The Pleasing Simplicity of Minimalist Modern in Laguna Beach

Peek Inside a Furnished $12.5 Million Laguna Beach Home

To look forward, sometimes you have to look back. Or so real estate website Zillow suggests in naming midcentury modern one of its top five design trends for 2015. The footnote? Go light on midcentury furnishings or the look will overtake your home. It’s all about minimalism.

“The midcentury movement focused on form and function,” says Richard Bustos, design consultant at Cantoni in Irvine. “Less clutter and more open spaces. Stay true to that philosophy and keep it simple. It’s about curating the ideal mix.”

In Orange County, an array of properties exhibit the clean lines, open spaces, and large windows of midcentury style. Some date to the mid-20th century, and others were built more recently. This 2015 Laguna Beach home, perched above the coast on Circle Drive, has elements of the style inside and out. Three levels of glass-fronted living space, 3,400 square feet in all, look out over the Pacific with see-through patio surrounds and vanishing doors that expand the view.

Offered with furnishings, the $12.5 million home has four bedrooms, five full baths and one half-bath, an elevator, a movie theater, and a smart-home system. Three bedrooms have fireplaces, as does the great room, above. The kitchen has a double convection oven, and the garage holds two cars. Listed by Andy Stavros, 949-290-0139

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