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​In creating the Happy Sport, Chopard invented far more than a watch, also introducing a unique allure, a flash of brilliance, an inimitable attitude. Its only rule? Freedom. Since 1993, the Happy Sports watch has freely combined various genres: steel and diamonds, the eternal and the ephemeral. A true avant-garde visionary, Caroline Scheufele dreamed up an incredibly beautiful watch, which breaks the rules of horology. Sophisticated, yet sporty. Joyful, independent, mischievous and thoroughly modern, it plays with aesthetic codes while keeping in touch with its essential femininity. Accompanying a world of changing cycles, evolving styles and inner revolutions, Happy Sport opens up infinite horizons for perpetual transformations, beating to the tune of feminine emancipation that remains very much on the move. Because life is far too precious to be fettered, Happy Sport encapsulates the pulsating rhythms of an uncompromising life.

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Ferrari of Newport Beach Anyone who enters the world of Ferrari knows they can experience continuous excellence on a day-to-day basis as shown by the maximum attention we pay to the tiniest detail. At Ferrari of Newport Beach, we have devoted ourselves to helping and serving our customers to the best of our ability. We believe the cars we offer are of the highest quality and we want your experience with us to be memorable. We invite you to visit our showroom located on Pacific Coast Highway to discover our exceptional customer service for yourself.

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Note from JOHN


e entered 2018 on a very positive upswing of activity and leveraging our achievements from the previous year. We exceeded our goal of selling $400 million in real estate. I am a firm believer

in setting goals and am happy for our entire group. Our business is statistic driven and our metrics are a big part of our combined story. We enjoyed a priceless international awareness of our brand on the first season of Real Estate Wars on Bravo TV. This exposure sure differentiates our group from all competition in town in a unique, more productive manner. Viewers got to play-along with the intricacies of selling luxury real estate and relationship building, while learning a few insider tips on negotiations and strategy. Our platform of outstanding marketing mixed with a brand culture of excellence, service and luxury expertise, has been stabilized by our numerous new agent growth to 118 individuals, that all bring their unique purpose driven style to the McMonigle Group. In addition, our Agent Escrow, Agent Insurance and Agent Mortgage platforms afford us the agility to service our clients with a total approach and on site immediacy. Our office space has expanded as well, with a new store-front visibility in the heart of Corona Del Mar. We are a concierge driven firm that welcomes clients with a luxury hospitality experience. We encourage our readers and clients to stop by and experience our concierge hospitality, learn about our new services and view our latest luxury listings.

John McMonigle, Founder


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Contributors JOHN MCMONIGLE Founder

JON ENCARNACION Property Photographer

VALARIE ANDERSON Executive Producer

JACK GUY Fashion Photographer


CLAIRE YEZBAK FADDEN Social Calendar Writer

CONNIE HA Executive Assistant

RICH MANNING Fine Dining Writer BOB CELLI Property Writer KLAUS N. HANG European Contributor


Cover Credit: Photography: Jack Guy, Model: Vlada Yurkova/Otto Models, Styled by: Wilford Lenov, Hair& Makeup: Sara Denman. Gown by Michael Costello, Jewelry: Now PR, Belt: Yves Saint Laurent Shot on location at 9 Strand Dana Point.

M Media 3500 E. Pacific Coast Hwy. #110 | Corona del Mar, CA 92625 Instagram: @mmediammagazine | mmagazine@themcmonigleteam.com mcmoniglegroupcorp.com | 949.791.8160 An exclusive publication of the McMonigle Group. All rights reserved. 11 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com © 2018

EFFORTLESS EVERYWHERE: THE ROLLS-ROYCE CULLINAN PLAY VIDEO When Rolls-Royce announced three years ago that it would launch Cullinan, it did so in the knowledge that its customers around the world had asked it to build “The Rolls-Royce of SUVs”, with luxury, performance and usability not seen before in the SUV market. Many of these customers were younger, very successful high-net-worth individuals who are heavily engaged in the experience economy, and wanted a Rolls-Royce that would take them to the ends of the Earth in ultimate luxury. “The super-luxury lifestyle is evolving and Rolls-Royce is in the lead. Luxury is no longer an urban concept. More and more it is about embracing and experiencing the wider world. Our customers expect to go everywhere in luxury, effortlessly and without compromise, conquering the most challenging terrain to enjoy life’s most enriching experiences, wherever they may be. For this reason, they have asked us to create a Rolls-Royce that offers uncompromised luxury wherever they dare to venture. Cullinan is that car. It is Effortless, Everywhere. It is incomparable and dramatically evolves the parameters of super-luxury travel, translating Rolls-Royce’s ethos of ‘Effortlessness’ into physical capability, anywhere in the world. Cullinan will simply take the world in its stride.” Torsten Müller-Ötvös, Chief Executive Officer, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars.


“From the very beginning the design team treated this brand new Rolls-Royce as a unique, high bodied car. With global

• The most anticipated car of 2018 and, quite possibly, the most

customer expectations in mind, our aim was two-fold – realise

anticipated Rolls-Royce of all time.

a presence to match the magnificent capability of Cullinan, whilst setting sector defining standards for luxury and elegance. We know that many of our luxury patrons pursue sports or leisure hobbies that require precisely this type of go anywhere vehicle – Cullinan’s design gesture had to possess an immediate sense of effortless accomplishment.” “The label SUV is now applied to anything with a two-box silhouette and the least suggestion of going off tarmac. We envisioned an authentic, three-box high-bodied all-terrain car with a convention-challenging design and absolute capability that would satisfy the adventurous urges of our clients.” Giles Taylor, Director of Design, Rolls-Royce Motor Cars. 12 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

• Named after the largest diamond ever discovered which now resides in the British Crown Jewels.

• An all-terrain high-bodied car that makes the idea of authentic, luxury off-road travel a reality for the first time. Luxury travel is now Effortless, Everywhere.

• Contemporary and functional design ensures Cullinan gains iconic status in the face of increasingly bland SUV designs.

• The first “three-box” car in the SUV-sector. Cullinan’s rear partition wall creates a distinct environment for passengers,

• Cullinan offers a suite of Bespoke features developed

separated from the luggage compartment.

specifically for the many various lifestyles of its owners including the Viewing Suite and the Recreation Module.

• The most practical of Rolls-Royces. Cullinan is the most versatile, family oriented, fun-to-drive super-luxury SUV available

• The 6.75 litre twin-turbo V12 Rolls-Royce engine delivers


563bhp/420kW and 850Nm/627lb ft of torque to the all-new all-wheel drive, all-wheel steer system needed to overcome any

• The second new Rolls-Royce to sit on the all-new aluminium


‘Architecture of Luxury’, Cullinan is the most technologically advanced, and only purpose-built, luxury SUV in the world.

• Tested to destruction all over the planet, Cullinan is an incredibly capable off-roader that sees the development of the ‘Magic Carpet Ride’ for off-road enjoyment, without sacrificing any Rolls-Royce on-road behaviour.

rolls-roycemotorcars.com #RollsRoyceCullinan #effortlesseverywhere

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NEW ESTATE JUST SOLD | 9 STRAND BEACH | $19,625,000 | THE STRAND AT HEADLANDS DANA POINT 14 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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ew-construction estate in the exclusive Strand at Headlands community. Built in a modern-Mediterranean style, nearly every room in this three-story villa has been designed to take advantage of unobstructed, panoramic ocean

views. Five bedrooms and eight spa-like bathrooms, expansive great room, theater room, kids guest bunk room, teen lounge, and indoor driving range offer luxurious comfort and family enjoyment. Streamlined indoor-outdoor living is yours through multiple terraces and an infinity-edge pool with spa overlooking the ocean beyond. Not to be forgotten are the community beach club, Ritz Carlton access, and Dana Point Harbor just minutes away. 3-story, Single Family Residential on the Strand Beach.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Deborah Robinson :: 949.533.2234 :: deborah@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01399425

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aterfront living was never better than in this 2018-built architectural showplace on a coveted cul-de-sac at Linda Isle! Enjoy the ultimate luxury lifestyle in Newport Beach’s only all-bayfront guard-gated community surrounded by

spectacular water views. A 97’ patio is a world all your own providing hours of bliss on the bay. Indulge in the outdoor spa while soaking up the sun or gazing at the stars. Access to private docks for yachts up to 90’, a Duffy & other water vessels assures fun on the water. As awing is the impeccably-designed 5,000+/- sf interior with a contemporary style & fabulous slide-away doors for seamless indoor-outdoor entertaining. Vast glass expanses flood the open floorplan with natural light. A dramatic glass staircase, elegant white oak floors, cabinets & doors, 3 fireplaces, massive state-of-the-art video wall, elevator, wholehouse audio & computerized lighting system enhance the glamour. 4 en-suite bedrooms (one main level), 4.5 baths, an office, designer kitchen w/butler’s pantry, great room on each floor & luxe master suite w/bay-view deck optimize comfort. Other highlights: an attached 3-car garage, whole-house water purification, pre-wiring for smart home controls & a host of amenities like 24-hour security, private tennis court, beach club & play area. The prime central harbor locale is an easy to walk to Balboa Island & short drive to Fashion Island, Newport Coast & the 73 toll road. Pacific Ocean access from the harbor is a boaters dream. John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Manal Bozarth :: 949.412.3699 :: manal@manalre.com DRE# 01029319 Scott Lytle :: 949.525.1151 :: scott@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01405495

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LIKE ENERGIES ATTRACT Ferrari of Newport Beach and John McMonigle Listing Fast cars and smooth martinis with bespoke ocean views highlighted the day for the John McMonigle and Ferrari of Newport Beach drive event on May 3rd. Guests were treated to an exclusive driving experience of two Ferrari 488 GTBs (one red and one black) with a coastal estate rendezvous at 9 Strand where they sipped passion fruit “Marktini’s” provided by the Twilight Lounge while nibbling on organic light fare from Pirch. Rumor had it that some guests clocked up to 130 miles per hour on the drive down PCH which began and ended at the exclusive 9 Strand enclave in Dana Point. Designated drivers held off their martini tasting until after their appointed test drives while light ocean breezes and stunning, exclusive waterfront living was experienced by all. For more information on 9 Strand property: www.mcmoniglegroupcorp.com or the cars: www.ferrariofnewportbeach.com.

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BRAVO! The premiere launch of Bravo TV’s Real Estate Wars needed two screenings to hold all the RSVP’s of Orange County’s most prominent agents and influencers. Held at the Port Theatre in Corona Del Mar, guests walked a red carpet and were greeted by champagne girls with silver trays.

Photo booth fun of the new show’s local stars included props of Hoda, Hunter, Leo, Drew and John McMonigle. As the host for the evening John McMonigle appeared on stage to thank his agents and lovely new bride. A moment of prayer for the Las Vegas victims was conducted by Sales Manager Scott McDonald and demonstrated the teams’ faith based values. Singer, Kim Salvar set the tone with her beautiful national anthem flanked by a big screen American flag which is fast becoming one of John McMonigle’s signature stamps. The heavily promoted, World of Wonder production’s first episode, Let the Games Begin, was viewed with much anticipation as the McMonigle Team showed rival Team Relegance how the real world of luxury real estate operates. The audience enjoyed a friendly on-screen introduction that laid the story line for the upcoming new show. Attendees were cheering and rooting for their favorite agents and were left wanting more of the brilliantly edited show that hi-lights some of the areas most prestigious properties and locations.

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AGENT SHOWROOM and Concierge Commanding the prestigious corner of Narcissa and Pacific Coast Highway in the heart of Corona Del Mar, the New McMonigle Group Concierge Showroom operates as a hospitality suite for current and potential customers. The space will also act as a multi-disciplinary platform for Agent Escrow, Agent Insurance, Agent Mortgage, three new co-brands of owner, John McMonigle, for complete client servicing. A wall-wide big screen displays property images and custom videos of current listings and lifestyle partners and is easily viewed from busy Coast Highway, due to the glass encased structure. Inspired by modern aesthetics with natural tones and inviting organic elements, the showroom’s strong identity is designed with Minotti furnishings made for elegant conversations or hush-hush deals. You might stop by the space for a sip of sparkling water or wine while perusing M magazine or the latest luxury properties. An on-site concierge will answer questions regarding neighborhood comps, automatically sign you up for MLS notifications or get you a mortgage or insurance quote. Look for traffic stopping events to be held here in the near future as Orange County elites congregate to find their next dream home. Bespoke additions include a black and white awning crowning the red brick exterior that lets you know you have arrived at Corona del Mar’s exclusive agent headquarters. Open Monday - Saturday | 3500 Pacific Coast Highway | Corona del Mar, CA | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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SOCIAL CALENDAR JULY/AUGUST/SEPTEMBER 2018 ART COLONY: THE LAGUNA BEACH ART ASSOCIATION 1918-1935 June 24 to January 2019 This special exhibition will celebrate the centennial anniversary of the founding of the Laguna Beach Art Association with paintings by the leading artists who were founding members of the association and active during that period. Laguna Art Museum, Upper Galleries 307 Cliff Drive Laguna Beach www.lagunaartmuseum.org

GRAFTON TYLER BROWN: EXPLORING CALIFORNIA Now through October 7 Grafton Tyler Brown (1841-1918) was a painter, graphic designer, and lithographer in the 19th century. A talented artist and entrepreneur, Brown was the only documented African American in his field in the western United States at the time. Pasadena Museum of Art, Back Gallery, 490 East Union Street Pasadena www.pmcaonline.org

SAWDUST ART FESTIVAL June 29 to September 2 At this unique arts and crafts celebration, experience the creative wonders of nearly 200 Laguna Beach artists in an enchanting outdoor canyon paradise adorned with waterfalls, eucalyptus trees and the best hand crafted art in California. 935 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach www.sawdustartfestival.org

PAGEANT OF THE MASTERS July 7-September 01 One of the most unique productions in the world, the Pageant of the Masters re-creates famous works of art. Festival of Arts Pageant of the Masters 650 Laguna Canyon Road Laguna Beach, CA 92651 www.foapom.com

AFRICAN TWILIGHT: VANISHING RITUALS AND CEREMONIES July 7-Jan 6 2019 This exhibition offers is a celebration of Africa’s artistry and boundless creativity, captured by renowned artists Carol Beckwith and Angels Fisher. Bowers Museum 2002 N. Main Street Santa Ana www.bowers.org

HENRY MOORE Now thru October 01 Virginia Steele Scott Galleries of American Art “Spirit and Essence, Line and Form” showcases approximately 25 works on paper culled from the recent gift of some 330 works of Henry Moore’s graphic art from the Philip and Muriel Berman Foundation The Huntington Library West Hall 1151 Oxford Rd. San Marino http://huntington.org

DEl MAR RACETRACK: 41 STAKES at $7.3 MILLION for SUMMER 2018 July 18-September 3 Mirroring its successful 2017 summer stakes pattern, Del Mar will present 41 stakes races worth $7,300,000 over the course of the 36day session scheduled for 2018. Racing alongside the blue Pacific this year will begin on Wednesday, July 18 and carry forward to Labor Day Monday, September 3 for what will be the track’s 79th season. www.DMTC.com 28 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

PEBBLE BEACH: THE PEBBLE BEACH CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE 2018 August 26 On your mark, get set and be sure to go to the 67th Annual Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance! This prestigious competition held on Sunday, August 20, 2017, is the highlight of Pebble Beach Automotive Week, which features a spectacular line-up plus related events that take place throughout the Monterey Peninsula. www.PebbleBeach.com

GLOBAL G.L.O.W. GALA September 29 A celebration of girls changing our world. Sunset Cocktail reception. Dinner andDancing and live auction. The Resort at Pelican Hill www.globalglowgala.org STARS AND STRIPES GOLD TOURNAMENT: TUSTIN RANCH GOLF COURSE September 14 Benefiting Working Wardrobes VetNet $1,000,000 Shootout, Drone Drop, Hot Shot Cannon, $5K Hole in One Cash Prizes, Delicious Food & Beverage Vendors, Shotgun Scramble, Exciting On Course Games, Great Arrival Gifts. Be a sponsor, Be a Hero. Main Office / Donations 1851 Kettering St, Irvine, CA 92614 714.210.2460 www.workingwardrobes.org 27th ANNUAL SUSAN G. KOMEN ORANGE COUNTY RACE FOR THE CURE September 23 Race for the Cure is Komen Orange County’s annual 5k run/walk. Join walkers and runners and survivors with a common vision: A world without breast cancer. Fashion Island 401 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach Komenoc.org/race KAABOO: DEL MAR Friday, September 14 – Sunday, September 16, 2018 Forget what you know about music festivals, we’re shifting the paradigm and starting something new. KAABOO is the perfect weekend escape, described in a word that comes from whatever the hell we feel like yelling when we’re high on life and having fun. A curated three-day sound voyage that combines rock-n-roll music and tastemaking events in a modern wonderland on the warm shores of the pacific. Where every detail is designed for your enjoyment and clean, comfortable amenities inspire you to break from your busy life, let loose and enjoy the experience. Welcome to KAABOO, the place where all of your senses align. Del Mar Racetrack + Fairgrounds 2260 Jimmy Durante Blvd, Del Mar, CA 92014 www.Kaaboodelmar.com 26th ANNUAL HARVESTERS FASHION SHOW & LUNCHEON October 3rd, 9:30 a.m. The Harvesters bring together style and philanthropy with fashions courtesy of South Coast Plaza. Luncheon, runway show, champagne reception all benefit the Second Harvest Food Bank. Tickets based on availability. www.Feedoc.org

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xperience the ultimate in luxurious ocean-view living at this brand-new custom residence just 3 rows from the beach! Nestled beyond the guarded gates of The Strand at Headlands, the soft-contemporary design impresses at first sight with grounds

that display a pool, spa, large loggia, fireplace and garage parking for 6. The influence of the Pacific Ocean continues throughout the 3-story plan of nearly 7,255 square feet, which offers sleek lines, wood and stone accents, vast picture windows and sliding walls of glass. An elevator serves all levels, including a lower level with wine room; and an upper level with oversized laundry room, walk-in linen closet, game room with view deck and wet bar, access to a rooftop deck, and a chic master suite with view deck, dual showers and an enormous walk-in closet. The grand main level of the residence, complete with 5 ensuite bedrooms and 5 full and 2 half baths, impresses with a massive formal dining room, glass enclosed wine racks, great room with slide-away doors to the backyard, and a true chef’s kitchen with separate butler’s kitchen, walk-in pantry, 2 islands, high-end appliances and a built-in desk. Skylights add to the open feel of the design, which features only the finest appointments and finishes. At The Strand, residents enjoy exclusive access to a private oceanfront beach club, Strand Beach, 70 acres of open space and 3 miles of coastal trails. Noted as the last new-home enclave along Southern California’s world-famous coast, The Strand is close to high-end shopping and dining, Dana Point Harbor and endless recreational destinations Arlen Raubach :: 949.945.4855 :: arlen@arlenraubach.com DRE# 01890023

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OCEAN-VIEW LIVING 35 SHORELINE | $10,890,000 | THE STRAND AT HEADLANDS DANA POINT 34 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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ecalling the timeless elegance of historic Tuscan villas, this enviable custom estate at the guard-gated enclave of The Strand at Headlands is graced with breathtaking ocean views. From sunsets and Catalina Island to the Pacific and sparkling city

lights, panoramic views infuse nearly every indoor and outdoor space of the residence, which embraces 5 bedrooms and 8.5 baths in approx. 9,004 s.f. An abundance of large windows floods the multi-level home with natural light, illuminating a living room with fireplace, formal dining room with chandelier, and a fireplace-warmed office with view deck. A great room and kitchen are united in one vast space with slide-away pocket doors that open to a sunny ocean-view terrace. Vaulted and beamed ceilings crown the great room, and the handsome kitchen hosts an oversized island with seating and a prep sink, generous custom cabinetry, a breakfast room, stone countertops, stainless steel appliances and a built-in refrigerator with cabinet-matched doors. Extras are led by a walk-in wine room, a home theater space and an attached 4-car garage. Opulence is redefined in the master suite, where residents will appreciate a romantic view balcony, tray ceiling, and a lavish bath with 2-sided shower. Positioned to maximize ocean vistas, the terraced backyard presents an infinity-edge pool with spa, a loggia, custom fireplace and sprawling stone patios. John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Arlen Raubach :: 949.945.4855 :: arlen@arlenraubach.com DRE# 01890023

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For Your Produced By Valarie Anderson Photography: Jack Guy Model: Vlada Yurkova Stylist: Wilford Lenov Hair & Makeup: Sara Denman Shot on location: The Strand at Headlands 40 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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EXCLUSIVE PELICAN HILL 6 FAIR HARBOR | $11,888,000 | PELICAN HILL 57 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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elcome home to 6 Fair Harbor in the prestigious guard-gated community of Pelican Hill at Newport Coast, where ever-changing views of the ocean, harbor, Catalina Island, golf course, canyon and neighborhood create a one-of-a-kind

setting. The palatial Mediterranean-inspired estate presents a prime corner cul-de-sac homesite that spans a massive 24,200 s.f. Discover a gated entry courtyard, pool, spa, a pavilion with built-in grill, a fire pit with seating, and a gated motorcourt leading to a 4-car garage. First impressions are lasting thanks to a dramatic two-story entry with inlaid marble medallion on the floor and custom wrought iron railings gracing the stunning staircase. High ceilings tower over luxurious spaces that include formal living and dining rooms, an office, gym, and a great room with fireplace. Approx. 8,887 s.f., the custom residence offers 5 ensuite bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, marble flooring, extensive built-ins throughout and handcrafted millwork. Everyone from professional chefs to amateur culinary enthusiasts will feel right at home in a spacious kitchen with island, prep sink, custom cabinetry, granite countertops, a walk-in pantry, skylight, and stainless steel appliances including a built-in refrigerator, pro-level 6-burner range and 2 dishwashers. A private world of personal opulence awaits in an elegant master suite, where a wraparound balcony offers panoramic ocean and golf course views and a staircase leading to the backyard below. John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Michael-Edward Cruz :: 949.342.6229 :: mike@mecruz.com DRE# 01758933

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31461 COAST HWY | PRICE UPON REQUEST | LAGUNA BEACH 61 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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ts rarity is unmatched. Its location? Stunning. And its beauty? Few places on earth can compare with its panoramic ocean views, its dramatic setting over a broad, sandy beach, or the prestige of its address on the coast in Laguna Beach. Today, this estate-

sized homesite is the only oceanfront vacant lot with approved plans within the city’s boundaries. Tomorrow, it could unveil the culmination of your dreams, your hard work and your dedication to the environment, enduring construction and time-honored architectural style. For more than a decade, architects, visionaries and stewards of the land worked handin hand with engineers, coastal managers and state regulators to reach this singular result: Approval of what is sure be one of the most environmentally sound estates in California. The elusive California Dream. Some come close. Others miss it all together. And then there is you. You’re the one who gets it. You know it’s more than a dream. It’s a lifestyle. A set of goals. A genuine sense of achievement. On this rare piece of land, perched just above the Pacific Ocean in Laguna Beach, your California Dream will be realized. Your hard work, dedication, and never-give-up attitude have paid off. You will be rewarded in seemingly endless ways, from a tranquil surf-side setting and the hypnotic sounds of the ocean, to spirit-lifting architecture that harmonizes with its setting and a lifestyle that is at once both sophisticated and playful. For you, after all, know that dreams really do come true. Approved plans for a phenomenal new seaside estate are included with the purchase of the site. The proposed estate, which is meticulously designed to perfectly meld with the contours of the land and maximize ocean, beach, whitewater and sunset views, reflects the talents of C.J. Light Associates. Sought-after for his brilliance in creating unique living spaces that capture the personalities and dreams of those who will live there, award-winning architect Chris Light is a leader in his industry. His vision for a residence that perfectly matches the land at 31461 Coast Highway in Laguna Beach includes a careful balance of grand scale and intimate areas, all while maintaining a focus on unparalleled indoor-outdoor living.

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30512 PASEO DEL VALLE | $3,250,000 | LAGUNA NIGUEL 64 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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idden away in the pastoral valley of Laguna Niguel, the best of Napa Valley melds with Southern California living to create a resort-style home as unique as its setting on the 11th green of the prestigious El Niguel Country Club. Set amongst olive and

citrus trees, gardens and putting greens - this 4,800 square foot, 5 bedroom, 4.5 bathroom home lives like a single-story with a lower level entertainment mecca and a separate guest apartment. The home’s Napa farmhouse styling will fully transport you to wine country with its wide-plank hardwood flooring, iron railings, stone fireplaces, and chef’s kitchen. Facing the golf course, the upper level contains the formal and family living and dining areas with an outdoor veranda extending the entire length of the home. Inside the lower level is a walkout game room with fireplace, wet bar, and Eurocave wine refrigerator. The separate selfcontained apartment also has full golf course views while the lower level outdoor entertaining area includes a fire pit and full outdoor kitchen. With views of the 11th, 12th, 16th, and 17th holes, this home is built for year-round outdoor living and entertaining. Hunter Fedden :: 949.702.2902 :: hunter@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01946473 Russ Evans :: 714.883.7877 :: russ@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01995317

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he shimmering Pacific provides a stunning backdrop for preferred ocean-view living at this brand-new custom estate in Strand Beach’s guard-gated The Strand at Headlands enclave. Blending contemporary style with hints of timeless flair, the

spacious design of approximately 6,306 square feet lives like a 1-level residence, with a lower level featuring parking for 3 cars, game room with pub bar, and large storage room. The main level evokes the feel of an airy gallery, with an open foyer and great room, high ceilings, a dedicated home office with built-ins and fireplace, and views out to the sea. Dine fashionably in a formal dining room that easily accommodates gatherings of 10, or enjoy a casual meal in the breakfast nook, which opens to the impressive kitchen complete with large island, prolevel appliances, a walk-in pantry, buffet, and separate butler’s kitchen. Stairs off the deck lead to a relaxing ocean-view rooftop deck. Four ensuite bedrooms, 4 full baths and 2 powder rooms are displayed, including a phenomenal master suite with ocean views, fireplace, dual walk-in closets, oversized shower and brilliant skylights. Only the finest finishes, fixtures and materials are featured, with exquisite craftsmanship evident at every turn, and a 4th garage space is featured at street level. Resort-inspired grounds boast a pool, spa and loggia. Residents of The Strand enjoy such coveted advantages as a private oceanfront beach club, Strand Beach, 70 acres of open space and 3 miles of coastal trails. Noted as the last newhome enclave along Southern California’s world-famous coast, The Strand is close to highend shopping and dining, Dana Point Harbor, recreation and so much more.

Arlen Raubach :: 949.945.4855 :: arlen@arlenraubach.com DRE# 01890023

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PROJECT NEPTUNE: TRITON AND ASTON MARTIN Aston Martin is proud to announce a creative collaboration with Triton Submarines LLC, the acclaimed manufacturer of state–ofthe-art submersibles. Codenamed Project Neptune, the venture enables Aston Martin to further enhance and grow the brand into new aspects of the luxury world, with all the performance, beauty

Project Neptune marries Triton’s diving and operational expertise

and elegance one has come to expect from the British marque.

with Aston Martin’s design, materials, and craftsmanship. Overseen by Aston Martin Consulting, the partnership has

Triton has unparalleled expertise in the design, manufacture

shaped a unique concept that will lead to an exclusive, strictly-

and operation of submersibles for researchers, explorers and

limited edition vehicle. Project Neptune takes Triton’s acclaimed

superyacht owners. Founded in Florida by L. Bruce Jones and

Low Profile (LP) three-person platform as a basis upon which

Patrick Lahey, the team at Triton are committed to producing

to explore a new iteration of Aston Martin’s progressive design

the safest and best performing, deep-diving submersibles in the


world. Aston Martin Executive Vice President and Chief Creative Officer Marek Reichman and his team have transformed Triton’s compact LP platform, creating a vehicle with inherently beautiful proportions. ‘Project Neptune is defined by its sleek, elegant exterior,’ says Reichman, ‘we have used forms and proportions that express the same devotion to design, engineering and beauty that shape our cars, such as the Aston Martin Valkyrie hypercar project.’ Patrick Lahey, President of Triton Submarines LLC said: “We have always admired Aston Martin. The marque represents a deeply held passion for technology, engineering and timeless, elegant design. From our first interaction, it was apparent that Triton and Aston Martin were natural partners and our complimentary values will be realised in this truly exciting project.”

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When it comes to “wealth preservation,” high net worth individuals are extremely cautious as to whom they work with, regarding their long term holdings and luxury estate management. One needs an agent that specializes in luxury properties and estates. Oftentimes, these properties have been held by the same family for years- resulting in a high level of capital gains taxes if sold. Extensive IRS regulations are implicated and specialized knowledge of these regulations and processes are required. In fact, many homeowners in this situation do not sell solely due to this tax burden. Private Client Group operates with the intention of “wealth preservation” for these homeowners. Their program allows for “deferred capital gains” on the sale of primary residences or second homes. Private Client Group is led by Stephen Sutherland, a renowned real estate professional with a background as a leading designer and developer of high-end international resorts, residences, luxury estates and President of the Property Investment Division for Capital Suisse Europe. For example, the combination of real estate development and international finance, make Stephen an industry specialist for transactions of the most sensitive caliber. A recent article from Bloomberg News quoted Sutherland on a record breaking $44 million Emerald Bay listing. The requirements stated were that the buyer must put down a $6 million non-refundable option and pay two years of rent at $100,000 a month before gaining the deed. The seller wanted to do a real estate exchange that allows her to buy another rental property and defer capital gains taxes under Internal Revenue Service rules. “You tie up a spectacular property with very little money while continuing with your investment strategy,” Sutherland said. “And you can spend time developing plans for your new home.

Stephen Sutherland Private Client Group 949.278.3052 www.pcgamerica.com

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EQUESTRIAN ESTATE 41265 AVENIDA CONCHITA | $3,750,000 | MURRIETA 79 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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estled on over 11 acres of ancient oaks and artful boulders in the pristine community of Meadow Oaks in La Cresta, Seahorse Ranch is a timeless fairytale estate built as a labor of love and creativity since its inception some 19 years ago. On a combined

parcel, this property is twice the size of most single parcel properties in Meadow Oaks and contains a main house, guest house, stables, caretaker’s apartment, playhouse, lake with gazebo, riding ring, and pool and spa – totaling 6,587 square feet of living space with 7 bedrooms, 9 bathrooms, and garage space for four vehicles. Beyond the statistics of the property, as you pass through the wooden and whimsical entry gate, you enter a compound built for family fun and respite. The buildings are designed in the English Tudor style, built from stone dug out of the property and antique oak timbers from several Virginia barns. The charm of the main house is accentuated by extensive use of leaded stained glass windows, wide-plank oak flooring, antique chestnut cabinets, slate roof, copper gutters, stone walls, and carved wood and stone fireplaces consistent with the Tudor style. Inside you will find two master suites, one on the main floor and one on the second floor near the remaining bedrooms. The chef’s kitchen provides a four-burner stove, two grills, deep fryer, steamer, two dishwashers, two SubZero refrigerators, Thermador ovens, cooking island, and breakfast nook. The guest house is built in the same style and contains one bedroom, one bath, a fireplace and a single-car garage. The four-stall stable building continues the theme and houses a caretaker’s studio apartment and a tack room, with views of the guest house and riding ring. An enchanting walk around the property will also reveal a large fishing lake with dock and gazebo, a rock-style pool, spa, and waterfall next to the outdoor living area with fireplace, and a children’s playhouse made completely of stone and perched like a castle on a hill overlooking the main house and lake. Flirtation Walk is a winding stone path the owner’s created for family walks that will take you by dozens of mature oaks, massive granite boulders, the playhouse, the Cheshire cat, Peter Rabbit’s garden, the pond with bridge and waterfall, the “Throne”, and much more, while also being connected to miles of riding and hiking trails. The home’s magical charm is in addition to its modern functional features, such as central vacuum system, stereo system, security system, and 4 separate HVAC systems. The eventual buyer of this property will acquire a legacy property where no expense was spared - built with love, creativity, and quality materials that will far exceed its purchase price.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Russ Evans :: 714.883.7877 :: russ@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01995317

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COOL JETTING By Valarie Anderson & Klaus N. Hang

Kurt Belcher was a disrupter before the term and executive style became cool. An Orange County native son, Kurt is President and owner of STAjets, one of the nation’s leading private air charter companies. He’s a member of Gen Next, an issue based organization addressing generational issues and challenges. He is also actively expanding his company nation-wide with locations in Orange County, Van Nuys, Palm Springs, Miami and New York, leading the company in a noteworthy, upward growth incline amidst fierce competitors with lengthy pedigrees and established histories in the industry. He acquired STAjets in 2009 when “Private Jet” became a dirty word and executive charter travel became politically incorrect. Private Plane Shame was the rage and flashy FBO arrivals went underground. It was during this time that Kurt started quietly building the “Cool Jet” company. Sitting in his aviation inspired conference room at an imposing 12-seater aluminum crafted table, reminiscent of a World War 1 fighter plane, Kurt opens up about the state of his business, his unique approach to jet charters and the private plane ownership industry and his goal to never say no to a client’s request. 82 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com


over an asset, it just so happens my property is private jets. We have a new maintenance facility so we have a 24-hour maintenance operation in San Bernardino where we have a

KURT BELCHER: What make us different from other charters is

large operation. We bring hip ideas to the table to problem

we go out, aquire an aircraft, re-do it and flip it, but we take it one

solve as opposed to just installing the traditionally high cost

step further and manage that aircraft. You own the asset you

improvements like: replacing big screen TV’s with a bunch of

don’t use it, we charter it out. My key customer base is aircraft

iPads because at the end of the day people want to watch their

owner charter customer. Basically we do property management

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something they aren’t getting anywhere else. We have a family spirit. It’s the simple things that matter, like a pool table in the corporate offices etc.

KURT BELCHER: We have a lot of (12+) Gulfstreams, Cessnas, Challengers, Citations, Pilatus, Turbo props-kind of a mix of everything. Our G4’s are our trophy planes.


M: WHAT TYPE OF ULTRA-HIGH-NET-WORTH CLIENTS ARE ATTRACTED TO STA JETS? KURT BELCHER: Our main thing on the charter side is we do a lot of stuff for studios and entertainers. Last week we flew Barbara Streisand, we do a lot of musicians, tours, Guns-NRoses. There is just not a lot of “US” that are in this area so word of mouth gets around fast. The time saved vs. the money spent

KURT BELCHER: Yes after the Cannes Film Festival my client

flying private is the key factor for our clients and justify costs.

wanted a bottle of 1942 Don Julio Tequila aboard the flight

We fly a lot of DJ’s who are like the new rock stars, for some

home. All of Europe was out, you couldn’t get it anywhere …We

reason and they are a lot easier because its just one guy with

sent our pilots out looking everywhere all over Europe and finally

equipment. We probably do 80% of all the top DJ’s right now.

found a bottle in some small danky liquor store in London and flew it to the plane and customer in need. Everything in private


aviation is really expensive so we just try to do simple solution/ service driven things that work better. It’s just about providing a

KURT BELCHER: Managed growth in the same direction we

better experience on the airplane.

are experiencing now…There is no special sauce to our growth. I was born and raised here in Orange County and have a lot of


connections. I am very involved in the community. All of our growth is vertical so we look horrid on paper because how do you maintain it? We have always been constantly catching up. We are growing into becoming a large company. We’re now another option other than the three majors in this area. Our story is just different than theirs. STAjets has a lot of wind in their sail

KURT BELCHER: Industry standard is 45% turnover for pilots

with the young management and younger approach. People

and our turnover rate is 3%. We treat our pilots like family they

remember us because of our fun, smart-ass attitudes, we are

are on the road a good percentage of the time and sometimes

all held by the same safety standard so the biggest difference is

its as simple as giving them a company card to take their wife

our youth and we spent a lot of money on technology, everything

out for dinner on Thanksgiving because the pilot is just coming

is digital, pilots operate off iPads. We’re cool and go the extra

home. TLC Matters, we give the pilots some fun, a little bit of

distance and it makes a big difference.

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Kurt Belcher, President and CEO STAjets, INC 3132 Airway Avenue | Costa Mesa, CA 92626 844.359.7821 | stajets.com charter@stajets.com

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ntroducing one of Emerald Bay’s finest front row contemporary trophy estates blending old world elegance with contemporary charm. This estate offers an unprecedented level of luxury living with every amenity imaginable, for the most privileged individuals.

Built with the finest quality of craftsmanship and unparalleled views, featuring 5850 sf of exquisitely appointed, contemporary living space, with floor to ceiling windows, elegantly crafted stone flooring, voluminous ceiling heights, rounded archways and elegant wrought iron staircases. It boasts a huge theatre screening room, state of the art audio and lighting system, a chef’s kitchen, refrigerated wine room hosting 700 bottles, 5 lovely bedrooms, 6.5 baths, a game room/den with a ceiling created by artisans, exercise room and a private ocean front black bottom swimming pool surrounded in stone. Majestically situated in the bluffs, this private front row seaside sanctuary has access to a balcony, loggia or patio off of almost every room. Complete with an elevator, uniquely appreciating 14,000 sf of land, a 4 car garage and resort quality living.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Sherri McEuen :: 949.290.5633 :: s.mceuen@cox.net DRE# 00926905

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THE ALEXANDER JUST SOLD | 1407 SANTIAGO DRIVE | $3,120,000 | NEWPORT BEACH 92 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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he Alexander is a ground up new construction modern farm house finished in March of 2018. The Alexander is new from lot line to lot line, inclusive of it’s grounds. Meeting it’s guests with oversized doors, windows, natural wood accents and light

and bright colors. The Alexander is a multi-generational home good for all client profiles. This single level estate features warmth throughout its floor plan as you walk the home and it’s grounds. It’s in one of the most desirable areas of all of Newport Beach and will not disappoint. The home sits on an oversized lot in Dover shores and its curb appeal is a site to be seen. This home is 4 bedrooms (inclusive of a jr master and large master suite with his and hers closets), 3.5 baths a full size laundry room and has wood floors, exposed beams, a chefs kitchen and open floor plan which gives its visitors the indoor outdoor feel that is demanded in todays market place. The Alexander has a pool with water features, landscaped to perfection and a farm to table mini garden. The Alexander bodes 10 foot ceilings through out its structure and 13 plus foot ceilings in the living area which opens to its back yard. The luxurious simplicity of this home will have its guests leaving saying “wow”. This estate has Milgard windows, Fleetwood doors, Kohler sinks and toilets with Grohe faucets with the top of the line Thermador luxury kitchen appliances. Hoda Hajirnia :: 949.527.2414 :: hoda@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01955150 Drew D’Angelo :: 949.244.6754 :: drew@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01935951

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10 SEA GLASS | PRICE UPON REQUEST | NEWPORT BEACH 96 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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rowning a prominent hilltop beyond the guarded entry gates of Crystal Cove, this exquisite Santa Barbara-inspired custom estate with Mediterranean finishes presents priceless 280-degree ocean and mountain views. Christened Cristal

Marino, the estate, located behind its own set of private entry gates at the end of a culde-sac, also offers views of Catalina Island, coastal bluffs, crashing waves, passing sailboats, rolling hills and twinkling lights. Countless hours dedicated by genuine artisans have created an estate that appears to have been settled on the land ages ago. Yet, upon closer inspection, it reveals itself as a modern take on timeless style. Discover state-of-theart technology hidden behind romantic archways, intricate tile work, vaulted and beamed ceilings, hardwood flooring, tiled staircases and leaded-glass windows. Approx. 7,700 square feet, the residence is distinguished by 6 ensuite bedrooms, 6 full and 2 half baths, a great room, loft, billiards room, a separate fully appointed casita, and a glass-enclosed 900-bottle temperature-controlled wine room ideally located within the formal dining room. A catering kitchen and a main chef’s kitchen shine with Carrara marble countertops and Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances. Nearly 16,945 s.f., grounds feature an infinity pool and spa, a pool bath with shower, dramatic fire bowls, a fireplace-warmed courtyard, and an outdoor kitchen with BBQ, sink and refrigerator. A motorcourt, ample parking, and an attached 3-car garage are also showcased.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com :: DRE# 01123869 Hoda Hajirnia :: 949.527.2414 :: hoda@themcmonigleteam.com :: DRE# 01955150 Drew D’Angelo :: 949.244.6754 :: drew@themcmonigleteam.com :: DRE# 01935951 99 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com


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RIVA 63’ VIRTUS In order to fully appreciate the majestic uniqueness of this yacht, we need to read the words of Riva yacht designer Mauro Micheli: “The aesthetic idea is important but I have no interest whatsoever in aesthetics. I am not interested in design in itself, I don’t even like it. The dream is far more important, and behind the design there must be an entire situation that helps the dream to express itself. Lightness is crucial.” And although it may seem odd to focus on lightness when talking about a twenty-metre long open yacht with a displacement of thirty tons, you will change your mind when you lower the handle and see how light the bow is on


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the water as it cuts through the waves and how low it stays, offering a perfect view to the person driving it. Created according to the lines of the Vertigo, a highly successful Riva classic, the 63’ Virtus is an unmatched open yacht in terms of its class, elegance and clean lines. A host of details express Riva’s inimitable elegance, including skilfully concealed mooring cleats and electric winches to achieve a seamless aesthetic effect, the vast but beautifully finished foredeck to convey a sense of sober elegance, and the functional yet superbly designed signal mast. 63’ Virtus is an open yacht even when it comes to the interiors, from the

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huge cockpit through to spaces that offer a sumptuous and unforgettable liveability. Part of their charm comes from the use of contrasting colours and materials, such as the pale shades of the oak alternating with the dark leather, and the juxtaposition of matt and polished varnishes - all in all a special gift to the five senses. Cruising comfort, too, is outstanding, with no perceptible vibration and negligible noise levels when travelling at a top speed of 40.5 knots thanks to innovative engine silencing systems.

For price or charter: californiacoastyachts.com 888.212.9194

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ith commanding views of the Pacific Ocean, private beach access and a prestigious location in a gated en-clave adjacent to the world-famous Pelican Hill Golf Course, this private Mediterranean estate is without compare. Set at

the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in Newport Coast’s only oceanfront community, the estate is an artful blend of classic architectural forms and exquisite high-end amenities. Meticulously designed and perfectly executed, this inviting and stately residence is graced with a sophisticated and timeless exterior- and a beautiful array of outdoor living areas, including an ocean-view pool and spa. The open interior is equally impressive, with distinctive barrelvaulted ceilings, arched doorways, an extravagant master suite and upgraded bathrooms. Approximately 5,246 square feet with 4 bedrooms, 3 baths and 2 powder rooms, the estate recently underwent an extensive renovation, showcasing a new emphasis on utilizing the highest quality materials, finishes and technology. The move-in ready turnkey residence includes a main-floor bedroom suite, all-new flooring, a new fireplace, a stunning custom kitchen with imported Italian terra cotta wall tiles, and a ground-level 2-car garage in addition to subterranean parking for 8. Entertain in the massive outdoor dining pavilion with colonnade, enjoy the beauty of a large koi pond, relax on the ocean-view lanai, hike the Crystal Cove trail to the private beach, or take a moment to wander the lush, professionally landscaped grounds, which span approximately 15,129 square feet and measure an impressive 168’ wide. Oriented to maximize mesmerizing ocean vistas and refreshing sea breezes from the majority of its living spaces, the estate boasts a premium setting, resort-caliber grounds and a lavish interior, making it a rewarding destination unto itself.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Shiva Manoucheri :: 949.701.5353 :: shiva@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01938871 Deborah Robinson :: 949.533.2234 :: deborah@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01399425 111 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

SOFT CONTEMPORARY MASTERPIECE 1515 SANTANELLA | $4,695,000 | CORONA DEL MAR 112 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com

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his single-level, new build in the popular Irvine Terrace neighborhood of Corona Del Mar, is designed for entertaining and to impress with its floor plan and style speaking of luxurious volume and sophistication. Committed to unmatched

quality, this home showcases 12 foot ceilings, multiple skylights, large Fleetwood doors and windows, and a disappearing glass wall bringing the outside into the home for yearround indoor/outdoor living. The chef’s kitchen contains Sub-Zero, Bosch, and Wolf appliances along with stunning Quartzite countertops and warm wood cabinets. This home provides 3,731 square feet on a 7,245 square foot lot incorporating five bedrooms and five bathrooms into its open floor plan which melds living, cooking, and dining into one breathtaking space for easy living and entertaining. Located in close proximity to Fashion Island, Newport Beach Country Club, Balboa Island, you will be in walking distance to some of the best dining, shopping, and beaches southern California has to offer.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Russ Evans :: 714.883.7877 :: russ@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01995317

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HONORING TONY DELAP Laguna Art Museum presented the Wendt Award to renowned California artist Tony DeLap during an exclusive dinner on Sunday, October 29. The Wendt Award, named after one of the great Laguna Beach artists of the past who helped establish the museum, recognizes individuals who have made significant contributions to the knowledge and appreciation of California art. Previous recipients of the award include Ruth Westphal, Wayne Thiebaud, Peter Alexander, and Yvonne Boseker. Tony is one of Orange County’s foremost living artists and has been at the nexus of art movements within the US, and specifically California, his entire career. In addition to playing an integral part to many movements of late twentieth century abstract art, such as op art and the California Light and Space movement, Tony has remained a leading practitioner of Southern California minimalism and “finish/ fetish.” Throughout his career, Tony has explored the concept of the “edge” of a work, concerning himself with examining the point at which painting and sculpture intersect. The University of California, Irvine hired Tony as the first professor to their art department in 1965 and he taught there for nearly 30 years, influencing several generations of Los Angeles-area artists. http://lagunaartmuseum.org

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FLIP FLOP Mixed media, 1962-63 22 x 12 x 4 inches Gift of Ruth and Murray Gribin

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PYRAMID (Paris Series)


Collotype and lithography, 1984

Wood, canvas and acrylic, 1986

5 1/4 x 7 1/2 inches

65 1/2 x 51 x 3 1/2 inches

Gift of Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh

Gift of The Mark and Hilarie Moore Collection

NAPOLEON’S TOMB (Paris Series)

LA GRAND ROUE (Paris Series)

Collotype and lithography, 1984

Collotype, lithograph, and letterpress, 1984

6 7/8 x 4 3/8 inches

5 x 7 1/4 inches

Gift of Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh

Gift of Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh

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CATHEDRAL DOOR (Paris Series) Collotype, lithograph, and letterpress, 1984 7 1/4 x 5 1/8 inches Gift of Tom and Barbara Peckenpaugh

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When done well, interior design has the capacity to affect people both emotionally and intellectually. Ohara Davies-Gaetano’s work seems to be filled with moods that elevate the imagination, achieving this connection of environment and a more enlightened sense of being. “I really believe a home should captivate, intrigue and wow the senses. A home should embrace the comforts of every day life but at the same time transport you.” Mindful of the surrounding nature and how the natural environment translates within the interior, Ohara studies the landscape, and works on a palette of colors and textures that enhances the landscape and plays off the natural beauty of light. Ohara has a legacy of artistic influencers in her family and those influences abound in her effortlessly blissful interiors. “I am a believer in less is more, but the less has to all be so well thought out. I never design, just to design… I like details that make sense in a space, that add dimension and that tell a story.” Ohara grew up in NYC surrounded by art and antiques and started traveling to Europe at a very young age. When most of her fiends in high school and college were heading off to Cancun, she was volunteering her time working on restoring old buildings abroad.

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Photo Credit : Carnation Property, ODG

Her exposure to life from a different perspective has truly shaped her design sensibility. Even when she is designing a modern project, she always strives to layer textures and mediums within a home that have depth and dimension. Her signature interiors have a dream-like quality and she is well-known by her numerous clients for interpreting their dreams into their everyday living space. Ohara generously spends a lot of time listening to her clients and gaining insight into how they live, where they travel, what they eat, what music they listen to‌ understanding the way her clients live enables her to create a backdrop for their lifestyle that provides the everyday function that is necessary and required, but that is designed in an unexpected way.

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Photo Credit : Carnation Property, ODG

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Photo Credit : Carnation Property, ODG

She explains, “We all require a certain amount of functionality in a home, take a built-in for instance, but I like to approach every detail from a different perspective, hardly ever repeating the same detail in the same manner throughout the home.” Her latest project, in Corona del Mar surrounded by the spectacular seascape view of the majestic pacific is beautifully explored in the detail of what the designer has edited out as well as what she has focused on. The glamorous and crimsontinged light of one space gives way to slight samplings of pale, carnation pink that barely blush the layered accent palette of the dining room. Statement lighting and elegantly curved architectural features, throughout, instill a sense of subtle sanctuary and quiet, luxurious drama. The balance between natural environment and interior space magically intertwine and is enhanced by the pale sea palette and California sunlight. “Not only do I get to design truly incredible one of a kind properties and estates in beautiful locations, but I am blessed to have wonderful clients. As I continue to build our brand, I am excited to share that I will be designing a line of furniture, and I will also be working on some licensing agreements. We are in the beginning stages of our first cocktail table book as well. And as exciting as all of these new ventures are, interior design will always be my first love, so stay tuned for some incredible new projects across the US and abroad.” –Ohara Davies Gaetano.

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one of a kind modern museum of art that is impossible to duplicate awaits you on the most sought after views of the Pacific Ocean 31945 South Coast Hwy. This property was artistically designed by the reputable Horst Noppenberger with

every aspect given to detail and craftsmanship. This beachfront estate has curb to sand ownership, private stairs down to the beach, infinity edge pool with fiber optic lights, Jacuzzi with 5-star amenities that await your every need. This property boast; 5 bedrooms 6 baths, at 5560 square feet of living space with an elevator to all five levels, a chefs custom kitchen with stainless steel integrated Thermador and Gaggenau appliances, microwave garage, a walk in pantry, view double sinks, a chefs island with electromagnetic burners, limestone floors and pocket doors to create indoor/outdoor living that capture forever ocean views. The master retreat has a private deck for capturing the movement of the ocean and spirit of the sun, large walk in closet, white Carrera marble accents, a separate Egyptian shaped tub for relaxation with panoramic ocean views to inspire your day. Enjoy entertainment in the best “Home Theater of the Year� given by Electronic House Magazine to include a 130 inch 3-D screen theater, 13 surround sound speakers, reclined seating with bass-tuned vibration, ceiling star lights with scene-changing lighting environment. The entire estate is advanced with AMX smart home technology, private exterior cameras, two-zone Solar Energy System, Remote Global surveillance images and recording, ocean views from every room, automotive museum garage to showcase exotic automotives, seven car on site parking. Come view breathless views from this oceanfront estate and enjoy this timeless architect. John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Deborah Robinson :: 949.533.2234 :: deborah@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01399425 127 | mcmoniglegroupcorp.com




By Rich Manning

The perfect fall cocktail is one that captures the season’s pure romantic essence in a glass. This is especially important in Orange County, where warmer weather patterns and persistent sunshine make experiencing crunch of crisp colorful leaves or the woosh of gusty winds firsthand rare happenings. Thankfully, Orange County’s libation scene is dotted with drinks that deliver on this promise with fantastic aplomb. When you choose to imbibe in one of the following magical elixirs, close your eyes for just a moment. Doing so will allow your mind to fully comprehend the feeling of sheer autumnal joy the beverages bring, regardless of what the outdoor thermometer reads. AQUA LOUNGE – GOPAPA – The snappy bite of cinnamon is a perfect way to warm you up on a chilly autumn evening. This alone makes it an ideal component for a fall cocktail. There’s a catch, though – the ingredient’s power needs to be mitigated by other elements so it doesn’t overwhelm. This crucial sense of balance is the very item that makes this libation offered at Island Hotel Newport Beach’s hip lounge so exceptional. Using bourbon as a base, the cocktail’s creators play cinnamon’s spicy sting against the inimitable sweetness of honey. Both keep each other’s flavor profile in check, resulting in a beverage that washes over the palate in a delicate and delicious synergy. 690 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.760.4920

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PROVENANCE – SAZERAC – Fall’s seasonal stretch effectively coincides with the holidays’ bustle, so the occasional strong drink to get you through the madness is very important. A proper Sazerac is the perfect option such times, because it possesses a bite photo: Provenance but doesn’t get too burly. This elegantly framed iteration offered by this Newport Back Bay-adjacent venue provides a precise example of the cocktail’s ability to walk such a fine line. The drink is as classic as it gets: the bar crew does not deviate from its traditional mélange of rye whiskey, Peychaud’s Bitters, a raw sugar cube, an absinthe rinse, and a twist. Of course, when a drink is this excellent, no alterations are necessary. 2531 Eastbluff Drive, Newport Beach, CA 92660 949.718.0477

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THE CANNERY – KIKORI KICKER – The Balboa Peninsula is an excellent fall destination for Orange County residents. The tourists have gone back to their reality, and the harbor’s mild temperatures blanket the area with a mild maritime vibe that practically opens a portal between Southern California autumn and New England summer. Matching this ambiance with a cocktail seems like a tall order, yet this impressive whiskey drink concocted by the acclaimed Peninsula waterfront restaurant – or, more accurately, their venue-within-a-venue Snug Bar – does just that. Bartender Mike West’s confluence of Kikori Japanese whiskey, apricot, cinnamon, and hibiscus tea is unmistakably autumnal in its flavor profile. At the same time, it manages to carry the aesthetic of a breezy June afternoon. 3010 Lafayette Road, Newport Beach, CA 92663 949.566.0060

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YNK – SWEET ITALIAN AUTUMN – For some, the annual insurgence of pumpkin on fall menus has drifted into overkill. Fortunately, this cozy concoction found at the Irvine Marriott’s intimately sleek quasi-speakeasy offers a welcome respite for those that find themselves bored with the gourd. In place of pumpkin, bartender Ravin Buzzell chooses to blend roasted sweet potato puree to the drink’s rye and amaro base. Vanilla bean syrup, chocolate bitters, and a dash of Autumn Maple beer from OC’s venerable craft outfit The Bruery complete the marshmallow-garnished beverage, delivering a quintessential fall experience. 18000 Von Karman Avenue, Irvine, CA 92612

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PELICAN GRILL – SAVORY OLD FASHIONED – There is never a bad time on the calendar to enjoy an Old Fashioned. However, fall is the perfect time to deploy slight tweaks to the potable. This is precisely what Pelican Hill Resort Bar Manager James D’Arcy does with this beverage, which he serves at the luxurious Newport Coast resort’s relaxed eatery. The beverage’s standard building blocks of bourbon and Angostura bitters are present, but they’re joined by touches of allspice, maple syrup, and the traditional Italian walnut liqueur Nocino. The inclusion of these ingredients gives the drink’s flavor profile a heartier edge; one that’s perfectly suited for fall’s cooler weather. 22800 S Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast, CA 92657 949.467.6800

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doesn’t mean the cuisine is stuck in the past: dishes like Maine Being situated on a waterfront is only a selling point for a

diver scallops with quinoa salad and New Zealand rack of lamb

restaurant if the water is visible. Otherwise, its patrons are

with Israeli couscous display Quiroz’s talent of infusing new ideas

modern-day versions of Tantalus, the Greek figure doomed

into classic concepts.

to spend eternity chin-deep in water that would instantly

The wine list follows the elegant lead of The Dock’s design and

disappear whenever he tried to sneak a sip.

menu. In fact, it’s part of the décor - racks of various American

The Dock has never had to worry about unwittingly turning

and European labels festoon the space’s walls. The array of

their diners into Greek tragedies. Situated on Balboa

selections may be slightly intimidating for some, but there is

Peninsula, alongside the waters of Newport Harbor, the venue

no reason to fret: the restaurant’s staff is well-versed in guiding

has long excelled at “bringing the outside in,” full stop. From

patrons down appropriate pairing pathways.

its massive bay windows overlooking serenely boat-dotted

The Dock’s mélange of space, cuisine, and wine coalesce into

waters to the majestic skylight masquerading as the dining

an experience that’s quintessentially Newport Beach; one that

space’s ceiling, this is a restaurant that surrounds guests in

reminds why the coastal city is an international travel destination.

Southern California shoreline splendor. The fact patrons can

The tourists have subsided along with the summer, leaving this

also moor their own seafaring vessel to the venue’s private

remarkable waterfront experience for the locals to enjoy. It’s time

dock deepens this special ambiance even further.

to take advantage.

Such an aesthetic organically induces an air of sophistication; one that demands equality in its cuisine. This correlation is honored by Executive Chef Pablo Quiroz, whose seasonal, Mediterranean-kissed continental menu doubles as a callback to a fine dining era where sharp attire and interactions with humans instead of cell phones ruled the day. This

The Dock 2816 Lafayette Avenue | Newport Beach, CA 92663 DineAtTheDock.com 949.673.3625

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verlooking the mesmerizing Pacific Ocean from its perch on the majestic cliffs of Laguna Beach, this timeless contemporary estate is at one with its dramatic seaside setting. The modern masterpiece took 8 years to create, reflecting a

determination to withstand the changes of time while taking inspiration from its natural setting. Positioned on one of the most prized homesites in Three Arch Bay, it offers breathtaking views of Catalina, crashing waves, towering bluffs and ever-changing sunsets. Nearly 11,324 s.f., the site offers private steps to the beach, a saltwater pool and spa, a grand courtyard, and loggia. A pivoting glass door provides an appropriate introduction to the estate’s sleek interior, where high ceilings, floor-to-ceiling windows and stunning views combine to create an open atmosphere. The main level hosts an open chef’s kitchen with Caesarstone marble countertops, pro-level appliances by Miele, a morning room that opens via slide-away doors to a view deck with fireplace, and a marble-lined bar area. Designed by renowned Horst Architects with interiors showcasing the talents of Aria Design, Inc., the contemporary showplace is ideally proportioned at approx. 6,130 s.f. Sublime interior spaces include 6 ensuite bedrooms, 6 baths, a detached guest house, home theater, wine cellar, a dining room with a Calacatta marble wall and countertop, a luxe ocean-view master suite, and a 6-car garage with mechanics room.

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elcome Home to Tuscan Warmth and Elegance! This exquisite property in the much-sought-after enclave of beautiful Monarch Bay features a spacious 6250 sq. ft. of living space, as well as other amenities reminiscent of a private European

retreat. From the moment you walk up the gorgeous textural stone steps, surrounded by hearty rustic landscaping, you realize you’ve entered a special oasis. Once inside, the formal entry hall gives way to more of the home’s outstanding offerings, including stunning Venetianplastered walls, rough-hewn travertine floors, three gorgeous fireplaces, five bedrooms, six baths, sleek galley kitchen with island, an 800-bottle wine cellar, steam room, workout or bonus room, plus downstairs theater. There’s even an elevator to take you to added heights, where beautiful stone and wrought-iron balconies overlook the sparkling secluded pool and spa. The indoor/outdoor cabana room sports an Italian pizza oven, only adding to the European ambiance. Parking is a dream with a roomy 1500 sq. ft., 4-car garage—perfect for an exotic car collector. The dream continues with Monarch Bay’s community offerings, which include membership to the private oceanfront Beach Club with its fine and casual dining, beach fire pits, and community tennis court. Land lease is $2,400 per year with an option to purchase the land at a 35% discount to fair market appraisal in 2020. As you can see, amazing delights await the future owner of this incredible property. Don’t let this jewel pass you by!

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Rick Colson :: 949.322.4567 :: rick@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 02021486

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nspired by its pristine coastal setting in Dana Point’s exclusive guard-gated enclave of The Strand at Headlands, this unparalleled custom estate presents a fresh, light and airy ambiance. Nearly every room welcomes extraordinary panoramic views that encompass

dramatic white water, romantic beaches, Catalina Island and sublime sunsets. Introduced by a gated front terrace with impeccably manicured landscaping, the distinctive residence is nestled on a second-row homesite of nearly 10,300 square feet that reveals approximately 934 square feet of outdoor loggias, a fireplace, infinity pool, spa, putting green and Viking grill. A rooftop deck with unobstructed views displays a fireplace, grill and refreshment center. First impressions are grand, with a foyer that hosts a floating circular staircase and skylight, and spacious formal and casual areas that are characterized by light limestone floors, high ceilings, large window expanses, antique-styled white custom cabinetry and Schonbek custom chandeliers and sconces. Approximately 7,545 square feet, the 3-level home is serviced by a private elevator and showcases a state-of-the-art 15-seat home theater with bar and starlit ceiling, 5 ensuite bedrooms, 5 full and 2 half baths, and a temperaturecontrolled 700+-bottle wine cellar. An expansive and freshly upgraded kitchen welcomes two chefs with its array of dual speed ovens with rotisseries, 2 refrigerators, 2 pastry counters, 2 pot fillers, 2 deep sinks, a Miele coffee center, walk-in pantry, warming drawers, an abundance of custom cabinetry and ultra-rare Blue Bahia Brazilian granite countertops. Ocean views complement the master suite’s sophisticated vibe, accentuated by privacy glass, a luxe bath, jetted tub and walk-in closet. Today’s sought-after features are included, led by heated flooring, unique Vision Art painting screens that glide away to reveal TVs, crown molding, remote-controlled sun shades, subtle designer paint, and 2,196-squarefoot subterranean 6-car garage, and a cutting-edge Vantage home automation system for control of lighting, HVAC, fireplaces, security and cameras, pool, spa and more. Close to high-end shopping and dining, Dana Point Harbor and recreation, The Strand at Headlands provides residents with exclusive access to a private oceanfront beach club, Strand Beach, 70 acres of open space and 3 miles of coastal trails.

Arlen Raubach :: 949.945.4855 :: arlen@arlenraubach.com DRE# 01890023

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rom experiencing harbor views to relaxing afternoons on the waterfront, this beautifully upgraded bay-side home offers a magnificent setting on Newport Beach’s exclusive Lido Island. Entertain on a bayfront patio as holiday boat parades glide

by, or stroll along your private dock while socializing with neighbors...the possibilities are enticing. Indoors, massive window expanses capture bay, mountain and city-light views from nearly every room in an open-concept 2-story floorplan that extends approximately 3,121 square feet.Enjoy 4 bedrooms and 4 baths, a living room with elegant stone fireplace, a spiral staircase and a second-floor great room that can be converted into one or two additional bedrooms. Your fully remodeled kitchen shines with stone countertops, custom wood cabinetry, a breakfast bar and state-of-the-art stainless steel appliances. Move-in ready, the bright and airy residence also reveals a stylish master suite with bay-view office. Residents of Lido Isle reap the rewards of access to private beach, sailing, tennis and social clubs, as well as a wonderful location near the newly updated Lido Village. John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE #01123869 Olga Matthews :: 949.922.5577 :: olga@olgamatthewsre.com DRE #00483564

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s if straight from the pages of Architectural Digest, this custom contemporary ocean-view estate presents the rare opportunity to live an incomparable lifestyle. Precisely situated on its vast homesite beyond the guarded entry gates of Dana

Point’s The Strand at Headlands enclave, the residence enjoys views from both the front and back, with panoramas reaching as far south as San Diego and encompassing Catalina Island, city lights, the shoreline and Pacific Ocean. Curving walls, soaring ceilings, sleek lines, chic finishes and phenomenally appointed living spaces define the palatial design of approximately 7,584 square feet. Centered around a massive great room with luxe wet bar, the main level hosts an opulent master suite, 2 ensuite bedrooms, a dining room and stunning kitchen with island, breakfast room, top-end appliances and an oversized pantry. Ascend the grand staircase to an upper level with an open entertainment lounge with mahogany bar, a secondary master suite, and separate multi-generational apartment suite with kitchen and living room. Outdoor living areas take full advantage of Southern California’s famous client and feature 2 front decks, a raised terrace, large upper deck, covered lower patio, limestone decking, a raised pool and spa with swim-up bar, fire pit, and a front motorcourt leading to a 3-car garage and separate 1-car garage. Notable extras include a mahogany wine wall, Wyland sliding door systems, mahogany floors in select areas and custom mahogany doors. The Strand at Headlands offers its fortunate residents a lifestyle without compare. The limited-edition community provides exclusive access to a private oceanfront beach club, Strand Beach, 70 acres of open space and 3 miles of coastal trails. High-end shopping and dining, Dana Point Harbor and recreation, and award-winning schools are close at hand.

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urreal ocean views meld seamlessly with inspired architecture at this sumptuous coastal estate beyond the guarded gates of The Strand at Headlands in Dana Point’s exclusive Monarch Beach enclave. Complementing authentic Mediterranean style

with chic contemporary flair, the exemplary residence reflects the architectural design talents of CJ Light and the construction acumen of the Brown Brothers. Served by a private elevator, every level of the home opens to view-enriched decks and terraces via fold-away doors that welcome panoramic vistas from Dana Point southward across crashing waves, a sandy beach, and Palos Verdes Peninsula on the northern horizon. Interior dimensions of approx. 8,999 s.f. allow ample room for formal and casual rooms, a theater, wine cellar, gym with sauna and massage room, 6 ensuite bedrooms and 7 full and 2 half baths. A chefinspired kitchen showcases a massive island with seating, a breakfast room, butler’s pantry, farmhouse sink, stone countertops, gorgeous cabinetry, and high-end appliances from Wolf, Bosch, Sub-Zero and Fisher & Paykel. Relax in a 5-star master suite with private oceanview terrace, a fireplace, vaulted and beamed ceiling, dual walk-in closets with furniturecaliber built-ins, a stand-alone tub and sit-down vanity. Finished with classic clay Spanish tile, patios and decks include a fire pit, outdoor heaters, a built-in DSC professional grill, and IntelliTouch pool and spa controls.

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he Oasis is a beyond-compare equestrian estate in Orange, backing to the unspoiled hills and trails of the Cleveland National Forest. 15 bedrooms, 18 baths, guest house, full equestrian facilities, indoor and outdoor pools, 10+ car garage.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com dRE# 01123869 Bill Hobbs :: 949.922.4599 :: bill@billhobbsrealestate.com DRE# 01241331

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anoramic ocean and coastline views surround and define this picturesque, contemporary residence, located in the Mystic Hills neighborhood high above the artist enclave of Laguna Beach. Perfectly positioned to maximize dramatic coastal and

canyon views, this architecturally significant home was designed by Al Lopez and constructed with the highest quality materials by Peter McCarroll – the home contains three bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,450 square feet. This home offers an open main-level “great room” floor plan for easy living and effortless entertaining, along with an off-entry office and primary master suite. The lower level entertainment area boasts a pool table room, bar, full secondary master suite and private guest suite. The landscaping and custom outdoor entertainment deck were designed by Roger’s Gardens and includes a built-in BBQ and pizza oven, impressive secondary kitchen, view-oriented fire pit, and water wall feature. The fully automated and thoughtful open floor plan orients all living spaces to capture views, while custom designer elements throughout showcase the contemporary artistry of fine finishes and fixtures.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Russ Evans :: 714.883.7877 :: russ@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01995317

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njoy stunning views of Catalina sunsets from this beautifully remodeled modern home. Stripped down to the studs and rebuilt to a sophisticated, High-Tech Smart Home lifestyle. Every inch is well-thought out and richly enhanced. The ocean view is

incorporated into the living area through large windows and an open floor plan. The kitchen is raised to a platform that allows the sunset colors to flow in at dinner time, while the stone wall fireplace brings warmth and tranquility into the home. A true architect’s master piece! The home is located on a private street in the heart of Laguna Village at Upper Diamond, within a short 15 minute walk to the beach and local restaurants. The home boasts 3600 sqft. with 4 bedrooms and 2.5 bathrooms. Modern Kitchen with high end Thermador Built-in Appliances, Quartzite Counter Tops, Contemporary Cabinetry, a Drawer Microwave, A Wine Refrigerator and a Large Island. 2 Bedrooms and A wine Cellar complete the main level. Upstairs is an additional bedroom with en-suite bath. The Wraparound balcony at the Master Suite and folding French Doors are designed to bring in the ocean view and the ocean breeze and make them an integral part of your bedroom. Must See to appreciate. Reward Yourself !!

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Casa Dall’ Oceano, 9 Strand Beach, Dana Point, CA Sold. Listed for $25.995M.

A Sit-Down with Chad Roffers, Chairman of Concierge Auctions, the World’s Largest Real Estate Auction Marketplace Interview by John McMonigle


I also knew auctions could be more than a last resort;


that they could drive liquidity for sellers, and ultimately


give them the control to choose the timeline of sale —


all while also providing a transparent process for buyers. We created a company that, like with the world’s finest

A: It’s certainly been an interesting ride for us. Concierge

art, cars, and antiques, sells luxury real estate at auction.

Auctions emerged in 2008 when my business partner

Since 2008, we’ve sold more than $1 billion in luxury

Laura Brady and I saw the market in Florida shifting. As

properties and are active in 17 countries. Most of our

a luxury broker, I knew there had to be a more efficient

clients own a portfolio of high-end homes in the most

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desirable locations all over the world.

and sell high-end homes.


The population in general is more focused than ever on


control and efficiency, and as a result, we anticipate that the number of homes sold through an auction bidding

A: This year we’ve seen some of the highest-priced

process will continue to grow at every price point.

listings ever in a number of markets. Sales of $100 million homes in the U.S. hit a record of ten in 2016,


twice the previous record of five sales in 2014, and


two of those were in Los Angeles. At the same time, a


growing number of mega-homes are piling up unsold, and it’s impossible to determine how long it will take

A. Absolutely. Even though real estate is a fixed asset,

them to find the right buyers.

increasingly the buyer can come from anywhere, at any time.

One thing that is fundamentally different in this housing cycle from the last one is that it’s less about

Because of the increased interest from China

all markets heating up equally and more about seeing

specifically, we’ve been increasing our outreach to the

a variation in certain markets that is more aligned with

Chinese market. In June we assembled a portfolio of

local jobs and income appreciation. Prices are rising

properties that were of particular interest to Chinese

and falling as a response to factors specific to each

buyers and in a span of two days, we sold 13 properties,

community, which is a much healthier place to be from

garnering nearly $60 million in high bids to a pool of 54

an economic perspective.

registered bidders. Moreover, we’ve seen heightened international interest from Mexico, the UK and Canada.



A. Even in the healthiest of markets, our research shows that the largest factor in determining the price of a luxury

A. Our clientele have the ability to turn desire into action

property is the number of days that the property has been

very quickly. They are highly discriminating and are

available for sale. And, the number of properties coming

accustomed to having the best of the best. So first

on the market in the high-end sphere is only growing,

of all, they trust our brand and know that anything we

which in turn leads to prolonged sales timelines.

showcase to them is not only worth their time, but is truly one of the world’s best assets available for purchase.

Now with 10 years of growth under our belt, we know that luxury property auctions are not a trend, but instead, our

They are also very intelligent, and they appreciate

success is proof of the market’s need for our solution.

the straightforward nature of purchasing via auction

More than a quarter of our $1 billion in sales was achieved

because the process is transparent and sheds light on

last year alone, and we’re on track to achieve another $1

the market place for a property that might not otherwise

billion by the end of next year.

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don’t have to guess about what the other offers are.

One tip that I always give clients is if a home’s days on market is steadily increasing without significant

They also value convenience. Our digital buying process

activity, it’s important to be proactive. An auction will

is seamless, and bids can be placed either online or via a

accelerate the market, and if you value control and

mobile device with a tap of a finger.

liquidity, discussing auction with your listing agent is

Another benefit of our auctions is that they often generate additional sales in the market because the bidders who lost out then have a heightened desire to buy.

the best next step.



MIND SHARING WITH US A FEW HIGHLIGHTS? A. Of course. Days On Market is an unfair metric, and again, our research shows it’s the largest factor in determining the price of a luxury property. We liken


it to UV rays on the skin. Through no fault of it’s own,


a property can be perceived as being less desirable simply because of how long it has been listed. Our

A. First of all, thank you. At Concierge Auctions, one

study analyzed 27 of the top markets around the

of our core tenets is that we work with an agent on

U.S. We looked at the top 10 properties for sale in

both sides of the transaction. That’s really important

each of those markets and then broke them down

to us, not just from a personal perspective because

by Days On Market. What we found backed up what

both myself and my cofounder Laura Brady have been real estate agents, but because we believe it’s what is best for both the buyer and seller. We make it as simple and

we have been observing

Even in the healthiest of markets, our research shows

that the largest factor in determining the price of a luxury property is the number of days that the property has been available for sale.”

for years — in general, properties in the luxury sphere either sell quickly for a high percentage of asking price, or they can

Chad Roffers, Chairman, Concierge Auctions

transparent as possible to buy properties online, but we believe everyone

linger on the market for years even — although,

our research varied by market.

involved in the transaction should have representation to ensure the best result.

For example, in 2016, for Orange County, properties on the market under 180 days had an average

Because our marketing and database reach such a wide

original price to list price ratio of 83%. For properties

audience of high-net-worth clientele, we receive a lot of

on the market over 180 days, it was 72%. When you

requests from sellers directly. And, currently, take one in

are selling a multimillion dollar prestige property,

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11% can represent a significant difference.

El Rancho del Rio, 33300 Ortego Highway, Orange County, CA | Sold for $6.05M.


About Concierge Auctions Concierge Auctions is the largest luxury real estate

A. We are excited to continue to grow and expand both

marketplace in the world. Powered by state-of-the-art

in the US and internationally. We were recently named

technology, the company has generated over $1 billion

to Inc.’s list of America’s Fastest-Growing Companies

in sales and is active in 38 US states/territories and 18

for the fourth consecutive year, and we look forward to

countries. Concierge curates the best properties globally,

keeping that streak going. Real estate technology and

matches them with qualified buyers, and facilitates

marketing are constantly changing disciplines, and we’re

transparent, market-driven transactions in an expedited

committed to being on the edge of innovation and raising

timeframe. The firm owns what is arguably the most

the bar in the industry.

valuable, ultra-high-net-worth client list in real estate and has been named one of America’s fastest-growing

Another aspect of our company that we are really excited

companies by Inc. Magazine for the past four years.

about is our Key for Key™ giving program in which we help build a home for a family in need for every property

If you have a remarkable property to submit for

we sell. We plan to donate over 100 homes this year. I

consideration to the Concierge Auctions platform, call

was invited to Nicaragua last year with our giving partner,

212.202.2940 or visit ConciergeAuctions.com to view all

Giveback Homes, and the trip was life-changing for me

current opportunities.

and our team. We are dedicated to the idea that as we succeed we bring others up with us. This program lets us do that on a direct level with real impact. Our clients

Concierge Auctions, LLC is a provider of auction marketing services, is not a brokerage, and is not

and agents have gotten engaged with it too which has

of any state where prohibited by applicable state law. Concierge Auctions, LLC, its agents and affiliates,

been wonderful to witness. Anyone may also join in the movement with us at ConciergeKeyforKey.com.

directly involved in selling real property. The services referred to herein are not available to residents broker partners, auctioneers, and Sellers do not warrant or guaranty the accuracy or completeness of any information contained herein and shall have no liability for errors or omissions or inaccuracies under any circumstances in this or any other property listings or advertising, promotional or publicity statements and materials. This is not meant as a solicitation for listings. Brokers are fully protected and encouraged to participate. Equal Housing Opportunity.

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ocated on the quiet Cul-de-Sac of Silver Saddle Ln in the Equestrian Community of Nellie Gail Ranch, one of the best “View” streets in all of Nellie Gail. This Soft Contemporary Estate has been meticulously remodeled from top to bottom with a

precise attention to detail. An Elegant entry with original lead crystal windows opens to a Grand foyer and a winding staircase, high ceilings and a Crystal Chandelier complete the introduction. European Blanco Romano marble floors on the first floor and espresso French Oak Hardwoods on the second floor frame perfectly, the Panoramic Views. The Oversized Master Suite has a large Patio and new picture windows to take in the Vista’s. The Master Bathroom is magnificently done in White Carrara marble, features a Bian Ultra Self Standing Soaking Tub, a large walk in Rain Shower, Two Vanities with custom cabinetry, an extra large walk in Closet and a private retreat adjacent to the dressing room. The all White Kitchen features stain-resistant Spring White Quartz countertops, a breakfast bar and oversized Island, a French glazed farm sink, 60” Sub Zero with White paneled doors, Wolf Range & Hood, Bosch Dishwasher, Hansgrohe fixture’s and a family seating area enhanced by a white Carrara marble fireplace. Sliding doors open off the Kitchen to one of two large Patios and stunning Sunset views, new designed pool, Spa, Barbecue with prep area, Fire Pit and the dramatic larger, lower patio ideal for entertaining. Three Car garage, tandem.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Shawn Halan :: 949.505.2226 :: shawn@shawnhalan.com DRE# 01916884

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his property is one of the finer homes offered for lease on Lido Island, situated on an oversized 40 foot wide lot in a street-to-street location. This home has a beautiful street presence created under the guidance of garden studio design,

wonderfully updated for a modern lifestyle, boasting approximately 3,542 square feet of living space, formal living room with fireplace, a formal dining room, an inviting family room/media den, a stylish gourmet kitchen with top of the line appliances, four ensuite bedrooms available by stair or a spacious elevator, and a laundry room completes the second level. There is three car garage and a wonderful south facing courtyard with fire pit, fountain along with a professional grade BBQ. Enjoy Lido Island community lifestyle. Just a few steps away there is a children’s playground, beach and tennis courts. Participate in the many activities of Lido’s private yacht club and clubhouse. Walk to the newly revitalized Lido Marina Village shopping, restaurant, and cafes.

John McMonigle :: 949.735.1004 :: john@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 01123869 Olga Matthews :: 949.922.5577 :: olga@themcmonigleteam.com DRE# 00483564

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By Valarie Anderson


uxury homebuilder, Keith Gallo knows happiness takes work but it doesn’t deter him from large scope and complex projects that take years to complete. He claims the process of intimately working with high profile clients, multi-million dollar budgets, architects, designers, craftsmen,

tradesmen and teams of specialists ultimately leads to one road and one road only: Happiness at home. When you gaze at the quality works of art that scatter Orange County’s most coveted locations that Keith has built, 120 in all over 33 years, you understand the dedication to a higher aim. The homes make you happy. As a guest or onlooker, one imagines how happy you must be to actually live in one of his creations. That’s how Keith likes it. It comes full circle, to fulfill his own sense of happiness. It’s a simple formula to be sure but in the high-pressure business of dream home building, a rarity. On a June gloom morning I was invited into a glimpse of Gallo’s world. The modern enclave was an unexpected surprise of matured tropicals and bamboo that gave way to a modern masterpiece

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opening up to blue pacific wildness, due to the specific perch the home commands over a rocky cove. So many dichotomies, modern but warm, sleek but inviting, omnipresent but intimate, rich but understated and quite like the builder who created it. Keith has an even tone but is one-word answer direct, privileged but practical, confident but not arrogant and most of all he seemed anchored in a meditative mindset. He confided that honesty is above all his most esteemed trait and that he feels it absolutely necessary in the intricate relationship between builder and client.

“We are skilled at taking an architect’s design and creating a finished project that brings the client comfort and happiness every time they look at their home.� Says Gallo. Indeed. GALLO CORPORATION 382 Ocean Avenue | Laguna Beach, California 92651 949.497.5607 gallo@gallocorporation.com | keggallo@yahoo.com www.gallocorporation.com

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magine discovering a special place where ever-changing ocean views embrace Catalina Island, dazzling city lights and kaleidoscopic sunsets...where Pacific panoramas mingle with fresh sea breezes, adding to the rewards of owning an inviting modern craftsman-style

masterpiece. Welcome to this exquisite custom home in the heart of Laguna Beach, moments from the surf and sand yet occupying a world of its own. Crafted in 2015, the dramatic turnkey estate is perfectly sited to take advantage of views from interior living spaces and more than 1,000 s.f. of decks and patios. Slide-away doors erase the line between indoors and out, a private elevator provides access to all 3 levels, high-end porcelain floors extend to exterior spaces, and 4 bedrooms and 5.5 baths ensure unsurpassed comfort. Approx. 4,465 s.f., the open and airy design hosts a gorgeous home theater, dining room with a sleek and modern fireplace, a great room that opens to a dramatic view deck, and a luxe master suite with marble-finished bath. Open to the dining room, a sublime kitchen exhibits an oversized island with seating, clean-lined cabinetry, a walk-in pantry, and Thermador and Sub-Zero appliances including a built-in wine refrigerator, cabinet-matched built-in refrigerator, and a pro-caliber 6-burner range. The rear yard is extra private and features water-saving synthetic turf, a private courtyard is home to a built-in BBQ station, and the driveway accommodates parking for four.

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GLOBAL GLOW GALA Raises a half million dollars for girls

A small girl in a blue dress outside an African village never left the heart of Kylie Shuyler. She is the catalyst for an international movement headed by an Orange County mom, CEO and influencer with the determination to make sure girls around the world realize their individual potential. As a nod to the girl in a blue dress, Kylie Shuyler, founder and hostess for the evening, dressed in a gem blue dress and spoke from her heart and experience to garner support for her big global movement. Global G.L.O.W. (Global Girls Leading Our World), a nonprofit dedicated to igniting the power of women and girls on a local and global scale, more than doubled fundraising goals with the first annual Glow Gala, which was recently held at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Over $525,000 was raised to support the organization’s largest global initiative, the HerStory Campaign. Thanks to the support of Global G.L.O.W.’s social enterprise partner, California Bliss, which funds all administrative and operating expenses for the HerStory Campaign, all proceeds from the Glow Gala directly benefit HerStory Campaign programming. For more information about Global G.L.O.W., please visit www.globalgirlsglow.org.

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JDRF 2018 DREAM GALA to Benefit Type 1 Diabetes Leading Global Organization Funding Type 1 Diabetes Research Brings Orange County Together for a Cure The JDRF Orange County Chapter’s 2018 Dream Gala held on March 17, 2018 at The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel in Dana Point, brought together influential leaders, sponsors and organization supporters to help raise nearly $800,000 for diabetes research – a notable amount for the leading global organization funding type 1 diabetes (T1D) research. Nearly 400 JDRF supporters came together for a magical evening to turn type 1 into type NONE. This year, the gala was emceed by MLB Network’s Brian Kenny and produced by Linda Young and her team at Elite OC Productions. JDRF’s Orange County Chapter, headquartered in Irvine, was thrilled to honor the Men on a Mission for their contributions to Orange County’s T1D community. This group, who has spent countless hours researching, procuring, donating and drinking the most exquisite wines in support of JDRF and its mission, included: JDRF Board of Director President John Stoner, Rich Cocuzzo, Mike Fahrney, Bob Loewen, Marty Jaques, Don Partington and Eric Seedman. Over the past decade this group has raised well over $300,000 for T1D research at our Dream Gala wine auctions.

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Marie & Roger Hogan

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Dream Guild Members Bill Peterson & Lori Farley

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David Yurman South Coast Plaza Designer Jewelry AND THE LITERACY PROJECT IN ORANGE COUNTY ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. –John McMonigle and Danielle Potter together with Sue Grant and Kimberly Vig, hosted an exclusive shopping event to view the latest David Yurman Jewelry Line and raise money and awareness for the Literacy Project. Guests were welcomed with a champagne greeting and munched on appetizers and small bites while shopping the David Yurman Collections at South Coast Plaza. Proceeds from the evening went to help children learn to read. “We all have a soft place in our hearts for children and reading is the path to success”, John McMonigle confirmed while thanking the guests for their support. The Literacy Project addresses illiteracy at its earliest stage by teaching at-risk second-graders how to read. The statistics on literacy underscore the critical need to address illiteracy in the United States. Sue Grant founded The Literacy Project (TLP) to target underachieving and struggling students in after-school environments and to provide a 30-hour reading program and product “free of cost” to students identified as performing far below basic in English proficiency. For more information or to contribute: www.literacyprojectfoundation.org / www.themcmoniglegroup.com

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Ian Hazelhurst, Danielle Snyder Potter and John McMonigle

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Paul Leary, Sue Grant, Sonja Kotzeff and John McMonigle

Jill Glick and John McMonigle

David Yurman Men’s Line

Donors dig deep at MIRACLE OF MOBILITY gala, raising $1.5 Million to fund nearly 19,000 more free wheelchairs Free Wheelchair Mission celebrates one million lives changed through gift of mobility, begins mission to give out second million by 2025 It was a celebratory evening in Costa Mesa filled with inspiration and love as more than 700 supporters of Free Wheelchair Mission gathered at Segerstrom Center for the Arts on July 13 to relish the momentous milestone of delivering one million wheelchairs to people in need in developing nations. But the guests didn’t stop there – at the end of the evening, $1.5 million had been raised, enough to change nearly 19,000 more lives as the humanitarian, faith-based organization began its march to its second million wheelchairs. Departing from the usual “celebrity” keynote speaker route, Free Wheelchair Mission flew in three wheelchair recipients from Vietnam, El Salvador and Jamaica to share their personal stories. It was an emotional night as the guests spoke about their disability, how tough it is to live in their respective countries without mobility, and how their lives have changed dramatically since receiving a wheelchair. While each story began with unique hardships, they all shared a sense of hope and gratitude for bright futures that include going to college, running a business, and giving back to those less fortunate than themselves.

From the left, gala sponsor Rick Cuoco of Newport Beach CA with Free Wheelchair Mission Director of Development – Orange County Jennifer Witucki and Drew Seifried of Corona Del Mar share a laugh at the silent auction. Photo Credit: Wen-Chun Fan

Free Wheelchair Recipients Gregory Grizzle of Jamaica, Amilcar Hernandez of El Salvador, and Vo Thi Thuy Hien of Vietnam shake hands with founder and president Don Schoendorfor. The three guests shared with the audience their story and how the wheelchair has changed their lives. Photo Credit: Ken Hammond

Brett Nelson and Francesca Vecchiarelli of Newport Beach enjoy the silent auction at the Miracle of Mobility Gala. Photo Credit: Wen-Chun Fan

SHARE OUR STRENGTH, NO KID HUNGRY Raises Close to $250,000 At Taste of the Nation, Laguna Beach LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – May 20, 2018 The Royal Garden Party on May 20 was a success in raising close to $250,000.00 proceeds benefit No Kid Hungry, Second Harvest Food Bank and Orange County Food Bank with the goal in mind to end childhood hunger in OC. Set on the oceanfront bluff of the Montage Laguna Beach, The McMonigle Group sponsored the Chef’s After Party where guests and VIP attendees could mingle while enjoying a champagne toast and one of a kind wines. The outdoor lounge furniture was provided by preferred stagers, Meredith Baer Home. For sponsorship opportunities please contact Judy Walker at jwalker@strength.org Hilda Solorzano, trying her wine key in hopes to win the wine celler donated by Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse

Chef Joe Sasto preparing his signature dish : Fermented Green Garlic Zeppole, Burrata, Tsar Nicoulai Caviar

Photo credit to Bear Flag Photography

Teresa Siriani-Sarinsky (Co-Chair),Kathy Cobb,Tom Nelson (President & CEO Share Our Strength),Genette Winnik, Jennifer Ziska and Gina Wahlgren

Chef Craig Strong thanks guests who attended Taste of the Nation at Montage Laguna Beach

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The McMonigle Team meeting for WORKING WARDROBES SUCCESS ORANGE COUNTY, Calif. –June was an opportunity to share success and to provide the tools for success by clothing donations. Being on site and seeing first hand the amazing resource center Working Wardrobes Orange County provides neighbor communities with was a real privelege for McMonigle agents. “We are dedicated to true service and this is a great opportunity for us to give back to our local community in a very direct way”, John McMonigle said. We also learned they have a Veterans program where building supplies are needed to help establish vets by updating their homes for them. The McMonigle team will get involved there too. Working Wardrobes has changed the lives of nearly 95,000 men, women, veterans, and young adults overcoming difficult challenges – alcohol and substance abuse, domestic violence, incarceration, homelessness, catastrophic illness, and traumatic financial loss. Clients are referred from more than 60 programs throughout Southern California. Main Office Donations 1851 Kettering Street | Irvine, CA 92614 | 714.210.2460 | www.workingwardrobes.org

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L I V E LI K E A LO CA L I N YOU R OW N P RI VATE BEACH COTTAGE. The perfect launching point for your adventures in Newport Beach, Lido House’s five residential-style cottages span three stories and over 1,500 square feet each, making them ideal for sharing with family and friends. Every cottage features an impeccably appointed kitchen, rooftop deck complete with fireplace and barbecue grill, two stylish bedrooms and a great room, perfect for your very own beach house soirÊe. R ES ERVATIONS VI SIT

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