Seacrest Homebuyers Enjoy Intimate Concert by David Benoit

Refreshing sea breezes, captivating conversation, delightful hors d’oeuvres…and an intimate concert by celebrated contemporary jazz pianist David Benoit, conducted exclusively for the homebuyers at SeaCrest in the enclave of Crystal Cove along The Newport Coast®!

The David Benoit concert was the highlight of a memorable “meet your neighbors” evening recently hosted by SeaCrest homebuilder Laing Luxury Homes to celebrate the near completion of this stunning estate home collection. Benoit, a noted composer, conductor and five-time Grammy Award nominee, thrilled the assembled guests with his smooth keyboard stylings and sophisticated music to complement the elegant homes of SeaCrest.

Among the evening’s most enthusiastic attendees were Cecil and Peggy Hallinan, who anticipate the completion of their SeaCrest home in November.

“We’ve been fans of David Benoit for many years and have enjoyed several of his concerts,” said Peggy Hallinan. “It was wonderful to experience his music in this magnificent setting and get acquainted with some of our future neighbors at the same time. What an absolutely lovely evening!”

The Hallinans noted that they weren’t in the market for a new home until they accidentally discovered SeaCrest and simply couldn’t resist. They sold their waterfront home on Lido Isle to take advantage of the larger homesites and greater privacy offered by this Crystal Cove enclave.

“Crystal Cove has the feeling of openness that we didn’t have on Lido Isle,” said Cecil Hallinan. “Where we had only a channel view before, our new SeaCrest home is positioned with an extraordinary coastal view. We look forward to enjoying the exceptional Crystal Cove setting and our elegant SeaCrest home for many years to come.”

SeaCrest’s exquisitely detailed estate residences reflect the artistry of three acclaimed architects: Robert Hidey of Robert Hidey Architects, Forest Studio’s Bob White in collaboration with the Ritner Architectural Group, and Ade Collie in collaboration with EBTA Architects.

Many of the individualizing touches available through the Laing Luxury on-site Design Studio are showcased in SeaCrest’s three sumptuously furnished and landscaped model homes, along with original works by several of Orange County’s well-known artists.

SeaCrest’s one- and two-story estate residences offer approximately 6,108 to 7,526 square feet of living space, with four to eight bedrooms and up to eight and one-half baths. The homes embrace Southern California’s enviable indoor/outdoor lifestyle with outdoor living spaces such as vast courtyards, rooftop terraces and sheltered loggias. Please call SeaCrest at (949) 715-0707 to schedule a private tour or visit for more information.

Homes are currently available in two additional neighborhood enclaves at Crystal Cove, as follows:

The Tides, by Standard Pacific Homes, is a limited edition of only 30 multi-level estate residences sized from approximately 6,675 to 7,532 square feet of living space. These magnificent, open and airy courtyard homes feature an optional subterranean level with wine cellar. Four to six bedrooms and up to seven and one-half baths are included. To register on the interest list for The Tides, please call (949) 715-0640 or visit

SeaPoint, by Laing Luxury Homes, scheduled to debut this fall in Crystal Cove, presents luxurious detached residences ranging from approximately 6,134 to 6,800 square feet of living space. These stunning estate homes with captivating outdoor living areas offer up to seven bedrooms, seven and a half baths and three- to four-car garages. Homesites average 21,000 square feet. To register on the SeaPoint interest list, please call (949) 715-9720 or visit

Additionally, Crystal Cove offers limited-edition custom homesites on which buyers and their architect/builder teams can express their own personal visions of home. The much anticipated upper custom homesites, the final section of the custom lots within Crystal Cove, were recently released. Homesites are sized, depending on availability, from approximately 16,000 to more than 35,000 square feet. For pricing information, please 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. Just outside the Crystal Cove entry gate, Crystal Cove Promenade™ provides convenient shopping and dining in a relaxed coastal environment.

Crystal Cove residents also benefit from the community’s beautiful recreational facilities and friendly gathering places, including The Canyon Club, with its Junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa, children’s wading pool, barbecues, a kitchen cabana available for private parties, and both sunny and shaded lounging areas. The Club also features a half basketball court, three tennis courts and a volleyball court, plus a fully equipped fitness center, the beautiful Abalone Point Room for community gatherings and private events, a catering-style kitchen, a cozy indoor/outdoor fireplace connecting to an outside terrace, and a combination library, card and movie room.

Also part of the privileged Crystal Cove lifestyle are several imaginatively designed parks and easy access to an incredible network of trails for hiking, jogging and bicycling throughout the community and to all the natural beauty that is part of The Irvine Ranch®.

To visit the exquisitely appointed model homes at The Tides, SeaCrest 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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