Renowned Artists Showcased in Model Estates at Crystal Cove

The fine art of luxury living, the luxury of living with fine art. In the newly opened model residences of Standard Pacific Homes’ The Tides at Crystal Cove, the two are exquisitely blended to create three masterpieces of estate splendor along the breathtaking Newport Coast®.

The models’ magnificent architecture is conceived by three of California’s most esteemed architects, and the incredible one-of-a-kind furnishings are orchestrated by three of the housing industry’s most notable interior designers, including the extraordinary work of world-renowned sculptor Richard MacDonald.

“Visitors to The Tides have the opportunity to enjoy Richard MacDonald’s artistry amid these amazing surroundings, and the result is a truly memorable model home experience,” said Karen Spargo, senior vice president of sales and marketing for Standard Pacific Homes. “Richard is recognized as one of the finest figurative bronze sculptors today, and we are honored to have his work gracing these very special residences. Homebuyers even have the rare opportunity to personalize their residences at The Tides with works of art from the Richard MacDonald collection.”

MacDonald, who was classically trained as a painter at the prestigious Art Center College of Design, is self-taught as a sculptor and brings a consuming passion to his work. He is the recipient of numerous national and international awards and notable commissions. MacDonald captures his fascination for the human figure and emotions by focusing on the sculpting of mimes, dancers and athletes, conveying a sense of joy while paying tribute to the beauty of the human form. Throughout his 30-year artistic career, MacDonald has achieved international distinction.

“Homes of this grandeur and level of architectural brilliance are the perfect backdrop for art of this caliber,” said Spargo. “Once homeshoppers see the two together, it’s almost difficult to imagine one without the other.”

A limited edition of only 30 estate residences, The Tides is one of three estate-home collections currently selling within the gated seaside village of Crystal Cove. This enchanting enclave has residences sized from approximately 6,675 to 7,532 square feet of living space, with four to seven bedrooms and up to seven and a half baths. Versatile areas such as a game room, entertainment room, studio, home office, library, bonus room, and golf storage are featured per plan.

The Tides’ three multi-level floorplans are as follows:

•Residence One, architecture designed by Bassenian/Lagoni Architects, with the interior designed by PDL, lives like a single-level home, and is a Tuscan-style estate inspired by the work of Palm Beach estate architect Marion Sims Wyeth.

•Residence Two, architecture designed by R. Douglas Mansfield Architect, Inc., with the interior designed by Design Tec., is a Provençal-style estate fashioned after the famed St. Paul de Vence Auberge on the French Riviera.

•Residence Three, architecture designed by JZMK Partners, with the interior designed by Saddleback Interiors, is a Santa Barbara-style residence that pays homage to the illustrious Casa de la Condesa Lebrija in Seville.

Offered only at The Tides, every plan is available with a subterranean level adjacent to a sunken courtyard, adding at least 1,341 square feet of living space (varies per plan) including a wine cellar. In Residence Two, the subterranean level also has a “collector’s garage,” spanning approximately 2,945 square feet.

Residences at The Tides are priced from the $7 millions. To register on the interest list for The Tides, please call the sales counselors at (949) 715-0640 or visit

Also part of Crystal Cove’s artful model-home tour is SeaCrest by Laing Luxury Homes, whose models exhibit original art from many well-known Orange County artists through the homebuilder’s pioneering Art Walk program.

According to Tom Redwitz, president of Laing Luxury: “The artwork displayed at SeaCrest serves as an integral part of each home’s stunning and highly personalized interior design. Additionally, these carefully selected pieces provide a view into the level of residential sophistication provided at Crystal Cove.”

SeaCrest benefits from the residential design expertise of three different architects: Ade Collie at EBTA Architects, Bob White at Ritner Architectural Group and Robert Hidey of Robert Hidey Architects. All three three models’ interiors we designed by Meridian Interiors. This luxurious enclave’s single-level and two-story estate floorplans – two with charming tower elements – reflect the timeless beauty of Spanish Colonial, Tuscan Farmhouse, Santa Barbara, and Provence styles.

SeaCrest home interiors range from approximately 5,517 to 7,678 square feet, available with three to eight bedrooms and up to eight and one-half baths. Each home is ideally suited to Southern California’s casually elegant indoor/outdoor living style, enriched by open-air living spaces such as vast courtyards, rooftop terraces and sheltered loggias. Please call Seacrest at (949) 715-0707 to schedule a private tour.

Previously a part of the Art Walk program, Nautilus at Crystal Cove, also by Laing Luxury Homes, presents its final opportunity of available homes. The spectacular estate homes of Nautilus offer two-story floorplans sized from approximately 3,341 to 4,012 square feet. The available plans offer four bedrooms and four and one-half baths, along with such highly desirable areas as a bonus room, large master retreat, den, library, or media room.

The Nautilus homes exhibit stunning old-world architecture by Robert Hidey Architects, enhanced by authentic details. Please call (949) 715-2020 for additional information.

The fourth enclave scheduled to debut this fall, SeaPoint by Laing Luxury Homes, presents luxurious detached residences ranging from approximately 6,100 to 6,800 square feet of living space. These stunning estate residences offer up to seven bedrooms, seven baths, and three- to four-car garages with captivating outdoor living areas. To register on the interest list for SeaPoint, please call (949) 715-9720 or visit

Estate residences in all four neighborhoods are exquisitely appointed and feature many of the latest technological advancements. Buyers at The Tides, SeaCrest, Nautilus, and the soon-to-open SeaPoint benefit from a virtually unsurpassed opportunity for price-included personalization.

Custom home opportunities are also available at Crystal Cove, with limited-edition custom homesites sized from approximately 16,000 to more than 35,000 square feet. For homesite pricing information, call (949) 720-COVE.

Nestled in the coastal hills that rise above Crystal Cove State Park between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove features a private pedestrian gate to the Los Trancos underpass with access to the beach.

As part of Crystal Cove’s luxurious gated environment, residents enjoy exclusive use of The Canyon Club, which has its own full-time activities director to coordinate a wide range of resident activities, clubs and special events. Canyon Club amenities include a Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa, children’s wading pool, play courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball, a kitchen cabana, barbecues, a fully equipped fitness center, catering-style kitchen, and combination library/movie/card room.

Additionally, several parks are part of Crystal Cove’s thoughtfully planned luxury lifestyle, offering children’s play areas, expansive lawns, a half basketball court, and covered barbecue area.

To visit the exquisitely appointed model homes at The Tides, SeaCrest, Nautilus and SeaPoint (coming this fall) in Crystal Cove, take the I-405 freeway, exit at MacArthur Boulevard and drive south toward the ocean. Turn left on Pacific Coast Highway and proceed through Corona del Mar, turning left on Reef Point Drive to the gated entrance.

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