JT GROUP BLOG - Blog Archive: March, 2015


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March 2015

Found 8 blog entries for March 2015.


IRVINE, Calif. (March 26, 2015) – Jacqueline Thompson recently facilitated the sale of another coveted Shady Canyon property, representing both the listing client and the buyer.

Showcasing cathedral-vaulted ceilings, idyllic views of the countryside, and a variety of opulent creature comforts including a home theatre and a wine cellar, the stunning home located at 25 Boulder View offers a lifestyle unlike any other. This exquisite residence was listed for sale at just under $7 million.

Having represented countless clients buying and selling real estate not only within Shady Canyon, but throughout virtually every single one of coastal Orange County’s

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IRVINE, Calif. (March 19, 2015) – Jacqueline Thompson, one of coastal Orange County’s most accomplished real estate professionals, has already closed $34 million in residential transactions this year alone as of the end of February, with more than $127 million in 2014. Her latest sale—the home located at 31 Watercress in Irvine’s posh Shady Canyon enclave—was listed at $5.495 million.

With panoramic views and an ideal location on a very private lot, this custom estate has a central courtyard, an executive office, a wine cellar, and a spacious entertaining yard, which houses a large pool and spa.

Since Shady Canyon’s infancy, Jacqueline has been the go-to

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Good taste. It can be demonstrated in what we do, where we go, how we decorate, and what we buy. It’s subjective, and sometimes elusive. In this issue of The High End, we explore many ways of defining good taste.

Our journey begins as we meet some of Europe’s rising design stars, and their latest crafts. Next, in our cover story, we learn that some of America’s best chefs are now serving American caviar — previously unheard of, but now considered world-class. Then, we look at the work of a jewelry designer who is making luxurious charms and lockets inspired by nature and vintage treasures.

Nothing reflects good taste more than the colors we choose for our homes, and the Focus story in this issue investigates the “color of the year” craze and its

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CORONA DEL MAR, Calif. (March 4, 2015) – Jacqueline Thompson recently closed the sale on an impressive Cameo Shores residence located at 4507 Hampden Road, representing both the buyer and the seller in the transaction. Having been listed at just under $5.6 million, the sale is the highest to date on Hampden Road.

Boasting stunning new construction, a chic modern esthetic and a highly sought-after location, the exquisite property promises a lifestyle of quintessential California luxury. With a spacious rooftop deck that showcases spellbinding views of the Pacific, an open concept family room and a gorgeous private garden with a pool and spa, among countless other

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Are agents allowed to have favorite homes? Well, perhaps not - but 126 Canyon Creek in Shady Canyon is definitely one of my favorites. The level of taste and quality crafstmanship is other-worldly. From walls clad in subtle sun-washed-toned stone, to classic honed limestone and French oak hardwood flooring to disappearing pocket doors - this home was surely built with a passion and attention to the most minute detail.

Its style is unprecedented with its blend of Old World Tuscan farmhouse and contemporary - perfection or as close as one will get to it. Steel fireplace mantels, one-of-a-kind light fixtures, and crisp modern kitchen are just some of the design elements that make this home truly fashion-forward. It is nestled amidst mother nature,

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This is possibly the best burger in Orange County- I know, bold statement.  A hidden gem in Irvine (minutes from Newport Beach), its customers know about it by word of mouth as it is tucked away in a commercial space below a group of high rise office buildings in Irvine off of MacArthur Boulevard and Main Street - and not easy to find. Not your typical burger joint, it puts a gourmet spin on its burgers and a hipster edge to its atmosphere.

Everything about this place is fun… from the menu- try The Roaring Forties Burger: Blue Cheese, portobello mushrooms, and horseradish sauce; or The Habanero Burger: with 4 chile escalivada, garlic mayo, topped with queso fresco- to the staff- to the funky beats blaring from the speakers. The quality of the meat is

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This custom Shady Canyon home is nestled into one of my favorite view locations in the community. Some love city lights views or the ocean but the rolling green hills of the natural preserve that blankets Shady Canyon is what gives me peace. It is almost as if you are on the edge of the world, one with nature. The structure itself is equally stunning with honed stone flooring that is continued inside and out joining indoor/outdoor spaces seamlessly and further punctuated by the disappearing pocket doors.

I can just envision the parties taking place here, whether a daytime BBQ, guests hanging out at the swim-up bar, conversing with the host who is blending a margarita or flipping a burger- or nighttime soirée with the outdoor fireplaces roaring and

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This place ranks high when it comes to both quality sushi and cool ambiance. Located in Corona Del Mar right in the Village on PCH, always a great night out or yummy lunch, the menu definitely has its regular's favorites such as the sizzle sushi- salmon, yellowtail or scallop sashimi drizzled with hot olive oil giving it a seared temperature- which just melts in your mouth.

Also, the Sota Pop roll, which is a refreshing cucumber wrapped roll on sticks for easy chowing and a lollipop effect. If you are looking for a lively experience, I highly recommend sitting at the sushi bar where the chefs definitely have some awesome personalities in addition to their skills and are happy to accept the hospitable drink from any patron. They are also known for

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