Architecture

Architecture, Art, Design, Real Estate

ESTATE OF GRACE

A sprawling Laguna Niguel property commands attention from its eight-figure, bluff-top position By Alexandria Abramian PHOTOS BY THE LUXURY LEVEL // ATEAM  With more than 13 planted acres, the property is one of the largest estates in all of Orange County. And the home fittingly comes with its share of boast-able stats: A 500-foot driveway with circular motor court; 95 solar panels; 20 skylights; an 8-car garage. Then there’s the not-inconsiderable 14,500 square feet of […]

Architecture, Real Estate

CUT ABOVE

Mark and Bryan Burkhart work with a powerhouse home team to build a new breed of spec home in Newport Heights By Alexandria Abramian The timeline was exceptional by pre-pandemic standards. Now, it’s the stuff of home building dreams. But Bryan and Mark Burkhart, founders and principals of Newport Beach-based build company Burkhart Brothers, were determined to build an exceptional spec home in record time in 2019. And they wanted to do so without cutting […]

Architecture

ICONIC OC: LOVELL BEACH HOUSE

What are the most important buildings in Orange County—the most architecturally significant, the most beautiful? What built spaces and public places make us unique? These are the questions Blue Door Magazine will address (with the aid of experts, architects, authors, and our members) in coming months as we explore Iconic OC. Photos by Marvin Rand | Drawings by Stanley A. Westfall | Photos and architectural drawings from Historic American Buildings Survey, 1968 Designed by Rudolph […]

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 […]