Art, Design, Lifestyle


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 […]



What are the most important buildings in Orange County—the most historic, architecturally significant, and the most beautiful? What built spaces and public places make us unique? These are the questions Blue Door Magazine is exploring as we tour Iconic OC. The origin story of Orange County is set at Mission San Juan Capistrano. The Mission is a place both sacred and secular, where indigenous, Spanish, Mexican, American, and Californian people lived, built, worked, prayed, served, […]

Art, Lifestyle, Real Estate


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 […]

Design, Lifestyle


A secluded four-acre estate in the hills of Cowan Heights comes complete with vineyards, groves of olive trees, and a working winery that produces award-winning all-OC-grown vintages The real estate edict about owning oceanfront property because “they aren’t making it anymore” is true—truisms often are. But the fact is that there are hundreds of prime properties on the water along Orange County’s 42 miles of coastline, while there’s only one Peppertree Canyon.  We were introduced […]