FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities APRIL 18, 2014 | VOL. 4, ISSUE 16 Spacious Westcliff Home Restored in Style This charming Westcliff single-level home has been beautifully remodeled in tasteful traditional style. Situated on a favorite street in a quiet interior location, the residence has instant appeal with its lovely landscaping, board-and-batten cladding with shutters and brick accents, and stately porte-cochere. A generously scaled lot encompasses a three-bedroom, two-bath main house and a one-bedroom, one-bath guesthouse that also can be used as an office, nanny quarters or gym. For living and entertaining, the home’s kitchen is outfitted with granite counters, professional appliances and a large dining island; the family room with fireplace and media; the living room with fireplace, built-in media with surround sound, and a game area with picture windows; as well as a formal dining room. The spacious master suite includes built-in media and spa-influenced bath with dual vanities, deep soaking tub and large shower. Custom interior finishes include hardwood plank floors, plantation shutters, sisal carpet, extensive stonework, furniture-grade cabinetry. Outdoors, beautiful brick pathways lead to sunny terraces for dining and lounging, mature fruit trees and raised flower/vegetable beds, a built-in BBQ and fire pit. Offering price: $1,795,000 Address: 1106 Berkshire, Newport Beach Agent info: Bob Coluccio (949) 510-2594, Pam Ball (949) 533-8525, www.coluccioball.com, Villa Real Estate FEATURED PROPERTY: NEWPORT BEACH ONE ON ONE WITH GABRIELLE CAREY Summoning Magic on Fabric By Gina Dostler A lemur, wombat and angora goat hang in two-dimensional form over a crib, keeping watch where a baby sleeps. And the landscape of a Tuscany vineyard transports a dining room into another realm, the wall a painted portal to Italy for every diner. These are among the worlds created by Gabrielle Carey, a mural artist who brings the exterior world into the interior of homes. She grew up amongst goats, chickens, horses and pigs, which gave her the inspiration to paint the animal murals she loves. They seem to be an extension of her self and the magical world that spins in her mind. Her clients have included the Mandarin Oriental Hotel in Las Vegas, John Travolta and Kelly Preston, Eddie Murphy and Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles. It’s a treat to have her as one of our local artists in Southern California. Q: Why paint murals? A: I truly love what I do, painting murals, engaging my talents and working with clients to bring about a personal treasure that is unique only to their home. Actually as a child I didn’t want to be an artist, thinking I’d be stuck in a cubicle as an animator. I went to school instead as a political science major and while studying I found myself working at a part-time job under the tutelage of Roger Dolin at Mural Environments, Inc., and fell in love with this form of art. It’s especially wonderful for children, enriching their imaginations through engaging them with art on the walls. It’s also for adults, a mural bringing a certain feeling not always captured through décor. The effect can be quite elegant. Q: You actually work from a studio, not in the homes? A: Actually yes, since I had my son three Continued on page 4 Gabrielle Carey with a favorite subject.