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 […]
ROOMS WITH A VIEW
On the market: A Smithcliffs custom estate offers unparalleled ocean vistas and incredibly rare amenities. By Alexandria Abramian This four-bedroom, nine-bathroom home also responds to its unique location by integrating Smithcliffs iconic pine trees into its design. Coastal pines provide natural coverage for a series of outdoor areas, including an outdoor dining area off the kitchen as well as a series of patios, decks, and hidden gardens, which are found on both floors. “You walk […]
Make A Splash In Real Estate: Longevity Beats Timing the Market!
Real estate is one of the world’s most dynamic and complex industries. It is impacted by various factors, including the economy, government policies, and market trends. Over the past few years, there has been a lot of discussion and speculation about the future of the luxury real estate market. Many people have predicted a crash, citing various reasons such as rising interest rates and oversupply. However, despite the concerns, the luxury real estate market is […]
LEAGUE OF HER OWN
She has $1.65 billion in residential real estate sales, sets sales records in coastal OC, and is the number-one agent in Shady Canyon. But for Jacqueline Thompson, professional success is only part of the story. BLUE DOOR MAGAZINE: What are the secrets to your success? Jacqueline Thompson: I build relationships and don’t merely sell homes. Therein lies a huge difference. My clients know I am their biggest advocate and am there at a moment’s notice […]