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Design, Lifestyle

SILVER LINING

A Huntington Beach homeowner “downsizes” from two stories to one and creates an expansive vision for the future By Alexandria Abramian Photos by Chad Mellon Ann Chlebicki was no stranger to the renovation process when she decided to update her Huntington Beach home. In fact, she had just completed a renovation a few years earlier on the two-story home in the Sea Cliff golf course community.  When the wood floors started bowing and leaks sprang up […]

Architecture, Design, Real Estate

HIGHER GROUND

A Newport Heights home hits a record-breaking price with its unbeatable mix of design, location, and near-total privacy By Alexandria Abramian When this almost 9,000-square-foot home sold for a record price in Newport Heights, it came as little surprise to Tim Carr. The Newport Beach real estate agent and founder of Tim Carr Group says it’s a logical result of an an exceptional home on a unique lot. “Some of the highest-selling properties have sold […]

Art

THE NEW WOMAN BEHIND THE CAMERA

The extraordinary worldwide impact women had on the practice of photography from the 1920s to the 1950s is celebrated by an exhibition at the National Gallery of Art. During the 1920s, the iconic New Woman was splashed across the pages of magazines and projected on the silver screen. As a global phenomenon, she embodied an ideal of female empowerment based on real women making revolutionary changes in life and art. Featuring more than 120 photographers […]

Design

BEACON BAY BEAUTY

A Newport Beach home designed by Lynn Pries offers a timeless touch of Tahitian art and culture that suits the life, times, and travels of her clients By Kedric Francis Photos by Brett Hillyard Orange County can be a magical place to live. The more one learns about its wonders, the more there is to discover, especially when it comes to choosing where to build or buy a dream house. Most in-the-know locals are aware […]

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