Presenting the 2019 Philharmonic House of Design

Hamptons-Style Masterpiece Created by Acclaimed Interior Designers from Across Southern California

The Philharmonic Society of Orange County recently presented its 26th Philharmonic House of Design: a 7,200-square-foot, Hamptons-style masterpiece located in the guarded coastal community of Monarch Point. Perched high atop the bluff of Laguna Niguel mountain and offering panoramic vistas of Three Arch Bay’s whitecaps, Catalina Island and beyond, the East Coast-inspired home was transformed into a stunning masterpiece by interior designers from across Southern California.

Each year, the house is held open for public tours, which include extended hours for “Meet the Designers” events on Thursday evenings. Proceeds from ticket sales benefit the Philharmonic Society’s nationally recognized Youth Music Education Programs.  

Situated on a palatial 31,000-square-foot lot, this year’s House of Design had its own private gate, encapsulating a circular motor court. Home features included a chef’s kitchen, a sauna and steam showers, rich hand-finished paneling, beautiful fireplaces and a luxury guesthouse. While this home was spectacular already, it underwent fresh renovations as acclaimed interior designers from across Southern California reinvented spaces with the latest interior design trends, transforming this home into a fabulous retreat.

This year’s designers include Julia Alt (Steve Alt Design Group), Joanna Barker (Inspirations Interior Design, Inc.), Suzanne Ceavatta (Suzanne Ceavatta Interior Design, LLC), Elisabeth S. D’Angelo (Zerae Design Inc.), Audrey Duncan and Alfredo Martell (Simplexity Studio), Deirdre Eagles (Deirdre Eagles Interior Design), Alix Flamm (Alix Flamm Designs), Jayne Jacobson (JJ Interiors), John Henry Kaufman (John Henry Designs), Paul L’Esperance (L’Esperance Design, Inc.), Wendy Ann Miller (WAM Interior Design), Frank Pitman (Frank Pitman Designs, Inc.), Audra Wrightson (Audra Interiors, Inc.) and Eileen Zimmerman and Emily Grosz (Pacific Coast Custom Design, Inc.). There was also a guest bedroom curated and designed by Ethan Allen Interiors.

Founded in 1954, the Philharmonic Society of Orange County presents the world’s most acclaimed symphony orchestras, chamber ensembles, soloists and international artists for the enjoyment and appreciation of Orange County audiences. A catalyst for cultural and educational development throughout the region, the Philharmonic Society is a key resident company in the Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall at Segerstrom Center for the Arts and also presents concerts at the Irvine Barclay Theatre and various venues in Orange County.

The Society’s nationally recognized Youth Music Education Programs, one of the most extensive music education programs of its kind in the country, are offered free of charge to schools, students and parents, and each year reach more than 160,000 students from first grade through high school.

For more information, visit, or call the Philharmonic Society’s office at 714.840.7542. 

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