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Luxury Living In Corona Del Mar

The crown jewel of Newport Beach, CA is Corona Del Mar, with wonderful beach side cottages and cliff top compounds with marvelous ocean views of the pacific coastline.  Michael Franco specializes in exclusive coastal real estate from Seal Beach to San Clemente. 

 

If you would like a guided tour of some of the most breathtaking real estate and sunset views the pacific coast has to offer, get in touch with us today and we will be happy to help you in your quest to find your dream home.

Dec. 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.

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.