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Real Estate

C’EST MAGNIFIQUE!

Cliffhaven is home to a newly-constructed French modern masterpiece designed with stunning sophistication and finished in extraordinary style. By Kedric Francis With its meandering streets, mature trees, large lot sizes, and mix of historic properties and recent construction, the Cliffhaven enclave of Newport Beach is a neighborhood coveted by connoisseurs of the coastal lifestyle. For anyone seeking a master class in how to design, build, and furnish in Cliffhaven, look no further than 306 Signal […]

Architecture, Design, Real Estate

SUITE SPOT

A Bayadere Terrace compound crafts a common language between cool contemporary and the warmth of midcentury design  By Alexandria Abramian   The art of the creating the five-star spec home has evolved greatly in the past five years and continues to do so. On the one hand, home creation takes time. With planning, permitting, and construction taking years, projects cannot respond to fickle design fads, nor can they commit to too specific a style. On […]

Lifestyle

Patio Perfection

Outdoor dining has always been a pleasure at South Coast Plaza. In 2020, it became essential. As Orange County restaurants pivoted to offer outdoor dining in response to the rules and realities of the COVID-19 epidemic, a number of the new and expanded al fresco dining options, while welcome, were not realized with design and aesthetics  in mind. Luckily, the outdoor options at South Coast Plaza have always been lovely, with thoughtfully-designed and artistically-appointed patios, […]

Architecture, Art

DANCING WITH ARCHITECTURE

A CREATIVE COLLABORATION INSPIRED BY THE LIGHT, AIR, AND SPACE OF A NEW CAMEO SHORES HOME A Photo Essay by Brett Hillyard The stages of Southern California remain dark. Theater, dance, the symphony, opera, rock concerts, Broadway musicals, jazz, cinema: opportunities to gather together to enjoy a communal appreciation of artistry are missing from our lives. Still, there is art being created and enjoyed throughout Orange County. Inviting ballet dancers into a light-filled new house […]

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