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Art, Design, Lifestyle

DESERT SHOWSTOPPER

An Indian Wells midcentury moves into the spotlight with a brand-new take on the showcase concept By Alexandria Abramian Desert Oasis doesn’t play by the typical showcase home rule book. For starters, the home designed by architect John Walling is not a spec project. Instead, the homeowner of the 4,350-square-foot Coachella Valley midcentury with soaring roof lines and natural rock-covered walls brought a distinctive vision for the project—one that involved design inspiration that included a […]

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 […]

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THE HEIDI SHOW

Ideas, insight, and inspiration from OCMA’s Heidi Zuckerman, collected from her newest book, Conversations with Artists III By Kedric Francis As the October opening of the new Orange County Museum of Art (OCMA) draws nearer, Blue Door Magazine will continue to focus on the dramatic impact the museum will have on OC art, culture, and community. The debut of the Thom Mayne-designed building at Segerstrom Center for the Arts will mark a new era, thanks […]

Art, Lifestyle, Real Estate

INSIDER INSIGHTS

Blue Door Magazine members inspire with insights and insider info from their lives along the orange county coast Photos by Brett Hillyard Kenny Eggmann “If I didn’t surf, I don’t know what I would do. Surfing has played a foundational role in my life. With its endless waves and possibilities for growth and development, surfing has given me strength and resilience in the face of even the toughest challenges. Each surfing session offers me a […]