For tourists and residents alike, Laguna Beach offers a wide array of activities, from world-class beaches, boutique shopping, and exceptional restaurants. This popular year-round destination is also home to over 100 art galleries and studios, creating a one of a kind artist colony that comes to life especially during the summer.
Named one of the top artist festivals in the country, the Festival of Arts is now underway through September 1, 2018. Highly regarded and nationally acclaimed for 85 years, attendees will discover new and seasoned artists and artwork, over 300 hands-on art workshops, daily art tours, on-site restaurants, musical performances and more. With 140 artists comprising the Festival’s Fine Art Show, there is a wide array of art available to view and even purchase, including paintings, printmaking, sculpture, jewelry, photography, handcrafted wood and furniture, ceramics and other pieces.
Also through September 1, 2018, is the revered Pageant of the Masters, described as “one of the most unique productions in the world.” This annual event recreates famous works of art and this year’s theme is “Under the Sun,” honoring Laguna’s own and other artists from around the world who left their studios in search of new inspiration. Guests will delight in the approximately 90-minute production with live music and storytelling as well as fun and surprises underneath the evening stars. As an added bonus your Pageant of the Masters’ ticket gives you unlimited access to the Festival’s Fine Art Show all summer long.
For additional information regarding tickets sales for both events, locations, shuttle service and a full calendar of events, go to www.foapom.com.
In keeping with the art theme this month, Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty is showcasing extraordinary homes in Orange County that offer space for artist studios, one of a kind art displays, the perfect place to display your own art collection or architecture that itself is truly a masterwork of art!
This stunning floating glass house designed by famed architect Paul McClean is simply a work of art on its own. A visual 4 bedroom, 5 bath masterpiece set upon one of the most awe-inspiring settings in all of Laguna Beach, this masterfully constructed property of glass and steel with tiers of “floating” levels gives an ocean view from every room and the sense that you are hovering upon the water. A haven for technology, the home integrates with Elan, a whole home command center from your mobile device as well as various voice-driven features from Alexa. Sliding walls of glass surround the home and give way to expensive terrace spaces to relax and entertain while hearing the waves crash below.
The main residence features five meticulously detailed bedrooms, six spectacular bathrooms & the finest finishes throughout. The formal living room is flooded with light from large custom windows & fireplace. Read in the wood adorned study. Entertain in the estate’s formal dining room ornamented with wood beams, cut glass chandeliers, and a temperature controlled wine room. The professional gourmet kitchen is complete with Wolf and Subzero appliances, food prep island, butler’s pantry, and rich wood cabinetry. The kitchen’s open floor plan leads to an over-sized family room. Numerous French doors lead to private balconies, terraces, and a resort-style private yard which features a cabana, sparkling black bottom pool, and sunken BBQ area. The casita is designed for extended stay guests with living room, kitchen, bed & bath. The guest/maids quarter suite is located above the professional gym that could also serve as an artist’s studio. Located walking distance to Laguna’s premier beach, Crescent Bay, this rare Smithcliffs’ private grand estate is waiting for you in the California Riviera.
For any information regarding any of the above properties or information about real estate in San Diego, Orange County, and the Palm Springs and Coachella Valley area, please contact any of our conveniently located Pacific Sotheby’s International offices.