Tag: California



Photos by Brett Hillyard David Dahl and the Newport Beach-based Whittier Trust team renew a 100-year company legacy by competing in the 2,225-mile Transpac classic yacht race from California to Hawaii  The Transpacific Yacht Race is one of sailing’s great traditions. In July, David Dahl, president and CEO of Whittier Trust, and his sons, Michael and Sean, competed in their first Transpac aboard Compadres, representing Newport Harbor Yacht Club and Balboa Yacht Club in the […]



Blue Door Magazine members inspire with insights and insider info from their lives along the Orange County Coast Photos by Brett Hillyard Burkhart Brothers A Q&A with Mark and Bryan Burkhart about their luxury custom home building business… and wine! BLUE DOOR MAGAZINE: How did your success in the wine industry impact your construction business?   BURKHART BROTHERS: I look at building custom homes with the same passion I have for wine, art, history, and […]

Real Estate

Virtual Viewing (post with video)

Real estate agent Michael Johnson of Compass elevates the art of the remote home showing  “Showing homes remotely requires a totally different approach to the process,” says Mike Johnson of Compass. “The pacing is different, the way you respond to your client’s cues is different, and even the way in which the house is revealed is different.”  One of Johnson’s latest cinematic case studies? A multi-level, ocean-view post-and-beam in Laguna Beach. Tucked in, up, and around […]