FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities JANUARY 9, 2015 | VOL. 5, ISSUE 2 FEATURED PROPERTY: Beach Beauty Offers Comely Ocean Views This fully remodeled five-bedroom, four-bath home with a three-car garage perches just a few homes from beautiful Victoria Beach. Its upper living area has three bedrooms, two baths and a front terrace with spectacular views of the Pacific. Enjoy the ocean view chef ’s kitchen with built in stainless appliances and natural stone countertops. The master suite is complete with panoramic ocean views and private access to an attached deck. The lower living area includes two bedrooms and baths and an outside covered ocean-view terrace. A large patio off the family room affords yet another opportunity to entertain al fresco. The lower level of this 3,400 sq. ft. home could serve as a guest unit. In addition to a spacious garage, two onsite parking spaces allows room for five cars. Offering price: $3,495,000 Address: 165 Dumond Drive, Laguna Beach Agent info: Shauna Covington, Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices (949)395-8786, firstname.lastname@example.org LAGUNA BEACH Old School Material Surfaces in Contemporary Looks creating designer pieces out of concrete? A: Well, I was surrounded at both ends. My sister was really into interior design and my father was a mason who worked with brick and block. I was in high-end real estate at the time and tried to convince my dad to make concrete countertops, something I saw gaining popularity. Instead I ended up fooling around in the garage creating mixes of my own out of trial and error, picking at my dad’s brain and surfing online for information to make items for my friends and family. The concrete mix I had was super heavy at the time. But through a long process of fine-tuning, it now is so much lighter and better. Q: So how light is light? A: Well, I came up with a mix design that is a fraction of the weight of most stones like granite or marble. Most of those weigh in at 22 lbs per square foot. My mix is at 10 lbs per square foot. This concrete is lighter and easier to work with yet it has incredible durability and a great finish. Concrete can be made in any color and any look such as mirror smooth to stone-like textures. Q: You knew Jack Cole of Skipjack Sports Fishing Boat. A: My first shop was next door to Jack’s and he had a ton of experience in mold making. He’d cruise over to my shop to see what was going on, go back to his shop to think about a project I was working on, and then cruise on back with some answers for me. I’ve moved to another location since, but really learned a lot from Jack. Q: What type of process is involved in creating your designs? A: It is a long one that is labor intensive. More so than what a guy working in granite has to do. We first make a template of the design, then a mold of the template. After Continued on page 2 ONE ON ONE WITH KYLE HART: Kyle Hart By Gina Dostler Concrete’s utility goes way beyond foundations. Kyle Hart of Hart Concrete Design fashions beautifully made countertops, tables, firepits and more from concrete. The son of a mason, Hart specializes in customizing concrete for architects, builders, landscapers, interior designers and artists. Q: How does one end up A firepit of smooth concrete is a perfect place for the gathering of friends.