Author: Blue Door Magazine



Glasspar Chef Rob Wilson offers tip and tricks on how he and wife Annique garden, grill, and entertain in their own backyard— and vineyard! Photos by Brett Hillyard Complete with a full outdoor kitchen, bountiful citrus trees, and even a vineyard, the backyard at Rob and Annique Wilson’s home in Laguna Niguel is like their own wine country oasis. An al fresco dining area adorned with festoon lighting hangs over a 10-foot picnic table made […]



Anders Lasater designs a marvel of modular steel in North Laguna By Kendric Francis | Photos by Chad Mellon Photography Tim Kippen and Ileana Frómeta Grillo love living in Laguna Beach. But, after years as locals, the couple didn’t think they’d be able to stay in the seaside city. Buying a house seemed out of reach, so they faced a move inland to find more affordable real estate. Aliso Viejo, maybe? Then, something unheard of […]

Architecture, Real Estate


A stunning new Cameo Shores home celebrates light, air, water, and wellness By Kedric Francis Walking into the gorgeous new Geoff Sumich-designed house in Cameo Shores is like checking into a modern boutique hotel set above a faraway tropical sea. The house offers that sublime sense of arrival, that feeling of “ahh” as soon as you pass over the threshold. There will be time to explore the indulgent open spaces throughout the five-bedroom, two-level Gorham […]

Real Estate


A rarely-seen Laguna Beach condo comes to market at the ultimate intersection of time and place By Alexandria Abramian “This home is one of Laguna Beaches best-kept secrets,” says real estate agent Andrea Ballesteros of the ultra-exclusive Laguna Beach oceanfront that reveals very little from the street. In fact, the home is not even a single-family residence. Instead, the six-unit, tiered structure that follows the exact curve of the coastline was originally built for a […]