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Design, Real Estate

Fabulous and fully furnished

A new home on Little Balboa Island makes a big impressionby Jenn Daack Woolson Sailhouse’s new custom residence at 209 Crystal Avenue on Little Balboa Island gives the term “move-in ready” a whole new meaning. The 2,400-square-foot open layout home is being sold fully furnished, with interior design and furnishings by Morrison Interiors. This approach is a bit of a departure for Sailhouse, but they’re finding the concept is widely appealing. “We made the conscious […]

Real Estate


A new-to-market estate epitomizes luxurious coastal living By Alexandria Abramian Monarch Bay is one of those dream coastal communities where the luxury estates are picture-perfect and the ocean views are plentiful — making this neighborhood as desirable as ever.  “Monarch Bay continues to draw in those looking to reside in a guard-gated, private enclave with amenities,” says global real estate broker associate John Stanaland of Douglas Elliman. He should know. The Laguna Beach-born and -bred […]

Real Estate


Long before it was home to some of the most sought-after real estate in the world, the ten-acre Smithcliffs estate in Laguna Beach was party central for a pioneering aviator.  Photographs by Bill Agee 1991. Courtesy of Library of Congress. Taken as part of Historic American Buildings Survey of the National Park Service.  As Montage Laguna Beach celebrates its 20th anniversary this year, we recall that the global destination resort and residential project was made […]



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 […]