FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com DECEMBER 2, 2016 | VOL. 6, ISSUE 48 Dual Homes Create an Unusual Package FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH Two homes on one lot in the heart of the village offers potential for a family compound or rental income. The classic 1929 Laguna cottage, recently expanded and remodeled, includes two bedrooms and two baths, a bright, open kitchen and a large bonus room. Hardwood floors, a brick fireplace and private patios add to ambience. A second new, 3-bedroom, 2.5-bath home is finished with the cues of an urban loft: polished concrete and hardwood floors, an open steel and wood staircase. Extensive landscaping creates space and privacy between the two homes. An open house is set for Dec. 10 and 11. Offering price: $2,895,000 Address: 515 & 517 Reed Street, Laguna Beach Agent info: Marcus Skenderian, The Skenderian Group, Surterre Properties 949.295.5758, Marcus@SurterreProperties.com ONE ON ONE WITH SEAN O’MALLEY Designing More Livable Cities By Gina Dostler Designing communities that bring nature and cities together, Sean O’Malley, managing principal of SWA, aims to make the world a better place one ecological develop-ment at a time. He describes himself as an optimist and it’s evident in his work “blurring the distinction between landscape and architec-ture.” Just last month, SWA’s Los Angeles and Laguna Beach studios won eight awards from the Southern California Chapter of the American Society of Landscape Architects for its creative efforts to improve the health and enhance the lifestyles of people worldwide. Q: How did you decide to be-come a landscape architect? A: Growing up in San Bernardino I was inspired by the amazing beauty of both mountains and des-ert that surrounded where I lived. It gave me such an appreciation for the natural environment. Coupled with my love for drawing, the two put together directed me towards landscape architecture. Q: What inspired you to urban design? A: It was my dad who planted the seed of urban development for me. He was an engineer for the air quality management district in Southern California. I wrote a paper on air pollution in high school and asked my dad about air pollution. He said it was because of the cars. We should drive less and create Continued on page 2 Sean O’Malley ColdwellBankerHomes.com Ladera Ranch, CA $4,799,000 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.