FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com OCTOBER 14, 2016 | VOL. 6, ISSUE 41 FEATURED PROPERTY: NEWPORT BEACH Tie Up on the Island A new custom Balboa Island home close to the village includes an elevator to all three levels. The home merges fine finishes with island living: three bedrooms, 3.5 baths and 1,400 square feet of outdoor space. An elevated front patio and a great room with gourmet kitchen occupy the first floor. The second level includes a spa-like master retreat with paneled walls and ceilings, large balcony, fireplace, walk-in closet and master bath. The balance of the second floor includes two guest bedrooms, laundry, and a den/office area. The third floor deck areas include a covered sitting area, bar, refrigerator, speakers and more. The open-air front deck offers a seating area, fireplace, and views of the bay, while a secluded rear deck offers views of Fashion Island. Offering price: $3,699,000 Address: 220 Onyx Ave, Balboa Island, Newport Beach Agent info: Don Abrams, Abrams Coastal Properties 714.325.9055, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.abramscoastalproperties.com ONE ON ONE WITH ANDERS LASATER Repurposing that Creates a Dialog By Gina Dostler Architect Anders Lasater is excited about transforming existing Orange County buildings with more vitality and purpose. His recent industry awards exemplify merging old buildings with new ideas. Q: What are the problems of today’s architectural environment in Orange County? A: Repurposing its notoriously conservative structures and making them more responsive to the flow of people. It all goes back to our county’s history. Orange County started out with and has maintained a quiet reserve that sprung from its agricultural roots. Other metro areas that were more progressive like San Diego, San Francisco and Los Angeles started with a centralized downtown, where people and build-ings mingled. OC basically started in the early 20th century with lima beans fields and fruit orchards. Whereas Europe has had thousands of years of building and repurposing structures with very little new space to build upon, Orange County was built up from farmland with lots of places to grow yet no distinct start-ing point. But it now faces a turn-around with very little empty spaces. Q: How did its growth define the buildings? A: Historically there was no need Continued on page 2 Anders Lasater ColdwellBankerHomes.com Laguna Beach, CA $19,995,000 Represented by: Tim Smith (949) 717-4711 COLDWELL BANKER RESIDENTIAL BROKERAGE ©2016 Coldwell Banker Real Estate LLC. All Rights Reserved. Owned By a Subsidiary of NRT LLC.