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LUXURY PROPERTIES IN INTERIOR ORANGE COUNTY

JUN | JUL 2016

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15 SAWGRASS, COTO DE CAZA OFFERED AT: $4,388,000

• 6 Bd / 8 Ba • 8,663 Sq. Ft. • 1 Acre Lot

Gorgeous, 44,000 Sq. Ft. Mediterranean Estate located within the World class golf, and Equestrian community of Coto De Caza. Stunning backdrop for panoramic views, glowing sunsets and hill sites. Dramatic entry way and Grand staircase with iron railing. Crown Molding, Polished Travertine Flooring, Two Wet Bars, Executive Office Suite, Granite Counter Tops, Stunning Grand Room with soaring 30 ft. ceilings with view of Mountains. This is a magnificent Custom Home. Designer decorated luxury Living Space. Two Formal living rooms. Large game room with custom build-ins.

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Library with custom build-ins. Resort like backyard, with large salt water & heated swimming pool with granite top Jacuzzi. Beautiful landscaping. Outdoor built-in Viking barbeque, burner, warming drawer and Smoker. Large Build-In Fire pit with granite table. Oversize car garage with epoxy floor and plenty of build-in cabinets. Fitted with 240 Volt Tesla Car Charger. Recently built canopy to accommodate 4 cars and additional 30 cars in the private yard.


LEE ANN CANADAY

949.249.2424 | LeeAnn@CanadayGroup.com | Canadaygroup.com | CalBRE# 00560041

1802 HOLLY TREE, NORTH TUSTIN OFFERED AT: $2,698,000

• 5 Bd / 5 Ba • 6,708 Sq. Ft. • 1 Acre Lot

Impressive entry into 3 levels of all glass provides exterior views of the sparkling pool, spa, eating bar and lawn. Incredible views of Peters Canyon from this gorgeous, contemporary private estate, which sits on over one acre of land. This well-designed floor plan maximizes the view and captures the outdoor space in, featuring polished cement and stone floors, Venetian plastered walls, vaulted distressed pine ceilings, and plenty of floor to

ceiling glass windows leading to numerous outdoor patios throughout. Top of the line modern kitchen includes an outdoor balcony area where you can enjoy the outdoors and look out into an adjacent open interior courtyard with lush succulent garden and sitting area. The unique chrome and textured glass staircase completes the center of home, and several other terraces. Truly a one of a kind home for entertaining.

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ELEGANT SHADY CANYON LIVING OFFERED AT: $3,395,000

• 4 Bd / 4.5 Ba • Approx. 4,500 Sq. Ft.

Beautiful four bedroom, four-and-one-half bath home of approximately 4,500 square feet boasts an ideal location in coveted gated Shady Canyon. Situated on one of the most sought-after locations overlooking the putting green, this large single-story home showcases ample architectural details including arches, used brick, smooth stucco, wood shutters, wood beams and clay roof tiles. Other highlights are four fireplaces, beamed ceilings and a spacious master suite. Separate casita with bedroom, en suite bathroom, a separate sitting room as well as a kitchenette to accommodate and welcome guests in comfort. The expansive resort-style backyard has been professionally designed and includes a brick patio, built-in barbeque with stone counter and wood patio cove. A gated three-car garage complete this home.

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CHRIS VALLI

714.883.4397 | chrisvalli@surterreproperties.com | CalBRE# 00604151

1 DOLOMITI, NEWPORT BEACH OFFERED AT: $3,150,000

• 4 Bd / 4.5 Ba • Approx. 3,999 Sq. Ft.

Welcome to the prestigious Coastal Canyon community of Sausalito. Set behind a guardgated entry, this serene neighborhood offers privacy, open spaces, community amenities, and close proximity to shopping and Southern California’s finest beaches. This spacious home offers four bedrooms, four full baths plus powder room, an office, and a bonus room that can easily be converted into a fifth bedroom. Ideally located at the end of a cul-de-sac street, the open floor plan allows for indoor-outdoor living and entertaining with patios, custombuilt bar/barbeque area, pool, and spa. Enjoy an upper-level deck with views to the ocean. This tastefully upgraded home features travertine flooring throughout most of the main level, new carpet, custom moldings, extensive woodwork, and fresh paint throughout. The gourmet kitchen opens to a large great room and features Viking and Sub-Zero appliances and granite countertops. This residence also boasts a mainlevel master suite and secondary guest bedroom.

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CONTENTS

FEATURES

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PRIME PROPERTY MASTERPIECE VILLA WITH A VIEW

SMART DATA MARKET TRENDS™ ON LUXURY REAL ESTATE

A contemporary Tuscan-style estate that evokes Mediterranean elegance complemented by unobstructed 180-degree panoramic views in North Tustin.

For those who have a penchant for numbers.

INTERIOR ORANGE COUNTY Vol 02, Issue 03 | Jun / Jul 2016 CANADAY GROUP

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CHRIS VALLI

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SANDY POWERS

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THE BLATCHFORD GROUP

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MCKOWN | WEINSTEIN & PARTNERS

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CHRIS & JEN MCKEEN

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THE GIACOBBI GROUP

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STEVE ROBERSON

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CORINE PETERSON

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FIRST TEAM REAL ESTATE | CHRISTIE’S INTERNATIONAL REAL ESTATE

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MARY HENDERSON & TERI NEWLAND 22 KATHY LEIMKUHLER

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BRAD FELDMAN GROUP

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THE FRY TEAM

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TIM WOLTER

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SHARIEE DUNN

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JUHEE KIM & CATHERINE HOUSTON

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STACY MCKELLAR & KRIS WELLS

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NOOK REAL ESTATE

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LUXURY PROPERTIES IN INTERIOR ORANGE COUNTY

JUN | JUL 2016

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TRENDING AGENTS WEIGH IN ON CURRENT LOCAL MARKET TRENDS

PRIME AGENT SPOTLIGHT BRAD FELDMAN TELES PROPERTIES

What is your home staging strategy for a luxury listing?

Prime gets to know a real estate expert born and raised in Orange County.

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Cover: Limitless Views, Offered by Juhee Kim & Catherine Houston of Prudential California Realty (Full Listing on Page 34)

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LISA HOOVER

SANDY POWERS

949.400.8254

714.357.1031

lhoover@homgroup.com

sandypowers@homgroup.com

HOM - Powers

429 ISABELLA TERRACE, CORONA DEL MAR - COMING SOON OFFERED AT: $3,995,000

Bd: 5 | Ba: 6 full | Sq. ft.: 6,648 +/-

Prime location in Corona Highlands. 6,648 square foot house with amazing views on a 10,650 square foot lot. Five bedroom, six bathroom - pool in courtyard, three-car garage. Home has incredible potential for remodel or brand new home on the best street in Corona Highlands. Walk to the quaint and popular Village of Corona Del Mar with great restaurants, shopping and stroll along the water with beautiful views of Newport Harbor and the beach. If you are a resident of Corona Highlands, there is a key to the private beach in Shorecliff’s development. The key to the beach is needed to access the property. Corona Highlands is a hidden gem. Residents describe it as: walkable, dog friendly, peaceful, safe, quiet, and family oriented. Call for a private appointment.

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Interior Orange County Edition Group Publisher Marc Fiore marc@primeluxury.com

elcome to Prime – Interior Orange County Edition

Graphic Design Melissa Koziel melissa.koziel@primeluxury.com

Welcome to the 2016 summer issue of Prime, which arrives at a great time for the Interior Orange County luxury real estate market: Interest rates remain at attractive lows, while the market has been seeing some great momentum over the last few months. The average selling price of homes in Interior Orange County is up compared to this time last year. In addition, more homes have been sold this year which is confirmed by the comprehensive statistics in our Smart Data segment on page 20. In other words: Buying luxury real estate in the Interior today is not just the key to one of the best lifestyle offerings in the world – but a solid, long-term investment. What's more, word among real estate professionals is that luxury properties in the region remain undervalued, especially keeping in mind the level of amenities and size of beautifully landscaped estates to be found here at great prices. This sentiment is echoed by one of the region's most seasoned experts in luxury real estate. Brad Feldman, who is featured in our Agent Spotlight on page 40, grew up fully immersed in the Southern California lifestyle. Raised in the upscale Nellie Gail Ranch community, Brad spent his youth surfing and soaring down hills on his skateboards, before making a steep climb in the real estate world. “We're starting to see lots of spill-over from buyers that have looked at places such as Newport Beach or Corona Del Mar where prices are much higher for significantly smaller lots,” said Brad about the current market. With buyer interest at a new high, we spoke to Interior Orange County real estate professionals about their strategies for staging a luxury home. Our Trending segment on page 38 features insights from Corine Peterson (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices), Kathy Leimkuhler (First Team | Christie’s International Real Estate), and Lena Ghezel (Surterre Properties). Not to give away too much, but first impressions go a long way when it comes to selling a luxury home.

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Contributing Editor Dirk Vogel dirk.vogel@primeluxury.com Sales Director Joe Rafael joe.rafael@primeluxury.com Office Administrator Natalie McCartney natalie.mccartney@primeluxury.com

For a textbook lesson in striking a first impression, look no further than this issue's Masterpiece property. Villa Toscana is a contemporary Mediterranean style estate at 1622 Kensing Lane in the upscale community of North Tustin. Surrounded by lush landscaping and fragrant fruit trees, this open plan villa checks all the boxes for modern day luxury in a warm, Northern Italian inspired ambiance. Perched on one of the highest peaks in North Tustin, the villa combines the area's best views with expansive grounds and the latest luxury touches. See it for yourself on page 24. Also make sure to see more about the stunning contemporary home that graces our cover this month on page 34. So much land, so much style, so much value – welcome to this issue of Prime as we showcase the best of the Interior Orange County luxury homes market. Sincerely,

Sales and Marketing Coordinator Jordan Schweitzer jordan.schweitzer@primeluxury.com Creative Director Luis Rodriguez

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ED BLATCHFORD

714.865.6348 EdwardBlatchford@gmail.com BlatchfordGroup.com CalBRE# 01312438

13696 JUDY ANNE LANE NORTH TUSTIN OFFERED AT: $1,149,999

LAURA BLATCHFORD 714.612.6883 LauraBlatchford@gmail.com BlatchfordGroup.com CalBRE# 01745086

North Tustin Unique ranch home with detached Artists retreat on almost 18,000 square foot lot. This approximately 1,720 square foot ranch home is situated at the end of a cul-de-sac. The charming residence features a separate approximately 648 square foot structure/artist’s haven. Enjoy a tranquil fountain with rose garden, spacious backyard, treehouse retreat, and a location near award-winning Tustin schools. This unique home must be seen to be fully appreciated.

• 3 Bd / 2.25 Ba • 2,368 Sq. Ft.

10901 LAKE COURT ROAD NORTH TUSTIN OFFERED AT: $2,499,999

This custom North Tustin ranch pool home is set against Peters Canyon and features approximately 4,496 square feet of living space on an approximately 20,045 square foot lot. Located on a prime cul-de-sac, this four bedroom residence was completely remodeled with exquisite attention to detail in 2006. Don’t miss a limited opportunity to live on this highly coveted street with direct access to the canyon.

• 4 Bd / 4 Ba • 4,496 Sq. Ft.

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90 CANYON CREEK, SHADY CANYON, IRVINE OFFERED AT: $7,000,000

• 6 Bd / 6.5 Ba • t,tkt Sq. Ft. • 8,356 Sq. Ft. Lot

Elegant, distinct, Old World magnificence in highly desirable and exclusive Shady Canyon. This custom 6 bedroom, 6½ bath Tuscaninspired sanctuary beckons you with its warm ambiance, airy wide archways, oversized rooms and dramatic soaring ceilings with hand-carved wood designs. Every detail is considered in this bright and airy home that has every modern convenience, from the elegant entryway to the venetian-plaster walls throughout. The home features beautiful hardwood floors and limestone flooring in a herringbone pattern along with French doors that open to the back yard for optimal indoor/outdoor living. In addition, enjoy your own wine cellar next to the game room which is great for entertaining. The expansive yard has a stone fireplace, sparkling pool and spa along with multiple lounge areas. www.90CanyonCreek.com

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REX MCKOWN

949.689.5018 | rmckown@surterreproperties.com | surterreproperties.com | CalBRE# 01275953

LENA GHEZEL

714.914.3443 | lghezel@surterreproperties.com | surterreproperties.com | CalBRE# 01252003

47 GOLDEN EAGLE, SHADY CANYON, IRVINE OFFERED AT: $8,995,000

• 5 Bd / 7.5 Ba • 10,575 Sq. Ft.

This exceptional villa, nestled in natural beauty of Shady Canyon, sits on one of the most private, and secure lots in the area. Channeling Mediterranean architecture, this 5 bdrm, 7.5 bath home boasts an astounding 33,000sqft lot with mesmerizing canyon, city lights, and nature views seen from main rooms. A pavered driveway curves up to the circular motor court and down through the tunnel bridge to the 6-car garage. This stunning estate offers every amenity that you could wish for, from the gourmet kitchen to the state of the art private homes theater, wine cellar, enormous entertainment room and lounge. Relax in the master retreat with walk-incloset, spa like bathroom and bedroom with city light views. The masterful design of this estate seamlessly showcases indoor/outdoor living by pairing the exquisite interior with luxurious grounds that consists of a treasure trove of mature trees, an oasis-like pool & desert spring like spa nestled into the natural surroundings, massive stone fireplace, fire pit, full size BBQ/bar, gazebo, putting green, small vineyard, sports court and direct access to Bommer Canyon preserve. This is one of the few truly exceptional and secluded estates in Shady Canyon that exudes the feeling of living on the Mediterranean Coast. www.47GoldenEagle.com

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10522 ORANGE PARK BLVD ORANGE OFFERED AT: $2,195,000

Custom Home Located in the Heart of Orange Park Acres. For those with an active life style, this home offers gorgeous grounds with pool, spa & waterfall, covered BBQ area and huge sports court with Batting cage. For the equestria, there’s a barn, tack & storage room and adjacent trails. Fabulous kitchen with dark rich cabinetry opens to huge Family room with Stone Fireplace

• 5 Bd / 5.5 Ba • 5,000 Sq. Ft. • 35,460 Sq. Ft. Lot

1442 KENNYMEAD ORANGE OFFERED AT: $2,000,000

• 4 Bd / 4 Ba • 4,900 Sq. Ft. • 40,002 Sq. Ft. Lot

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Remodeled Single Story Home with Tennis Court, Pool, Spa, Expansive Patios, Grassy Areas and charming Gazebo and Playhouse. Updated kitchen and baths accent this home with its Huge Family Room with vaulted ceilings and Fireplace. Bonus room, Formal living room & Dining Room and Office with Built-ins complete this wonderful floor plan.


CHRIS MCKEEN

714.308.6055 | chris@chrismckeen.com | chrismckeen.com | CalBRE# 00813335

JENNIFER MCKEEN

714.423.2561 | jenmckeen@hotmail.com | CalBRE# 01359719

7524 SADDLEHILL TRAIL ORANGE OFFERED AT: $2,750,000

Fabulous Equestrian Estate with Spectacular Views. Multiple Patios & Loggia with Fireplace & Bar overlook pool, spa, gardens and sand sports court. Bonus room opens to modern kitchen, family and pool room. Master suite has sitting area and office. Main floor master plus library and formal living and Dining Room. Views are panoramic & Tranquil

• 5 Bd / 5 Ba • 6,303 Sq. Ft. • 47,916 Sq. Ft. Lot

1672 WINDES DRIVE ORANGE OFFERED AT: $2,000,000

Charming single story equestrian home with arena & barn, adjacent to trails. Modern kitchen is adjacent to open beamed family room, formal living and dining room. Multiple patios surround the pool and spa and built-in BBQ area. Gorgeous grounds have huge gardens, views, pathways and super private wine room. Five car garage & RV access are a real plus!

• 4 Bd / 4 Ba • 3,450 Sq. Ft. • 56,628 Sq. Ft. Lot ©2016 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. CalBRE 00813335

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LESSLIE GIACOBBI

714.608.6646 | GiacobbiGroup@gmail.com www.GiacobbiGroup.com | CalBRE# 00667295

MICHELLE SANDERS

714.608.4143 | GiacobbiGroup@gmail.com www.GiacobbiGroup.com | CalBRE# 01344052

18622 MESA DRIVE, VILLA PARK OFFERED AT: $3,950,000

• 5 Bd / 8 Ba • 7,870 Sq. Ft. • 1.1 Acre Lot

Perched in the exclusive foothills of Villa Park, this home offers unparalleled panoramic city light, ocean and Catalina views. Walls of windows, observatories, retractable folding glass doors and a plethora of inviting patios make indoor/outdoor living a daily reality and splendor. Soaring ceilings and architectural details please the eye, including the wood floors in the vast foyer, grand fireplace in the Formal Living Room, picture windows in the Study and the wainscoting in the Formal Dining Room. The enormous Great Room opens to the perfectly appointed Chef ’s Kitchen and to a stunning brick view patio creating an extravagant alfresco dining ambiance. The approx 6142 sq. ft. home, built on an approximately 27,561 sq. ft. lot, encompasses an immense Master Wing 14 | primeluxury.com

with cozy fireplace, spacious observatory with private balcony, master bath, shower room, his & hers walk-in closets and exercise room. Outdoors your own private resort awaits with a stone fireplace, sparkling pool and spa with creek and spills, a covered cabana and an extensive view terrace, perfect for hosting intimate gatherings or large celebrations. Separate and hidden from the main house are the guest quarters (1728 sq. ft.) and a full-sized indoor racquetball/sports court. Serene Asian gardens grace the hillside below. On the adjoining approximately 20,808 sq. ft. lot, the exquisitely maintained, terraced landscaped gardens and winding paths bordered by flowering plants lend a distinctive European feel and lead to the putting green and views.


STEVE ROBERSON

562.927.2626 | stevecroberson@aol.com www.century21myrealestate.com | CalBRE# 00921349

EXCEPTIONAL DOWNEY ESTATE OFFERED AT: $4,999,000

• 7 Bd / 13 Ba • 11,038 Sq. Ft. • 1.404 Acre Lot

Drive through security gate to secluded custom built home. 11,000+ of living space on 1.4-acre lot. 7 bedrooms & 13 baths. 2 fireplaces, formal dining room and large eating area off the gourmet kitchen. Upstairs game room and study/library. Lots of hardscape throughout the grounds. Sparkling pool with pool house, tree house with electrical and cable ready, 6 car garage with large bicycle room and weight room, circular driveway, movie theater seats approx 10 people and sports court.

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Serving North Tustin

CONTEMPORARY HOME IN LEMON HEIGHTS OFFERED AT: $1,249,000

• 4 Bd / 3 Ba • 2,549 Sq. Ft. • 16,553 Sq. Ft. Lot

Newly renovated contemporary home in highly sought after Lemon Heights neighborhood on a quiet street. This four bedroom, three bathroom home has a fantastic floor plan and is a great family home. The kitchen and bathrooms have been recently remodeled, newer windows and doors throughout, large living room with peeka-boo city lights/Catalina view. This home is well-maintained with a newer roof, gutters, A/C, furnace, ducts, water heater, water softener and more. The large backyard is over 1/3 acre and is very private with a large swimming pool and beautiful landscaping. Walking distance to Arroyo Elementary, an award winning Blue Ribbon school. Just 1 mile away to Hewes Middle School and Foothill HS, also award winning schools. 1461 Cloyden Road, North Tustin 16 | primeluxury.com


CORINE PETERSON

714.273.9193 | corine@corinepeterson.com | www.corinepeterson.com | CalBRE# 01908211

COWAN HEIGHTS VIEW HOME OFFERED AT: $1,498,000

• 5 Bd / 6 Ba • 4,122 Sq. Ft. • 12,740 Sq. Ft. Lot

First time on the market, this single story 4,100+ sf view home sits on a flat 12,740 sf lot. The home has a great L-shaped floor plan with a well equipped kitchen that is open to a large family room. There are 5 bedrooms, a library/office, 4 full baths, 2 half baths, a large formal entry, formal dining room, spacious living room and extra-wide hallways with natural stone flooring throughout. The backyard is very private but at the same time feels spacious with unobstructed views of the canyons, mountains and city lights. Enjoy the view from the gazebo that is flanked by a koi pond and an in-ground spa. The extra wide driveway and 3 car garage allows for abundant parking. Award winning schools are Arroyo, Hewes and Foothill. 10462 Grove Oak Drive, North Tustin ©2016 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. CalBRE 01908211

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Serving North Tustin

PANORAMIC VIEW ESTATE OFFERED AT: $1,585,000

• 4 Bd / 6 Ba • 5,200 Sq. Ft. • 25,700 Sq. Ft. Lot

This secluded gated estate sits on over a half acre flat usable lot with a 180 degree unobstructed Catalina and city lights view. Built in 1999, this 5,200 sf home includes high ceilings throughout, a kitchen open to the family room with a separate bar area and beautiful fireplace. Enjoy the magnificent views from the main floor master suite which includes a grand fireplace, oversized walk-in closet, exercise room and Jacuzzi tub. On the main floor, there is an additional office with adjacent powder room. For family members or guests, there are three large bedrooms each with an en suite bathroom. One of the bedrooms has been converted into a theater room which includes a mini kitchen. At the lower level, there is a large recreation room, powder room and a 700 bottle air conditioned wine cellar. In addition to the three-car garage, there is an extra garage for golf cart parking and a 700 sq foot unfinished basement with its own workshop. Low maintenance property due to solar panels, no HOA and no mello-roos. 12298 Circula Panorama, North Tustin 18 | primeluxury.com


CORINE PETERSON

714.273.9193 | corine@corinepeterson.com | www.corinepeterson.com | CalBRE# 01908211

PANORAMA HEIGHTS CONTEMPORARY HOME OFFERED AT: $1,049,000

• 4 Bd / 3 Ba • 2,909 Sq. Ft. • 6,970 Acre Lot

California modernism at its finest with walls of glass, seamless indoor/outdoor flow, clean lines and a spacious open floor plan. This customdesigned contemporary home was completely remodeled beginning in 2005 with ongoing improvements since then. The extensive list of upgrades and features include an exceptionally spacious master suite on its own private level with Jacuzzi tub and spacious walk-in closet, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances in the kitchen, hardwood flooring throughout much of the home, built-in wood cabinetry, newer glass windows and doors throughout the home, including a glass garage door. The rooftop deck takes advantage of the serene canyon views and the home also features a private deck off the family room and a fire pit in the cozy front yard. This exceptional home epitomizes modern, indoor/outdoor, Southern California living. 12481 Circula Panorama, North Tustin ©2016 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. CalBRE 01908211

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SMART DATA

MARKET TRENDS ON LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROVIDED BY SM

AVERAGE HOME PRICE: JAN - APR 2016 VS. JAN - APR 2015 0

125,000

250,000

500,000

750,000

1,000,000

1,250,000

2015

INTERIOR ORANGE COUNTY

0

125,000

250,000

500,000

750,000

1,000,000

1,250,000

1,500,000

$1,706,183

2016

$1,711,388

2015

NORTH TUSTIN

$1,779,596

2016

$1,688,199

2015

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO

$1,664,583

2016

$1,617,894

2015

TUSTIN

$1,351,847

2016

$1,430,094

2015

VILLA PARK

$1,451,000

2016

$1,465,153

2015

YORBA LINDA

$1,389,234

2016

$1,327,890

HOMES SOLD: JAN - APR 2016 VS. JAN - APR 2015 25

INTERIOR ORANGE COUNTY LOCATIONS

COTO DE CAZA IRVINE NORTH TUSTIN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO TUSTIN VILLA PARK YORBA LINDA

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50

75

100

250

2015

1000

1200

1600

15

2015

25

50

75

100

44

2016

155

2016

179

2015

31

2016

40

2015

24

2016

38

2015

23

2016

22

2015

13

2016

13

5

250

500

LOCATIONS

COTO DE CAZA

39

2015

IRVINE NORTH TUSTIN SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO TUSTIN VILLA PARK

2015

58

2016

58

-1.2%

$352 $344

0.3%

$547 $534

-5.1%

$430 $464

-2.8%

$356 $355

5.8%

$392 $414

1.0%

$368 $401

-4.4%

$362 $355

10

15

20

25

50

75

2015 INTERIOR ORANGE COUNTY 2016

601 10

PRICE PER SQ FT

AVERAGE DAYS ON MARKET: JAN - APR 2016 VS. JAN - APR 2015

517

2016 0

500

$450 $480

GROWTH

1,750,000

$1,679,866

2015

PRICE PER SQ FT

0.6%

$1,700,330

2016

IRVINE

GROWTH

$1,606,725

2015

COTO DE CAZA

1,750,000

$1,596,840

2016

LOCATIONS

1,500,000

YORBA LINDA

10

15

20

25

50

75

100

130 85 77

2015

127 91 99

2016

139

2015

89

2016

91

2015

96

2016 2015 2016

150

100

2015

2015

120

91

2016

2016

125

94

2015

2016

100

111 100 90

All reports presented are based on data supplied by the CARETS (CLAW, CRISNet MLS, DAMLS, CRMLS, i-Tech MLS, and/or VCRDS) or their MLSs. Neither the Associations nor their MLSs guarantee or are in any way responsible for their accuracy. Data maintained by the Associations or there MLSs may not reflect all real estate activities in the market. Information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. *Homes sold over $1,000,000


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MARY HENDERSON & TERRI NEWLAND

714.342.4312 | maryandterri@enjoyOCliving.com | CalBRE# 01234732 714.906.6070 | enjoyOCliving.com | CalBRE# 01236842

19403 GREEN OAKS ROAD, YORBA LINDA OFFERED AT: $3,499,000

• 4 Bd / 6 Ba • 5,089 Sq. Ft. • 1.3 Acre Lot

Manor House Estates. This dream estate is located in the gated, most sought-after neighborhood of Manor House. This is an exceptional floor plan featuring an elegant formal living room with soaring ceilings, a stone fireplace, and a dining room with architectural accents and designer lighting. Adjacent is a gourmet kitchen with a breakfast bar, large center island and a quaint breakfast room. The vast family room offers natural light. The main-floor master wing is beautiful with a romantic fireplace,

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a luxurious bath retreat and French doors leading to the sprawling grounds. Work from home in your main-floor office library. Three wellappointed bedroom suites and a bonus room make this the perfect home. The grounds offer the ultimate privacy with an expansive 1.3-acre resortinspired lot. The park grounds are tranquil with a custom saltwater pool and spa, an outdoor fireplace, a sports court, two pavilions and beautiful fountains surrounded by lush green lawns and mature trees.

This representation is based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc., as of 5/9/16. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent. © First Team® Real Estate. All rights reserved. This is not intended to solicit a listed property. If your property is currently listed for sale with a broker, please disregard.


KATHY LEIMKUHLER

714.855.8050 | Kathy@LeimkuhlerGroup.com www.LeimkuhlerGroup.com | Cal BRE# 01831094

501 WEST HERMOSA, FULLERTON OFFERED AT: $1,800,000

• 5 Bd / 4.5 Ba • 4,502 Sq. Ft. • 20,473 Sq. Ft. Lot

Masterful design and modern luxury are uniquely embodied in this sprawling, remodeled single-level home. Nestled on a knoll, the new landscaping in the expansive front and rear yards and the circular drive are beautiful. The view of Lake Laguna harmonizes with the warm, contemporary interior features and open floor plan to create an inviting environment for family enjoyment and entertaining. Spectacular features include a dual-sided fireplace, a designer kitchen with high-end appliances, master and in-law suites with walk-in closets, ensuite baths in 4 bedrooms,

a spacious office with a view of the rear courtyard and fountain, custom artisan African Mahogany feature wall, entry and barn doors, a large loft playroom, shaded patios, stone and travertine outdoor cooking island with barbecue and refrigerator and a 3-car garage. More than aesthetically pleasing, this home includes mostly new construction from the ground up. Located within walking distance of Lake Laguna Equestrian Center and award-winning schools.

This representation is based on information from California Regional Multiple Listing Service, Inc., as of 5/13/16. Display of MLS data is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed accurate by the MLS. The Broker/Agent providing the information contained herein may or may not have been the Listing and/or Selling Agent. © First Team® Real Estate. All rights reserved. This is not intended to solicit a listed property. If your property is currently listed for sale with a broker, please disregard.

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1622 Kensing Lane, North Tustin, CA 92705

VILLA WITH A VIEW

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Offered by Kris Wells & Stacy McKellar | 714.287.8900 Surterre Properties | surterreproperties.com

LIST PRICE: $4,600,000

Perched upon one of the highest peaks in North Tustin, this 7,500 square-foot contemporary Tuscan-style estate evokes Mediterranean elegance complemented by unobstructed 180-degree panoramic views. WRITTEN BY DIRK VOGEL PHOTOGRAPHY BY VINCENT IVICEVIC

Mediterranean elegance: At the entrance, Villa Toscana strikes a stately presence at the end of a private cobblestone driveway.

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njoy the scenery. California lifestyle meets the grandeur of a Mediterranean countryside villa in the contemporary Tuscan-style estate at 1622 Kensing Lane in North Tustin. Conceived and built as a family dream home in 1998, the 7,500 square-foot villa on a lush oneacre lot brings a slice of Northern Italian elegance to Orange County. Aptly named Villa Toscana by the Orange County Philharmonic Society, which showcased the home as the Philharmonic House of Design soon after completion, it combines 5 bedrooms and 6.5 baths on an open floor plan. In a warm, inviting atmosphere, Mediterranean charms join the latest luxury amenities and stunning 180-degree panoramic views for a unique lifestyle package. "Villa Toscana is a true masterpiece where you can causally relax with your friends and family or host grand soirees," said Stacy McKellar, listing agent at Surterre Properties.

FLAVORS OF TUSCANY

Entering the meticulously landscaped grounds through the private iron gates is an experience in itself. After passing outdoor fountains, tranquil gazebos, and trees bearing avocados, tangerines, and lemons, Villa Toscana appears at the end of an expansive cobblestone driveway. Stepping inside, a luxurious ambiance unfolds via bright stone flooring and vaulted ceilings with hand-painted accents contrasted by the warmth of rich woods. While the villa boasts the latest in app-controlled entertainment and smart home technology, it radiates timeless charm with one-of-a-kind artisanal touches such as frescoed walls and a hand-carved wooden door on the 3,500 bottle wine room. "From the minute you enter the grand double door entry, you are transported to a place of tranquility and elegance; from the stunning 180-degree views, to the breathtaking grounds and unique architecture," said listing agent Stacy McKellar. Traversing the open-plan living and

dining areas on the ground floor, flavors of Tuscany culminate, quite literally, in the Chef's kitchen with its original Pasquini wood-burning pizza oven imported from Italy. "The home is perfect for a person who values hosting gatherings. Villa Toscana is designed for comfortable entertaining in a warm, engaging atmosphere," said listing agent Kris Wells at Surterre Properties. Sheltered from the bustle of socializing on the main floor, the upstairs includes a private sanctuary inside the master suite with expansive spa bath and workout area. In addition there are three en-suite bedrooms accessible via three access points; two staircases and an elevator. Each of the upstairs rooms features its own private terrace to showcase the home’s main attraction. The unobstructed panoramic views from Palos Verdes to Catalina Island are especially dazzling around sunset, when a subtle ocean breeze brushes over the hillsides. "Villa Toscana provides a seamless integration between the indoors and outdoors to connect to the rich natural beauty of Orange County," said McKellar, while pointing out that a hillside estate with marvelous views and a fully usable outdoor lot – including a 240-square-foot pool house and sports court – is a rare combination. It's also a great part of the charm. In the tradition of Tuscan countryside villas, the estate celebrates the environment with French doors opening to the outdoor pool area offering free-flowing access to the expansive grounds. And bringing the lifestyle offering full circle, the villa is centrally located one of Orange County's most coveted ZIP-codes, with immediate access to shopping, dining, and a host of amenities. “Villa Toscana is the epitome of why people choose North Tustin. It is a privilege to be a part of showcasing this home and finding the future owner,” said Kris Wells. For more information and stunning HD video of Villa Toscana visit www.1622kensinglane.com

"Passion exudes in the understated elegance of this home and is a tribute to the owners who created this grand yet comfortable home, encompassing the peaceful amenities of the view, the grounds and the home in every detail." -Kris Wells, Surterre Properties. Step into a lab of luxury: Villa Toscana greets visitors with bright stone flooring and vaulted ceilings with hand-painted accents.

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VILLA WITH A VIEW Bask in the sunset: Perched upon one of the tallest hills in North Tustin, Villa Toscana boasts some of the best sunset views in the area, best enjoyed poolside.

Artisanal touch: The wooden door on the wine room features scenes from the early days of winemaking, handcarved by an Austrian craftsman. Colors in the wood have been accentuated by applying different types of olive oil.

The joy of entertaining: The villa's decked-out kitchen is every chef's dream, replete with an imported, wood-burning pizza oven from Italy.

Wide open spaces: Flavors of Northern Italy abound in the expansive grounds with meticulous landscaping and charming gazebos.

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Higher Standards | Better Results

25371 MUSTANG DRIVE LAGUNA HILLS OFFERED AT: $2,390,000 • 5 Bd / 6 Ba • 5,477 Sq. Ft.

25391 SPOTTED PONY LANE LAGUNA HILLS OFFERED AT: $2,195,000 • 5 Bd / 4 Ba • 4,700 Sq. Ft.

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BRAD

Welcome to Altamura in Nellie Gail Ranch and discover this gorgeous plan two residence. Inspired by Spanish architecture, the home features 5 bedrooms, 5.5 baths, and it spreads out over 5,600 square feet of grand living space. Behind the front door lies a peaceful courtyard with a secluded guest suite and wrap-around garden. As you turn the corner, the rear yard presents an open orchard, a serene fountain, beautiful hardscape, a built-in barbecue, and a covered patio for social gatherings. Stepping into the home, guests will be greeted by a curved staircase and the high ceiling of this 2-story foyer. Elegant archways guide you to some of the home’s exquisite living areas. www.25371Mustang.com

Situated on one of the most pristine cul-de-sac streets in Nellie Gail Ranch with serene hillside and mountain views, this highly upgraded residence is stunning. Be captivated by the exterior of the home’s timeless Cape Cod design, setting the stage for the excellence that awaits within. Offering 4,700 square feet with 4 bedrooms, office, 2 laundry rooms, and 4 baths on a 26,000 square foot lot. The two-story foyer opens to the living and dining rooms with vaulted ceilings, fireplaces and beautiful French doors to the resort style veranda. The gourmet kitchen offers all the bells & whistles needed to spoil loved ones around a huge center island. This one of a kind home is the crème de la crème and must be seen to appreciate. www.25391SpottedPony.com


BRAD FELDMAN

949.678.5198 | brad@bradfeldmangroup.com | bradfeldmangroup.com | CalBRE# 01437125

27292 WESTRIDGE LANE, LAGUNA HILLS OFFERED AT: $2,195,000

• 5 Bd / 6 Ba • 4,200 Sq. Ft.

Prominently claiming the title as Nellie Gail Ranch’s most prized lot, this pristine residence surpasses all in this category with endless amenities and incredible views. Friends & family will be in awe with the perfect blend of luxury & livability. A lush garden in the front of the home and Hubbard iron entry doors sets the stage for excellence. Enter into a gorgeous foyer with hardwood floors leading to the main living areas with vaulted ceilings. The home’s interior was professionally designed using only the finest finishes. For the discerning chef, the gourmet kitchen offers all the amenities needed for entertaining and spoiling loved ones. Open to the

kitchen, an enormous family room offers a built in homework station and attached billiard room. Arrive in the master suite to find a 5 star master bath that is fit for royalty and rivals the finest spas. All secondary bedrooms are generous in size and upgraded to perfection. An entertainer’s rear yard presents the opportunity to bask in the fruits of your labor. The grounds are spread out over 47,000 square feet showcasing panoramic views, outdoor living area with bbq, heaters, ten-speaker sound system, solar heated pool & spa, waterfall, slide, lighted sport’s court for basketball, volleyball, paddle tennis, and plenty of grass to run & play. www.27292Westridge.com primeluxury.com | 29


5435 LOS ESTADOS, YORBA LINDA OFFERED AT: $1,180,000

• 4 Bd / 3 Ba • 2,819 Sq. Ft. • 15,000 Sq. Ft. Lot

Tremendously appointed city lights view home perched high in the hills of Yorba Linda! California-Casual is the theme of this incredible backyard featuring cozy outdoor fireplace, 5-hole putting green, builtin BBQ with fridge, plus sparkling pool and spa, relaxing covered patio surrounded by swaying palms and colorful ledgestone planters. New chisel-edged travertine flooring graces most of downstairs. Soaring 30 | primeluxury.com

ceilings and interesting architectural details throughout this impeccable home. Spacious granite kitchen with convenient center island. Desirable downstairs master suite with private patio. Graceful staircase leads to upstairs loft, perfect for office or gaming, plus 3 additional bedrooms. Three-car garage plus generous gated RV parking.


MARY AND MICHAEL FRY

714.366.6279 | mary@fryteam.com | fryteam.com | CalBRE# 00557571 & 01241834

17953 PIAZZA SAN CARLO YORBA LINDA OFFERED AT: $1,185,000

Beautifully appointed townhome on a premium lot offering tremendous golf course & city lights views! Expansive great room with fireplace & custom entertainment center. Impressive granite kitchen, wine room with built-ins, sumptuous master suite enjoys relaxing covered balcony, Tuscany tile work and faux finished walls, impeccably landscaped with stone finished BBQ and firepit accents.

• 4 Bd / 4 Ba • 3,359 Sq. Ft.

21059 VIA CORONADO YORBA LINDA OFFERED AT: $1,150,000

Delightfully expanded home boasts incredible scenic views! Gourmet granite kitchen offers handcrafted cabinetry with SubZero refrigerator and freezer plus walk-in pantry and built-in buffet. Unique polished copper slate flooring, desirable downstairs master suite, oversized bonus/5th bedroom upstairs with fireplace and view balcony, sprawling lawns and sparkling pool & spa.

• 5 Bd / 3 Ba • 2,837 Sq. Ft. • 15,554 Sq. Ft. Lot ©2016 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. CalBRE 00557571

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TIM WOLTER

949.338.3767 | timwoltergroup@gmail.com www.southochomes.net | CalBRE# 1384317

3 MOONLIGHT ISLE LADERA RANCH OFFERED AT: $1,599,900 • 4 Bd / 5 Ba • 5,945 Sq. Ft.

21 BELL PASTURE LADERA RANCH OFFERED AT: $1,749,000 • 5 Bd / 5.5 Ba • 4,442 Sq. Ft.

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Ladera Realty

Set in exclusive Covenant Hills amidst Rolling Hills and tranquil orange groves, luxurious Skye Isle CDS residence boast approximately 5,900 Sq. Ft. of grand living space, 4 en-suite bedrooms and inspiring basement. Stately plan 2 with private courtyard entry, abundance of natural light, stunning foyer with curved staircase, sophisticated living room, gourmet kitchen with Wolf appliances opens to wonderful great room. Sumptuous master with private sitting room, 11K lot with natural rock finishes, custom fountain, built-in BBQ/Island and Covered Patio with Fireplace.

This magnificent Mediterranean estate boasts breathtaking panoramic views. A welcoming private courtyard, custom designed pool with cascading fountains, a fire pit overlooking all of Covenant Hills, and an outdoor kitchen. Inside, the main floor master suite takes in the view and opens to your private Jacuzzi spa. The master bathroom is rich with granite countertops, travertine floors and a huge walk-in closet. On the main floor is also a private casita complete with a full bathroom, perfect as a guest suite or office. Upstairs is a unique layout featuring three en-suite bedrooms, a private balcony, a spacious loft, plus a beautiful secondary kitchen


SHARIEE DUNN

714.396.1617 | SharieeDunnRealtor@gmail.com itsadunndeal.com | CalBRE# 00554534

6041 GRANDVIEW AVENUE YORBA LINDA VALUE: $1,690,000 - $1,790,000 • 4 Bd / 6 Ba • 4,464 Sq. Ft. • 21,700 Sq. Ft. Lot

12525 EL ROY NORTH TUSTIN OFFERED AT: $1,399,000 • 3 Bd / 3 Ba • 21,705 Sq. Ft. Lot

Impressive custom home, featuring almost exclusive one story living with an open floor plan seamlessly blending indoor & outdoor living. Distinctive architectural details include, wainscoting, crown molding, coffered, vaulted & trestle ceilings lend a rich quality throughout. Chef’s kitchen offers dual work areas, two dishwashers, two sinks, butler’s pantry, wine cellar and more. The great room blends conveniently into the kitchen and living room with walls of doors and windows opening to the outdoor living and dining area offering the California Outdoor Lifestyle.

Secluded Gated Estate Offering a Serene Setting in a Wooded Nature Lovers Retreat Stunning Custom Home offering Soaring Exposed Beam Ceilings, Family Room, Large dual office with bay window, 2 Fireplaces and a Great Room with a 10 Person Bar and 14 foot Bi-Fold windows and doors opening to the Swimming Pool. Walls of windows and doors surround the entire home providing a seamless transition from outside to inside. Desirable Single level, open concept floor plan. This enchanting lot makes gardening, entertaining and relaxing easy with green house, Arbor, and custom Porch Swing under the Pergola. Fully gated on a quiet cul-de-sac lot with plenty of RV parking available.

©2016 Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties (BHHSCP) is a member of the franchise system of BHH Affiliates LLC. BHH Affiliates LLC and BHHSCP do not guarantee accuracy of all data including measurements, conditions, and features of property. Information is obtained from various sources and will not be verified by broker or MLS. CalBRE 00554534

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JUHEE KIM AND CATHERINE HOUSTON

714.988.3050 | Team@FineHomesFullerton.com | FineHomesFullerton.com | CalBRE# 01027923 & 01396093

1813 LINDA VISTA, FULLERTON OFFERED AT: $3,790,000 • 6 Bd / 6.5 Ba • 6,018 Sq. Ft. • 32,241 Sq. Ft. Lot

Nestled in the peaceful atmosphere of Raymond Hills, this brand-new luxurious estate offers a superior design of energy efficiency, automative technology, and stunning views! Designed by award winning architect Justin Brechtel (LEED AP), this modern marvel will impress with its technological aspects, architectural features, and prime location. A striking foyer leads you into the impressive great-room where large windows and oversized bi-folding doors open to the aweinspiring panoramic view. The well-appointed European-style kitchen will suit all of your culinary desires. A sensational main-level master suite offers serene views plus a lavish spa-like bathroom. Choose to use the captivating staircase or step into the state-of-the-art hydraulic elevator to the lower-level of the home. The lower level living area offers a kitchenette and bar area, plus an entertainment/home theater room opening to a pool and spa, outdoor kitchen/BBQ entertaining area overlooking majestic views. primeluxury.com |

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KRIS WELLS

714.287.8900 | kwells@surterreproperties.com | CalBRE# 00925214

Selling North Tustin Luxury Homes Since 1986

1841 PARK SKYLINE ROAD, NORTH TUSTIN OFFERED AT: $1,438,000

• 4.5 Bd / 2.5 Ba • 3,558 Sq. Ft. • 21,120 Acre Lot

At the end of one of the most prestigious streets in Lemon Heights lies this hidden gem. Situated on approximately one-half of an acre, the approximately 3,550 square foot home has a sprawling front lawn decorated with fruit trees, a long front walkway, and beautiful trees surrounding the property. The first floor encompasses two living rooms (each with a fireplace), formal dining room, office, laundry room, and spacious kitchen with Thermador appliances, five-burner stove, granite countertops, tile backsplash, and plenty of cabinet space. The second floor includes the master suite, which comes complete with a cozy fireplace and has all the elements for a peaceful retreat. The other three bedrooms are oversized with deep closets. The terraced backyard features a sizable patio, river rock walls that complement the drought-resistant landscape, and space for a pool. Reimagine, redesign, and transform this North Tustin treasure into the home of your dreams.

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STACY MCKELLAR

714.264.2294 | smckellar@surterreproperties.com | www.StacyMcKellar.com | CalBRE# 01452334

10281 SHADYRIDGE DRIVE OFFERED AT: $1,285,000

• 5 Bd / 3 Ba • 2,900 Sq. Ft. • 2/3 Acre Lot

Nestled in the hills of Cowan Heights amid mature trees, this traditional home combines all of the comforts and benefits of the modern Orange County lifestyle. Come for a walk around the lush 2/3 of an acre lot and explore the landscaped yard, custom build tree fort and inviting pool with spa. The open foyer beckons you to the formal living room and dining room with new carpet, distinctive stone fireplace, surround sound, built-in shelves and cabinetry. Custom window blinds, crown molding and designer draperies adorn the French windows and doors throughout this upscale home.The light and bright kitchen features glass door cupboards, walk-in pantry w/sink and a side-byside refrigerator. The large breakfast nook opens to the family room with built-in shelves, stone fireplace, and French doors that open to the large deck. An impressive venue to entertain, the lavish backyard offers surround sound, updated landscaping, large grass area, mature trees, and an expansive stamped concrete patio. A soft and calm master bedroom with bath is upstairs for beginning and ending your day with elegance.

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TRENDING

INTERIOR ORANGE COUNTY'S LUXURY REAL ESTATE PROFESSIONALS WEIGH IN ON CURRENT MARKET TRENDS

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ou never get a second chance to make a first impression. This old adage also applies to luxury homes, where the initial connection between property and potential buyer can be the deciding factor for a future sale. For insights on how to hook buyers right at the gate, we reached

out to seasoned Interior Orange County real estate professionals Corine Peterson (Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices), Kathy Leimkuhler (First Team | Christie’s International Real Estate), and Lena Ghezel (Surterre Properties) for their take on our question:

WHAT IS YOUR HOME STAGING STRATEGY FOR A LUXURY LISTING??

CORINE PETERSON

KATHY LEIMKUHLER

"The first thing we advise our clients is: Remove all clutter, personal photos, and any religious or political items from the home. Clutter just makes the home seem smaller and personal items distract potential buyers from envisioning the home as their own. Second of all, if you decide not to hire a professional stager, keep in mind that less is more. Luxury properties already look great, so remove any excess furniture to make the home show the best. And an easy tip is to add flowers or potted plants to add splashes of colors to rooms that may otherwise be missing something. And in case you do hire a professional staging company, for instance when the home is completely empty, it pays off to shop around and get the best possible rate. Also plan for the eventuality that the home may take a while to sell, so lock in a good rate. But generally, trained professionals will make the home appear in the best-possible light for a faster sale at a higher price."

"I actually use home staging for every listing I sell. I work proactively to turn a normal home into a beautiful home. But the luxury segment is very different in terms of requirements, so I make sure to work with three expert stagers that I've come to know and trust over the years. My suggestion is to remove all the furniture from the home and stage it completely. We take care of all the touch-ups, fresh paint, plants, and landscaping. Make sure you work only with high-quality furniture – otherwise you're risking a nightmare – and do your research. I've become a skilled stager researcher! And I've seen the advantages of building relationships with the best professionals, but I always leave the decision to the seller. Sometimes using professional stagers can be a hard sell to clients, but then again, if the home is listed for over $1 million, the dollars invested for staging are money well spent. It changes the entire look of the home and helps facilitate a quick sale at a great price."

A resident of Orange County since 1988, Corine Peterson represents home buyers and sellers as a Real Estate Advisor at Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties. Her corporate finance expertise, including an MBA in Finance from Pepperdine University, is matched by an in-depth local market knowledge with a focus on the Hills of North Tustin, Lemon Heights, Cowan Heights, Panorama Hill and Barrett Hill.

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A resident of Orange County for over 24 years, Kathy Leimkuhler provides her award-winning real estate expertise as a lead agent at the Leimkuhler Group. Under the motto "Real Estate Done Better," the skilled negotiator has built a reputation for delivering wins. "I'm known for taking on listings other agents cannot sell," said the customer-focused agent, who credits home staging as a major part of her success.

Contact Tel: 714.855.8050 Email: kathy@leimkuhlergroup.com

LENA GHEZEL

Having launched her real estate career in 1997 as a mortgage professional, Lena Ghezel represents buyers and sellers at McKown | Weinsten & Partners of Surterre Properties with a focus on Irvine, Newport Beach, Newport Coast and surrounding markets. Close client focus, a passion for design and architecture, and a high level of local market expertise have helped Lena build an impressive track record: In 2015 her team closed $355 million in real estate transactions.

"If the luxury property is currently vacant, we have a lot more to work with in terms of staging. We get to start with a clean slate and bring in furniture and decorations in any direction we see fit: Traditional, contemporary, modern – all depending on the style of the home and making it shine. But in cases when the home is still owner-occupied, we make sure to accommodate the client's needs in any way we can. If there are pieces of furniture which the client absolutely needs to keep, our professional stagers can work around them. They can bring in pieces that suit the style of the home and incorporate them into an attractive overall look. In both cases, the most important thing for us as real estate professionals is keeping our clients happy and providing a level of service expected in the luxury segment. Generally speaking, staging a home is very helpful when it comes to achieving a quicker turnaround at a better price." Contact Tel: 714.914.3443 Email: lghezel@surterreproperties.com

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PRIME AGENT SPOTLIGHT

BRAD FELDMAN

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orn and raised in Orange County, Brad Feldman grew up enjoying the region's unique natural beauty and lifestyle. And when his family moved to the coveted Nellie Gail Ranch community, the avid surfer and skateboarder had an early taste of California luxury living. But in terms of careers, Feldman initially set his eyes on the booming information technology segment in the late 1990s. "Then a friend said I had the Gift of Gab and should consider a career in real estate. He was a coach and speaker for the Mike Ferry Organization and brought me on board," said Feldman, who started as a mortgage broker and earned his real estate license in 2004. Fast forward to 2016 and Feldman ranges among Southern Orange County's premier luxury real estate experts with a focus on the area’s most influential communities from the coast to inland cities. As the head of the Brad Feldman Group – with over $40 million in annual sales in 2015 and on track to reach $75 million in 2016 – he offers clients unsurpassed global marketing reach and power in partnership with Teles Properties. Here's the active family man on his career and what's keeping the market moving in 2016. You grew up surrounded by some Orange County’s most premium properties in Nellie Gail Ranch. What brought you into real estate as a professional? My friend Bill Pipes introduced me to the Mike Ferry Organization that trains real estate agents across America on how to harness sales and be successful. I started at the age of 21 and went into the mortgage industry after a year and a half, then earned my license in 2004. Did you you specialize in Nellie Gail Ranch and the luxury segment right away? No, I actually started out selling real estate in Huntington Beach. Then one day my mother called and said, 'You know, you're not that smart! You grew up in Nellie Gail, one of the greatest communities in Orange County with such nice properties. What are you doing selling homes in Huntington Beach?' And she was right! (laughs). So I changed focus. And I really love the community and the lifestyle. It has so many characteristics that are different from the typical cookie-cutter Orange County offering. On that note, what are the special characteristics of the interior Orange County luxury market? Communities like Nellie Gail Ranch, San Juan Capistrano or Shady Canyon offer large amounts of land and homes with wonderful amenities, all in close vicinity to the coast. We're starting to see lots of spill-over from buyers that have looked at places such as Newport Beach or Corona Del Mar where prices are much higher for significantly smaller lots at high HOA costs, among other things. And they are seeing the lifestyle offering and value our area offers. Speaking of value, would you say the luxury market is still coming up in terms of price points? Generally speaking, the Orange County luxury

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real estate market is still undervalued. Of course, it always depends on which micro market we're looking at in the broader context, but overall prices continue to appreciate at a steady, organic rate. This is also reflected in the fact that sales for resale homes in the interior are up 10% year-on-year, which speaks for a solid appreciation of homes. Has the region been garnering more attention from international buyers? Definitely. We're especially seeing an interest in communities known for their school district, including Irvine or Nellie Gail, which is the Saddleback School district. These are popular options for buyers looking to place their children in the local school system. What else should international buyers look out for when choosing a property here? From our perspective as real estate professionals it all starts with identifying the needs of the individual buyer. And working with them to get a clear understanding of what they are looking for, which is a process. Right now I'm working with a family relocating from Paris, France, who initially wanted to purchase a home in Laguna Beach to be close to the coast. But they also wanted room and a place where children can ride bikes, so we took them to Nellie Gail and now we are writing an offer to get them into the community. It's all about individual needs, and every buyer is unique. In working with international clients, what are the advantages of your partnership with Teles Properties? Teles is the fastest-growing real estate company in California for the last three years, and recognized by INC. Magazine in the "Inc 500/5000 List". In addition to showcasing its industry leading platform with the California Association of Realtors (CAR)

Agency: Brad Feldman Group at Teles Properties Years Of Real Estate Experience: 16

Areas Of Expertise: Nellie Gail Ranch, Southern Orange County from Laguna Beach to Coto de Caza Born And Raised: Southern Orange County Residing: South Mission Viejo

Education: School of Life, licensed real estate agent since 2004 Hobbies: Play music, basketball, body boarding, skateboard with my 8-year-old son Contact: 949.678.5198 brad@bradfeldmangroup.com in the “Brokerage of the Future” keynote, Teles’ client-centric technology and service platform is regarded as the best of the best. The packaging and presentation of properties is at a really high level, plus the marketing approach is hyper targeted when it comes to understanding the needs of particular audiences and connecting international buyers with homes in our specific local markets. And finally, what is the #1 reason for purchasing luxury real estate in Interior Orange County? I would say the #1 reason is that in Interior Orange County you get a lot more house for the cost, and just phenomenal pieces of land here in North Tustin, Nellie Gail and San Juan Capistrano. You get a large amount of privacy, but you can move around the County freely with access to great amenities and infrastructure – it's all just 15 minutes away, at the most.


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