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Architecture, Real Estate

SEEKING SANCTUARY

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 […]

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COMPOUND INTEREST

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 […]

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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 […]