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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.

May 27, 2021

Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The Newport Beach Art Exhibition is being held as an in-person event on Saturday, June 26th. There will be artwork in various mediums, including watercolor, oils, acrylics, charcoal, pen and ink, sculpture, photography and mixed media. The exhibit is open from 1PM to 6PM. The event will be held in the Civic Center Community Room at the Newport Beach Civic Center. This is a lead-up event to the 56th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition, which will be held in October. The Newport Beach Civic Center is located at 100 Civic Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/library-services/cultural-arts/newport-beach-art-exhibition

 

Newport Beach was incorporated in 1906, making it one of the oldest cities in Orange County. Newport Beach is home to approximately 85,000. Located at 2215 Windward, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Bonnie Bay Highland Homes development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1973. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, granite counter tops and wood cabinetry. Attention to detail can be seen in the French doors, multiple fireplaces and new vinyl windows. This home sits on a 7,600 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is gated RV/boat trailer parking and a large, private backyard. Bonnie Bay Homes are situated in the West Bay area of Newport Beach. Residents are nearby Mariners’ Park, Willard Jordan Park and Upper Newport Back Bay. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Locally, Corona del Mar is known as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 3728 Ocean Boulevard, this 4,200 square foot home is part of the South of PCH neighborhood. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1930. Attention to detail can be seen use arched windows, oak plank floors and dual pane windows. The chef’s kitchen features honed granite countertops, farmhouse sink, Viking stove and hood and Sub-Zero refrigerator. This home has near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Newport Beach coastline and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of property, at the southern end of Ocean Boulevard and Poppy Avenue. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a sport court, stone walkways and a tree swing. There is also a layered redwood deck surrounding a Saltillo type paver patio. Residents are near Little Corona Beach path and the CDM Village.

April 30, 2021

Virtual Collections at OCMA

The Orange County Art Museum has made many pieces of their 4,500-piece collection available online. The OCMA art collection focuses on artwork from the twentieth and twenty-first centuries from California based artists and artists from Pacific Rim countries. Among the collections are early and mid-century modernism, Bay Area Figuration, Pop Art and installed art. Currently, part of the virtual exhibits includes the Rose River Memorial by Marcos Lutyens. Completed with community volunteers the exhibit features 4,000 hand-made roses. For more information, or to register for online programming, see their website at: https://ocma.art/collection/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city which is 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This 16 square mile city is surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach. Located at 3018 Country Club Drive, this 3,700 square foot home is part of the Mesa Verde community. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2008. This is a single level home that was recently remodeled. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, custom cabinetry and two full size refrigerators. Other special features of the home are a home theater with theater seating, a nineteenth hole bar and a dual sided fireplace.  This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property. The outdoor entertaining area has a fire pit, water features and a covered patio. Also outdoors are a putting green and detached casita.  Mesa Verde is bordered by the 405 Freeway, Harbor Boulevard, Adams Boulevard and Fairview Park. Residents are just a short drive to the Orange County Fairgrounds, Orange Coast College and South Coast Plaza. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is locally known as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 3150 Breakers Drive, this 4,800 square foot home is part of the South PCH neighborhood. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1969. The gourmet kitchen features a farmhouse sink, Viking appliances, and stone countertops. The sunken living room has a wall of mirrors to reflect the ocean view.  There are 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, sandy beaches, city night lights and amazing sunsets. This home sits on a 7,400 square foot piece of beach front property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy five view decks, Breakers Drive is a gated community. South CDM is a very quiet neighborhood. Students living in this area, Harbor View Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.

March 31, 2021

Pacific Ridge, Moro Canyon and Boomer Ridge Trail

The Pacific Ridge, Moro Canyon and Boomer Ridge Trail is a terrific place to explore this spring. This 10.2-mile trail winds its way through Newport Coast. You will see wildflowers blooming throughout the springtime. This specific trail is rated at difficult.  This is a year-round trail, that is accessible to both dogs and horses. The elevation gain is 1,374 feet. There is parking at the trailhead at 8471 North Coast Highway in Laguna Beach. For more information about this trail or the many others throughout this area, see their website at: https://www.alltrails.com/trail/us/california/pacific-ridge-moro-canyon-and-boomer-ridge-trail-loop.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city which was incorporated in 1953. This city slogan is “The City of Arts.” The South Coast Repertory Theater, Orange County Performing Arts Center, the Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli theater are all located here. Located at 269 Bowling Green Drive, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the College Park development in Central Costa Mesa.This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1957. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, recessed lighting and natural stone floors. The gourmet kitchen features all white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and concrete countertops. This home sits on a 7,600 square foot piece of property. The backyard features an in-ground spa, built-in granite bar with a barbeque and custom cabana and is filled with tropical landscaping. College Park was the first master planned community in Costa Mesa, situated between Fairview Avenue and Harbor Boulevard. Central Costa Mesa is bordered by Baker Street, Wilson Boulevard, the 55 Freeway and Harbor Boulevard. 

 

Corona del Mar is a part of Newport Beach and encompasses all the land of the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. The Irvine Terrace development although north of Avocado Avenue is part Corona del Mar. Located at 608 Orchid, this 1,700 square foot home is part of the North PCH neighborhood. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the wide plank flooring, stonework and metal work.  This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property.  Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a gas fire pit, water features roof top deck and two patios. North CdM is just a short distance from the state beach and the Villages of the Corona del Mar. 

March 1, 2021

Corona del Mar State Beach

The Corona del Mar State Beach is a great place for swimmers, with its calm surf. There is half mile long beach, perfect for soaking up some rays and people watching. Photographers will love the towering cliffs that skirt the beach. There are volleyball nets set up and fire pits for public use. Overlooking the beach, there is a grassy area for picnics and watching the sunset. In the area surrounding the beach there are several restaurants to choose from. Dogs are allowed on Corona del Mar State Beach. For more information, see their website at: http://parks.ca.gov/?page_id=652.

 

Irvine is a 66 square mile city in Orange County. Irvine is surrounded by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Located at 62 Interstellar, this 5,800 square foot home is part of the Altair development in theOC Great Park Village. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of stacking doors, coffered ceilings and high-volume ceilings. The chef’s kitchen features a center island, walk-in pantry and breakfast bar. This home sits on a 7,000 square foot piece of property. Altair is a 24-hour guard gated community. Homes in this community have views of the surrounding hills and canyons and the city night lights. Altair was built by the Toll Brothers. Among the amenities offered in OC Great Park are a clubhouse, swimming pools, spa, covered cabanas and an outdoor fireplace.

Corona del Mar is a section of Newport Beach.This section of the city encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 3601 Catamaran Drive, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Harbor View Hills development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2015. The open floor plan home is just one level and filled with natural light. The kitchen features stainless steel appliances, center island and a walk-in pantry. There is a temperature-controlled wine wall, central waterfall bar seating and steel bi-fold doors to the backyard. The home sits on a large 12,600 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a barbeque pavilion with a stainless-steel barbecue and a fire pit. Students living in Harbor View Hills attend Newport Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.

Feb. 2, 2021

Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society

The Balboa Island Museum and Historical Society is a wonderful way to learn about the history Balboa Island. The museum is offering a series of different 10-minute videos on History Talks with Celeste, which you can view from home.  The museum is currently open Monday through Thursday from 10am to 5pm and Friday through Saturday from 10am to 6pm. Admission is free, donations are accepted. At the museum, they offer a kid’s scavenger hunt, Boy Scout and Girl Scout programs and school programs. The Balboa Island Museum is located at the 210 B Marine Avenue on Balboa Island. For more information, see their website at: https://www.balboaislandmuseum.org/.

 

Irvine is large master planned city in Orange County, California. Irvine is surrounded by the cities of Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. Located at 15361 Nimes Circle, this 2,300 square foot home is part of The Ranch community in the El Camino Real Village. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1969. The home has been completely remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French doors, beautiful fireplace and bay window. This home sits on an 8,450 square piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting abutting the greenbelt. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and entertaining space. This property does not Mello Roos or HOA fees. The Ranch was built by Pacesetter, Ayres and Presley Homes. There are approximately 625 homes in The Ranch. El Camino Real is bordered by I5 Freeway, Culver Drive, Jeffrey Road and Irvine Center Drive. This area is 1,179 acres with 21 home tracts. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills from South Avocado Avenue to the city limits, including the Irvine Terrace community. Located at 2525 Ocean Boulevard, this 1,100 square foot condo home is part of the Channel Reef community. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1963. This is a one level unit. The condo has been completely remodeled. The gourmet kitchen features marble countertops, a large island and a steam oven. This unit has wonderful views of the Harbor, Back Bay, the Pacific Ocean and city night lights. Each unit has reserved, covered parking. Channel Reef is a small condo community with just 47 units, with 24-hour security. The association offers many amenities including a swimming pool, spa, barbeque area and a deep-water marina.

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.