ReAl eStAte guide Serv ing Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities fEbrUAry 25, 2011 | VOL. 1, ISSUE 16 COAStAl This is Part 2 in a T wo-Part Series Youth Music Education programs. The Philharmonic Society worked in conjunction with California Homes magazine to acquire the interior designers. A complete resource of all the designers is included in this issue. The two designers we’re featuring are Eve Lowey, who designed the wine cellar and tasting room, and Jeanine Veldhuis, who transformed Le Petite Trianon Suite (bedroom/bath 6). Behind the Scenes at Maison de la Mer 2011 Philharmonic House of design ”Ocean views are wonderful during the day, and the lights of the harbor and coastline come alive at night. The primary rooms of the house are located to take full advantage of these amazing views.” The 19th Annual Philharmonic House of Design, Maison de la Mer in Newport Coast will be open to the public, beginning March1 through 27. In this second part, you’ll meet two more designers, as well as the architect, the builder and the landscape designer. If you want to see this 10,820-square-foot French Provencal estate, transformed with the help of 15 creative interior designers, purchase your tickets at www.philharmonichouseofdesign.com. The proceeds will benefit the Philharmonic Society’s By Jill Fales and Lana Johnson CONTINUED ON PAGE 6 featured home Meticulous Corona del Mar Residence Offers Indoor/Outdoor Living at its Finest Ocean Views Await You in Stunning Shorecliffs LOCATION: 230 Driftwood Road, Corona del Mar OFFER: $4,950,000 AGENTS: Steve High and Evan Corkett, Coldwell Banker Previews International CONTACT: Steve High at 949.640.3603 or by email at Steve.High@camoves.com or Evan Corkett at 949.640.3685 or by email at Evan. Corkett@camoves.com. This 5700-square-foot custom home with five bedrooms and five full and five partial baths was built for family living and entertaining pleasure in one of the top coastal neighborhoods – Shorecliffs in Corona del Mar. This meticulous residence offers indoor/outdoor living at its finest with sliding pocket doors that lead from the kitchen/great room to the covered and heated veranda, enhanced by a pool, spa and innovative waterfall. The home’s interior features high ceilings, recessed lighting, trav-ertine and wood floors, custom lights and window coverings. All living areas are open and very spacious, and each bed-room has its own bath for privacy. The master offers beautiful ocean views, a fireplace, a lovely bath and walk-in closets. The bonus room (or fifth bedroom) opens to a spacious balcony. The main floor bedroom is currently used as an office with rich wood built-ins, special remote lighting and a wine room. Along with the formal living and dining rooms, there is a three-car garage and incredible landscaping. This is a must for someone’s list! 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 1/31-2/14/11 was 61 homes. Of the 61 new homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $7,995,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $238,000. • According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in La-guna Beach during the two-week period of 1/31-2/14/11 was 44 homes. Of the 44 new homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $19,950,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $365,000. • According to the MLS, the number of homes that went into escrow and/ or closed in Newport Beach for the two-week period of 1/31-2/14/11 was 40 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 1/31-2/14/11 was 21 homes. These homes were categorized in the MLS as “backup offers,” “pending sale,” or “closed sale.” DATA CAPTURED FEB. 15, 2011 AND PROVIDED BY TORELLI REALTY. BeaCh haVeNs NEIGHbOrHOOD SPOTLIGHT A Celebrity Past: You can’t talk about the area for too long without discussing how Ozzie, Harriet, Ricky and David Nelson from the famed “Ozzie and Harriet” show lived in Lagunita and Victoria Beach. Ozzie was known for his daily swim from the north tip of Victoria to Goff Island by the Montage and back. That’s a pretty good swim. They were among the locals who spent many of the best days of their lives hanging out on the beach, and swimming and playing volleyball. The Orange County Beach Lifestyle: That CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Victoria Beach, laguna Beach Introduction to the Enclave: Victoria Beach is one of the largest, most beautiful local beaches in Laguna, surrounded by three distinct communities and one of the world’s finest resorts. Borded By: The Victoria Beach community on the north end, the gated Lagunita community in the cen-tral area, and the Blue Lagoon condo complex with the landscape of the Montage at the south end.