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FEATURED PROPERTY : LAGUNA BEACH Discover the Pinnacle of Coastal Living in Laguna Beach
Step inside and become instantly captivated by unobstructed , panoramic views spanning the hillsides of Laguna to the Pacific Ocean . From the large , central living space , the warmth of the sun and daytime light radiates through large picture windows and multiple sliding glass doors , which allow for several access points to the rear , spacious deck and covered lanai — the true heart of this home . Recently updated in a timeless style , this single-story retreat offers an elegant blend of sophistication , comfort , and ultimate privacy making it an ideal coastal sanctuary . Boasting three bedrooms , each equipped with its own custom built-in storage closet , a modern kitchen featuring a central island , Viking appliances and a wine refrigerator , and an open-concept floor plan encompassing dining , living and lounging areas , you will find ample space for both entertaining and daily living . Whether you ’ re captivated by sunsets over the ocean or prefer the warmth of a fireplace on a cool coastal evening , this home offers the perfect setting . Nestled in the desirable Mystic Hills neighborhood , live moments away from parks , hiking trails , award-winning schools , and the charming downtown area filled with restaurants , shops , and art galleries . Laguna Beach ’ s famous coastline is within reach , offering endless opportunities for sun , sand , and surf .
PROPERTY : 1593 Tahiti Avenue , Laguna Beach PRICE : $ 3,799,000
AGENT INFO : Kristine Flynn | DRE # 02063127 | Mike Johnson Group kristine . flynn @ compass . com ; 949-463-9847 mikejohnsongroup . com
IN THE KITCHEN
CULINARY SPACES SHINE WITH CONTEMPORARY DESIGN TOUCHES .
BY TANYA A . YACINA / COURTESY OF NEWPORT BEACH MAGAZINE
In the ever-evolving realm of interior design , the heart of every home is the kitchen — a space where form and function harmonize , where culinary creativity meets contemporary aesthetic . Kitchen design trends are constantly shifting in response to progressing lifestyles , technologies and the desire for spaces that not only serve practical needs but also reflect personal style .
Anissa Swanzy , owner and founder of Newport Beach-based SKD Studios , says that she aims to keep her kitchen designs timeless and adds trendy details to the smaller particulars of the room to allow for growth and change .
“ Modern kitchen design , in today ’ s definition , … means cleaner lines , more simple aesthetics ,” Swanzy says . “ Cleaner door styles for the cabinets , using the same countertops as the backsplash instead of bringing in a wild color [ and ] using natural materials and softer colors .”
She adds that current trends are shifting back to natural materials , like wood and linen , even in the kitchen . “ We are mixing metals and bringing in lots of natural products ,” she explains . “ Natural marble is back , wood tones in light Scandinavian colors are hot and neutral backsplashes are coming back .”
The popular design trend known as Japandi — a mix of Japanese elegance and Scandinavian
DARLENE HALABY PHOTOGRAPHY minimalism — contributes to the recent uptick of natural elements used in kitchens , according to Swanzy . The aesthetic is more mellow and soft , relying on the harmony created by wood tones , neutral shades and full-height backsplashes
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Interior designer Anissa Swanzy , owner of SKD Studios , keeps kitchen designs timeless but adds trendy elements for some details . Cleaner lines , natural materials and softer colors are part of the modern kitchen aesthetic as many embrace Japandi , a mix of Japanese elegance and Scandinavian minimalism .
KELLY PERKINS | DRE 01932146 PROFESSIONAL | PERSISTANT | PASSIONATE
“ Kelly skillfully established a fiduciary relationship with the lender and showcased extensive knowledge in real estate , construction , and Laguna Beach City regulations . Her involvement in planning , preparation , and evaluation was critical for the sale ’ s success . Kelly is professional , personable , diplomatic , and an outstanding representative to her profession . Working with Kelly was both an honor and a pleasure .” LV
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