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Real Estate

FASHION STATEMENT

A Pelican Point estate designed and built for a fashion industry leader is a timeless classic of coastal elegance That “ahh, I’m home” feeling—isn’t it the best? Whether one has been absent for a long vacation away or simply an errand-running day, the old saying is still true: Be it ever so humble, there’s no place like home. Not too humble, of course. This is coastal Orange County, after all. The magnificent Pelican Point estate […]

Architecture, Design, Real Estate

COASTAL COLLEAGUES

Architect Anders Lasater and real estate agent Mike Johnson collaborate for their clients Real estate professional Mike Johnson’s clients were considering buying a house in Monarch Beach. They loved the location and the view, but were unsure if the existing house could be remodeled into the home they needed it to be, or if they’d be better of building a new one. So, Johnson called in a trusted colleague—Laguna Beach architect Anders Lasater.  “Getting an […]

Lifestyle

INSIDERS INSIGHTS

Blue Door Magazine members inspire with insights and insider info from their lives along the Orange County Coast Photos by Brett Hillyard Burkhart Brothers A Q&A with Mark and Bryan Burkhart about their luxury custom home building business… and wine! BLUE DOOR MAGAZINE: How did your success in the wine industry impact your construction business?   BURKHART BROTHERS: I look at building custom homes with the same passion I have for wine, art, history, and […]

Lifestyle

AGING IN GRACE

A transformative time challenged us to explore new methods of maintaining our health, wellness, and emotional equilibrium. Beauty and fitness regimens that had been de rigueur were discarded, and new ones took their place. Welcome to 2021’s new world of wellness. Photos by Brett Hillyard Tree Poses beneath the leaves How an outdoor yoga class soothes minds and spirits By Jenna Condas  Yoginis gather together, socially distanced of course, gazing up at a bright blue […]

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