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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.

Dec. 30, 2020

Ask A Children's Author

The Newport Beach Library is hosting an Ask A Children’s Author session starting on Monday, January 4th. Librarian, Ms. Liz, will be talking with her friend, author Nick Eliopulos. Nick Eliopulos is children’s fantasy book author. He has written several Spirit Animal books, Minecraft Woodsword Chronicles, and The Adventurers Guild.  Submit your questions online. Starting on January 4th, Ms. Liz will discuss writing with Nick and answer your questions.  This discussion will continue in segments through January 17th. Everything is online for safety. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/64713/11906?curm=1&cury=2021.

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County beach side city which is just south of Newport Beach. Laguna Beach has over 180 artists in residence, 80 art galleries and a weekly art gallery walk. Located at 1179 Katella Street, this 4,200 square foot home is part of the Arch Beach Heights community.  This five bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1975. Among the amazing views from this home are the Pacific Ocean, Main Beach, Catalina Island, Laguna Village, Hotel Laguna, on clear days the views stretch to Palos Verdes. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy several views decks and a large swimming pool. Arch Beach Heights is at the top of Laguna Beach in the hills above Laguna Beach Village. Moulton Meadows Park is within walking distance with tennis courts, hiking, tot lot, soccer fields and par training course. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.  Corona del Mar encompasses all the land from the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills to South Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Although, north of the Avocado, Irvine Terrace is part of Corona del Mar. Located at 721 Narcissus Avenue, this 4,700 square foot home is part of the North CDM community. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2014. This custom home was built by Patterson Homes. Attention to detail can be seen in the disappearing doors, elevator and entertainer’s tech hub. This home sits on a 5,300 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. The roof top deck has wonderful Pacific Ocean and city night views.  North CDM is on the north side of the Pacific Coast Highway. Students living in this area, attend the Harbor View Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. The Villages of Corona del Mar are very nearby. 

Dec. 3, 2020

California Proposition #19 Passed

California Proposition #19 passed in November election, with 8,534,173 or 51.1% of the vote. This proposition will allow eligible homeowners to transfer their tax assessments anywhere in the state. Tax assessments can be transferred to more expensive homes with an upward adjustment. Persons 55 and older, with disabilities or victims of natural disaster or hazardous waste contamination can now transfer their tax assessments from one to three. Secondary properties, such as vacation homes or rentals, inherited from parents to children or from grandparents to grandchildren can be reassessed at market value when transferred, with the first one million dollars being exempt from reassessment. On inherited primary properties, the parent or grandparent can transfer the property without the property’s tax assessment resetting to market value. The additional revenue from generated from this proposition will be used by schools and wildlife agencies through the California Fire Response Fund and the County Revenue Protection Fund.

Dec. 2, 2020

Nights of 1,000 Lights is at Sherman Library and Gardens

Nights of 1,000 Lights is at Sherman Library and Gardens, a fabulous way to kick off the season. The Nights of 1,000 Lights show will begin on December 10th and run through December 22nd. This outdoor activity allows visitors to stroll through gardens doing the holiday season, while enjoying the lights. Take family photos in front of the Christmas tree. Kids will love walking down the technicolor light tunnel. There will be drinks and snacks available in the open-air café. A variety of music will be played. The show opens each at 5pm and closes at 9pm. Sherman Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information or to advance purchase tickets, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/nights-of-1000-lights/.

 

Pelican Hill is one of the most luxurious real estate developments in Newport Beach.Pelican Hill is home to five developments; Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Hill, Pelican Ridge, and Pelican Ridge Estates, which surround the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 26 Pelican Point Drive, this this 5,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point community. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom cabinetry, multiple fireplaces and walnut lined library. The home is positioned on the 12thhole of Pelican Hill Golf Course, on the ocean side.This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa and built-in barbeque area. Pelican Point is south of Corona del Mar, off of the Pacific Coast Highway.This is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 48 custom built estates.

 

Corona del Mar is part of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for Crown of the Sea.” The area is well known for its tide pools, sandy beaches and forever views. Located at 735 Avocado Avenue, this 995 square foot home is part of the Sandcastle community. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo home was built in 1963. This unit has been completely remodeled and features disappearing doors and limestone flooring. The kitchen features Bosch appliances, marble quartz and center island. The outdoor living space includes a loggia, small backyard with a firepit and water feature. Among the many amenities offered in Sandcastle are a swimming pool, spa and barbeque area. Sandcastle is a mixed community of single-family homes, townhouses and condos. Sandcastle is on the beach side of the Pacific Coast Highway, with stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the Harbor.

Oct. 29, 2020

Roger’s Gardens Christmas Boutique is Open

Roger’s Gardens Christmas Boutique is open and ready for guests. From October 9th through the end of the year, the Our Home for the Holidays Christmas Boutique will be open each day from 9am to 6pm.  This year’s Christmas Boutique is created to evoke feelings of food, family and fireside chats. Among the many treasures you will find are hand painted ornaments from Europe, nutcrackers and Santa’s. Roger’s Gardens signature garlands and wreaths will be available for purchase. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/pages/christmas-boutique.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of luxury residential developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.  Among the developments are: Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Hill, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 26 Pelican Point Drive, this 5,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Pointdevelopment. This four bedroom, six bedroom home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, custom cabinetry and use of hard woods. The home sits on the 12th hole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course, it also has views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights, and colorful evening sunsets.  This home sits on a 11,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa and built-in barbeque. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard community with just 48 custom built homes. 

 

Corona del Mar is a section of Newport Beach which occupies all the land from the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills to South Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 307 Milford Drive, this 1,800 square foot home is part of the Cameo Shores development.  This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1962. Enter this one-story home through a courtyard. The home is filled with natural light.  There are lovely views of the surrounding canyons. This home sits a very large, 14,200 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and spa. Residents have private beach access at Crystal Cove State Park. Cameo Shores is home to 170 homes. Students living in Cameo Shores attend Harbor View elementary School and Corona del Mar High School. 

Sept. 30, 2020

Just Sold by Michael Franco in Pelican Crest

Just Sold by Michael Franco in Pelican Crest

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate just sold 5 Skycrest in Pelican Crest. Pelican Crest is part of the Pelican Hilldevelopment in Newport Coast. 5 Skycrest is a 9,500 square foot home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. This home sold for nearly eleven million dollars, which is approximately $1150 a square foot. The nearly panoramic views include the Pacific Ocean, surrounding mountains, city night lights and sunsets. The 30,000 square foot piece of property has swimming pool, spa, gazebo, built-in barbeque area and rose garden. This residence is the number one architecture design award winner in Newport Coast.  Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill and its five developments, Crystal Cove and many other residential developments. Crystal Cove State Park and Beach and Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses are also part of the Newport Coast. Although this home is off the market, Michael has many more properties to inspire you, in Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill and Newport Coast. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

Sept. 30, 2020

4 Baffin Bay in Crystal Cove was just sold by Michael Franco

4 Baffin Bay in Crystal Cove was just sold by Michael Franco

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate recently sold the home located at 4 Baffin Bay in the Crystal Cove in Newport Coast. Newport Coast has many wonderful areas such as Crystal Cove and Pelican Hill. Whether you are buying, selling, or both, Michael Franco will walk you smoothly through the process. This 3,500 square foot home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property.  This is a four bedroom, three and half bathroom home which was built in 2001. With views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. Crystal Cove offers many amenities, including the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub of the area. The home sold for 3.3 million dollars, approximately $985 per square foot. This property has been sold, however, Michael has many other properties ready to view in Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill and Newport Coast. To reach Michael, at any time, he is available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

Sept. 30, 2020

3rd Annual Grand Prix Newport Dunes Triathlon

The 3rd Annual Grand Prix Newport Dunes Triathlon is returning to the Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort.  Cal Tri Events is hosting the race. The race begins with the swim portion in the Resort Bay. Then on to the closed course, eight-mile bike ride.  The bike course includes a portion of the Mountains to the Sea Trail and Bikeway, part of the Upper Newport Bay State Marine Conservation Area and the Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve.  Finish up the event with either a 5K or 10K run within Newport Dunes and the Back Bay View Park.  There are aid stations at each mile.  There are 12 race options to choose from including distance options, Swim – Bike options, Swim – Run options and many others. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/event/newport-dunes-triathlon/

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city which is surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach.  This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean, at its southern tip. Located at 1847 Tahiti Drive, this 2,700 square foot home is part of Mesa Verde Neighborhoods in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1962. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of marble, multiple skylights and wood slat ceilings. This home sits on a 7,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a very large swimming pool with multiply waterfalls and water features. In addition, outdoors, there are several fire features, an outdoor kitchen and entertainment area. Mesa Verde was begun in the 1950’s and is very family centered. 

 

Corona del Mar is a section of Newport Beach, which encompasses all the land from the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Irvine Terrace, although north of Avocado Avenue, is still part of Corona del Mar. Located at 2001 Sabrina Terrace, this 6,200 square foot home is part of the Irvine Terrace development. This three-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2009. Enter the home through a private courtyard with a water feature. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of mahogany, stone and the motorized pocket doors. The lower level is dedicated entertaining space with a media room, bar and 1,000 bottle wine room. The views are terrific from this home of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights, Catalina Island, the Christmas Boat Parade and colorful sunsets. This home sits on a large 11,200 square foot piece of property, with eighty feet of view frontage. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge spa, fire pit and barbeque island. Residents are within walking distance to Irvine Terrace Park.

Sept. 30, 2020

12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast, was just sold by Michael Franco

12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast, was just sold by Michael Franco

 

Just recently, Michael Franco, of MWA Luxury Real Estate, sold the home at 12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast.  Whether you are buying or selling, Michael Franco offers professional and efficient service in Orange County. He recently handled the listing and sale of the property at 12 Dunes Bluff, which sold for 4.8 million dollars.  This home is 3,800 square feet with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of stone flooring, wood flooring and elegant moldings. Built in 2005, the home has 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, coastline, whitewater, city night lights and vibrant sunsets.  This home is part of the Crystal Cove development which is located in Newport Coast. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an open-air courtyard, outdoor fireplace and guest casita. Crystal Cove is just north of Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove is home to the Crystal Cove State Park, with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons and 18 miles of trails. Although, this property has been sold, Michael has many others he can show throughout Crystal Cove and the greater Orange County area. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

Sept. 30, 2020

Michael Franco sells 30 Pelican Point Drive in Newport Coast

Michael Franco sells 30 Pelican Point Drive in Newport Coast

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate sold the estate at 30 Pelican Point Drive in May of 2020.  Michael Franco offers unparalleled real estate services, whether you are buying or selling property in Orange County. 30 Pelican Point sold for $9,000,000. This 7,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development in Pelican Hill. Built in 2005, Villa Del Mare has the finest finishes, inside and out. This is a four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home with a seven-space subterranean garage. With panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, the Newport Coastline, and the Pelican Hill Golf Course, the property is ideal for entertaining. The custom-built estate has a 400-bottle wine cellar, theater lounge and a Savant Smart Home System. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard community with just 48 custom built estates. Although, this property has been sold, Michael has many others ready to show you in Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and Newport Coast. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

Aug. 31, 2020

3rd Annual Corona del Mar Meet and Greet

The Corona del Mar 3rd Annual Meet and Greet will be held at Sherman Library and Gardens.  On Saturday, September 27th, join in all the fun at the garden as Corona del Mar residents take this opportunity to meet your neighbors.  This is a great way to meet new neighbors, enjoy time with friends and enjoy the beauty of Sherman Gardens. There will be live music, lawn games, and a Taco Truck. The event gets underway at 3pm and continues until 6pm. Tickets are $15, kids under 10 are free.  All profits will benefit Sherman Library and Gardens. For more information, see their website at: https://www.cdmchamber.com/events/corona-del-mar-neighborhood-meet-greet-sept-27th/.

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city with a population of approximately 23,000 residents.  There are over 80 art galleries, a weekly art walk and over 180 artists in residence in Laguna Beach. Located at 459 Panorama Drive, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the Emerald Terrace community. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1976.  The home and property have wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, Catalina Island and gorgeous evening sunsets.  This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.  The property back onto the Laguna Coast Wilderness Park. Outdoors, there is over 1,000 square foot of decks and an additional patio area. The Emerald Terrace is on the east side of the Pacific Coast Highway in the North Laguna Beach area. Approximately 1,500 people live in Emerald Terrace. The beach is within walking distance. 

 

Corona del Mar is a vibrant section of the city of Newport Beach.  Corona del Mar includes all area from the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 219 evening Canyon Road, this 9,500 square foot home is part of the Shore Cliffs community. This five bedroom, seven bathroom estate was built in 2003. The kitchen features a caterer’s area and opens onto the breakfast room. Attention to detail can be seen in the floor to ceiling windows, use of imported marble and Venetian plaster. There is a gym, media room and a 6,000 bottle climate controlled wine cellar. There is elevator service to all levels. The views from this home and property include the Pacific Ocean, the beach, Catalina Island, white water and gorgeous sunsets.  This home sits on a very large 21,000 square foot piece of property.  The property has direct access to Little Corona Beach. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, sport court and several ocean view terraces.  Shore Cliffs has 146 custom built homes and the development was designed by the Irvine Company. Residents are within walking distance to the Village of Corona del Mar. Shore Cliffs has private beach access.