Real estate gUide Serv ing Laguna Beach & Newport Beach Communities APrIl 15, 2011 | VOl. 1, ISSUE 23 Coastal INTErIOr DESIGNEr AND INSTrUCTOr one-on-one with Chris Kittrell, Kittrell & associates “Now that vendors are offering more green products, it makes it easy for designers to use them.” By Lana Johnson Q: Share your inspiration for interior design. A: I’m inspired by the styles that my clients want. I start with their preferences; their styles are as unique as they are. We have a project right now in Crystal Cove that is Hollywood Glam. The client describes it as Coco de Chanel meets Marilyn Monroe. She calls it sassy French – I would call it French Baroque. It has French curves, over scaled items, mirrored furniture and lots of black accents. We’re doing tufted chairs with faux diamond studs, and using some of the more popular colors that are coming out right now, such as passion pink or raspberry, and deep teal (cyan). I just read a color trend analysis … the color and trends we’re seeing in fashion hit interior fashion about six months later. So what we’re seeing in fashion now we can look forward to in interior design six months from now. The deep, bright colors are in. Q: Any other recent projects? A: I’ve done two island projects. One on Balboa and one on Lido. The Balboa project was a complete tear down and rebuild. That home was featured on the Balboa Christmas Home Tour this past December. The people purchased it for the purpose of tearing it down and starting from scratch. It’s about 2,700 square feet with three levels and an elevator. We did it in a very authentic Cape Cod style. I do a lot of research to make my designs as authentic as possible. So, I brought in light fixtures from Orleans, Massachusetts. They were hand-crafted on the Cape and I had them shipped here. Then from Hanover, Pennsylvania I brought in some exterior light fixtures. We did painted furniture, planked CONTINUED ON PAGE 5 featured home Prime Location in Three Arch Bay Updated and Upgraded Board and Batten Beach Retreat LOCATION: 15 South La Senda, Laguna Beach OFFER: $3,800,000 AGENT: Victoria Strombom with Surterre Properties PHONE: 949.533.1116 EmAIL: email@example.com This updated and upgraded board and batten beach house sits on a prime location only five doors from the Three Arch Bay main beach path and gazebo, with the TAB clubhouse, tennis courts, children’s playground and park just a stone’s throw away. Ascend-ing to the front door, you’ll enjoy the panoramic ocean views from south facing decks as you listen to the surf. Watch the boats and toast the sun setting over Catalina Island while the aroma of roses, citrus, strawberries and herbs welcome you home. The quartzite and brick hardscape has evolved to provide the ideal areas for repose. Inside, sun-drenched rooms with French and Dutch doors feature vaulted, beam ceilings and marble or porcelain tile floors. A decadent master suite accessed via a very special staircase, features north and south Juliette balconies for more spectacular views. The spa bath beckons with a Waterworks tub, separate shower and dual vanities. Below, the studio room offers daylight-corrected and mood light-ing, a wet bar and French doors to the atrium or the back garden patio. This versatile Laguna Beach home features a formal dining room, three bedrooms, three baths and more. BeaCh haVeNs NEIGHBOrHOOD SPOTlIGHT NEW lISTINGS/HOMES IN ESCrOW ClOSED the home to dozens of sea lions. Crescent Bay Point Park is located in North Laguna off the bluffs of Cliff Drive. Bordered By: Crescent Bay is the farthest west beach from downtown Laguna Beach. It is located northwest of Shaw’s Cove. Views: You have beautiful panorama and coastal views from Crescent Bay. Crescent Bay used to have several large rock formations, but in 1997, the El Nino destroyed all of the tall ones. Homes: The first house was built in 1928. CONTINUED ON PAGE 3 Crescent Bay Introduction to the Enclave: Crescent Bay is a small enclave of residential estates on the bluff above Crescent Bay. It has its own beach, South Crescent Bay and Park, and Crescent Bay Point Park. The beach is a quarter mile long and one of the most popular dive sites in Laguna Beach. This beach offers a protected cove area which blocks the wind and keeps the surf small. Seal Rock is also located here, • According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Newport Beach during the two-week period of 3/21-4/4/2011 was 63 homes. Of these new homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $5,675,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $360,360. • According to the MLS, the number of homes newly listed for sale in Laguna Beach during the two-week period of 3/21-4/4/2011 was 41 homes. Of these new homes on the market, the highest priced property was listed at $16,750,000. The lowest priced property was listed at $369,000. • According to the MLS, the number of homes that went into escrow and/or closed in Newport Beach for the two-week period of 3/21-4/4/2011 was 39 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 3/21-4/4/2011 was 20 homes. These homes were categorized in the MLS as “backup offers,” “pending sale,” or “closed sale.” DATA CAPTURED APRIL 5, 2011 AND PROVIDED BY TORELLI REALTY.