FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities NOVEMBER 14, 2014 | VOL. 4, ISSUE 46 FEATURED PROPERTY: No Detail Spared for a Welcoming Home Situated a house away from the oceanfront in the Shore Cliffs neighborhood of Corona del Mar, this pristine home is perched on an elevated lot that allows privacy and is in move-in condition. Beautifully appointed and extensively remodeled, it features dark hardwood floors, crown molding, French doors, cathedral ceilings, custom draperies and plantation shutters and recessed lighting. The kitchen is outfitted with granite countertops, a stainless steel Wolf range, a built-in refrigerator and a center island breakfast bar. Generous size living spaces and bedrooms give this home an inviting floor plan over its five bedrooms, bonus room and four baths. The luxurious master suite captures ocean views alongside a fireplace, sitting area and custom built-ins. Travertine floors line the adjoining bathroom that has dual sinks, a large tub with water jets, a dual shower and walk-in closet with organizers. The main floor guest room’s French doors open to the yard and its pool and spa. A finished garage includes built-in storage and an epoxy finished floor. Shown by appointment only. Offering price: $3,995,000 Address: 120 Shorecliff Road, Corona del Mar Agent info: Heather Saito, Villa Real Estate Phone: (949)698-1328 firstname.lastname@example.org, heathersaito.com NEWPORT BEACH Where Creativity Meets the Rigors of Pragmatism By Gina Dostler Commitment to community. California mojo. Beautiful glass tiles made with recycled glass. All underpin Oceanside Glasstile, founded by four Orange County friends. President and owner Sean Gildea takes pride in cultivating a company culture that allows birthday parades, factory adventure tours and creative camaraderie that makes exquisite tile. Q: The company started out as four guys with OC roots who loved to surf. A: Definitely. The original idea took seed with Boyce Lundstrom who had partnered with Bullseye Glass Company in the early ‘70s and ‘80s. He had pulled in his buddy Jon Stokesbary, an independent artist from South Laguna, along with a student of Jon’s, Don Pettey, to start a company that utilized scrap glass to make tile. This was a pretty novel idea back in the early ‘90s where nobody in the U.S. was making glass tile at that time. We were instrumental in pioneering the movement and continue on as a significant contributor of tile worldwide. Q: And you were the fourth guy? A: Lundstrom is my uncle and I was helping him out on my days off. I was a graduate of UC Santa Barbara and was nine months into my job at Deloitte LLP performing audits for large companies. I soon decided the world of accounting and that type of work environment just wasn’t right for me. So I said good-bye to wing-tips and slid into flip-flops to help start up Oceanside Glasstile full-time. Q: Was location a key point to setting up shop? A: We’ve been a glass tile manufacturer from day Continued on page 2 ONE ON ONE WITH SEAN GILDEA: Sean and his bounty of tiles.