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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.

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. 

July 31, 2020

Happy Hour Yoga

Sherman Gardens and Library is open again and they are having classes and workshops.  On Wednesday, August 26th, Happy Hour Yoga will be taking place. The class takes place in the lush gardens.  The focus of the class is breathing techniques and fundamentals, Hatha yoga, balance, strength and stretching. The class ends with a 10 to 15 minute meditation session and a restful Savasana pose. After the class, enjoy a glass of wine while strolling through the garden.  The yoga class begins at 6pm and continues until 8pm. Bring a mat, towel and water.  Happy Hour Yoga costs $20 for members and $25 for non-members. Reservations are required.  For more information or to register, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/happy-hour-yoga-3/.

 

Lido Isle is part of the city of Newport Beach in Orange County.Lido Isle is a residential only island with approximately 850 homes with a yacht club. Located at 601 Lido Park Drive, this 1,900 square foot condo is part of the 601 Lido Building. Unit #3C is a two bedroom, three bathroom condo. This complex was built in 1972.Recently remodeled with an open floor plan and two ensuite bedrooms. This unit has wonderful views of Newport Bay, Lido Channel, the coastline and gorgeous evening sunsets. The building has a 24-hour doorman, on-site maintenance, workout room, swimming pool, spa and private boat slips. 

 

Corona del Mar is a part of Newport Beach, which encompasses all the land from the Pacific Ocean to the San Joaquin Hills and South Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 6 Maritime Drive, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Jasmine Creek community.This two bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1978. This is a single level home filled with natural light. The kitchen features a wall of floor to ceiling windows.This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting.Jasmine Creek is a 24 hour guard gated community.Among the many amenities in Jasmine Creek are tennis courts, swimming pools, spas, a clubhouse and many greenbelts. There are 324 homes and condos in this development. 

June 29, 2020

Patio Gardening Workshop at Sherman Gardens

Sherman Gardens and Library is open again and welcoming visitors. Their classes and workshops are again, up and running. The Patio Gardening workshop will be held on Thursday, July 16th.  Learn to grow potted container gardens. Topics include: choosing the right plants, watering, fertilizing and picking a container. You will be able to create your own container garden to take home with you. The workshop begins at 9am and continues until 11am.  The cost is $60 for members and $70 for non-members. For more information about this workshop, the garden or their hours for summer, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/patio-gardening/.

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of the Newport Beach, just north of the Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway. Located at 3 Moonshell, this 6,300 square foot home is part of the Sea Crest development.  This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2007. The home features a large kitchen, central courtyard and professional quality home theater. There is a separate guest casita. The home has fabulous views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights and picture-perfect evening sunsets. This home sits on a very large 23,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting.  Homeowners are within walking distance of the clubhouse. Outdoors, the yard is filled with a covered ocean view loggia with a fireplace, a fountain, swimming pool, cabana and a complete outdoor kitchen.  Residents of Sea Crest, like all Crystal Cove residents, are invited to join in all the resort style recreational activities offered at the Canyon Club, which is also the social hub of Crystal Cove. 

 

Corona del Mar is a part of the Newport Beach.  Corona del Mar is locally known as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” This area is well known for its pristine tide pools, sandy beaches and forever views. Located at 4801 Surrey Drive, this 3,000 square foot home is part of the Cameo Highlands neighborhood. This four bedroom, three bedroom home was built in 1966. The recently remodeled kitchen features a moveable center island, custom cabinetry, double Gaggenau convection ovens and a six burner Décor Stove.  Attention to detail can be seen in the custom awnings, surround sound system and custom window décor. There are 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and spectacular evening sunsets. This home sits on a 9,500 square foot piece of property. Homeowners have direct access to four private beaches. Cameo Highlands homes are all single level and terraced, to ensure everyone’s views. Cameo Highlands has multiple private gated beaches.

June 22, 2020

Just Sold: Villa del Mare in Pelican Point

Just Sold: Villa del Mare in Pelican Point

 

Just Sold!  Villa del Mare in Pelican Point, located at 30 Pelican Drive was just sold by Michael Franco of MWA Luxury real estate. Pelican Point is a development in the Pelican Hill section of Newport Coast in Newport Beach. Villa del Mare sold for 9 million dollars.  This 7,100 square foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The home was built in 2005. The master suite features his and her closets, a sitting area, and a private terrace with a fireplace. The open floor plan kitchen has pocket doors which allows for seamless indoor to outdoor entertaining. The home has a 400-bottle wine cellar, media lounge, an elevator to all levels and a Savant Smart home System. There is a seven-car subterranean garage.  Among the wonderful views from this custom-built estate and property include the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights, gorgeous evening sunsets and the 11th green of the Pelican Hill Golf Course. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a custom glass mosaic swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque area and multiple outdoor fireplaces. Students in this area attend harbor View Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated community of just 48 custom built homes. 

June 2, 2020

Back Loop Trail in Upper Newport Bay

June is a get time to visit the Back Loop Trail in Upper Newport Bay. The Back Bay Loop Trail is an all outdoor, 10.5 mile trail with signage.  The trail winds through Upper Newport Bay, with scenic stops at the Upper Castaways Park, County of Orange’s Peter and May Muth Interpretive Center, Back Bay Science Center at Shellmaker Island and Big Canyon.  The Back Bay Loop Trail links to the 22 mile Mountains to Sea trail. The Mountains to Sea trail is a National Recreational Trail which runs from Upper Newport Bay through Irvine, with views of the Peters Canyon Reservoir and into the rugged mountains of Weir Canyon north of Irvine Regional Park. For more information about The Back Bay Loop Trail, see their website information at: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/how-do-i-/view/things-to-do/back-bay-loop-trail.

 

Newport Coast is a section of Newport Beach at the south end of the city, near Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is a master planned community with single family homes to one of a kind custom estates. Located at 21 Sea Terrace, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Newport Ridge Community. This five bedroom, three bedroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the hardwood floors, marble work and a brick fireplace. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances and Italian marble.  The home sits on a 7,000 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting on a cul-de-sac. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the swimming pool with a waterfall, a large outdoor fireplace and a full outdoor kitchen. Newport Ridge is surrounded by the Buck Gully and the Coyote Canyon.  There are just 38 homes in Newport Ridge. 

 

Corona del Mar is a section of the Newport Beach, which encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south of 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 1641 Reef View Circle, this 2,300 square foot home is part of the Spyglass Ridge development. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1971. This is a single level home, which is a rare find in this community. The chef’s kitchen features a large center island, Thermador appliances and lots of storage. This home sits on a 9,200 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a built-in barbeque, water feature and gas fire pit. Spyglass Ridge is between Newport Coast Drive and MacArthur Boulevard. Spyglass Ridge is just one and half miles from the beach. There are approximately 300 homes in Spyglass Ridge.