Architecture

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 […]

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 […]

Architecture, Design

ISLAND LIFE

By Alexandria Abramian  Designer Sue Capelli casts a captivating take on contemporary from a single, sea-front perch on Linda Isle In the world of exceptional Newport Beach real estate, Linda Isle stands out from other communities for its ultra-exclusivity. The horseshoe shape of land is an actual island, only connected to Newport via a bridge where a guard gate keeps the island highly private. With just over 100 homes, all are waterfront, and all come […]