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It’s no secret The Agency marches to the beat of our own drum, and when it comes time to showcase our exquisite properties, nobody strikes a sweeter note. For a unique evening under the stars, self-professed music lover and real estate aficionado Phillip Caruso partnered with Sofar Sounds for a secret concert at his new listing located at 2245 Aralia. The newly built coastal modern farmhouse in Newport Beach, designed by architect Dennis Bedford, provided the perfect backdrop for a night that will long be remembered.

“As a musician myself, it was an honor hosting Sofar Sounds, friends of The Agency and these awesome bands for an incredible night at 2245 Aralia,” says Phillip. “I’m a huge supporter of what Sofar Sounds is doing to bring the music community together and offer a new experience for fans everywhere. It was a great night and a wonderful opportunity to showcase this exceptional property.”

70 Sofar music fans and friends of The Agency gathered on the home’s expansive pool deck for surprise twilight performances by San Diego-based dream-pop outfit Inspired & the Sleep; “post-apocalyptic space duo” Formerly Alien; and Ohio-born, Los Angeles-based, two-time Grammy Award-winning folk-pop artist Parker Lane.

Since its founding in London in 2009, Sofar Sounds has reimagined the live music experience for concertgoers in 429 cities around the world, bringing guests and artists together for intimate, secret concerts in unique locations—from rooftops and restaurants to the living rooms and poolside terraces of multi-million dollar homes. The result is a unique live music experience that feels like you’re an insider sitting in on a casual jam session, rather than another face in the crowd at a packed concert venue.

The stylish home proved the perfect setting for the exclusive showcase. Crafted with an eye for the quintessential Southern California lifestyle, a soaring great room and oversized kitchen with Mont Blanc Quartzite counters is lined with sliding glass doors that seamlessly fuse the spaces with a pool, spa, firepit and outdoor home theater worthy of a rock star.