ReAl eStAte guiDe Serv ing Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities fEbrUAry 18, 2011 | VOL. 1, ISSUE 15 COAStAl This is Part 1 in a T wo-Part Series & spa and sunken firepit area. The high ceilings are crafted with vintage timbers hand-hewn from Douglas fir, there is French reclaimed antique terra cotta on the loggias and patios, and hand-cut, solid stone window and door surrounds. The color palette is blue, green and pink; the plaster walls are alabaster-hued; and there’s a rich use of mahogany throughout. The spacious kitchen has stained alder cabinetry, a huge wooden central island with hammered metal sink, white marble counters, Wolf and Miele appliances, a six-burner stove with a Provencal tile backsplash and roomy butler’s pantry. The oversized laundry room with soft yellow Maison de la Mer, 2011 Philharmonic House of Design Designers from Orange County and Los Angeles will transform this home into the 19th Annual Philharmonic House of Design, which is open to public viewing from March 1-27 . By Lana Johnson Located in Newport Coast, this wonderful French-inspired estate overlooks Newport Harbor and the coastline, with expansive coastline and Catalina views. Reminiscent of a historic Provencal three-story manor but with modern amenities, this residence features a large entry courtyard with hand-carved fountain, separate two-room guest casita with its own kitchen and bath, a three-story spiral staircase, stone and walnut flooring, many rooms with a wall of French doors leading to the outside, his and hers master baths, a theater, chilled wine cellar with separate tasting room, elevator, infinity-edge pool cabinetry and ASKO washer and dryer, has a whimsical cabinet fronted with gold mesh chicken wire and a wall of painted birds. This 10,820-square-foot home situated on a 20,000-square-foot lot took approximately one year to construct. The subterranean 10-car garage is 3,200 square feet. The architect was Cecil Carney, CR Carney Architects; the builder was Haigh Builders of Santa Ana, and the landscape was designed by Peter Philips Design. The timeframe for the Design House planning process begins about seven months prior to the CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 featured home Spectacular Retreat on Corona del Mar’s Prestigious Ocean Boulevard A Private Dock and a Pool Overlooking the Harbor are Among the Special Amenities LOCATION: 2495 Ocean Blvd., Corona del Mar OFFER: $17,995,000 AGENTS: Heather Kidder and Stephanie Lowe, Surterre Properties CONTACT: Heather Kidder at 949.230.1193 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org or contact Stephanie Lowe at 949.933.5863 or by email at email@example.com. Once in a lifetime comes the opportunity to own a property this magnificent. Tucked away at the end of Ocean Boulevard in charming Corona del Mar, lies a luxurious residence be-yond compare. From the street, this four-bedroom, six bath 7,524-square-foot home is all but hidden, offering complete pri-vacy. Yet, from the water you view a spectacular retreat nestled along the natural curve of the cliff. 2495 is the only Ocean Boulevard address with a private dock, a sweeping grass yard at water’s edge and a pool overlooking the glorious harbor. Three levels of stunning ocean-view living space include a formal liv-ing and dining room, a gracious California-style kitchen that opens onto a spacious family room and dining area, a master suite with separate office and bathroom, three additional bedroom suites, outdoor decks at each level and a wonderful bonus room, perfect for a personal gym. Every room of this extraordinary residence offers breathtaking views of daytime boats, late afternoon sunsets and the twinkle of evening lights on the water. NEW LISTINGS/HOMES IN ESCrOW CLOSED • According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Newport Beach during the two-week period of 1/24-2/7/11 was 64 homes. Of these homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $5,995,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $329,900. • According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Laguna Beach during the two-week period of 1/24-2/7/11 was 31 homes. Of these homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $19,950,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $380,000. • According to the MLS, the number of homes that went into escrow and/or closed in Newport Beach for the two-week period of 1/24-2/7/11 was 132 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 1/24-2/7/11 was 61 homes. These homes were categorized in the MLS as “backup offers,” “pending sale,” or “closed sale.” DATA CAPTURED FEB.. 8, 2011 AND PROVIDED BY TORELLY REALTY. BeaCh haVeNs NEIGHbOrHOOD SPOTLIGHT Bordered By: Coast Highway is to the west, the bridge to Huntington Beach lays to the north, Canal Street is the eastern border and 61st Street is on the south. Views: Newport Shores has a canal which surrounds the community, and many of the homes are located right on the water. The homes located on Canal Street face west and enjoy spectacular sunset and canal views. The homes located on 62nd Street enjoy the morning sunshine and a beautiful foliage view. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Newport Shores Introduction to the enclave: Newport Shores is a beach community located on the westside of Newport Beach, right across from Coast High-way. There are approximately 440 homes located in here. There is a highly sought-after locale, due to its proximity to the beach. People reside in Newport Shores for the lifestyle. Enjoy a day at the beach, walk to the River Jetty which is a very popular surf spot, ride your bike, or take off for a run down to Newport or Huntington Beach Pier.