Soar the Heights of Crystal Cove: The Tides Coming Soon

Jog the tranquil shore in the cool, misty morning. Teach your children the fine art of sandcastle building in the sunny afternoon. Stroll with your special someone to an alfresco dinner at Crystal Cove Promenade™ in the fading light of early evening. It’s all part of the inspired coastal lifestyle you can soon enjoy at The Tides within the gated enclave of Crystal Cove.

An extraordinary collection of estate residences from Standard Pacific Homes, The Tides will make its eagerly anticipated debut within Crystal Cove along the Newport Coast® this Spring 2007.

“The Tides will help crown the exclusive heights of Crystal Cove, nestled on spectacular homesites,” said Karen Spargo, Senior VP of Sales and Marketing of Standard Pacific Homes. “The Tides provide the opportunity to enjoy an incredibly luxurious lifestyle in one of Southern California’s most desirable coastal settings.”

R. Douglas Mansfield Architects, Bassenian/Lagoni Architects and JZMK Architects are the premier architectural firms behind The Tides’ three magnificent floorplans, each a design masterpiece that interweaves interior and exterior spaces in new and imaginative ways. Many of the two-story homes will feature subterranean levels with entertainment rooms, courtyards and other areas for enhanced day-to-day living and entertaining.

Home interiors will range from approximately 4,894 to 7,532 square feet of living space, with four to six bedrooms, dual master suites, main level master suites, and five and one-half to seven and one-half baths. The various plans also will include a long list of options to add such versatile spaces as a wine cellar with adjacent tasting area, a fitness room, game room, office, library, bonus room, casita, artist’s loft, or eve an optional elevator.

Stunning open-air spaces will encompass vast courtyards, sheltered loggias, expansive decks and, in one plan, an optional third-floor tower terrace. A unique layering of the outdoor spaces will allow a breezeway or deck on the first or second floor to tower above the subterranean courtyard.

Added Spargo: “With the limited-edition nature of The Tides, residences in this remarkable enclave will have the aura of fine art created on a one-of-a-kind coastal canvas. Each home is designed as a very private retreat, yet residents will want to share the luxury, architectural mastery and breathtaking coastal surroundings in special gatherings with friends and family.”

Rising along last great stretch of coastline between Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, Crystal Cove is a gated seaside sanctuary cooled by gentle Pacific breezes and offering direct access to Crystal Cove State Park via a private pedestrian gate that leads to the Los Trancos underpass.

Showcasing the superb Crystal Cove lifestyle is the resort-inspired Canyon Club, a private facility featuring a junior Olympic-sized swimming pool, spa and children’s wading pool, as well as play courts for basketball, tennis and volleyball. Barbecues and a kitchen cabana are ideal for outdoor gatherings. Additionally, The Canyon Club includes a fully equipped fitness center, catering-style kitchen, and combination library/movie/card room.

Year-round resort living at Crystal Cove includes numerous activities and events at The Canyon Club, ranging from Kids PJ Movie Nights for the little ones and teens-only events to more formal adults-only events and seasonal gatherings for the entire family. Residents enjoy clubs focusing on everything from poker and bunco to scrapbooking and a book discussion group. Crystal Cove has its own activities director to plan fun-filled events for all ages and interests.

Several parks also are part of Crystal Cove’s one-of-a-kind environment, beginning with the Ocean Garden, where land, sea and sky come together beautifully. Canopied by lush coral trees, this garden’s exotic plants resemble kelp, sea urchins, jellyfish, and sea anemones. Abalone shells line the path of the park’s view terrace.

Great for impromptu picnics, the Island Garden offers stunning vistas of Santa Catalina and San Clemente islands from its crescent-shaped lawn, enriched by foliage that follows the islands’ native landscapes.

Sidney Bay Tot Lot invites residents to mingle with their neighbors as their children explore the park’s colorful jungle gym or turn endless somersaults on the expansive play lawn.

Scheduled to open in late 2007, Reef Point Park will provide an additional recreational and social center. Plans include a children’s playground, half-basketball court and covered barbecue area.

“There’s so much opportunity for recreation, fun and socializing at Crystal Cove,” said Spargo. “This is a true coastal paradise!”

World-class shopping, dining and entertainment are only moments away in the beautiful outdoor mall environment of Fashion Island®. Additionally, residents can discover all the charming cafes, boutiques and galleries in The Promenade, Corona del Mar and Laguna Beach, located a quick drive up or down the coast, respectively.

With nearby Newport Harbor and miles and miles of scenic coastline, beach and ocean lovers can enjoy sailing, surfing, boogie boarding, and a host of other water-oriented activities or simply curl up with a good book in the sand.

Crystal Cove’s gated seaside environment is within easy reach of Newport Center and other major business centers, the University of California Irvine, many fine golf courses, John Wayne Airport, and the ever-changing entertainment and cultural offerings of the Orange County Performing Arts Center.

Homes are currently available in two Crystal Cove residential enclaves by Laing Luxury Homes, as follows:

NAUTILUS offers one- and two-story homes sized from approximately 3,182 to 4,428 square feet.

SEACREST offers one- and two-story homes ranging from approximately 5,517 to 7,945 square feet.

Additionally, for those who dream of realizing their residential vision in a custom home, Crystal Cove offers limited-edition custom homesites sized from approximately 16,000 to more than 35,000 square feet.

To visit Nautilus and SeaCrest at 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.

To learn more about Crystal Cove and its magnificent estate residences, visit The Homefinding Center at or call 888-258-0273. Information also is available at