Few millionaires decorate their mansions with extremely rare paintings.
Richard Moriarty decorated with a 1974 Lamborghini its wall from a Newport Beach estate early Friday. Because Home Depot doesn’t sell kits to hang cars as artwork, Moriarty hired a 70-ton crane to lower the Italian sports car through a skylight in his living room. Earlier, the car’s engine was removed and transformed into a “200-mph coffee table” for guests who prefer their drinks “shaken not stirred,” said Moriarty, an heir to the family that developed South Coast Plaza.
Getting the Lamborghini into the house took about an hour, but the project was done months ago, when architect Fleetwood Joiner began designing Moriarty’s new home, $2 million worth of steel-and-concrete that will overlook Newport’s Back Bay when construction finishes later this year.