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The 48th Annual CdM Home Tour – a huge success

The 48th Annual Corona del Mar Home Tour, which took place Tuesday, March 1, offering the public a unique opportunity to view seven beautiful homes throughout Corona del Mar and Newport Beach was a huge success!

Although monies raised have yet to be totaled, more than 1,400 tickets were sold, thanks to ticket sales, opportunity drawings, and the support of sponsors, underwriters and friends benefiting student programs at Corona del Mar High and Middle schools.

“We were so thrilled to say ‘Welcome Home’ to more than 1,400 guests and to everyone who came together to make our 48th Annual Corona del Mar Home Tour a success!,” said CdMHS PTA President Julie Means. “These valuable contributions make it possible to provide all of our middle and high school students with a world-class education, show them how much they mean to us and emphasize our commitment to their future.”

The 48th Annual CdM Committee

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Photos by Lana Johnson

The CdM Home Tour Committee Members who “Welcomed Home” the community on March 1 

For the first time, the Home Tour’s “base camp” was the Newport Beach Civic Center, and the day’s ticket for $93 (early bird)/$112, entitled attendees to breakfast bites; a delicious boxed lunch of a chicken or vegetarian Southwestern salad catered by Plums, along with tasty samplings and cooking demos from Platinum Luncheon Sponsor PIRCH; a variety of exciting boutiques and the much-anticipated After Party with live entertainment by Heidi & Dave at Bliss Home & Design; along with a keepsake brochure, serving as a “passport” to visit the seven unique residences. A highlight of the day was the opportunity drawing for amazing prizes! 

Here’s an overview of the day along with some photos to capture the varied interior/exterior design styles and trends we are seeing in homes, today. Attendees were able to view the residences in any order they chose, however the described homes below are in order as they appear in the brochure.

The 48th Annual CdM Cameo Highlands dining

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This dining room at the Cameo Highlands residence invites family get-togethers

The first home in Cameo Highlands named “Casa di Caturano-Cheng” is owned by a family whose twins attend CdM. This split-level elevated villa offering Catalina and ocean views, exemplifies extended family living with glass sliders, calming finishes, comfortable seating areas, a second kitchen tucked behind the main kitchen area and a diagonally oriented infinity pool (to name just a few of the amenities) – perfect for family gatherings as well as hosting large celebrations.

The 48th Annual CdM Cameo Shores bath pendants

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The mottled stone wall, dramatic pendants and hammered metal sink combine to add warmth and texture in this Cameo Shores home bath

The second home situated in Cameo Shores exudes modernized luxury living choreographed through the blending of wood, stone and an abundance of windows against a neutral palette, where pendant lighting abounds. Walk out to the tri-level infinity pools with a backdrop of ocean and Catalina vistas, where outdoor living includes a cozy firepit, lounge seating and an oblong dining table to enjoy our temperate climate all year round.

 The 48th Annual CdM Spyglass Hill pool

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The ultimate outdoor retreat at this Mediterranean manor in Spyglass Hill

The third home in Spyglass Hill was inspired by Santa Barbara’s legendary Biltmore Resort. Replete with a towering cupola, terra cotta roof tiles, brickwork, arched windows and doorways, Mission-style stucco and a Mediterranean pool deck, the 7,795-sq.-foot hilltop manor is situated on a 20,000-sq.-foot lot. From the wine cellar to the rooftop veranda, the design is definitely in the details.

The 48th Annual CdM Harbor View master

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The master, with ocean views, opens on two sides to the outdoor living spaces in this Harbor View Hills home

The 48th Annual CdM Harbor View pool area

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Indoor-outdoor living at its finest in Harbor View Hills

The fourth residence is located in Harbor View Hills and it takes full advantage of indoor-outdoor living. Newly built from the ground up, the master with premier ocean views and the main living areas both open to the luxe pool area with lounge seating, a firepit and an expansive outdoor kitchen.

The 48th Annual CdM Irvine Terrace Kewamee billiards

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This billiards table is a showpiece in the main living area of this Irvine Terrace home on Kewamee Drive

Step into the fifth residence in Irvine Terrace where a European designer teamed up with her client to transform a single-level “farmhouse” into the ultimate work and play abode. Understated sophistication in a palette of classic black, inky blue, soft gray and clean white emanates a masculine feel throughout the open floorplan. The billiards table on a custom stacked base is an eye-catching work of art. Stay in for movie night with giant vials of custom-ordered candy lining one wall…ready to dispense.

The 48th Annual CdM Irvine Terrace Bayadere bedroom

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Shiplap and neutrals provide a soothing calm in this Irvine Terrace home’s bedroom on Bayadere Terrace

The 48th Annual CdM Irvine Terrace Bayadere master

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The master bedroom in this Bayadere Terrace home captures harbor views

The sixth home from a CdM alumni family is a spacious two-story home in Irvine Terrace where rustic farmhouse meets modern amenities, creating warm, inviting spaces from the rare book library to the wine bar. Hearty stone and vintage wood welcome you through the entryway, window coverings glide open at the touch of a button, while at the same time small windows throughout harken back to a past era. Carefully selected artworks, mostly sourced by the homeowner’s daughter, proprietor of Kennedy Contemporary Gallery in Westcliff, can be seen throughout.

The 48th Annual CdM Shore Cliffs kitchen

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The kitchen with dramatic pendant lighting and island seating is a gathering place in this Shore Cliffs residence

The seventh and final residence, located in Shore Cliffs, is an airy tri-level home that evokes the soothing organic elements of sugar beaches nestled up to a tropical resort. Volumes of open space invite an exploration of the entertainment areas throughout the open floorplan. From the relaxing pool and terrace to the downstairs retreat with a Moët & Chandon vending machine, this perch becomes the perfect seaside destination to come home to (or staycation).

A special thank you to Presenting Sponsors VALIA Properties and Barclay Butera Interiors whose involvement truly enhanced the event. In addition, the 

Home Tour would not have been possible without the support of the many sponsors, including Lunch Sponsor PIRCH and After Party Sponsor Bliss Home & Design; advertisers; underwriters; boutique vendors; CdM Cheer and volunteers.

The 48th Annual CdM PIRCH

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Luncheon Sponsor PIRCH fired up their grills 

The 48th Annual CdM Heroes Boutique

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Heroes Beauty was among the boutiques at this year’s Home Tour

“What a magical home tour event from the boutiques to the seven unique homes – tasty catering by Plums to the students performing for the crowd – it truly was spectacular to witness. I was honored to be such a big part in bringing so many people together and raise funds for CdM schools & students. It was truly a Dream Come True,” said Gina Jaha, CdM Home Tour chair. 

The 48th Annual CdM Heidi & Dave

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Heidi & Dave entertain at the Bliss Home & Design After Party

The CdM Home Tour Committee would also like to thank the student artists, whose artwork of the homes was chosen to adorn the Home Tour brochure.

Congratulations to these winners of the Opportunity Drawing:

–South Coast Plaza: Jen Yoshida

–Bliss Home & Design: Nicole McClain

–Mother’s Market: Stephanie Lamons

–Dodgers Stadium Tour: Catherine Dickinson

–Framed Bird Art: Carol Magna

–Enterprise Exotic Car: Brooke Hutchison

–Duffy Boat: Marina Maslov

–Align Pilates: Kris Peyton

–Nutritionist, Risa Groux: Ruth Schock

–Tiffany Hunter: Lisa Dooley

–Bird + Belle prints: Monica Cammarota

–Catalina Flyer: Alicia Morissette

–Newport Wellness: Nina Salmon

–Where’s the Party?: Lorie Swatsek

–Newport Rib Company: Mandy Chappa

–Studio Suzan bracelet: Julie Thornton

–Nourish Basket: Robert Artura

–Liberty Tax: Monica Otero

–Financial Planning: Leisa Mendez

–Charlie loves Coco (last chance raffle…all tickets were entered): Lawrence Lin 

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