Backyard swimming pool and patio

Shady Canyon, Irvine California

Highest price home sold EVER for a semi-custom home in Shady Canyon!

Sycamore Plan 1

This desirable, single-level Sycamore Plan 1 residence was recently remodeled with fresh paint throughout and newly installed countertops and backsplash in the kitchen. The residence blends timeless beauty with modern-day amenities.

California Lifestyle

Gracing a large corner lot, the spacious 3 bedroom (with optional 4th), 3.5 bath, home is designed around courtyards and gardens, with each room transitioning to the outdoors in California lifestyle fashion including the backyard with pool/spa, cabana and outdoor dining area, where an outdoor kitchen and fireplace await.

Grand-Scale Rooms

The interior spaces – with…

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Jacqueline Thompson outside next to home arch window

BlueDoor Magazine

She has $1.65 billion in residential real estate sales, sets sales records in coastal OC, and is the number-one agent in Shady Canyon. But for Jacqueline Thompson, professional success is only part of the story.

WHAT’S DIFFERENT ABOUT YOUR APPROACH?

I am more than an agent—I’m a member of our community. I am committed to investing in the people, places, and things that have supported me throughout my career. It’s my way of paying it forward and bringing things full circle. For me, while I love my career, it’s more about building a legacy. One way I am doing that is through a special donation to UCI’s new hospital.

As a female and an immigrant to the U.S., after college I relocated to the OC with my husband Bill without…

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Jacqueline Thompson Meaningful Wellbeing

Meaningful Wellbeing

“Recently a client said to me, “Jacqueline, I know life is busy, so please don’t worry about the small things.”

To which I replied, “I find meaning in being able to help with large and small details alike. Often times the little things are the big things.”

This conversation inspired me to outline a few small things that, without fail, end up being the big things. In a time when enhanced vitality is highly sought after, and elevated day-to-day interactions are coveted, this recipe for meaningful wellbeing may be just what the doctor ordered.

1. Health will always be wealth.

To serve others well, taking care of your physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual self is vital. Putting you first isn’t selfish. It’s…

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Jacqueline Thompson relaxing in Corona del Mar California

Jacqueline Thompson - BlueDoor Magazine

How do you look back at 2021?

2020-2021 defined the term “unprecedented” in so many ways. The slogan that I used to take for granted which can be seen on the sides of many luxury real estate complexes says “live, work , and play.” This took center stage and every person started to prioritize what was important to them. Many realized that it all starts at home, and with that, the real estate market picked up steam from 2020 and did not stop all year in 2021. At the end of every day, every client I spoke to repurposed and reimagined their home to truly be their sanctuary. Our homes are no longer viewed as just houses – they are havens that help shape our lives and our day to day experiences.

How will 2022…

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Aerial view of home and backyard pool

Villa Orvieto in Shady Canyon

At Villa Orvieto, quality craftsmanship meets modern comfort in exclusive Shady Canyon. Enjoy approx. 10,566 square feet of private, luxurious living by renowned McLane Builders. Set against serene rolling hills, this 5 bedroom, 5 and 3 half-bath Tuscan villa graces one of Shady Canyon’s largest lots.

An additional approx. 1,378 square feet includes covered loggias and garage. The massive great room features an intricate beamed ceiling and showstopping antique limestone fireplace. French doors escort you to the grounds of the estate, leading to a pool/spa, cabana set against the backdrop of a majestic rolling hillside.

The great room blends into the spectacular chef’s kitchen, anchored by a 14-foot center…

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Chad Lefteris CEO of UCI Health

Photos by Steve Zylius and Christopher Todd

An Interview with Chad Lefteris, CEO of UCI Health

By Jacqueline Thompson

I had the opportunity to connect with Chad Lefteris, CEO of UCI Health, to take an in depth look at UCI Health’s initiatives. As a local, I’m passionate about seeing their work thrive in our community. The recent groundbreaking event for the new hospital was a milestone, and I am so grateful I was able to be there to support the organization in person. I believe that great things happen when we unite in support of common goals. Together, we can all play a part in making the impossible, possible.

How is UCI Health creating the new standards of medicine?

As Orange County’s only academic health system, our multifaceted…

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San Juan Capistrano

Best and Central Location! Located in the heart of South Orange County, this newly built condominium by Toll Brothers at Pacifica San Juan offers beautiful ocean and Harbor views. Situated in the Ocean Hills private gated community, this beautiful contemporary 4-bedroom, 3-full bathroom and 2-half bath home offers an open-concept floor plan.

Aerial view of 26308 Paseo Sillin located in San Juan Capistrano CA

The main level consists of a bonus room and a junior master suite with a full bathroom with dual sinks, walk-in closet, and direct access to the rear yard. The entertaining second level consists of an airy Chef’s kitchen opening to the breakfast nook and family room and out onto the deck with forever views.

On the third level, the luxurious master suite showcases breathtaking…

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