—largely unseen from curbside—a spectacular backyard view of the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve.
The large terraced lot held several mature trees and the pr...

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