FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF ReAL esTATe guide coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities jUnE 14, 2013 | VOL. 3, ISSUE 24 COAsTAL “Our Town-Our Paper” Luxury Home Overlooks Fairway Situated at the end of a quiet cul-de-sac, this single level home is one of only five Crystal Cove residences to front Pelican Hill Golf Course, resulting in unobstructed, sweeping ocean and Catalina views beyond the fourth and fifth holes. Offering privacy and an unusually large and flat 19,600 square feet parcel, the property features multiple outdoor seating areas includ-ing a separate pool house with wood burning fireplace. The 5,000 square feet residence welcomes visitors to a large great room with a wood beamed ceiling, art lighting and a trio of French doors that open to landscaped grounds. The open floor plan leads to an expansive kitchen with granite and stainless counters, abundant pantry and storage area, and an adjacent laundry or catering room with duplicate appliances. The master suite offers ocean and golf course views, a custom tiled fireplace and French doors opening to the pool and spa. There are three additional bedrooms with baths, one with its own separate entrance, a large office and a three-car garage. Offering price: $6,975,000 Address: 2 Timor Sea, Crystal Cove Agent: Agent Lisa McGurrell (949)795-2774, email@example.com featured PrOPertY: newPOrt cOast One On One with maurO fallani The Antique Whisperer By Gina Dostler In Costa Mesa lies a hidden gem, a buried treasure of tradition and craftsmanship mostly lost amongst 21st century commerce. In it, a Windsor, a Louis XV or antique spinning wheel is revived. Battered and bruised pieces of wood become whole again, every piece mended to its original luster. Within this domain, patrons call Mauro Fallani the “antique whisperer.” Artistry streams from Fallani’s hands in a shop lined with tools used by his great grandfather, weathered 17th century chairs and stout wooden work benches 150 years old. Fallani shared his excitement for restoring damaged antiques. Q: You are a craftsman of an art that has its roots going back many generations. Tell me about the Fallanis. A: My family is from Florence, Italy, tracing all the way back to 1344. We are a generation of artists where I am the fourth generation restorer of antiques. My great grandfather Agostino Fallani from Via dei Serragli taught at Gli Artigianelli. He was a very benevolent man and taught 120 orphans the trade, giving them a solid means to live. His son, my grandfather Guido Fallani, followed this tradition and later moved to Rome in 1930. My father, Walter Fallani continued to perfect this art. The fine art of antique restoration is kept alive by me, and my son Franco Fallani.