FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com JUNE 17 , 2016 | VOL. 6, ISSUE 24 Offering price: $5,450,000 Address: 154 Thalia Street Laguna Beach Agent info: Melinda “Mindy” Zoller First Team Estates Christies International Real Estate (949) 280-5232 Where an Endless Summer Begins Authentic “old Laguna” charm still resides in a 1915 home built by a founding member of what has become the Laguna Art Museum. The historical home has stayed in the family for its entire existence and is eligible for property tax reductions under the Mills Act. Constructed all in redwood, the artist’s home remains inviting and livable with high beamed ceilings and an ocean view sitting loft. A wooded hillside path leads to the sand. Below the three-bedroom, two bath home near a popular surf spot is a separate one-bedroom unit with a private entry. FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH ONE ON ONE WITH IAN GIBBS: Store Rolls Out Customizing for Windows By Gina Dostler Besides lowering energy bills in summer, window treatments serve as design elements that complete a room. Ian Gibbs, co-founder and creative director of The Shade Store, is part of a three-generation family involved in customizing window treatments. The New York-based company opened a Laguna Design Center outlet in Laguna Niguel last year. Q: How did you get started? A: Our roots trace back to 1946 when my grandfather and his brother started a retail textile business in Port Chester, N.Y. The company began as a dressmaker shop and evolved into a sought-after couture window treatment company for design trade and affluent homeowners. When the current generation came into adulthood -my two brothers, our cousin and myself -we looked at the family business and turned the model on its head with the objective of modernizing the way consumers shop for custom window treatments, making custom easy for consumers. Continued on page 2 Ian Gibbs OVER $400 MILLION CL O SED S ALES IN 2015 ONCE AG AIN THE # 1 REAL E STATE TEAM IN OR ANGE COUNTY 9 4 9 .3 90 . 4543 ST ANFIELDGR OUP.NET According to information published by Trendgraphix for the time period of 1/1/15-12/31/15.