FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com SEPTEMBER 23, 2016 | VOL. 6, ISSUE 38 A Home to Overlook the Horizon FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH With a nod to Mediterranean style, this home presents uncommon privacy and superlative ocean views. Sited on an oceanfront parcel in private, gated Smithcliffs, the home accommodates both family living and large scale entertaining within a five-bedroom, six-bath, 6,500 square foot plan. A stone Provence-style gatehouse opens into a palm courtyard with limestone fireplace and spa. From the vaulted rotunda foyer, the home immediately opens toward its vantage point, the open ocean. Offering price: $11,900,000 Address: 39 Smithcliffs, Laguna Beach Agent info: John Stanaland, HOM Sotheby’s International Realty, 949.689.9047 firstname.lastname@example.org, JohnStanaland.com VILLAGE MATTERS Surfing Farmers Go Native By Ann Christoph Who says Southern California is too urbanized for agriculture? Or that these cultures can’t mix? Mike Evans and Jeff Bohn, of Manhattan Beach and the Back Bay, have been farming native California plants east of San Juan Capistrano since 1979. Their surfing heritage is expressed on the back cover of their otherwise staid plant catalog where, via Pho-toshop, their surfing tractors catch the waves amid the more traditional boarders. It’s “Toes on the nose at Ortega reef,” Mike says atop the front of his John Deere tractor. Mike and Jeff ’s Tree of Life Nursery grows exclusively California native plants. When they nurtured their first cuttings and seedlings 35 years ago, professionals in the landscape business were talking about drought tolerant plants and the need to reduce water use, but few clients cared and there was little interest in native plants. Lawns were the foundation of most landscape designs and India hawthornes were planted by the thousands. Think the landscape of Irvine. Fred Lang, landscape architect here in Laguna Beach, was a great promoter of California native plants, but when we specified them on plans for clients, they were often difficult to find. Theodore Payne Society in Sun Valley was often the only source. There was a need for a Continued on page 5 Ann Christoph JUST ANNOUNCED BY THE WALL STREET JOURNAL AND REAL TRENDS -THE THOUSAND #1 REAL ESTATE TEAM IN ORANGE COUNTY | #2 IN CALIFORNIA | #9 IN THE UNITED STATES 949.390.4543 ST ANFIELDREALEST A TE.COM According to information published by The Wall Street Journal for the time period of 2016. *Per Trendgraphix based on data supplied by MLS.