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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.

March 30, 2020

April's Sunset Jazz Supper Club

The April Installment of the Sunset Jazz Supper Club Edition is taking place on Wednesday, April 1st. Producers of the successful Sunset Jazz at Newport Summer Series have developed a five-concert series for winter and spring. The April performers will be John Proulz. Members include Chuck Berhofer, Kevin Kanner and special guest Chuck Findley. The evening will be filled with Nat King Cole and Chet Baker favorites plus original music. Doors open at 6pm and the concert begins at 7pm and continues until 9:30pm. The Supper Club series is being held at the Newport Beach Marriott Hotel and Spa, located at 900 Newport Beach Center Drive. The concerts are held in the Hook and Spear Restaurant, which has room for just 106 Jazz fans, so make reservations. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://www.sunsetjazzatnewport.com/.

 

Costa Mesa is 16 square mile city in Orange County. Costa Mesa is made up of five sections: Central Costa Mesa, Eastside Costa Mesa, Mesa Verde, South Coast Metro and Southwest Costa Mesa. Located at 137 The Masters Circle, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Santa Ana Country Club in the South Coast Metro area. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2009. Attention to detail can be seen in the high volume ceilings, cherry hardwood flooring and covered porch. The open floor plan kitchen features an island, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The home sits on a 4,100 square foot piece of property.There are views of the golf course. South Coast Metro is bordered by Baker Street, Harbor Boulevard, the 405 and the 73 Freeways. 

 

Corona del Mar is in the city of Newport Beach.Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and South Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 2525 Ocean Boulevard, unit #6G is part of the Channel Reef development. This two bedroom, two bathroom condo unit is 1,200 square feet and all on one level. Channel Reef was built in 1963. The updated unit features high volume ceilings, exposed beams and a shower with white water views. The open style kitchen has Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, wine refrigerator and a center island.  The condo has views of the harbor, Catalina Island, white water and gorgeous evening sunsets. Channel Reef is a 24 gated neighborhood which is situated just inside the breakwater of Newport Harbor. The homeowner’s association provides many amenities including a salt water pool, spa, barbeque area and deep-water marina.

March 20, 2020

Just sold in Newport Ridge, Newport Coast

Michael Franco and the team at MWA Luxury real estate sold the home located at 32 Bargemon in the Newport Ridgedevelopment in Newport Coast.  The home sold on June 25th, 2019 for $1,900,000. This four bedroom, two and half bathroom home is 2,900 square feet. The kitchen has a six-burner stove. This home was built in 2002. This home sits on a 5,900 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool. 

Newport Ridge is situated just off the Newport Ridge Drive and it is surrounded by Buck Gully and Coyote Canyon. There are just 38 homes in Newport Ridge.  Newport Ridge was built between 1993 and 1995. Among the amenities offered in Newport Ridge are s sports court, tennis courts and barbeque area. Students living in this area attend Newport Mesa Unified Schools, specifically Newport Coast Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach, having been annexed in 2001.  Newport Coast is just north of Laguna Beach.  The area of the city is home to the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa, and Golf Courses and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Newport Coast has five-star restaurants and world-class shopping.

March 19, 2020

Michael Franco sells in Huntington Beach

Michael Franco and MWA Luxury real estate recently sold the home at 607 8th Street in Huntington Beach. The home sold on October 22, 2019 for $1,444,000. This three bedroom, five bathroom home is 2,500 square feet. This home was built in 1989. The open plan kitchen was recently remodeled with granite and stone countertops and pots and pans drawers. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, fireplace and plantation shutters. The home has peek-a-bee ocean views and city night light views. Homeowners are a five minute walk to the beach and a ten minute walk to the downtown. Students living in this area attend Smith Elementary School, Dwyer Middle School and Huntington High School. Huntington Beach is the largest beach side city in Orange County. Known as HB and “Surf City, USA,”  Huntington Beach  has 8.5 miles of uninterrupted coastline and beach. The city has a population of approximately 190,000 residents and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Westminster and Fountain Valley. The downtown area of Huntington Beach has over 250 downtown businesses, including restaurants, shopping and a large variety of services. The downtown area has street fairs and farmers markets, all while enjoying ocean views. 

March 18, 2020

Just Sold in Tesoro Crest, Newport Coast

Located at 36 Marisol, Newport Coast, this Italianate Villa was just sold by Michael Franco and the team at MWA Luxury real estate. The home sold on November 26th, 2019 for $1,775,000. This 2,200 square foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and was built in 1998. The open floor plan features high ceilings, a neutral color palette and is filled with natural light. The recently remodeled kitchen has marble countertops, travertine floors and stainless-steel appliances. The family room has a fireplace and custom built-ins. The home sits on a 4,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the built-in barbeque area, spa and an outdoor dining area. Tesoro Crest was built by Standard Pacific Homes, with four floor plans.  This is a 24-hour guard gated community. The homeowners’ association provides many amenities including a swimming pool, barbeque area, sports court and tennis courts. Students attend the award-winning Newport Mesa Unified Schools, Newport Coast Elementary and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Newport Coast is situated at the south end of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses, Crystal Cove State Park, five-star restaurants and shopping. 

March 16, 2020

Recently sold in The Meridian in Newport Beach

Michael Franco and the MWA luxury real estate team recently sold the home located at 1309 Santa Barbara Drive.  This home is situated in The Meridian development in Newport Beach.  This 2,400 square foot condo was built in 2014.  It has two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bathroom was redone in 2018 with natural stone walk-in shower. This unit faces the golf course and has also has ocean views, including Catalina Island. The sale includes all furniture, fixtures, wall art and electronic equipment. The home sold on December 20th, 2019 for $3,350,000. The Meridian is a condo complex which is in the East Bluff area. The complex was completed in 2015, with 79 units. There are great views of the Pacific Ocean, golf course, and city night lights. The building has concierge service. Among the many amenities offered in the Meridian are a fitness center, clubroom, a grilling area and an outdoor swimming pool. Residents of the Meridian are within walking distance of Fashion Island. Newport Beach is world-class Orange County city. Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906.

March 13, 2020

Recently sold in Cypress, Orange County

Michael Franco and the team at MWA luxury real estate recently sold a home in the city of Cypress. Cypress is an Orange County city, with a population of approximately 47,000 residents. Cypress was incorporated in 1956, under the name of Dairy City. In 1957, the city changed the name to Cypress. One of the most popular events in the city is the annual birthday celebration of the city. Called the Cypress Community Festival, this one-day celebration is the largest single day event of its kind in Orange County. Located at 5490 Brittany Way, in the city of Cypress, this home sold on January 1st, 2020 for $460,000. This condo is part of The Cambridge Commons Condominium Complex, which was built in 1985.  This corner unit is two bedrooms, three bathrooms and 907 square feet. Recent updates include new paint and new flooring.  The renovated kitchen has brand new stainless steel appliances, built-in microwave, dishwasher, and granite countertops. This unit has a two-car attached garage. Residents are approximately a ten-minute drive from the beach. Among amenities offered in The Cambridge Commons are a swimming pool and recreation area. Students in this area attend schools in the Anaheim Union High School District which includes Walker Middle School and Kennedy High School.

March 12, 2020

Michael Franco sells in Laguna Niquel

The home at 31711 Isle Vis  in Laguna Niquel was recently sold by Michael Franco and the team at MWA luxury real estate.  The home sold on January 21st, 2020 for $3,175,000. This four bedroom, five bathroom home is 4,956 square feet. The home was built in 1999. The Mediterranean style home is in the guard gated development of Monarch Point. The home features a formal living room and dining room, chef’s kitchen large family room and office space. The kitchen has a large center island, a six-burner cooktop, and breakfast bar. Attention to detail can be seen the use of granite, recessed lighting and crown molding. The laundry has two washers and two dryers. The home also has two fireplaces. Views from the home and property include the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons, the coastline, Catalina Island, and city night lights.  The home sits on a quarter acre piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a built-in barbeque area, patio, swimming pool and spa. Laguna Niguel is just east of the Laguna Beach. Laguna Niguel was incorporated in 1959 and is one the first master planned communities in California, it currently has a population of approximately 63,000 residents. Laguna Niquel is bordered by Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and Aliso Viejo. Laguna Niguel students attend schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. There are seven elementary schools serving Laguna Niguel, one middle school and two high schools. The high schools are Dana Hills located in Dana Point and Aliso Niguel High School located in Aliso Viejo.  

March 11, 2020

Recently Sold in Pacific Ridge, Newport Coast

Michael Franco and the MWA Luxury team recently sold the home located at 1 Tranquil, in Newport Coast. . Newport Coast is at the south end of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Beach in 2001. The home was sold on February 3rd for $2,150,000. This four bedroom, three bathroom home is 2,812 square feet. This home was built in 2005 and has a Tuscan architectural style. The gourmet kitchen features a gas range, granite countertops and stone work. Flooring is hardwood and stone. There is one fireplace in the home, located in the family room. The property is 7,039 square foot. There are views of the surrounding mountains and the surrounding greenbelt. This is home is situated in the Pacific Ridge development. Pacific Ridge is comprised of four developments: Belcara, Cypress, Pienza and Costa Azul. This home is in Belcara. This is a 24-hour guard gated development near the Boomer Canyon Open Reserve. Belcara has 107 single family homes, with four models to choose from. Among the many amenities offered in Pacific Ridge are a 10-acre park, junior Olympic size swimming pool, spa, wading pool, and barbeque area with an outdoor fireplace. Students living in Belcara attend Newport Coast Elementary School, and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. 

Feb. 28, 2020

Jungle Junk Critters at Sherman Gardens

The Jungle Junk Critters at Sherman Gardens exhibit will be taking place from February 1st until the end of April, 2020. The exhibit is an eco-friendly collection of twenty sculptures by Ron Yea. The sculptures are intended to entertain and to quote the artist it is “fun art.” Ron Yea is a Corona del Mar artist who focuses on recycling as part of his art. Each day the exhibit will be open from 10:30am until 4pm. Sherman Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway, in Corona del Mar. For more information about this exhibit or Sherman Gardens, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/exhibit-jungle-junk-critters/.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Bay.  Home to approximately 850 homes, this is one of California’s first master planned communities. Located at 205 Via Eboli, this 2,700 square foot home has five bedrooms and four bathrooms. This home was built in 1948. The home sits on a 7,800 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting, which is very large for Lido Isle. There is 106 feet of bay frontage. The property is on the bend along Strada Centro. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are a clubhouse, yacht club, dock, tennis courts and private beach. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea,” and is locally known as the CDM. The area is known for its pristine beaches, shimmering tide pools and wonderful views. Located at 1301 Dolphin Terrace, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Irvine Terracedevelopment. This four bedroom, nine bathroom estate was built in 2010. This is a “green home,” with Platinum LEED certification. Structurally the home has upgrades such as 32 seventy-five foot caissons, steel framing, and a class “A” cool roof. The home features an executive office, two full kitchens or wine grotto. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of glass walls, disappearing solid bronze doors and climate control system. This home sits on a large 15,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge swimming pool, spa and full outdoor kitchen.  Irvine Terrace has 390 homes, the development was begun in the 1950’s. Among the many amenities offered in Irvine Terrace are a basketball court, tennis courts and baseball diamond.

Jan. 30, 2020

The Oracle Challenger Series

The Oracle Challenger Series is back at The Newport Beach Tennis Club. The tournament will begin on Monday, January 27th and continue through Sunday, February 2nd. The Oracle Challenger Series is a combined men’s and women’s free professional tennis tournament. Check their website at any time to see the player fields. There will be 35 Americans playing including two-time Grand Slam semi-finalist Coco Vandeweghe, ATP Tour singles winner Steve Johnson and Canadian former world number 5 Eugenie Bouchard.  The Newport Beach Tennis Club is located at 2601 East Bluff Drive. For tickets, a complete line up or other information, see their website at; https://oraclechallengerseries.com/newport-beach/.

 

Laguna Beach is a luxurious seaside community with a dedication to the arts. There are three large scale arts festival each year, over 80 art galleries, a weekly art walk and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 31423 Coast, this 1,500 feet condo is part of the Laguna Royale development. Unit #31 is a three bedroom, two bathroom condo which was built in 1962.   This is an end unit with no one above it. The kitchen has recently been updated with stainless steel appliances and granite countertops.  The bathrooms have been updated with a beach chic style. Each condo unit has two parking spots.  Laguna Royale is situated just south of the Montage Resort and Spa and just north of the Laguna Lido Condos. This 24 hour guard gated beachfront complex is just off of Main Beach. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city 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. This part of the city is well known for its pristine sandy beaches, breathtaking views and crystal-clear tide pools. Located at 1038 White Sails Way, this 5,900 square foot home is part of the Harbor View Hills community. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2019 by Patterson Custom Homes. The open floor plan moves seamlessly from indoors to outdoors. Attention to detail can be seen in the elevator, entertainer’s hub and lifetime builder concierge services.  The home and property have magnificent views of Newport Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy relaxing by the swimming pool. Students living in the Harbor View Hills community attend schools in the award-winning Newport Mesa Unified School District, specifically Newport Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.