Spotlight on Laguna Beach | Pageant of the Masters and Festival of Arts in Laguna

Views of Laguna Beach along the Southern California Coastline

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.

 

Laguna Beach Festival of the Arts Show features over 140 artists from the Orange County area. Festival of the Arts offers activities and entertainment for the entire family.

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!

32013 Point Place, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 |4 Beds/5 Baths | 5,300SF | Offered at $11,888,000

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.

 

14 Via Alcamo, San Clemente, CA 92673 | 5 Beds/5.5 Baths | 5,136SF | Offered at $1,878,500
Welcoming dramatic ocean, Catalina Island, valley, mountain, sunset and city light views, this luxurious home near the top of Talega at the end of a cul-de-sac. Offering 5 bedrooms and 6 baths, the grand residence presents a gated entry courtyard with bubbling fountains and access to a detached casita – perhaps the perfect art studio?  Beautiful chef’s kitchen, graceful staircase, dramatic entryway, spacious great room, crown moldings, numerous French doors, romantic archways and a Juliet balcony in the 3rd bedroom. A library loft with built-in bookshelves, the ideal spot to display an art collection, awaits at the top of the staircase.

35301 Beach Road, Dana Point, Dana Point, CA 92624 | 3 Beds/4.5 Baths | 3,953SF | Offered at $5.995,000
This is simply a stunning property to hand your priceless art.  Absolutely incredible opportunity to purchase one of the finest beach homes “on the sand” ever made available on Capistrano. No expense was spared and every detail considered during the planning and construction for this captivating home with floor to ceiling glass and elevator service on all floors including the amazing rooftop deck for breathtaking panoramic 360-degree views of the ocean, Catalina Island, and Dana Point Harbor.  The loft could be a 4th bedroom or an art studio. Guard gated community with “private” beach to enjoy your favorite beverage….simply unlike any beachfront home in Orange County.

16622 Somerset Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92649 | 5 Beds/7.5 Baths | 5,771SF | Offered at $4,675,000
This incredible home on Gilbert Island boasts a stunning location with multi-channel views and a new, amazing 50 ft dock.  Showcasing classic Italian design in a spacious 5,700 square foot estate, this impressive property offers unique design and features throughout.  Skylights illuminate the main floor highlighting the formal dining and living rooms, a library, office, family room, multiple fireplaces and incredible water views.  The updated kitchen is a chef’s dream with Viking Sub Zero stainless appliances and a large prep island. The expansive deck is perfect space to host BBQ’s, soak in the spa or relax and enjoy the serene water view.  Upstairs are five bedrooms, each with an en-suite including a large master retreat, a new bathroom, huge walk-in closet, a private office and harbor views. The 3rd-floor private bedroom would make an ideal gym/pilates/yoga or art studio and is situated next to your personal sauna.
40 Smithcliffs Road, Laguna Beach, CA 92651 | 7 Beds/8 Baths Offered at $9,850,000 to $10,500,000

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.

Julie McGuire, PSIR Marketing

Julie McGuire, a freelance writer who works with the Pacific Sotheby's International Realty marketing team, specializes in the real estate and travel industries. She is a graduate of San Diego State University with degrees in History and Journalism and currently is researching material and writing her first book.

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