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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.

Aug. 31, 2021

26th Annual Island Artwalk

Balboa Island is hosting the 26th Annual Island Artwalk.  On Sunday, September 26th, the Artwalk will take place along the South Bayfront Promenade. The Annual Artwalk will begin at 9am and continue until 5pm. There will be over 100 local artists exhibiting paintings, blown glass, sculpture, photography and jewelry. There will be live music throughout the day at five different stages. Admission for this event is free. There will be over one mile of art and music for you to enjoy. For more information, see their website at: https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/events/balboa-island-artwalk/.

 

Laguna Beach is a large arts community just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. There are over 80 art galleries with weekly art walks, over 180 artists in residence and three large scale art shows each year. Located at 908 Quivera Street, this 3,600 square foot home is part of the Arch Beach Heights neighborhood. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2018. Attention to detail can be seen fold away glass doors, wet bar, and large fireplace. The chef’s kitchen features Thermador appliances, Cararra marble countertops and a large center island. This home has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets.  This home sits on a 5,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. Arch Beach Heights is at the top of Laguna Beach.  There are many amenities offered are tennis courts, hiking, tot lot, soccer fields and par training course. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach, it encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills, south Avocado Avenue to the city limits.  Corona del Mar is known as CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 416 Hazel Drive, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the North CDMcommunity. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2018. Attention to detail can be seen in the disappearing doors, temperature-controlled wine room and stone fireplace. The gourmet kitchen features Carrara Marble, walk-in pantry, and professional grade appliances. Homeowners will enjoy views of the Pacific Ocean, Buck Gully, white water, city night lights and evening sunsets.  This home sits on a 9,400 square foot piece of property. North CDM is on the north side of the Pacific Coast Highway. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a three-story courtyard with a water feature, private pool, and loggia with built-in fans and heating. 

July 30, 2021

Hummingbird Summer at Roger's Gardens

Roger’s Gardens is celebrating Hummingbird Summer now through August 29th.  Roger’s Gardens has a host of ways to welcome hummingbirds into your garden, with plants attractive to hummingbirds, feeders and nectar. Their website has everything you need to learn more about these little creatures and create an environment for them. Roger’s Gardens is partnering with Sea and Sage Audubon Society, as well. Finally, on Saturday, August 14, instructor Steve Kay will lead a class on how to photograph hummingbirds, including tips and tricks to photograph them in motion. He will show more than 120 photos of his work. The cost is $10 per person, of which $5 will be donated to Sea and Sage Audubon Society. For more information, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/pages/hummingbirds/.

 

Laguna Beach is a seaside village with over seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. The city has a strong dedication to the arts, with three large scale art festivals each year, over 80 art galleries, a weekly art gallery walk and 180 artists in residence. Located at 1124 Catalina Street, this 1,200 square foot home is part of The Village community.  This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1965. The home was recently remodeled, with an open floor plan. Two bedrooms and two bathrooms are in the main residence and one bedroom, and one bathroom are adjacent to the main resident with a private entrance.  This home sits on a 3,600 square foot piece of property, with a private backyard. Residents are within walking distance to the beaches, local shops and restaurants. The Village is in the heart of Laguna Beach. 

 

Corona del Mar is part 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 3631 Ocean Boulevard, this 5,600 square foot home is part of the South PCH community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2008. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of retractable walls of glass, Boffi cabinetry, and billiards room with a bar. Among the finish materials used are bronze, custom steel, marble, and Venetian plaster. There is elevator access to all floors. The views from this home and property include the Pacific Ocean, harbor entrance, Catalina Island, whitewater, city night lights and evening sunsets. This home sits on a 7,800 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an outdoor living room with a fireplace, an outdoor serving kitchen and bar. The oceanfront terrace has a spa. South PCH is very near The Villages of Corona del Mar with many dining and shopping options.

June 28, 2021

Summer Yoga at Sherman Gardens

Summer Yoga will be held at Sherman Gardens throughout the summer. The next yoga session will be on Wednesday, July 7th starting at 6pm.  Yoga classes are held outdoors amongst the beautiful gardens. Yoga Instructor, Darnell Renee will lead the class. Classes begin with breath work, then move into Hatha Yoga with a focus on balance, strength and stretching. The class ends with meditation. The class lasts an hour and half. Please bring your own yoga mat, small towel and water. Cost is $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Pre-registration is required. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/calendar/2021-07/

 

Laguna Beach is a beach front city in Orange County.This seaside village has seven miles of sandy beaches and a true dedication to the arts, with weekly art gallery walks, three large scale art shows per year and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 193 Emerald Bay, this 7,700 square foot home is part of the Emerald Bay development. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom estate was built in 1996.Attention to detail can be seen in the 35 feet of continuous windows, fireplace and cedar lined closet. The gourmet kitchen features a center island, dining nook and opens to both the family room and dining room. The home and property have views of the Laguna Beach coastline, white water, the Pacific Ocean, Dana Headlands and beautiful evening sunsets. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property, which is street to street. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a view deck, rooftop deck and garden terrace. Emerald Bay is between Smithcliffs and Irvine Cove communities. Emerald bay is a 24-hour guard gated community which has two halves connected by a tunnel. 

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach, it 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 203 Driftwood Road, this 2,600 square foot home is part of the Shore Cliffs development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1954.This is the first time this one level home has been listed on the real estate market. There are views of Pacific Ocean and surrounding tree lined streets. This home sits on a 9,300 square foot piece of property, on the ocean side of Shore Cliffs. Shore Cliffs is home to 146 custom homes and has private access to the beach. Residents are within walking distance to Corona del Mar Village. 

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.