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Featured Home: 862 Summit Drive, Laguna Beach


Ocean View Home in Coveted Summit Ridge

Perched upon Summit Ridge, this special 4 bedroom, 2 bath residence enjoys blue water ocean views and seasonal sunset vistas. The home is over approximately 2,280 square feet plus a separate versatile room. The open living room has high vaulted beamed ceiling, gas burning fireplace and room for formal dining. The indoor/outdoor spaces are surrounded by lush mature trees and landscape, where nature is an every day sight to enjoy. The outdoor, wrap around deck features a private spa, built-in barbecue and retreat areas. A dining nook and den off the kitchen provide additional relaxation spaces looking out to the ocean and hills. The master bath features an ocean view and remodeled custom closets. There are three additional bedrooms, including one with an en-suite remodeled bathroom, on the lower level. Covered parking and lengthy driveway allow for multiple vehicles.

Property: 862 Summit Dr, Laguna Beach
Offering Price: $2,399,000

Agent Info:
Amanda Horton

Feature Home: 2220 Waterfront Drive, Corona del Mar


Modern Luxury + Coastal Comfort in CDM

Perfectly blending modern luxury and coastal comfort, this home has 3 bedrooms, 4.5 bathrooms, multiple outdoor spaces, ocean views, and a central location. Every detail has been carefully considered, from long plank oak wood floors to custom paneling, built-ins, open living areas that extend into indoor-outdoor spaces, and smart features such as automatic shades and Yamaha surround sound in every room.

The first floor presents a Dutch door entry, powder room, full bath, living room with fireplace, kitchen, dining area, large bonus space that can be used as an office nook, and garage access. The kitchen features custom cabinetry, generous pantry space, double wine fridge, built-in ice maker, high-end appliances including a Sub-Zero fridge and Thermador range and oven, and an island with double-sided bar seating.

The upper level of the home offers an additional office space, a living room or media room, and 3 bedrooms and bathrooms including the primary suite. Exuding elegance, the primary suite has its own fireplace, private balcony, and a massive en suite bathroom with dual sinks and vanities, freestanding soaking tub, and separate glass walk-in shower. A fourth bedroom has been converted into a spacious walk-in closet for the primary suite, complete with built-ins and center island, and can be easily converted back.

Combining privacy, relaxation and entertainment, the outdoor spaces include an elevated front deck with a fire pit, covered patio with a water feature, the primary suite balcony, and an impressive 495 square-foot rooftop deck with spectacular views spanning from Fashion Island over the Newport Harbor to Catalina Island, capturing the Pacific Ocean and city lights.

Engineered to accommodate a spa, the rooftop deck also includes an outdoor kitchen with a sink, fridge, additional storage space, BBQ, fire pit, and a large umbrella with heaters. Rounding out the amenities, this elegant home offers a full laundry room with washer, dryer, laundry chute and sink, central air conditioning throughout, tons of closet space, and a two-car garage.

With a highly coveted central location, the home is just a short walk to Corona del Mar’s incredible beaches, shopping, dining, and beautiful neighborhood parks. Don’t miss this opportunity to own a fantastic property in one of the most desirable areas of Orange County.

Property: 2220 Waterfront Drive, Corona del Mar

Offering Price: $5,800,000

Agents Info:
Janelle File, DRE 01952433
Brandon Goethals, DRE 02004301


Agent of the Week: Kelly Perkins

Kelly Perkins: Your Coastal Market Specialist

Professional | Persistent | Passionate

Kelly Perkins

Q: What is your favorite part of working in the real estate industry?
A: I love it all. I enjoy assisting my clients through each step of the process and celebrating their success after every transaction. Whether it be the excitement during the initial “field trip” exploring the possibilities of where a family might begin their next chapter or the satisfaction of bridging unique personalities during negotiations to assure a positive outcome for everyone involved. Lastly, I work in one of the most stunning coastal locations in the world.

Q: What qualities or certifications set you apart from other agents?
A: I was one of California’s first “certified” real estate appraisers, specializing in the Laguna Beach market. During the 80s and 90s, “I worked for several national lending institutions in and around the surrounding coastal areas of Laguna Beach. This period provided me with a unique perspective and foundation for what many consider an intimidating market here along the coast.

Q: What do you think is the key to your success?
A: No doubt about it. It is hard work, honesty, commitment, and determination, all with a constructive and joyful attitude! My clients appreciate the attention to detail that I provide. This detail has helped pave the way to my success. I stay up to date on the pulse of the market, allowing me to be the best realtor for both my buyers and sellers. Those who know me know my true secret weapon(s) are my husband Craig and little dog “Closer” who constantly support me with a joyful outlook each and every day!

Q: What life events would you say give you perspective on living each day to the fullest?
A: My life—from catching a virus that led to a heart transplant to subsequently climbing some of the most iconic mountains around the world with my donor’s heart, planted the seed of my belief that there is no “impossible.” My heart transplant doctors once told me not to worry but rather to leave that up to them. I took that advice to heart (no pun intended) and share that same advice to my clients, telling them to leave the heavy lifting to me. Whether they are out of town or local, I pride myself on having a reputation for taking the helm and navigating each and every critical step of the way so they can enjoy the process.

Q: What is your proudest accomplishment?
A: For sure, taking my donor heart on several amazing adventures and ultimately releasing her ashes on top of a mountain to help fulfill her legacy and express my gratitude for such a life-changing gift! I believe she would be equally proud of my career accomplishments and those clients I have helped fulfill their dreams, all of which make me feel ALIVE.

Kelly can be reached at 949.310.3754 and at kellyperkins@compass.com or
go to kellyperkinsproperties.com


Featured Home: 801 Kings Road, Newport Beach


Mid-Century Modern Home on Kings Road

This 1950s era ranch house was designed by famed architect, J. Herbert Brownell using the simple forms and organic materials he was known for. Situated at the highest point of Kings Road, the home has an ideal South-facing exposure and offers sweeping views of Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, and the Pacific Ocean south to Dana Point. The nearly 12,000 square foot parcel offers an enormous opportunity for a builder or developer to maximize the views and discover the best use for the property. The 3-bedroom, 3-bath home has a generous living area with vaulted ceilings and a large undeveloped space downstairs. The livable area is 1,329 square feet, which can be expanded to 2,000 square feet by utilizing the undeveloped space that exists below the two upper-floor bedrooms.

Property: 801 Kings Road, Newport Beach
Offering Price: $5,995,000
Agent Info: Carter Kaufman, 949.294.6411