The Alan Anderson Award is presented by the Washington Square Neighborhood Association to recognize residents that take great pride in their homes.


The award is given to a home that exemplifies the landscaping values that Alan recognized and loved in Washington Square.


The current winner is the home of Christine Cwiertny who, in her seven years of owning the property, has done a beautiful job upgrading and beautifying her home. The first thing you notice is the new handmade iron fence along the front. This replaces the white picket wooden fence which had deteriorated over time.

A few months earlier she had repainted the house choosing a blue-grey and white to accent the home's good lines. Originally completed in 1924, Christine's home has had few owners, all of which have upgraded the property during their residence. In addition to the improvements visible from the sidewalk, she added fruit trees and has a productive vegetable garden in the back yard yielding her loads of seasonal fresh produce.

A California native and resident of Orange County since the age of two, Christine is a Mater Dei graduate. She's had some exciting jobs that took her across and around the country for awhile, including a time with NASA. Upon graduation from law school at U. C. Berkeley, Christine decided to settle down in her home territory of Orange County to be close to family and friends.

She chose Washington Square because she loves the neighborhood ambience and interesting character of all the homes—especially, of course, hers.

Congratulations to Christine!






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