FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities AUGUST 15, 2014 | VOL. 4, ISSUE 33 Luxury Touches Match a Home’s Extraordinary Setting A private seaside sanctuary, this recently renovated home marries modernism with a magnificent setting along the oceanfront of California’s coast. The home’s living areas enjoy 270 degrees of seascape featuring panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Harbor and the beach. The home bears the luxury stamp of architect Brion Jeannette with sumptuous master suites, mosaic tile imported from Spain, a tequila tasting room, executive office and media room. The remarkable chef ’s kitchen is outfitted with imported Brazilian granite, white quartz counters, custom maple cabinets, a sushi bar and stainless steel. Offering price: $34,995,000 Address: 3729 Ocean Blvd, Corona del Mar Agent info: Georgina Jacobson, CalBRE #01176109 , ( 949)285-8380 Georgina@GeorginaJacobson.com, www.GeorginaJacobson.com FEATURED PROPERTY: CORONA DEL MAR Asian Design Creates Soothing Bathrooms Asian-style interiors evoke an image of serenity and tranquil calm. This style is a popular choice in bathroom design as the desire to escape hectic, urban lifestyle in a peaceful spa-like oasis is growing increasingly popular. Creating an Asian-inspired bathroom takes an understanding of several different cultural styles and their distinct characteristics to achieve the result you want, according the National Association of the Remodeling Industry (NARI). There are many elements that can be added to a bathroom remodel to create an Asian-style environment, said Sol Quintana Wagoner, senior interior designer for Jackson Design and Remodeling in San Diego. One award-winning project featured a wall of tile in deep hues of ebony, gold and dark brown to create an earthy backdrop illuminated by gold leaf lighting. A curved mirror framed in a rustic wood hung above an arced onyx sink that glows on top of the free-standing vanity with Shoji-style doors. A fixed window with obscure glass as well as a simple black entry pocket door fitted with Shoji-style panels brought in natural light. “We find that clients requesting Asian-inspired designs for their remodel often have acquired an affinity for Asian aesthetics during their travels or while building their collections of art and objects. They want to live with a visual expression of that affinity in their daily lives, surrounded by beautiful design in their homes” Wagoner explained. With interiors, harmonizing colors, textures, and materials provides balance, a crucial aspect of Asian design. Light and water features are prominent in a Japanese-style master bath suite created by Foxcraft Design Group in Falls Church, Va. The project has a curbless shower that lets light flood in from the window and skylight. The cross-cut pattern on the porcelain tiles, reminiscent of tree bark, is accentuated by the wood cabinetry. Shoji-style screens allow natural light to filter through and provide the ability to open and close access to the dressing room area and commode. Renovating bathrooms to bring in light Continued on page 2 Asian design elements create a soothing atmosphere.