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CoastalRealEstateGuide . com MARCH 17 , 2023 | VOL . 13 , ISSUE 7
FEATURED PROPERTY : LAGUNA BEACH Architectural Gem in Coveted Laguna Beach Area
Property : 802 Rembrandt Drive , Laguna Beach
Offering Price : $ 6,498,000
Agent Info : Leo Goldschwartz 714.719.0670 LeoGoldschwartz . com CalRE # 01704591
Located on one of the most sought-after view bluffs in Laguna Beach , this original Spanish Colonial Revival home is an architectural masterpiece that affords the most discerning clientele to consider as a portfolio trophy property . The romanticizing charm and character of the property remains true to its pedigree but has been refitted to incorporate all the modern amenities expected in a new home while retaining all the attributes of the original architecture . The oversized street-tostreet lot and grounds assure that you have a unique property on the coastal riviera . The home boasts some impeccable amenities including mesmerizing 180-degree panoramic views of the iconic coastline , Catalina , white water and city lights . Other features include a separate casita or art studio , lush and serene landscaping providing plenty of privacy , a pool / spa deck with breathtaking ocean views , a covered loggia with hand-painted tiled arches true to the era and a full outdoor kitchen for entertaining . You can also enjoy those special evenings around a built-in fire pit . Enjoy al fresco dining from several of the outdoor terraced options as well as your very own pizza oven . The home is full of incredible natural light including vibrant open spaces . The chef ’ s kitchen is aesthetically designed for functionality while incorporating designer appliances to satisfy the chef within . Solar panels are installed and paid for providing currently net zero electric bills . The lot features a lower gate which provides easy access to the Laguna Village ’ s Hip district , the city ’ s best restaurants , shops , beaches and the Surf and Sand resort all within walking distance . This is an opportunity that is rarely available to the public and this could be the last time it presents itself .
NATURAL MATERIALS ARE TAKING OVER LOCAL DWELLINGS WITH SUSTAINABLE STYLE .
BY ASHLEY PROBST / COURTESY OF NEWPORT BEACH MAGAZINE
RYAN GARVIN PHOTOGRAPHY
As consumers continue to call for ecoconscious practices , it makes sense that this sustainable approach would make its way into the place where we spend the most time : our homes .
Genevieve Chambliss , owner of Newport Beach-based interior design studio Vieve Interiors , speculates that this increase of interest is based on more visibility , availability and a collective shift in our sociability .
“ We ’ re spending so much more time in our house ,” she notes . “… [ People are ] being a little bit more conscious about the things that we ’ re putting around us that we have to look at , touch [ and ] use every day .”
One of the biggest trends that interior designers like Chambliss have seen are homeowners who are moving away from synthetics and instead opting for natural materials and fabrics like bamboo , cork , cotton or rattan .
“ I think that natural materials have always been a big draw in the beach communities ,” Chambliss says , noting that Newport-esque furnishings and decor have a distinctly coastal vibe .
Some popular pieces among local residents include live-edge tables , woven rugs and cabinets made of sustainable wood .
An example of the latter would be the teak and white oak used by local designer Erica Bryen , owner of her eponymous design studio , in a recent Newport Beach project . She also utilized natural materials like woven seagrass and beaded cocoa shells for different light fixtures , linen for window shades , rattan barstools and more .
“ I ’ m definitely a person that cares about layers and one of the ways to get that is with
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