Stuft Shirt Restaurant


Arguably one of the most endangered buildings in Orange County, only recenlty have vigorous preservationist campaigns saved this building from complete demolition. White columns reach skyward from the harbor before splaying outward to create a repeating, rounded roofline. Featuring only four solid walls, the building capitalizes on its waterfront location and subsequent views. The large, arched windows also let in natural sunlight which bounces across the primarily white concrete interior. (2017)

Architect: Ladd & Kelsey

Built: 1961

Style: Modernist

Type: Commercial

Address: 2241 West Coast Hwy

City: Newport Beach


Lubell, S., & Bradley, D. (2016). Mid-Century Modern Architecture Travel Guide: West Coast USA. London, England: Phaidon Press Ltd.