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Luxury Living In Corona Del Mar

The crown jewel of Newport Beach, CA is Corona Del Mar, with wonderful beach side cottages and cliff top compounds with marvelous ocean views of the pacific coastline.  Michael Franco specializes in exclusive coastal real estate from Seal Beach to San Clemente. 

 

If you would like a guided tour of some of the most breathtaking real estate and sunset views the pacific coast has to offer, get in touch with us today and we will be happy to help you in your quest to find your dream home.

Jan. 6, 2020

Edible Gardening Workshop

Join David Rizzo from Roger’s Gardens for a farm to table journey. On Saturday, January 11th, David Rizzo will be sharing his knowledge and experience on everything edible, including vegetables, herbs, fruits and berries. David Rizzo is a well-known horticulturist. The discussion will begin at 9am and continue to 10am. January’s focus will be on cool weather vegetables and herbs, fruit tree pruning, and berry and grape pruning.  The lecture will be held at Roger’s Gardens in Corona del Mar. This is an interactive discussion, so bring your questions, experiences, tips and tricks. This is a free event to attend. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road. For more information about this discussion or their many other events and workshops, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, which is 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles of north of San Diego. This is a 16 square mile city, which is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean, at its southernmost tip. Located at 944 Aurora Lane, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Elara development in the South Coast Metro neighborhood. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2019. This home sits on a 2,800 square foot piece of property. This Spanish Revival style home has expansive storage space, a laundry room and two car garages. The gourmet kitchen features quartz slab countertops, Shaker cabinetry and Bertazzoni appliances. The front yard has been professionally landscaped. This home sits on a 2,800 square foot piece of property. The South Coast Metro area is bordered by Sunflower Boulevard, Baker Street, Harbor Boulevard and where the 405 Freeway meets the 73 Freeway. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. This area is well known for its pristine sandy beaches, tide pools and cliff side views. Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 2535 Bungalow Place, Unit #8 is part of the Sail House development. This two bedroom, three bathroom home is 1,800 square foot. This condo was built in 2002. The Bungalow floor plan is warm and inviting, featuring a custom fireplace, high volume ceilings and ceramic tile flooring. The chef’s kitchen has stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and custom cabinetry. Outdoors, there is mature landscaping, flagstone hardscaping and a stone fireplace. Sail House was designed by John Laing, and has both attached and detached condos. Sail House is just a short distance to The Villages. 

Dec. 2, 2019

Newport Dunes Holiday Events

Celebrate the holidays at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina with many December activities. Among the many special holiday activities are the 29th Annual Lighting of the Bay Celebration, opening of the Christmas Tree Lot, Brunch with Santa and Movies on the Beach. The month long schedule kicks off on Monday, November 25th with the opening of the Christmas Tree Lot and concludes with the New Year’s Eve count down with Flashback Heart Attack. On November 30th, Santa will make an appearance at the 29th Annual Lighting of the Bay. Newport Dunes is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, in Upper Newport Beach Bay. For more information about any of the happenings or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/happy-holidays-at-newport-dunes/.

 

Laguna Beach is situated just south of Newport Beach between the Pacific Ocean and the San Joaquin Hills in Orange County. Laguna Beach is home to approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 38 Blue Lagoon, this 1,900 square foot home is part of theBlue Lagoon development. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1964. The unit was renovated in 2016. Attention to detail can be seen in the frosted glass partitions, extra storage high grade finishes. The gourmet kitchen features an eat at bar, professional grade appliances and an informal dining space. The three story townhouse has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. Outdoors, the terrace has a built-in barbeque. This unit is within walking distance of the clubhouse. Blue Lagoon is a gated community with a 119 condos. Residents are within walking distance to Lagunita Beach and the Montage Resort and Spa. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of Newport Beach. This area is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” The CDM is known for its tide pools, cliff side views and pristine sandy beaches. Located at 4639 Orrington Road, this 4,400 square foot home is part of the Cameo Shoresdevelopment. This four bedroom, five bathroom home has endless views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and awe-inspiring sunsets. This one level home is filled with natural light. The chef’s kitchen features a Mont Blanc marble island, Sub-Zero refrigerators and a Viking range. The house surrounds a central courtyard. The home sits on a 10,800 square foot piece of property. Cameo Shores has 170 single family homes. All residents have access to a private beach, with one of a kind rock formations.

Nov. 1, 2019

Alpha Omega Wine Dinner

Lido Bottle Works is hosting a special Alpha Omega Wine dinner.  This five course dinner will feature Alpha Omega wine pairings. The dinner event will take place on Wednesday, November 6th from 7pm to 9:30pm. Golden Foodie Chef of the Year nominee, Chef Amy Lebrun will be preparing an exquisite five course dinner. Reserve your seats early. Tickets are $199 per person, tax and gratuity included.  Lido Bottle Works is located at 3408 Via Oporto in Lido Marina. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://lidobottleworks.com/.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury master planned communities in the Turtle Rock Village of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres with 400 residences and Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course. Located at 21 Salt Bush, this 7,500 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2007. The home has a Santa Barbara architectural style. This home sits on a large 27,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting, with views of the surrounding hills and Shady Canyon green spaces. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy mature landscaping, with trees, an English garden and a small grape vineyard. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are swimming pools, spas, tennis courts, an exercise center and clubhouse. 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.Locally known as the CDM, Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.”Located at 1038 White Sails Way, this 5,900 square foot home is part of theHarbor View Hills neighborhood. This four bedroom, six bedroom home was built in 2019, by Patterson Custom Homes. Designed to make the most of indoor/outdoor living, this open planned home has sliding and disappearing doors. Attention to detail can be seen in the elevator, four car garage and entertainment hub. There are views of the Newport Harbor, Pacific Ocean, whitewater and picture perfect sunsets. This home sits on a 11,000 square foot piece of property. Harbor View Hills students attend schools in the award winning Newport Mesa Unified School District, specifically Newport Elementary and Corona del Mar Middle School and High School.

Oct. 11, 2019

Community Days at Back Bay Science Center

Back Bay Science Center is having Community Days, an event which is free and open to the public. This is a wonderful opportunity to see the Back Bay Science Center. Usually the science center is only scheduled to be open for programs during the week, this is a special opportunity to be there on the weekend. This event takes place on Sundays only, from 10am to 2pm. There will be opportunities to view the aquarium, walk the loop trail, view the Upper Newport Bay Ecological Reserve and watch the shore birds. For children the touch tanks will be open. Community days are free and open to all ages. Back Bay Science Center is located at 600 Shellmaker Road. For more information about this or one of their many other programs, see their website at: http://www.backbaysciencecenter.org/.

 

Pelican Hill is home to some of the most exclusive properties in Newport Beach. Due to its high bluff setting, Pelican Hill developments have expansive views reaching to Dana Point and Palos Verdes. Located at 7 Rim Ridge, this 9,900 square foot home is part of thePelican Hill development. This seven bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1997. Designed by renowned architect Brion Jeannette, this home was made for entertaining.Attention to detail can be seen in the glass elevator, a sauna and media lounge. The estate has forever views of the Pacific Ocean, Balboa Pier, the Pelican Hill Golf Course and Catalina Island. This home sits on a very large, 19,800 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy a swimming pool, basketball court and spa.Pelican Hill is a 24 hour guard gated community with 140 custom built estates. The development sits above the Crystal Cove State Park, with trails, beaches and green space.

 

Corona del Maris part of Newport Beach and encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Although the Irvine Terrance development is north of Avocado, it is still considered part of Corona del Mar. Located at 702 Marigold Avenue, this 1,300 square foot home is part of theNorth CDM community. This two bedroom, three bathroom condominium was built in 1999. Enter the unit through a delightful courtyard with a Dutch front door. Attention to detail can be seen in the hard wood floors, crown moldings and custom baseboards. There is a living room with a fireplace that open onto the dining room and kitchen. Everything is topped off with a roof top view deck. North CDM is north of the PCH and offers a large variety of real estate options. 

Sept. 25, 2019

3rd Annual Dine and Donate event

The 3rd Annual Dine and Donate event will be taking place throughout the month of September. September is national Childhood Cancer Awareness Month. Throughout the month of September restaurants across Orange County are partnering with the Pediatric Cancer Research Foundation to raise awareness and funding. You can even host a donate and dine event at your home. Some the participating restaurants include Zov’s Newport Coast, several different Chipotles’, and The Stand in Irvine.  For more information about this event or to see a list of participating restaurants, see their website at:  https://pcrf-kids.org/pcrf-events/dine-and-donate-3/.

 

Pelican Hill is part of Newport Beach.  Pelican Hill is made-up several smaller communities surrounding the world class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 37 Vista Luci, this 5,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Heights development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2000. The home has recently been updated with granite countertops, white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The home features a wrought iron staircase, trey ceilings and crown moldings. The formal living room has a wet bar and wine refrigerator. There are endless views of Newport Harbor, surrounding canyons, city night lights, and the Pacific Ocean. The views stretch to Palos Verdes.   This home sits on a 11,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. The CDM takes in all the land from the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits and the Irvine Terrace development. Located at 2572 Bungalow Place, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Sail House community. This is a detached home on a corner with the largest floor plan available in Sail House. This three bedroom, three bathroom bungalow was built in 2002.  The home features a formal dining room and living room with a fireplace. The kitchen has a six burner stove, quartz countertops and a built-in microwave. Sail House has both attached and detached homes. All homes have an attached garage. Residents are within walking distance to the Villages of Corona del Mar. 

Sept. 11, 2019

More Than Pink Walk

The 2019 Komen Orange County MORE THAN PINK Walk is taking place on Sunday, September 22. The event begins with registration and continental breakfast at 6:30am.  The opening ceremony will begin at 8:30am and the walk begins after that. Walkers will gather at Fashion Island, at the Pacific Life Insurance Company Building. Money raised through this walk will support research, patient right advocates and support for Orange County women and their families, who have been impacted by breast cancer. For more information or to pre-register for the walk see their website at: 

http://orangecounty.info-komen.org/site/TR/RacefortheCure/CSM_OrangeCountyAffiliate?pg=entry&fr_id=7712.

 

Irvine is a 66 square mile master planned city in Orange County.The city was designed and built by the Irvine company as a completely master planned community in the 1960’s. Located at 71 Sherwood, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the Stonegate community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2018. This is a Seneca model home built by Richmond American. The open floor plan features custom hardwood floors, floor to ceiling bi-fold patio doors and spiral staircase. The chef’s kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a separate prep kitchen and an oversized island. This home sits on a 4,800 square foot piece of property. The property has been professionally landscaped with a water feature and artificial turf. Stonegate was designed and developed by the Irvine Company. Stonegate is adjacent to Woodbury and Woodbury East. 

 

Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.”  This area of Newport Beach encompasses the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 219 Evening Canyon Road, this 9,500 square foot estate is part of the Shorecliffs development. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2003. Enter the home into a two story foyer. The home features formal living room and dining room, two studies and a wine cellar. Attention to detail can be seen in the Venetian plaster, inlaid walnut floors and imported marbles. An elevator services all floors. This home sits on a large 21,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool, sport court, and mature landscaping. Shorecliffs is home to 146 custom built estates.

Aug. 29, 2019

"Boots on the Beach"

The Newport Dunes Resort is hosting ‘Boots on the Beach.” On Sunday, September 1st, ‘Boots on the Beach,’ will begin at 4:30pm.  The performance will feature Troubadour Experience, a George Straight tribute band, and Blown Away, a Carrie Underwood tribute band. Line Dancing begins at 4:30pm. This event is open to all ages. Tickets range in price from $20 to $60. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/event/boots-on-the-beach-ft-tributes-to-carrie-underwood-george-strait/.

 

Pelican Hillis a group of five luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.  Due to its high bluff setting, Pelican Hill has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. Located at 4 Peninsula, this 4,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridgedevelopment. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1999. The gourmet kitchen is the centerpiece of the home and anchors the open floor plan.  This home sits on a 9,100 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy a swimming pool, barbeque island, and fire pit. Pelican Ridge was developed and planned by the Irvine Company. Pelican Ridge sits directly above Crystal Cove State Park. 

 

Corona del Maris part of the city of Newport Beach and encompasses all the land from the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 429 Isabella Terrace, this 6,800 square foot home is part of the Corona Highlandsdevelopment. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was just completed in 2019 and is ready to be occupied. The remodel was designed by architect Tim Nicol. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of reclaimed wood, metal roofing and hardwood white oak floors. The updated kitchen features Calcutta countertops, a butler’s pantry and stainless steel appliances. The home has views from almost every room of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor and city night lights.  This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Homeowner’s will enjoy relaxing be the swimming pool, or the fireside sitting area.  Corona Highlands is a North of PCH neighborhood. Residents are within walking distance of the beach.

Aug. 15, 2019

The Pacific Wine and Food Classic

The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will take place on Saturday and Sunday, August 17thand 18th.  Local Chefs will serve up a summer inspired cuisine, there will also be more than 150 wines, beer and craft cocktails. The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will be held at the Newport Beach Dunes Waterfront Resort. This festival was named on the Ten Best Food festivals in North America in 2019. It was also voted by the LA Times as the Best Event in the OC in 2018. There are both general admission and VIP admission tickets available, VIP: guest hours are from 1pm to 5pm and general admission hours are from 2pm to 5pm. General admission tickets are $150 and VIP tickets are $200. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/event/pacific-wine-food-classic-2019/.

 

Pelican Hill is a one of the most luxurious areas of Newport Beach. Estates have amazing views of the golf course and near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes. Located at 1 Shoreridge, this 9,400 square foot home is situated in the Pelican Crestdevelopment. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2010. The home and property have amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, the coastline, city night lights and wonderful evening sunsets. This estate sits on a very large 34,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large array of resort style activities from an infinity edge pool, to a spa to a swim up bar with seating. In addition, there is a fire pit, putting green and built-in fireplace.Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated master planned community with 158 custom built estates. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach, this area of the city encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 633 Cameo Highlands Drive, this 5,000 square foot home is part of the Cameo Highlands neighborhood. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2019 and is ready to be lived in. The home features Fleetwood doors and floor to ceiling windows for endless views. This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property, with a bluff setting. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool and spa. Cameo Highlands is home to 142 single family homes in a terraced development, maintaining all residents an ocean view. There is also access to a private gated beach for residents. 

Aug. 2, 2019

The Balboa Car Show in August

 

The Fun Zone parking lot is the site for The Balboa Car Show. Newport Bay makes for a beautiful backdrop for the car show. This show is free to attend. Also, there is no registration necessary for the show, it is open to all “cool looking” cars and motorcycles.  During the show there will be a free raffle, free donuts, a Best in Show award and music. The parking lot is located at 607 East Balboa Boulevard. For more information about the car show, see their website at: http://balboacarshow.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is made up five luxury developments that surround the world class Pelican Hill Spa, Resort and 36 hole golf course. Located at 22 Pelican Point Drive, this 7,300 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1996. Enter the home through a two story foyer with a spiral staircase, crystal sconces and a chandelier. Special to the home is a roof top terrace. Under the home is a seven car garage. There are expansive views of the Pacific Ocean and the golf course. This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property. Pelican Point is home to 48 custom built estates and is a 24 hour guard gated community. Pelican Point sits above Crystal Cove State Park with three miles of sandy beaches and 2,400 acres of undeveloped land for outdoor activities.

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 3619 Ocean Boulevard, this 7,100 square foot home is part of the South CDM community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2001. The home is five stories and designed by Brion Jeanette. The gourmet kitchen features Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, granite countertops and a large island. There is an elevator to all levels. There is a private gate at the entrance. This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of bluff property, giving it wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island and evening sunsets. Outdoors, there is a hot tub on the limestone patio. Residents are just steps away from their own private beach. South CDM is just a short drive from Laguna Beach and Crystal Cove

Oct. 22, 2017

Oktoberfest Tap Takeover

 

Even if you are not yet quite ready to sell your home, take some fall pictures both indoors and outdoors.  Regardless of the season, during a home sale, put out a photo album, with pictures showing the home in all seasons. In the photo album, put some photos from all seasons and months throughout the year, so potential buyers can see what the home looks like in all seasons.

 

 

It is Oktoberfest Tap Takeover time at the Sidedoor gastropub from September 28th through October 30th. The Tap Takeover will take place from 5pm to 11pm each day. The taps will be taken over by select German beers including Weihenstephaner Pils, Hofbrau Munchen, Grevensteiner lager and Erdinger Weissbier Dunkel.  The Sidedoor is an English style gastropub. The Sidedoor is located at 3801 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at http://sidedoorcdm.com/.

 

 

Corona del Mar is a section of Newport Beach which encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Juan Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 2525 Ocean Boulevard, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Channel Reef development. This is a first floor unit. This three bedroom, three bathroom condo was built in 1962. This unit has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, the channel and the swimming pool. The large patio has easy access to the swimming pool and barbeque area. Channel Reef is a small 47 unit condo complex with 24 hour security. The homeowners’ association provides a salt water pool, spa, barbeque areas and deep water marina with slips large enough for 45 foot yachts. Residents are within walking distance to Big Corona Beach and Pirates Cove Beach.

 

 

Located at 5 Windemere Court, this 5,500 square foot home is part of Pelican Ridge development in the Pelican Hill. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the stone floors, high ceilings and the curved staircase. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the harbor, bay, the coastline and the city night lights from this house. This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Pelican Ridge is a 24 hour guard gated community built by the Irvine Company.

 

 

Located at 231 Via Lido Soud, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1992. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, granite countertops and stainless French doors. Attention to detail can be seen in the wine cellar, wood flooring and crown moldings. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, the Bay and white water. This home sits on a 3,400 square foot piece of property. The home has a dock.

 

Chancellor is a development in the University Park Village in the city of Irvine. Chancellor has detached one and two level single family homes. This development was built between 1964 and 1972. Homes have between two to six bedrooms with three bathrooms and range in square footage from 1,500 square feet to 2,850 square feet.  University Park is a mid-sized master planned community is west of the 405 Freeway and bordered by Culver Drive, Jeffrey Boulevard and University Drive.