Design

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 […]

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 […]

Design

SECOND ACT

By Alexandria Abramian  Photos by Darlene Halaby Interior designer Hillary Moers transforms a heavy Tuscan home into a bright, art-filled adventure in modern beach living The home had all the classic hallmarks of an early 21st-century Tuscan in Newport Beach: dark beams, heavily stained walnut floors, dark wood cabinetry, and no shortage of highly ornamental details. And while expansive ocean views lay beyond most of the rooms, wide-framed wood windows and heavy window treatments admitted […]