FROM THE PUBLISHERS OF “Our Town-Our Paper” LAGUNA BEACH & NEWPORT BEACH COMMUNITIES CoastalRealEstateGuide.com JANUARY 13, 2017 | VOL. 7 , ISSUE 2 Restored Home Captures Arts and Crafts Style FEATURED PROPERTY: LAGUNA BEACH “To own The Ark is to own a piece of Laguna Beach history, and to live in it is to live in a work of art. A magical house in a magical spot, it is one of those rare homes that has the power to truly enrich a life,” according to Scott Fitzgerrell, whose family owned the historic Woods Cove home for 65 years. The Arts and Crafts style home was built in 1923 by Laguna Beach architect Jean L. Egasse. The home was designed like a large boat, replete with hand-tied rope work, hand-carved woods and beams, expert joinery and hand placed stonework. In 2006, the property was painstakingly restored by its current owners, two dedicated preservationists, retaining all of its original architectural integrity, charm and whimsical style. Details include an ocean view living room with a timbered inglenook and stone ﬁ replace, view decks, and the Crow’s Nest, a studio apartment above the garage. It even boasts a private stairway to the beach. Offering price: $8,775,000 Address: 2191 Ocean Way, Laguna Beach Agents info: Mike Johnson, 949.698.1302, firstname.lastname@example.org Steve High, 949.874.4724, email@example.com ASK THE EXPERT Garage Envy – A Driving Force for Change By Holly Schwartz Today I saw a photo of a garage that had been transformed into a piece of art. It put my garage to shame and I immediately felt a stab of jealousy. Just like any other part of our home, it’s understandable to be inspired by beauty. We’ve all heard that ﬁ rst impressions are the most important with real estate, but it turns out there is something to be said for the lasting impression too. There are several reasons to con-sider giving your garage some wow factor. For instance, you may be in need of some extra space to stash belongings. A clean looking cabinet and shelving system can help maxi-mize the room you have for storage and of course give your garage a tidy look. Another reason to ﬁ x up your ga-rage is for hobby purposes. If you’re going to be spending any amount of time in your garage, it makes sense to want to make it a little nicer. For some people, it’s their place to tool around. Others enjoy watching sports and making it a “man-cave.” And of course there are always car buffs who want to store cars, restore cars, and idolize their cars in this Continued on page 2 Holly Schwartz NEW HOME RING IN THE NEW YEAR WITH THE OF YOUR DREAMS CELEBRATING 10 YEARS BRE#01778230 Has the new year inspired you to make a move? Let us put our expertise to work helping to take care of the process for you from start to finish. There’s no better place to kick off 2017 than in the comfort of a new home.