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22
Jan

Smith Group Open Houses, January 24-25

You’re invited to one of the Smith Group open houses this weekend, January 24 and 25. The Smith Group is passionate about telling the story of your home. We know open houses matter to the success of your real estate transaction. For more information please call 949-717-4711.

 

547 Tustin Avenue | Newport Beach

Saturday, January 24, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

At 547 Tustin Avenue lifestyle smarts and simple, understated beauty combine to create indoor and outdoor spaces that just feel amazing. Newly constructed in 2014 within the Newport Heights community, where no two dwellings are alike, 547 Tustin Avenue sits tucked into its corner lot just minutes from parks, great schools, shops, Newport Harbor, and the ocean. Inside, the 4,673 square foot home features five bedrooms, each with its own adjoining bathroom, two family-living spaces, and two dining areas. The entire floor plan flows beautifully and thoughtfully from one light-filled area to the next, while 10-foot first floor ceilings, 9.5-foot second floor ceilings, tall windows, and sunny balconies make for bright mornings and golden afternoons. On cool nights, consider keeping the 7-panel, 20-foot bifold great room door open to enjoy the lull and trickle of your outdoor fountain. It’s OK if you don’t notice how wisely this home was built or how much thought was given to rendering every detail. Under-the-radar effortlessness is quite possibly this tropical-modern hideaway’s greatest feature; no disturbance in form, no upset in function. That’s the definition of brilliant design: a home that makes for a life well lived for everyone, every day.

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22 Canyon Fairway | Newport Beach

Saturday, January 24, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

Situated in the exclusive guard-gated community of Big Canyon, this estate sits along the coveted front row of the golf course and offers sweeping views of the fairway & clubhouse from both levels. Every room in the residence has been completely remodeled and extensively upgraded to exude a sense of luxury in every detail. The double door entry leads you to an elegant foyer complete with a grand staircase & custom light fixtures. The traditional open floor plan invites you to enjoy each of the comfortable living spaces on the main level including a family room with reclaimed beamed ceilings, a beautiful study/office with extensive built-ins, living room offering direct patio access and gourmet kitchen featuring an oversized kitchen island and the finest stainless steel appliances. The upper level offers four spacious bedrooms all complete with en-suite bathrooms. A capacious master retreat is home to an intimate seating area, cozy fireplace, expansive balcony overlooking the golf course, and delicate master bathroom complete with dual vanities and spa-like soaking tub. The backyard offers a large pool, built-in spa, and expansive patio for effortless entertaining. No expenses were spared in the remodel of this flawless residence – truly a must-see.

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801 Terra Bella | Irvine

Saturday, January 24, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

This immaculate residence is light & bright throughout every gracious living space. The open floor plan invites you to enjoy a comfortable living room, gourmet kitchen with white cabinetry, updated appliances and breakfast bar, two gracious bedrooms including a master suite, cozy dining area, an oversized walk-in closet, and laundry room leading to a large two-car garage. This home offers low-maintenance tile & neutral carpet flooring. A spacious front patio overlooks the pool and provides the perfect space for sun-kissed relaxation. This premier community offers amazing amenities including a sparkling pool, peaceful spa, sports courts and beautiful greenbelts. Conveniently located near award-winning schools & shopping centers.

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486 Panorama | Laguna Beach

Saturday & Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

This ultra-chic contemporary residence is situated on a private cul-de-sac in North Laguna. This residence radiates prestige throughout every level, offering the finest hand-selected finishes in every detail. The main level of the home is filled with dark beamed ceilings, surround sound, dark Brazilian wood flooring, updated Siematic cabinetry and a large temperature-controlled wine cellar. The highly-upgraded open kitchen is filled with designer appliances including a Wolf six-burner range & subzero refrigerator. Large sliding glass doors provide an easy transition from the gracious living spaces to the multiple decks and balconies of the property, boasting panoramic white water ocean views for ultimate relaxation. The main floor master suite offers an intimate seating area, private balcony, large walk-in closet, and deluxe master bathroom featuring a large soaking tub and dual vanities. The upper floor is fit with a living room & cozy fireplace and the other three spacious bedrooms of the residence. The backyard is complete with a private Jacuzzi and beautiful, low-maintenance succulent landscaping.

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3377 Bandit Circle | Huntington Beach

Saturday & Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

This gorgeous light & bright Searidge residence is newly remodeled and updated throughout to include beautiful finishes in every room. Ideally located just moments from the water, this 2-3 bedroom, 3 bathroom Harbour home offers new laminate flooring, new windows, new garage door, new sliding doors, new appliances and new bathroom fixtures. The master suite offers a large walk-in closet, peaceful balcony and cozy fireplace for ultimate relaxation. An open floor plan creates ease of living in this idyllic seaside setting as the spacious living areas seamlessly flow together – from the gourmet kitchen to the oversized living room and downstairs to the family room. A sun-drenched patio on the lower level is the perfect space for entertaining guests. Deluxe amenities of this gated community include a sparkling pool & spa, tennis court, and close proximity to the Harbor. Boat docks are usually available for lease.

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51 Asilomar | Newport Beach

Saturday & Sunday, January 24 & 25, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

This breathtaking custom villa is located in the highly exclusive guard-gated community of Ocean Ranch and offers every lavish amenity to satisfy the most sophisticated taste. Offering nearly 8,300 square feet of exquisite finishes, this striking estate captures your attention from the moment you step through the grand arched entryway, with dramatic two-story ceilings, a custom wrought-iron staircase and limestone flooring welcoming you into the residence. Throughout the estate, you will find spacious and inviting living environments including a formal living room, dining area, separate family room, four spacious guest suites, and a formal office. The gourmet kitchen is a culinary delight complete with upgraded stainless steel appliances, granite counters, oak cabinetry, and a large kitchen island. The master retreat is complete with a fireplace, large walk-in closet, and expansive terrace with ocean views. An oversized outdoor entertaining area features a sparkling pool & spa, outdoor kitchen w/ built-in BBQ, large fireplace, and pristine landscaping throughout.

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22761 Misty Sea | Laguna Niguel

Sunday, January 25, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

This brand new custom estate located in the coveted Monarch Point community is a true achievement of fine craftsmanship. Boasting over 6,100 square feet, this prestigious residence sits at the end of a private cul-de-sac on an expansive 16,000+ square ft. lot complete with spanning ocean views. Constructed with Mediterranean influences, the open floor plan is elegantly accentuated by beautiful finishes throughout including marble flooring, a custom wrought-iron grand staircase, French doors, and crown molding. The main living area is home to the Great Room, a beautiful study/office with dark wood built-ins, and an elegant formal dining room. A world-class chef’s kitchen is the perfect oasis for the bon vivant as it offers a large kitchen island, the finest stainless steel appliances and exquisitely crafted custom cabinetry. After spending the evening relaxing around the outdoor fireplace or one of the sprawling balconies, retreat to one of the 5 spacious bedrooms for a quiet escape. The tranquil master suite offers stunning views of the coastline, a grand walk-in closet, and deluxe bathroom with spa-like soaking tub. Undoubtedly one of the finest estates in Laguna Niguel, this landmark residence represents a unique opportunity to own a slice of paradise.

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07
Jan

Smith Group Open Houses, January 10-11

You’re invited to one of the Smith Group open houses this weekend, January 10 and 11. The Smith Group is passionate about telling the story of your home. We know open houses matter to the success of your real estate transaction. For more information please call 949-717-4711.

24201 La Hermosa Avenue | Laguna Niguel

Broker Preview
Thursday, January 8, 2015 | 9:30AM-12:30PM

Open House
Sunday, January 11, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

This home boast curb appeal with luscious landscaping, expansive exterior grounds that leads to a single story highly upgraded quality residence. Upon, entrance you will be greeted with bright natural sunlight that radiates thru the large picturesque windows with views of a meticulously landscaped garden. This home features 4 bedrooms and 2 full baths, natural travertine floors, main floor master retreat, open family room with built in wood cabinetry that leads to a chef’s kitchen that is equipped with all stainless steel GE Monogram appliances. The chef’s kitchen is equipped with a Professional Range with 6 Burners and Grill, a built-in refrigerator, microwave, a very expansive chef’s island with travertine countertops for entertainment, a double stainless steel sink and exquisite custom wood built-in cabinetry. The Master Retreat includes a newly upgraded bathroom and double vanity. There are three additional bedrooms, all with views to the exterior grounds. The very private landscaped backyard is ideal for entertainment and outdoor dining. Ocean close, walking trails, parks, shopping, fine dining and 4 Star Resorts are all in very close proximity. View this very unique property and enjoy the life style that you have been waiting for that is unmatched.

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1101 Dolphin Terrace | Corona del Mar

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

Nestled atop Irvine Terrace bluff, this spectacular 4-bedroom/5-bath custom-estate offers 250-degree panoramic views including Newport Harbor, Balboa Island, and Catalina vistas extending from Newport Coast to Long Beach. Upon passing through the teak gate and travertine wall entry, guests are transported to a tropical setting and drawn to the focal point of the striking interior courtyard, the pristine black bottom pool, beach landing and guest casita. As guests enter the home, the view unfolds itself and light spills over the impeccably designed Great Room, complete with custom furniture and sand-blasted cathedral wood ceilings. The open floor plan reveals the chef’s kitchen with designer appliances and a tasteful blend of contemporary finishes and Old World craftsmanship. The Master Suite offers unobstructed, lay-down views and an exquisite master bath with Swedish dry sauna, Japanese soaking tub and river rock bottom, walk-in shower. The remainder of the home includes the four, expertly-designed bedrooms –all with en-suite baths – and a separate office. Views abound from the resort-style, 2,000+-square-foot backyard, complemented by the infinity Jacuzzi and palapa-covered kitchen with Italian wood-burning stove, bar and TV.

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22 Canyon Fairway | Newport Beach

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

Situated in the exclusive guard-gated community of Big Canyon, this estate sits along the coveted front row of the golf course and offers sweeping views of the fairway & clubhouse from both levels. Every room in the residence has been completely remodeled and extensively upgraded to exude a sense of luxury in every detail. The double door entry leads you to an elegant foyer complete with a grand staircase & custom light fixtures. The traditional open floor plan invites you to enjoy each of the comfortable living spaces on the main level including a family room with reclaimed beamed ceilings, a beautiful study/office with extensive built-ins, living room offering direct patio access and gourmet kitchen featuring an oversized kitchen island and the finest stainless steel appliances. The upper level offers four spacious bedrooms all complete with en-suite bathrooms. A capacious master retreat is home to an intimate seating area, cozy fireplace, expansive balcony overlooking the golf course, and delicate master bathroom complete with dual vanities and spa-like soaking tub. The backyard offers a large pool, built-in spa, and expansive patio for effortless entertaining. No expenses were spared in the remodel of this flawless residence – truly a must-see.

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547 Tustin Avenue | Newport Beach

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

At 547 Tustin Avenue lifestyle smarts and simple, understated beauty combine to create indoor and outdoor spaces that just feel amazing. Newly constructed in 2014 within the Newport Heights community, where no two dwellings are alike, 547 Tustin Avenue sits tucked into its corner lot just minutes from parks, great schools, shops, Newport Harbor, and the ocean. Inside, the 4,673 square foot home features five bedrooms, each with its own adjoining bathroom, two family-living spaces, and two dining areas. The entire floor plan flows beautifully and thoughtfully from one light-filled area to the next, while 10-foot first floor ceilings, 9.5-foot second floor ceilings, tall windows, and sunny balconies make for bright mornings and golden afternoons. On cool nights, consider keeping the 7-panel, 20-foot bifold great room door open to enjoy the lull and trickle of your outdoor fountain. It’s OK if you don’t notice how wisely this home was built or how much thought was given to rendering every detail. Under-the-radar effortlessness is quite possibly this tropical-modern hideaway’s greatest feature; no disturbance in form, no upset in function. That’s the definition of brilliant design: a home that makes for a life well lived for everyone, every day.

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31982 Virginia Way | Laguna Beach

Saturday, January 10, 2015 | 2PM-5PM

This darling & quaint cottage epitomizes the quintessential Laguna Beach charm in every room! Located just two blocks from Thousand Steps beach, the inviting residence is filled with light coastal influences to create a tranquil ambiance. Upon arrival you are greeted by a white picket fence and meticulously landscaped yard boasting great curb appeal. The single-story home offers an open floor plan containing 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room fit with a cozy fireplace & beamed ceilings and kitchen/dining area. Spend your evenings relaxing on the grandfathered rooftop deck – the perfect space for enjoying soothing sea salt breezes and beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The detached garage contains a large laundry/storage room. Never before on the market, this lovely South Laguna home represents a unique opportunity to own this picturesque slice of paradise.

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518.5 Jasmine Avenue | Corona del Mar

Sunday, January 11, 2015 | 1PM-4PM

Brand new construction by Patterson Custom Homes, this contemporary 2-bedroom/2.5-bath back unit features luxe interior details including soaring high ceilings, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and multiple skylights to create an abundance of natural lighting. Large panel doors provide a seamless transition from the living room to a 200+ sq. ft. covered loggia that includes a cozy built-in fireplace & full surround sound to create the ultimate entertaining venue. The kitchen offers bright white cabinetry and brand new stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you’ll find a spanning 200+ sq. ft. rooftop deck offering views of Pelican Hill Golf Course & CDM Village. Ideally located in the heart of the Flower streets, this turnkey property is just blocks from Corona del Mar beaches, restaurants & world-class shopping.

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05
Jan

The Smith Group Makes Waves In Local Press

The Smith Group is kicking off the New Year strong with headlines in Orange County’s top business publications. Kim Haman, Luxury Columnist for Orange County Business Journal, interviewed our principal Tim Smith to seek his expertise on real estate trends to watch in 2015.

“Next year, I anticipate we will see higher demand for gated communities, new construction, big views and exclusive locations. This demand will lead to continued price increases and sales volume in the luxury market,” predicts Smith.

Read the full article below for an in-depth look at the luxury market and what we can expect in the New Year (click on picture to increase size).

Tim Smith interviewed by Kim Haman of the OCBJ

The Orange County Register also featured our new ultra-lux estate at 25 Montage Way in this week’s “Hot Homes” column. We had the opportunity of touring real estate writer Marilyn Kalfus through the home last month. She shares the full scoop and a slideshow of images in her latest article.

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29
Dec

Bill Pipes Explores Leadership In Real Estate

It’s no secret at the Smith Group that we’re huge fans of Tom Ferry. Our team utilizes their valuable services and implements their success strategies into our business. Bill Pipes believes the real estate industry needs more leaders like the Smith Group.

Bill is Tom Ferry’s right-hand man and interviews Tim on the latest episode of REal Success. In this new video series Bill shares success stories of rockstar agents and brokers from all over North America, giving real tips and strategies to create the same success. In this episode they explore the fundamentals and routine for a winning real estate career and team.

18
Dec

Smith Group Open Houses, December 20 & 21

You’re invited to one of the Smith Group open houses this weekend, December 20 and 21. The Smith Group is passionate about telling the story of your home. We know open houses matter to the success of your real estate transaction. For more information please call 949-717-4711.

518.5 Jasmine | Corona del Mar
Saturday, 1PM-4PM

Brand new construction by Patterson Custom Homes, this contemporary 2-bedroom/2.5-bath back unit features luxe interior details including soaring high ceilings, wide-plank hardwood flooring, and multiple skylights to create an abundance of natural lighting. Large panel doors provide a seamless transition from the living room to a 200+ sq. ft. covered loggia that includes a cozy built-in fireplace & full surround sound to create the ultimate entertaining venue. The kitchen offers bright white cabinetry and brand new stainless steel appliances. Upstairs you’ll find a spanning 200+ sq. ft. rooftop deck offering views of Pelican Hill Golf Course & CDM Village. Ideally located in the heart of the Flower streets, this turnkey property is just blocks from Corona del Mar beaches, restaurants & world-class shopping.

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31982 Virginia Way | Laguna Beach
Saturday, 1PM-4PM

This darling & quaint cottage epitomizes the quintessential Laguna Beach charm in every room! Located just two blocks from Thousand Steps beach, the inviting residence is filled with light coastal influences to create a tranquil ambiance. Upon arrival you are greeted by a white picket fence and meticulously landscaped yard boasting great curb appeal. The single-story home offers an open floor plan containing 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, a living room fit with a cozy fireplace & beamed ceilings and kitchen/dining area. Spend your evenings relaxing on the grandfathered rooftop deck – the perfect space for enjoying soothing sea salt breezes and beautiful sunsets over the Pacific Ocean. The detached garage contains a large laundry/storage room. Never before on the market, this lovely South Laguna home represents a unique opportunity to own this picturesque slice of paradise.

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