FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities MAY 30, 2014 | VOL. 4, ISSUE 22 Rare Gem Washes Up on Treasure Island Beach One of 14 stand-alone homes alongside the resort hotel Montage Laguna Beach is on the market. The keys to this 2,727-square foot, three-bedroom, three-bath residence include access to amenities of the top-rated resort, including its spa, pool, award-winning restaurants and concierge services. The home enjoys unobstructed views of Catalina and the Pacific and is steps away from Treasure Island Beach. Its open-air design allows a seamless and inviting feeling across each shared space. The gourmet kitchen features a fossilized soapstone center island, Richard Marshall oak flooring, Scott McAllister custom cabinetry, trey ceiling lighting, double Viking oven, dual dishwashers, GE wine thermador and Sub-Zero glass-front refrigerator . Offering price: $6,995,000 Address: 13 Shreve Drive, Laguna Beach 92651 Agent info: Tim Smith, The Smith Group of Coldwell Banker Previews International, email@example.com, 949-717-4711 FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH Vibrant Colors Return in Remodeling Projects Vibrant, energetic colors – especially in kitchens – is one of the top trends seen in 2014. Kitchens remain a top remodeling project of members of the National Association of the Remodeling Industry. The use of color in kitchen designs was a theme that emerged in the association’s awards program, which recognizes the top national projects in 25 categories. This year in the kitchen, design professionals are deploying color and creating contrasts, from pairing classic with contemporary styles to infusing touches of color into the timeless combination of black and white. Since most appliances are basic black, white or stainless steel, bold bursts of color are appearing on other surfaces. Color is often used to highlight the base of island or peninsula cabinets, colored stone in the countertop, different blends of cabinetry wood and in the tiles of the backsplash. For some homeowners, adding touches of color can update an existing look, while for others, it can be the starting point for a total remodeling of the space. “Bright colors are very trendy, especially in contemporary kitchens,” says association leader George Edwards, of A & C Kitchens and Baths in Chester, Penn. “Color is a great way to create harmony, Continued on page 2 Buttery yellow retro appliances complement the art deco yellow and black subway tile on the counter tops and backsplash in this $40,000 to $80,000 national winning remodel by Jackson Design of San Diego.