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Virtual Viewing (post with video)

Real estate agent Michael Johnson of Compass elevates the art of the remote home showing  “Showing homes remotely requires a totally different approach to the process,” says Mike Johnson of Compass. “The pacing is different, the way you respond to your client’s cues is different, and even the way in which the house is revealed is different.”  One of Johnson’s latest cinematic case studies? A multi-level, ocean-view post-and-beam in Laguna Beach. Tucked in, up, and around […]

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VILLA BALBOA

A waterfront architectural masterpiece continues to make waves in Newport Beach. By Kedric Francis What architect has had the most influence on residential design in coastal Orange County, ever? If one were to ask historians, design aficionados, and architects themselves to name the most architecturally significant home, the consensus would be clear: 1242 West Oceanfront on the Balboa Peninsula. That’s the address of the Lovell Beach House. Completed in 1926, the concrete beachfront home designed […]

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BAYADERE BELIEVER

Mike Close creates a unique Irvine Terrace compound in the CDM community he knows best By Alexandria Abramian Mike Close is no stranger to Irvine Terrace, the coveted Newport Beach enclave of just under 400 homes, many of which come with sweeping, unobstructed ocean views. In fact, the president of Spinnaker Development has called the neighborhood home for more than a decade. So when an opportunity came to reimagine a home on Bayadere Terrace, one […]

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THE RIGHT BLUFF

Orange County’s Top Design Talent Creates a Home Worthy of Its Location  By Alexandria Abramian  Mark Hammond has found everything from an octopus to stingrays and even a sand shark swimming in his Laguna Beach saltwater tide pool, maritime visitors transported by the waves into one of only six such pools along the Laguna Coast. The visitors rarely stay beyond one tidal cycle, offering a coastal experience as dramatic as the geysers that travel from […]