Real estate guide Serv ing Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities DECEMBER 17, 2010 | VOL. 1, ISSUE 11 COastal head designer at Bliss Home & Design, Corona del Mar space, but we want to create a space that’s intriguing and has depth. The store started off by having more of a focus on linens, but as we evolved and as our design firm grew and as our projects had a direct link to one another, we realized the store was becoming much more than just a destination for linens. So we changed our name to Bliss Home & Design at the end of 2008. We are sister companies and have a full design firm where we work on projects from ground up construction to coming in and finishing a room. We partner with local architects and builders. On my staff, I have three project managers, two design One-on-One with Ohara davies-gaetano “Our projects range in style from very classical French Provincial to a more, modern eclectic beach vibe.” Q: Share with our readers a brief background on Bliss Home & Design and your involvement in the company. How do the interior design services and retail store dovetail? A: Our retail store has been in Corona del Mar since 2005 and our focus has been reinventing interior design and bringing it to our clients on a very layered, worldly level. We like to color outside the lines and show our customer base how they can mix different genres and create different settings. Our philosophy is it’s very easy to create a beautiful assistants and an expediter, so we’re able to provide amazing service. Our projects range in style from anywhere from very classical French Provincial to a more, modern eclectic beach vibe. We really can work within any genre of style. Our vision in everything we do whether it be retail based or design based, is to give each project its own soul, its own identity. There are a lot of designers whose work is very similar and that’s there signature look; ours is always re-thought and specific to the client and who they are. It’s really a portrait of them. CONTINUED ON PAGE 4 featured home Environmentally Friendly Architectural Masterpiece Designed by Mark Mack Mystic Hills Contemporary with World-Class Ocean Views LOCATION: 124 Skyline Drive, Laguna Beach OFFER: $5,788,000 AGENTS: Chris Guziak with Coast Sotheby’s International Realty CALL: 949.285.0509 EMAIL: GUZIAK@gmail.com WEBSITE: www.1247skyline.com With its roots as an art colony, Laguna has always had an affinity for creativity and natural harmony, and has long been a haven for modern-style architecture, which has been increasing in popularity over the past few years. Recent trends for new homes like this one have indeed been leaning beyond “contemporary” to pure modern, high-tech, minimalist and eco-friendly styles. Built in 2009 and designed by internationally renown architect Mark Mack, this 4,300+ square foot Mystic Hills four bedroom, 5.5 bath home certainly has pedigree. It also embodies all the critical elements of the luxury lifestyle – a functional, “livable” layout, exquisite quality of finish, superior privacy, astounding views, and a prestigious central location with close proximity to town and beaches. There is a three-car garage. It is constructed of environmentally friendly materials, including organic clay on steel framing and Vene-tian plaster, and uses solar heat and electric. The result is nothing short of spectacular: a superbly clean and simple architectural gem with world-class ocean views. NeW LIstINGs/homes IN esCroW-CLosed BeaCh haVeNs NEIGHBORHOOD SPOTLIGHT Harbor Ridge, Newport Beach Living in exclusive Harbor Ridge is one of the best kept secrets in Newport Beach. With some of the most spectacular ocean views in Southern Cali-fornia, the village of Harbor Ridge is regally nestled on a Newport Beach hilltop at just under 1,000 feet in elevation. In the middle of town – yet strategical-ly private – the community is reached by following a series of curving, ascending roads which lead to a majestic guard-gated entrance tucked away behind a grove of maple trees. Bordered by: San Joaquin Reservoir on the east, which in turn, is bordered by Chambord in Newport Coast; El Capitan to the south; Port Durness to the north and Spyglass Hill Road to the west. Cross the bordering street of El Capi-tan and you are in Corona del Mar. Cross the CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Newport Beach during the two-week period of 11/23/2010-12/7/2010 was 30 homes. Of these new homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $6,300,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $285,000. According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Laguna Beach during the two-week period of 11/23/2010-12/7/2010 was 24 homes. Of these new homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $36,000,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $440,000. According to the MLS, the number of homes that went into escrow and/or closed in Newport Beach for the two-week period of 11/23/2010-12/7/2010 was 17 homes. These homes were categorized in the MLS as “backup offers,” “pending sale,” or “closed sale.” According to the MLS, the number of homes that went into escrow and/or closed in Laguna Beach for the two-week period of 11/23/2010-12/7/2010 2010 was 3 homes. These homes were categorized in the MLS as “backup offers,” “pending sale,” or “closed sale.” DATA CAPTURED DEC. 8, 2010, COURTESY OF TORELLI REALTY.