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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.

July 1, 2022

Painting in the Gardens with Jeff Sewell

Roger’s Gardens has an upcoming workshop with Southern California painter, Jeff Sewell. Painting in the Gardens with Jeff Sewell will take place on Sunday, July 17th, from 11am to 4pm.  Jeff is a Plein Air artist. Jeff will explain the history and style of Plein Air painting. Throughout the class Jeff will also talk about his passion for teaching children and thoughts on collecting art. There will also be small showing for guests to enjoy some of Jeff’s newest paintings. For more information about this class or to register, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/painting-in-the-gardens-with-jeff-sewell-1.

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady is an 800-acre development with 300 acres dedicated to golf courses and 500 acres dedicated to residences. Shady Canyon is surrounded by 16,000 acres of natural sanctuary. Located at 76 Golden Eagle, this 12,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This seven-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home was built in 2007 by architect David Hohmann and Fari International Builders and Tony Valentine Construction. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom ceiling murals, multiple fireplaces, and custom millwork. The home has a home theater, 1,000 bottle plus wine room and billiards and poker room. The gourmet kitchen features Naica quartzite countertops, custom backsplash, and a secondary catering kitchen. This home sits on a very large 37,000 square foot piece of property, which is within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outside, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge swimming pool, spa, both of which have underwater speakers and a scuba snorkel system driving range, cabana bar, fire pit and built-in barbeque area. 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach, in Orange County. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hill to south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 4601 Dorchester Road, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the Cameo Highlands community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home will be completed in early 2023. This single level home will be filled with designer finishes, fine architectural details and filled with natural light. The home is being built by architect Mark Teale and builder the Nicholson Companies. The modern kitchen will feature Miele and Sub-Zero appliances, a walk-in pantry and quartz waterfall island. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will be able to create their own paradise with a swimming pool, spa, and built-in barbeque. Cameo Highlands has 142 single family homes. Residents will enjoy four private beaches.

June 15, 2022

15th Annual Father’s Day Car Show

Balboa Bay Resort is hosting its 15th Annual Father’s Day Car Show. On June 19th, Father’s Day, from 11 am to 2pm, take Dad out to see a wide variety of fine classic and antique cars, including antiques, classics, rare finds, custom cars, and motorcycles. There will also be live music, fresh barbeque, an assortment of concessions and cocktails, all with the backdrop of Balboa Bay. Tickets are not necessary; the show is put on complimentary from Balboa Bay Resort. Balboa Bay Resort is located at 1221 Coast Highway in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://www.balboabayresort.com/.

 

Laguna Beach is one of the oldest beach front cities in Orange County. Laguna Beach has over 7 miles of coastline and situated between the Pacific Ocean and the San Joaquin Hills. Located at 1460 Temple Terrace, this 1,000 square foot home is part of The Village neighborhood. This two-bedroom, one-bathroom home was built in 1941. The home was completely remodeled in 2002 and features vaulted ceiling and an open floor plan. Attention to detail can be seen in the French Doors, copper rain gutters and natural wood ceilings. The home has views of Bluebird Park, the surrounding canyons, and hills. This home sits on a 6,800 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the large entertaining decks. Residents are within walking distance to all the shops and restaurants in The Village and the beach. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar incorporates all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 3719 Blue Key, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Harbor View Hills community.  This six-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1969. Recently remodeled this home features exposed wood beam ceilings, high volume ceilings and decorative wainscoting.  The gourmet kitchen has a mosaic backsplash, white quartz counters and sage cabinetry. This home sits on a 10,600 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy professionally landscaped gardens, brick patio and multiple seating areas. Students living in Harbor View Hills attend Newport Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.

June 1, 2022

Makers in the Zone at the Balboa Fun Zone

The Balboa Fun Zone is hosting Makers in the Zone. The fourth Thursday of each month, which will on June 23rd, the summer celebration kicks off for an evening of fun. There will shopping booths from local artists and designers and food and drinks available. There will be live music throughout the evening. The event begins at 5pm and continues until 9pm. The fourth Friday Makers in the Zone evenings will continue through September 22nd. The Balboa Fun Zone is located at 600 East Bay Avenue in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://www.balboafunzone.com/.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County City, ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. The city was incorporated in 1906 and has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 36 Saratoga, this 1,150 square foot is part of the Bayside Village community.This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 2017. This one-story home is filled with natural light and has a fireplace. Attention to detail can be seen in the Capiz Chandelier and clearstory windows. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances and center island with seating. There are views are of the Back Bay, marina, and the bluff.Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a back deck and fire pit. Bayside Village has two swimming pools, a spa, meeting room and beach access. There are 270 home sites in Bayside Village. 

Corona del Mar is part 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. Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 1523 Dolphin Terrace, this 3,200 square foot home is part of Irvine Terrace. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2015. Attention to detail can be seen in the glass view wall, limestone floors, and mahogany millwork. There are far reaching views of Newport Harbor, the channel entrance, Catalina Island, and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a 11,900 square foot piece of bluff front property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a covered and heated dining terrace, lap pool, spa, and mature landscaping. There are 390 homes in Irvine Terrace. All homes in Irvine Terrace are single level, so that all homes retain their views. Among the many amenities offered in Irvine Terrace are Irvine Terrace Park, tennis courts, a baseball diamond and soccer field.

March 31, 2022

The Persuasive Past of Orange County

Sherman Library and Gardens is hosting exhibit on The Persuasive Past of Orange County. From February 15th through May 31st, the garden will be showing photographs, maps, brochures and artwork highlighting Orange County cities. For over 100 years, Orange County, has lured new residents to its sun-drenched soils. The exhibit follows Orange County’s transition from farmland to oil fields to metropolitan areas. Sherman Library has an extensive collection of city publicity materials, achieve materials, agriculture, oil, and water advertisements. The exhibit is open from 10:30am to 4pm daily. Sherman Library and Garden is located at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city that was incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach is ideally situated halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located at 56 Balboa Coves, this this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Balboa Coves development. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1955. This bay front home has an open floor plan with a living room, kitchen, and breakfast nook. There are marvelous views of Newport Bay, the canal, the harbor, and city night lights.This home sits on a 4,300 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Balboa Coves is a 24-guard gated community in the West Newport-Lido Isle area. There are 68 homes in Balboa Coves, with access to a private beach. Residents are close to Lido Marina Village. 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.”Located at 309 Poinsettia Avenue, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the South of PCH community. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2020 by KRS Development and Seventh Bixel. Attention to detail can be seen in the spiral staircase, custom built-ins, and the Savant Smart Home Systems. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, a walk-in pantry, and a six-burner stove. The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Pelican Hills, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property. South CDM is near the Villages of Corona del Mar with a wide variety of dining and shopping options. Students living in this area attend Harbor View Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.

Feb. 28, 2022

Tomatomania! at Roger's Gardens

Tomatomania! is back at Corona del Mar’s Roger’s Gardens. “The world’s largest (and most fun) tomato plant sale” takes place every spring, this year it will begin on February 25th and run through March 6th. There will be over of 250 varieties of heirloom and hybrid tomato plants and over 100 varieties of peppers. There will be new varieties offered for 2022. This is your opportunity meet with their tomato experts and other tomato enthusiasts. There will be new live streams about vegetables throughout the event. Tomatomania! is open every day from 9am to 6pm. 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/tomatomania/.

 

Laguna Beach is a seaside city in Orange County with a true dedication to the arts community. Laguna Beach is home to over 80 plus art galleries, weekly art walks, three large scale art shows and over 180 residents in residence. Located at 247 Emerald Bay, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Emerald Bay community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1965. Enter the home through the private courtyard. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of high-volume ceilings, a wall-to-wall paneled door system, and beamed ceilings. This home sits on an 8,100 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large entertaining terrace, in-ground spa with a waterfall and fire pit with a lounge area. Homeowners are within walking distance of all the amenities offered at Emerald Bay. Emerald Bay is between Smithcliffs and Irvine Cove communities. This is a 24-hour guard gated development. Residents of Emerald Bay have access to a private beach. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is known locally as CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Corona del Mar has sweeping views, beautiful beaches and wonderful tidepools. Located at 21 Jasmine Creek. This 1,900 square foot home is part of the Jasmine Creek community. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built 1976.  This single level home features a formal living room and dining room. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, fireplace and built ins. The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the greenbelt, and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on a 6,500 square foot piece of property. There are 324 homes and condos in Jasmine Creek. Among the many amenities offered in Jasmine Creek are a security gate, swimming pool, tennis courts and a clubhouse.

Jan. 31, 2022

Exploring Crystal Cove State Park and Beach

The Crystal Cove State Park and Beaches offers over 2,400 acres of native wilderness with many different hiking trails running through it. There are 18 miles of hiking trails. The area also has three campgrounds, one in the canyon and two at the higher elevations. The upper trails have wonderful views of mountain backcountry, geological formations, and the Pacific Ocean. The lower trails will take you through the riparian woodlands along Moro Creek with oak and sycamore trees. There are native plants and wildlife throughout the entire area. Trails are ranked from easy to strenuous, from 2.85 miles to 9 miles and from an elevation of 35 feet to 1,000 feet. For more information, see their website at: https://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/hiking-2/.

 

Lido Isle is situated in Newport Harbor and is part of the city of Newport Beach.  Lido Isle is one of the first master planned communities in California. Located at 450 Via Kido Soud, this 3,200 square foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. The home was built in 1941. Attention to detail can be seen in use of multiple French doors, multiple fireplaces, and custom window treatments. The gourmet kitchen feature two islands, stainless steel appliances and custom cabinetry. This home sits on a 4,400 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting, which is large for Lido Isle. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a gated courtyard, private loggia, and an outdoor fireplace. Lido Isle has approximately 850 homes and one yacht club, which acts as the social hub of the isle. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle include tennis courts, a clubhouse, a private beach and security. 

 

Corona del Mar is a section of Newport Beach which includes all the land seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits.  Corona del Mar is locally known as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 608 ½ Orchid Avenue B, this 1,100 square foot home is part of the Corona del Mar Village.  This two-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2019, by Alpha Properties. Attention to detail can be seen in the wide plank wood floors, bi-fold doors and the home is fully wired for audio throughout. This patio home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property, near the park. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a private patio with an outdoor fireplace, and roof top deck. The home has a one car garage and a carport.  Residents are within walking distance to Corona del Mar Village.

Dec. 29, 2021

Tai Chi Tuesdays

The Sherman Garden and Library is hosting Tai Chi Tuesdays, starting on January 4th, 2022. The Tai Chi class meets from 10:30 to 11:30am, each Tuesday. The class instructor is Cynthia Bell Niermann, and this class is great for beginners and older people. This is class meets once a week for eight sessions, all classes will be held outdoors. During these eight sessions you will learn Qigong stretches, breathing exercises and short Tai Chi routines. The cost is $160 for members and $180 for non-members. For more information, or to register for classes, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/tai-chi-tuesdays/.  

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments, and the Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. This 800-acre development has 400 homes and approximately 1,000 residents. Located at 118 Canyon Creek, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community.This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2009. Guests enter the home through a private courtyard, with a fireplace. The subterranean level is just perfect for entertaining with a home theater, game room, bar, walk-in wine cellar and wine tasting room.This home sits on a large 23,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors there is a detached guest casita, swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque, and pool cabana. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are tennis, golf, a playground, a clubhouse and two guard gates.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for the “Crown of the Sea.” This area is known for is sandy beaches, tide pools and cliff side views. Located at 212 Hazel Drive, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the South PCH neighborhood.This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1989. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of mahogany front doors, imported Italian stone and high-volume ceilings. The lower level has a wet bar and wine cellar. The gourmet kitchen features double ovens, breakfast nook and a large center island. In addition to the main house, there is a casita above the garage which has a patio, full bath, kitchen, and private entrance. The home has wonderful views of Arch Rock, Little Corona del Mar Beach, the Pacific Ocean, white water, and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a 6,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a pond with a waterfall, swimming pool, spa, and mature landscaping. South PCH is nearby the Villages of Corona del Mar with many upscale dining and shopping options. 

Dec. 5, 2021

113th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights

The 113th Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade and Ring of Lights will take place Wednesday, December 15th through Sunday, December 19th. The parade and lights display is sponsored by the Commodores Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce. This year’s theme is “Jingle on the Waves.” The boat parade gets underway at 6:30pm each evening. Come out and watch as canoes, kayaks, boats, and yachts are decorated from bow to stern and cruise around Newport Harbor. The starting and ending point of the route is the Tip of Lido Isle. For more information, see their website at: https://www.christmasboatparade.com/.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800-acre development with approximately 400 homes, 1,000 residents, the Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course, and dedicated green spaces. Located at 59 Copper Creek, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This seven-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home was built in 2006 and was designed by Anthony Thibet. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of antique fireplaces, reclaimed roof tiles and 17th century floors imported from France.  The home sits on a very large 46,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, sports courts, cutting and vegetable garden and detached pool and guest house.  Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Although, Irvine Terrace is north of Avocado, it is still part of the Corona del Mar. Located at 32 Jetty Drive, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Jasmine Creek development.  This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1976. This one level home has a both a formal living room and dining room. Attention to detail can be in the use of plantation shutters, built-in cabinets, and custom cabinetry. This home sits on a 5,300 square foot piece of property. The home is surrounded by gardens, which can be viewed from almost every room. Jasmine Creek is a gated community. Among the many amenities offered in Jasmine creek are tennis courts, a swimming pool, spa, and clubhouse. There are 324 homes and condos in Jasmine Creek.

Oct. 29, 2021

Fall Planting

Roger’s Gardens gearing up for fall with their Fall is for Planting month long celebration.  From Monday, October 11th through, Friday, November 12th, the store will be open daily from 9am to 6pm.  Plants perfecting for fall planting will be featured.  Fall is a great time of year to plant in Southern California’s Mediterranean climate.  Fall’s cooler temperatures are less stressful for both you and the plants to be planted. Planting in the fall saves water, saves money, and supports wildlife. For more information, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/fall-is-for-planting.

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is situated above Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons, 18 miles of trails and a 1,400-acre Marine Park. Located at 26 Wharfside, this 4,200 square foot home is part of the Seabourn development. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2000. This is a Seabourn Plan Four model. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French doors, private balcony, and fireplace. The gourmet kitchen features a custom marble backsplash, Viking appliances and granite countertops. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on an 8,800 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Seabourn is a 24-hour guard gated community built by Standard Pacific Homes. Seabourn residents, as are all Crystal Cove residents, invited to enjoy all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which is the social hub of the Crystal Cove.

 

Pelican Hill is a group of five luxury developments, which surround the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. The five developments are: Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, Pelican Crest, Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 1 Harbor Light, this 8,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development.  This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 1994.  Attention to detail can be seen in the use of glass doors, Venetian plaster walls, and honed travertine. The home features a wine room, gym with a steam room, and butler’s kitchen. The chef’s kitchen features Miele, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances. There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the harbor, city night lights and beautiful sunsets This home sits on a 23,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting.  Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a spa, barbeque area, lounge area, infinity edge swimming pool and a detached casita. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse. Pelican Hill is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 140 custom built homes.

Sept. 29, 2021

Kayaking Upper Newport Bay

A great way to get outside this fall is to try a kayaking tour of Upper Newport Bay. The Newport Aquatic Center is offering kayaking tours to enjoy seeing egrets, terns, and skimmers. You might even catch a glimpse of silver millet and stingrays. This is a protected area, so participants will have access to areas they normally would not. The tour guide will answer all your questions. The kayaking tour take place every Saturday at 10am. Cost is $25 per person. After your kayak experience, feel free to have a picnic lunch on North Star Beach, around the back of Newport Aquatic Center. Newport Aquatic Center is located at 1 Whitecliffs Drive in Newport Beach.  For more information, see their website at: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/discover-upper-newport-bay-kayak-tour-tickets-156297926305.

 

Laguna Beach is one of the oldest seaside Orange County cities. Laguna Beach has over seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. Located at 28 Emerald Bay, this 2,000 square foot home is part of theEmerald Bay community. Emerald Bay is a 24-hour guard gated community situated between Smithcliffs and Irvine Cove. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1955.  The home has a large bonus room. There is a two-car garage. The home has far reaching views from nearly every room of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a 3,100 square foot piece of property. Residents are just steps from the beach. Emerald Bay residents have access to a private beach with sand volleyball courts. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.Corona del Mar is known locally as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.”This area is well known for its sandy beaches, tide pools and cliff side views.Located at 2201 Bayside Drive, this 9,100 square foot home is part of the Bayside Drive Custom community. This five-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2021. Designed by architect Brandon Architects, and built by Patterson Custom Homes. This four level home features two master suites, an indoor-outdoor first level, and rooftop cabana.There is elevator access to levels. The home has near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean. Newport Harbor, channel, and city night lights. This home sits on a 12,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, the home has one of the longest private piers in Newport Beach, which can accommodate a 100-foot yacht. Also, outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a lap pools, fire pit and built-in barbeque. Watch the sunset from your private beach. Bayside Drive is one of the most photographed places in Corona del Mar. Residents are near the Villages of Corona del Mar and Fashion Island.