This fabulous six bedroom, nine bath Shady Canyon® estate represents the best value in this exclusive enclave. The premier lot affords lovely canyon and city lights views, exceptional privacy and seclusion, and a grand entry set high above the lane below. The private driveway is gated and leads through to the beautiful motor court to the stunning home, featuring the architecture of John Henderson. Inspired by the estates of Santa Barbara’s Montecito enclave, the residence - known as Casa De Serena - is designed with effortlessly elegant everyday living and entertaining in mind, with large- scale rooms that flow seamlessly from one to the next and to the serene outdoor spaces, including an inviting entry fountain courtyard, fruit orchard, herb garden,…

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Jacqueline Thompson of Surterre Properties® is celebrating yet another success as 2012 draws to a close, having just completed the sale on a stunning luxury estate in Irvine’s highly exclusive Shady Canyon® community.

Featuring gorgeous Spanish architecture, the estate located at 95 Canyon Creek in Shady Canyon enjoys a heightened level of privacy along with a state-of-the-art home theater, a game room, a wine cellar and an elevator. Listed for sale at just under $6 million, the property had been on the market previously with no viable buyers, but Jacqueline was able to get it sold – much to her client’s delight.

Over the course of her career as a noted luxury real estate expert, Jacqueline has made a name for herself as…

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Jacqueline Thompson of Surterre Properties® recently closed the sale on an incredible luxury residence – a major feat after it had been previously listed with no buyers, until Jacqueline came along. Not only did she list the property for $200,000 more than the prior listing agent, she also obtained multiple offers.

Listed for sale at just under $5.5 million, the Crystal Cove estate located at 8 Offshore offers an inimitable living experience characterized by the mesmerizing ocean views. Encompassing four bedrooms, a media room, a separate guest casita and outdoor quarters evocative of a luxury resort, this is a world-class property that’s quintessentially Californian.

Having closed over $260 million in sales since 2008,…

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See Inside $15M Eco-Friendly Oceanfront

LAGUNA BEACH, Calif. – A contemporary home eight years in the making sitting on the oceanfront in the Laguna Beach Village is not only among a very slim number of brand new residences for sale in the city, its eco-friendly features make it eligible for the ultimate certification of efficiency.

Following five years of Laguna-based construction firm Tresor Properties seeking approval from the city and three years under construction, the home for sale at 992 Oceanfront is now listed for $15 million.

Finding a brand new home on the market in this coastal city is a hard feat in itself, not to mention new construction directly on the beach.

“Development in…

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Two of Surterre’s foremost luxury real estate experts are celebrating an incredible success for their clients.

Chris Valli and Jacqueline Thompson — widely renowned authorities when it comes to the complex and competitive niche marketplace that comprises coastal Orange County — came together to close the sale on 21 Boulder View, a gorgeous French Provencal Manor house located in Irvine’s highly exclusive Shady Canyon®. Offering a gracious living experience defined by quality and attention to detail, the property was on the market at just over $7 million.

Spanning three levels and encompassing five bedrooms along with eight bathrooms, a formal dining room with seating for twelve, a main home guest suite and a separate…

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See Coto’s Southern Plantation Manor

COTO DE CAZA, Calif. – Donna and Kary Yergler got inspiration for their Coto de Caza dream home from a magazine.

Thumbing through a 1989 edition of Architecture Digest, Donna Yergler came across photos of a Southern plantation manor and chose it as the model for the home she and her husband were planning to build.

Now, their children grown, the Yerglers are ready to downsize. Their two-story, 10,300-square-foot house overlooking Coto Valley came on the market this past spring for just under $9 million.

“You don’t normally see this in Southern California,” said Jacqueline Thompson, the Yergler’s real estate agent. “It’s a Southern antebellum plantation-style…

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This sought-after and expanded Villa Plan I residence brings chic elegance to Shady Canyon – one of the most prestigious guard-gated enclaves. Gracing a premium view lot, the home is a much-desired single-level layout, and has been luxuriously upgraded and expanded to encompass approximately 4,309 square feet of stylish living with four bedrooms and six and one half bathrooms. This residence has been tastefully expanded for a private, second level guest living suite with full bath and office. Enjoy year round alfresco living with fabulous golf course and city light views and spectacular resort-style yards – a wonderful setting for large or intimate gatherings – featuring a saltwater pool with two waterfalls, a fountain, and large Jacuzzi; Two covered…

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Enjoy unobstructed sweeping golf course and city lights views from this just completed Santa Barbara-inspired estate. Situated on a private cul-de-sac street, the residence offers approximately 8,246 square feet of casual elegant interiors, encompassing five bedrooms, seven baths; an airy subterranean level with custom theater, bar, lounge and connoisseur wine cellar; as well as entertaining grounds with an impressive scaled swimming pool and spa. Created by noted architect John Henderson, architect of choice for the distinguished 2009 Philharmonic House of Design, the residence features every luxury amenity.

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Noted luxury real estate expert Jacqueline Thompson of Surterre Properties® recently closed the sale on a remarkably opulent home in Irvine’s prestigious Shady Canyon® community. The property was listed for sale at just under 6 million.

Showcasing sweeping, unobstructed views of the golf course and city lights, the Santa Barbara- inspired estate at 25 Cactus enjoys an ultra-private location at the end of a cul-de-sac, making the resort-style living experience it offers feel all the more secluded. Five bedrooms and eight bathrooms — plus a subterranean level complete with a bar, a lounge and a wine cellar — create an environment at once luxurious and functional. And its outdoor entertaining grounds rival those of some of the…

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NEWPORT BEACH, Calif. – Surterre Properties – a leading, full-service real estate firm in Southern California – recently announced that it recorded a company record $376 million in residential real estate sales volume for January 1, 2012 through March 31, 2012. Surterre also reported the company has seen a 70 percent increase in escrow openings in Q1 of 2012 ($544 million) vs. Q1 of 2011 ($321 million).

“I think it’s remarkable what our company has been able to accomplish since we opened our doors in 2006, especially in such a challenging real estate market,” said Gary Legrand, president and CEO of Surterre Properties. “I thank and congratulate all the talented professionals at Surterre Properties who have truly embraced our unique team-work…

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