FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” coastalrealestateguideoc.com | Serving Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities FEBRUARY 19, 2016 | VOL. 6, ISSUE 7 Design Spans Tradition and Modern Lifestyles Located in Newport Heights on a quiet street, this home has convenient access to the beach and bay as well as shopping and dining. At 5,200 square feet, the custom home is patterned after the distinctive design style of the South’s best-known architect, A. Hayes Town. True to Town’s influence, the home bridges traditional architecture with modern living, with impeccable quality of materials, finishes and workmanship throughout. Promoting indoor/outdoor living, there are multiple sets of French doors, an inviting entry-yard and gallery porch and decks with large overhangs. An old-world ambience is evoked with reclaimed beams, custom millwork, antique brick, wide-plank oak flooring, leaded glass, beautiful stonework and Carrera marble. With a flowing floor plan, the home encompasses four bedrooms, including a master suite replete with fireplace and separates his and her baths. The kitchen and dining area adjacent to the family/great room welcomes gatherings. The kitchen features a center island with farmhouse sink, walk-in pantry and abundant storage. FEATURED PROPERTY: NEWPORT BEACH Offering price: $2,995,000 Address: 321 Fullerton Avenue, Newport Beach Agents info: Jon Flagg, Villa Real Estate, 949.533.7878, firstname.lastname@example.org ONE ON ONE WITH MICHAEL JOHNSON: Realtors React to Backlash Over Rehab Homes By Gina Dostler Michael Johnson, an agent for Villa Real Estate and president of the 800-member Laguna Board of Realtors, was asked for comment about the role of realtors in the recent uproar over rehab facilities opening in Laguna’s residential neighborhoods. Johnson declined to be interviewed, but issued a statement in answer to two questions: his reaction to a call to boycott realtors involved in deals with rehab operators, suggested publicly by a person who attended a town hall meeting earlier this month; and are agents legally bound to sell property to any potential buyer. To the former question, Johnson said, “The members of the Laguna Board of Realtors are committed to the communities we serve. Our members serve on charitable boards, city commissions and neighborhood associations.” To the latter, Johnson answered thus: “As agents licensed by the state, we are bound to abide by the Fair Housing Act and committed to following the law. Any violation on the part of an agent exposes them Continued on page 2 Michael Johnson WE SPEAK LUXURY G LOBAL I S T HE D IFFERENCE ColdwellBankerPreviews.com © • 88,000+ Brokers and Independent Sales Associates • 44 Countries and Territories • $106 Million In Luxury Sales Every Day Nationally* The Sun Never Sets On Our World — Or Your Home. COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE 949.644.1600 *Data based on closed and recorded transaction sides of homes sold for $1 million or more as reported by the U.S. Coldwell Banker® franchise system for the calendar year 2014. USD$. 2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Owned By a Subsidiary of NRT LLC.