FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities DECEMBER 12, 2014 | VOL. 4, ISSUE 50 Moorea Masterpiece Awaits Your Arrival An Italian style palazzo six years in the making, Villa di Sogni is a feat of design and painstaking engineering. Brought to life by Laguna Beach architect John O’Neill, the home was handcrafted by Italian artisans using hand-selected imported materials. Its 14 fireplaces were custom designed and handcrafted by a studio in Rome. The double lot of nearly three acres possesses understated curb-side appeal as well as privacy and pristine tranquility. Grounds feature formal to secret garden spaces with an array of fountains, plus a glass encased pool cabana and scenic pool grotto with waterfall. The two-story home features a stately entry of dramatic colonnade staircases, chandeliers and sconces, and a ocean views. At 18,000 square feet, the home includes seven en-suite bedrooms and 11 total baths and a totally separate caretaker apartment. It combines comfortably scaled family spaces with grand scale formal entertaining venues. Offering price: $38,888,888 Address: 1330 Moorea Way, Laguna Beach Agent info: John McMonigle, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (949) 735-1004, BRE # 01123869 Troya Montgomery, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (949) 412-3048, BRE # 01180946 FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH ONE ON ONE WITH TANIA CASSILL The Infinity of Design By Gina Dostler Tania Cassill followed her heart to open her own interior design shop where hanging out, sipping cappuccino and discussing the delights of interior design with customers became reality. Her full-service interior design studio, huit, opened last month in Laguna Beach with a collection of home furnishings and accessories. The ambiance is cozy comfort with unique items that capture a chic lifestyle for the home. Q: When did your dream start, of owning your own shop? A: You know, there was really no defining moment. From as long as I can remember I always knew someday I’d have my own shop. I worked a very long time as a fashion buyer for Nordstrom, so maybe the idea seeded during that time. I love fashion and became very knowledgeable on mixing and matching items, colors, and all the designs working their way through the industry. Q: Is interior design an offshoot of your fashion design world? A: In a way, yes. Even though I was in the fashion industry, I was very much into home design and the similarities are constant. Colors, textures, and styles overlap into all areas including the interiors of homes. It’s simply creating a look for a customer’s lifestyle, just Continued on page 2 T ania Cassill in her Laguna Beach shop huit.