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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 […]

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 […]

Design, Lifestyle


A Huntington Beach homeowner “downsizes” from two stories to one and creates an expansive vision for the future By Alexandria Abramian Photos by Chad Mellon Ann Chlebicki was no stranger to the renovation process when she decided to update her Huntington Beach home. In fact, she had just completed a renovation a few years earlier on the two-story home in the Sea Cliff golf course community.  When the wood floors started bowing and leaks sprang up […]

Architecture, Design, Real Estate


A Newport Heights home hits a record-breaking price with its unbeatable mix of design, location, and near-total privacy By Alexandria Abramian When this almost 9,000-square-foot home sold for a record price in Newport Heights, it came as little surprise to Tim Carr. The Newport Beach real estate agent and founder of Tim Carr Group says it’s a logical result of an an exceptional home on a unique lot. “Some of the highest-selling properties have sold […]