Shady Canyon Real Estate Blog

Michael Franco specializes in luxury homes in Orange County, California. Shady Canyon is a small group of luxury neighborhoods in the Turtle Rock section of Irvine. Subscribe and we will keep you up-to-date and informed on the Shady Canyon real estate market with frequently updated homes for sale and current events.

Sept. 11, 2019

Water Aquatics Class

The city of Irvine offers several aquatic classes throughout the city. Classes are for all skill and fitness levels. Water aquatics are wonderful for cardio conditioning and without stress on the back or knees. Classes are held at the William Woollett Jr Aquatics Center on Tuesday and Thursday mornings. Senior Splash is low impact class designed to promote joint flexibility and range of motion. This class meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays. shallow water walking and lap swim is available on Monday, Wednesdays and Fridays.  For more information or to sign up for a class, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/aquatics-centers/water-aerobics

 

Laguna Beach is an art-centric beach side city. Laguna Beach has seven miles of beaches, canyons and coastal hills.  Located at 31099 Coast Highway, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Aliso Laguna community. This four bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1956. The gourmet kitchen features a center island, granite counters and opens onto the family room. This home sits on a 6,400 square foot piece of oceanfront property. Outdoors the beachfront patio has a built-in barbeque area.  Just steps from the beach, this home offers amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, white water and Catalina Island.  Aliso Laguna is in the heart of the Laguna Beach. Residents are within walking distance to South Laguna Beach with many shopping, dining and entertainment options. 

 

Shady Canyon is an 800 acre development in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. This area is home to three residential developments, dedicated green space and the Shady Canyon Club and Golf Course. Located at 66 Canyon Ridge, this 2,000 square foot townhome is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon development. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1977. The renovated kitchen features top of the line appliances, granite countertops and a center island. The patio is designed for entertaining with a built in barbeque and fire pit.  The Villas of Shady Canyon offers many amenities including an Olympic size swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and tennis courts. 

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Aug. 29, 2019

2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk

The 2019 Tunnel to Towers 5K Run and Walk will be taking place on Sunday, September 8th. The race gets underway at 9:30am. All proceeds from the race support the Stephen Siler Tunnel to Towers Foundation. Stephen Siller, was a New York City firefighter, who lost his life on September 11, 2001. The foundation supports first responders and military.  For more information or to register for the race, see their website at: www.tunnel2towers.org.

 

Crystal Cove is part of the Newport Coast section of the Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 46 Deep Sea, this 14,000 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove custom collection. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home is scheduled to be completed in the early spring of 2020. Attention to detail can be seen in the hand inlaid stone, which came from Italy and Spain. The offers the newest technology and is 95% self sustaining, has four Tesla charging stations in the garage and is a smart home.  This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors homeowner’s will enjoy a large infinity edge pool with a custom glass wall, and lush, tropical landscaping. All Crystal Cove residents are invited in to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub for the community. 

 

Shady Canyon is mastered planned development in the Turtle Rock section of the city of Irvine.  There are approximately 400 homes in Shady Canyon which surround the golf course and country club. Located at 23 Needle Grass, this 13,000 square foot home was part of the Shady Canyon Custom neighborhood. This five bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 2010. The estate features a gym, wine room and theater. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom built-ins, coffered ceilings and use of imported stone. This home sits on a large 30,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors homeowner’s will enjoy a swimming pool, spa and mature landscaping.  Residents are within walking distance of the Shady Canyon’s green space, hiking trails and golf course. 

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Aug. 15, 2019

Solana Beach Bike Ride

The Unlikely Cyclist is taking on Solana Beach. On Sunday, August 25th, from 8am until 2pm, they will be doing their annual trek down Solana Beach.  The ride finishes up at the Pizza Port for a late lunch. Participants will ride the train home, while their bikes will go back home in the truck. Bike transportation and food are included in the registration fee. The level of riding is estimated at advanced beginner to intermediate. The ride leaves from the Irvine Transportation Center. The registration fee is $45. Sign-up early, as the ride is limited to 50 riders. For more information, see their website at: http://theunlikelycyclist.com/new-events.

 

Corona del Maris part of the city of Newport Beach and is known locally as the CDM. Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.”  Located at 4515 Perham Road, this 4,400 square foot home is part of the Cameo Shorescommunity. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1999. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, built-in cabinetry and partners desks. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, the jetty and evening sunsets.  This home sits on a 10,800 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a spa, fountain and multiple seating areas.  Cameo Shores is a non-gated community with 170 residences. There is easy access to two beaches and a walking path to Crystal Cove Beach. 

 

Shady Canyonis a groups of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800 acre development with Country Club, Golf Course and dedicated green space. Located at 66 Canyon Ridge, Unit #16 is part of the Master’s Collection. This 2,000 square foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms. This townhouse features travertine flooring, hardwood floors and a built in surround sound system. The patio is perfect for entertaining with a fire pit and built-in barbeque.  The Master’s Collection was built by Laing Luxury Homes and there are 18 homes in the collection. The Turtle Rock Nature Center is just a short distance from the Master’s Collection.

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Aug. 2, 2019

2019 Summer Sunset Cinema Film Series

 

Orange County Park is hosting the 2019 Summer Sunset Cinema Film Series on the next three Friday evenings; August 2nd, August 9th, and August 16th.  The films will be shown at either Mason Regional Park or Irvine Regional Park. There will be food trucks on site for each movie and there will also be a beer and wine garden. Entry is free as is parking. Parking opens at 6pm, with the films beginning at approximately 8pm or sunset. For more information, see the OC Parks website at: http://www.ocparks.com/.

August 2nd The movie will be Back to the Future at Mason Regional park.

August 9th The movie will be Mary Poppins Returns at Irvine Regional Park.

August 16th The movie will be The Jungle Book at Irvine Regional Park.

Laguna Beach is a one of a kind beach community with a large arts influence. Located at 31913 9th Avenue, this 2,800 square home is part of the South Laguna Village community. This three bedroom, three bathroom, duplex style home was built in 1962. The updated home has fireplaces, skylights and teak and zebra wood. Set on a 4,300 square foot piece of property, the backyard features a covered patio, and a wraparound view deck, with views of the Pacific Ocean. There is both a one car garage and two space carport. South Laguna Beach is within a short distance of 1,000 Steps Beach and many boutiques and restaurants. Approximately 700 people live in the South Laguna Village area.

Shady Canyon is located in the city of Irvine and is home to three different luxury home developments. Located at 50 Boulder View, this 10,000 square foot home was built in 2007 and is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Home community. With six bedrooms and eight bathrooms, the home offers a wonderful space for entertaining complete with a private, separate guest Casita. The home features a 15 seat home theater, an elevator and an English Pub ideal for the entertaining. There are views of the surrounding hills and the golf course. The 29,000 square foot property offers many resort style amenities including a swimming pool, spa, loggia, formal rose garden and barbeque pavilion. Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock village with Irvine. The community is an 800-acre development with a country club and golf course. There are approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. This is a 24 hour guard gated community.

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Sept. 11, 2018

Jon Lovitz at Irvine Barclay Theatre

 

As summer ends and fall begins, be sure to focus on keeping your yard well maintained if you are planning on selling your home this season. Keep the yard raked up and debris free. Remove any summer annuals that are past their prime and replace them with blooming fall plants such as mums and kale. Keep the lawn mowed. Finally prune back shrubs and trees from pathways, walkways and the house.

 

The Irvine Barclay Theatre is presenting an Evening with Jon Lovitz on Saturday, September 29th.  Enjoy an evening with the comedian in a performance that has been called “raucous, edgy and sprinkled with a pinch of truth.” The former Saturday Night Live star is famous for the cast of characters he played on that show. Lovitz has also starred in several films. This performance is rated ‘R’ and is for adults only. Tickets range in price from $55 to $110. The Irvine Barclay Theatre is located at 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine. To see their entire line up or to purchase tickets for this event, see their website at: http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=by-date&refId=589B14E5-D737-4340-9F04-DFCA5A20BA63.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three guard gated developments in the Turtle Rock Village on the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is home to approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 26 Golden Eagle, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2003. The home features a main level bedroom and bathroom along with a home office and den. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances, a breakfast bar and stone and marble countertops. The home sits on a large 21,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy entertaining in the multiple gardens, and around the swimming pool and spa. In addition, there is an outdoor kitchen with a built-in barbeque area.

Located at 24 Tideline, this 3,700 square foot home is part of the Nautilus development in Crystal Cove. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2004.  The home has recently been remodeled and features a bonus room, formal dining room and an open plan first floor. There are near panoramic views from nearly every room in the home of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Abalone Point, Palos Verdes, Catalina Island, city night lights and beautiful evening sunsets. The home sits on a 6,100 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, the property has a detached casita, perfect for guests.

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Aug. 27, 2018

The Orange County Great Park, The Park Exploration Cart

 

When you are selling your home during the summer season, stage your home to reflect this. Staging can enhance your home.  During the summer months, show-off the outdoor areas, as you would the indoor areas. Outside, play up the swimming pool and spa by creating a resort style feel to area. In the garden set-up a bench or bistro table and chairs. Set-up an outdoor kitchen for a dinner party. Indoors, add vases of fresh cut flowers throughout the home. 

 

On September 1st, The Orange County Great Park, The Park Exploration Cart will be available. The Park Exploration Cart, Discovery through Play Mobile Cart will be in Farm and Food Lab. Celebrate the harvest season with creating art with autumn leaves. This is a hands-on activity. Each month the cart can be found in different locations. November the cart will be at the Hangar and the art project will be pinecone turkeys. In December, the cart will be in Palm Court and the art project will celebrate the opening of the ice rink with making ice skating ornaments. This is a free activity. Parent supervision or participation is required. The cart is open every day from 11am to 3pm. For more information, see their website at: http://www.cityofirvine.org/orange-county-great-park.

 

Turtle Rock is a large master planned community located in Irvine, California.  Shady Canyon neighborhoods include the Masters Collection, Sycamore and Villas of Shady Canyon.  Located at 97 Canyon Creek, this 9,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom home community. This six bedroom, eight home was built in 2008. The home has two master suites, one on the first floor. The estate also features an office with a fireplace, a wine room, a game room, view tower and an elevator. This estate sits on a very large, 20,000 square foot piece of property, which is within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, the gated motor court has space for eight vehicles. Also, outdoors, are many terraces, an outdoor living room with a fireplace, a putting green, a salt water swimming pool and spa. Shady Canyon is a 24 hour guard gated community.

 

Located at 35 Tide Watch, this 6,800 square foot home is part of the Sea Point development in Crystal Cove. The home has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights and evening sunsets.  This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2008. The floor plan moves seamlessly from indoors to outdoors, with patios, terraces or balconies off of almost every room. Attention to detail can be seen in the Bisazza tiling, copper framed windows and custom wall coverings. This home sits on a large 17,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a barbeque area, an infinity edge pool with a tree island, and outdoor lounge area.

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Aug. 15, 2018

Yoga in the Elements

Summer is a huge season for entertaining. Be sure and highlight these features about your house, if you are selling it during the summer season. Highlight any outdoor space, whether just a balcony or a large yard.  Set-up areas how you use them, so potential buyers know how to use them. If you have a balcony, set it for small dinner party.  If you have a swimming pool, set it up for a pool party.  Set-up an outdoor kitchen set it up for a barbeque dinner.  Show potential buyers how much fun they will have in this house.

 

Orange County Great Park is offering yoga class in the elements. On Sunday, August 19th, this outdoor yoga class will begin at 9:30am and continue for one hour. The class will be held on the grass area in the Palm Arts Complex. Surrounded by palm trees, practice yoga to rejuvenate your body and soul.  One class is $9, or a four class pass is available for $28. Only credit cards are accepted on-site. Drop-ins are welcome. Please arrive five minutes early to check-in. Bring your own yoga mat. The class is open to everyone 13 and above; participants ages 13 to 17, must have a guardian present for the duration of the class. Classes meet August 19th and 26th, September 9th, 16th and 30th. To pre-register or learn more about the class, see their website at: http://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/calendar-of-events/event/yoga-elements-9.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three developments: the Master’s Collection, Sycamore and the Villas of Shady Canyon. The developments surround the award winning Shady Canyon Golf Course. Located at 19 Wildhawk, this 3,900 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002. This single level home has a Spanish architectural style. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a Wolf range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and a Bosch dishwasher. The villa has views of the Shady Canyon Golf Course and the surrounding canyons and hills.  This home sits a large 12,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. There is a courtyard that leads you to a guest casita. Outdoors, you will also find a California room, built-in barbeque and covered patio. Villas of Shady Canyon is a 24 hour guard gated neighborhood.

 

Located at 30 Pelican Point Drive, this 7,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point community in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2005. This home was designed by EBTA and built by Buwalda Construstion and has been converted to a SAVANT Smart Home.  Attention to detail can be seen in the wine cellar, glass tiled pool and elevator serving all levels. The home has incredible views of the 11th Hole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course, the Pacific Ocean, Crystal Cove State Park and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a 12,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoor’s, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool spa, outdoor fireplace and built-in barbeque area.

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Aug. 1, 2018

Cliff Clamp Art Exhibit

 

During the summer season, people spend more time outdoors. If you are selling your home during this season, play up the outdoor spaces. Show potential buyers how you use these spaces.  Even if your outdoor space is just a balcony, set-up it for a romantic dinner, or dress it up with containers filled with blooming plants. If you have a swimming pool, clean up the toys, and set out plush towels and make it look like a resort pool. Make the most of all your outdoor areas.

 

The Orange County Great Park is hosting an art exhibit by Cliff Cramp. Cliff Cramp is well known for his illustrations for Nickelodon, Lucasfilm, Dark Horse Comics and Penguin Random House. The exhibit titled Art and Entertainment showcases both traditional media and digital media. Cliff Cramp was a professor of illustration at California State University, Fullerton. The exhibit is being held in the Great Park Gallery. This exhibit is free to attend. The gallery is open Thursdays and Fridays from noon to 4pm, Saturdays and Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Orange County Great Park is located at 6950 Marine Way in Irvine. For more information about this art exhibit or see all the other offerings at the park, see their website at: http://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/calendar-of-events/event/cliff-cramp-arts-entertainment-exhibit-16.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of exclusive developments which surround the Shady Canyon Golf Course. Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Located at 24 Sage Creek, this 3,700 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2014. This single story home was inspired by Wallace Neff Santa Barbara architecture. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, beams, and arched French doors. The kitchen features a Wolf double oven and 6 burner range with a griddle, a double wide Thermador refrigerator and oversized island. This home sits on a large 24,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is plenty of room for entertaining among the lush landscaping. Shady Canyon is a 24 hour guard gated community.

Located at 122 39th Street, this two unit duplex is just four doors from the sandy beach on Lido Isle in Newport Beach. The units were built in 1950. Each unit has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. Details, such as a barn door entry and French doors, are welcoming for owners or guests. Each unit has a dining area, living room and a kitchen with a gas range. The lot size is approximately 2,300 square feet and has five parking spots. Lido Isle had many amenities including a private dock, tennis courts and beaches.

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July 16, 2018

Symphony of the Cities

 

Curb appeal counts, up to 75% of potential buyers check homes out online first, so the better the pictures the better the response. Also, potential buyers will begin forming opinions about a property they second they pull up to the curb.  Keep the gardens neat, debris free and full of brightly blooming flowers. Keep the lawn mowed. Finally, be sure that the house numbers can easily be seen from the street.

 

The Symphony of the Cities will be performing in Irvine.  The Pacific Symphony will be at Mike Ward Community Park on Sunday, July 29th. Carl St. Clair will be the conductor, Chelsea Chaves is the soprano, and Nick Preston is the tenor. Bring your beach chairs and blankets.  This is a family friendly event and it is free to attend. Doors open at 5:30pm with local music and family activities and the symphony begins performing at 7pm. Among the pieces they will perform are The Star Spangled Banner, Hands Across the Sea, Strike Up the Bad, West Side Story Suite and Mambo, among other pieces. Mike Ward Community Park is located at 20 Lake Road in Irvine. For more information or a full list of pieces being performed, see their website at: https://www.pacificsymphony.org/tickets/concert/SITC_Irvine.

 

Shady Canyon is home to three developments which surround the award winning Shady Canyon Golf Course. Shady Canyon is an 800 acre community with approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 24 Black Falcon, this 6,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Home Development. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2008. This home was designed by architect David Hohmann and RDM Builders. Enter the home through private portico and interior courtyard.  The gourmet kitchen features commercial grade appliances and a walk-in pantry. The formal dining room has a temperature controlled wine closet and open onto the great room through pocket doors. There are views of the surrounding canyons and mountains and the Shady Canyon Golf Closet. This home sits on an oversized 27,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, there is a separate guest casita, perfect entertaining or guests. The south facing backyard has a swimming pool, spa, and built-in barbeque. There are also fruit and olive trees on the property.

 

Located at 9 Seahaven, this 5,700 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge development in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1996. The Spanish style home has great views of the surrounding mountains and canyons and the city night lights. Attention to detail can be found in the bonus room, high ceilings and balcony. The gourmet kitchen features top of the line appliances, custom tile countertops and opens onto the family room. This home sits on a 13,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool, spa and built-in barbeque.

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July 5, 2018

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy

 

When you are selling you home during the summer months, you will have to put extra time and effort into maintaining the lawn and gardens for great curb appeal. Keep the lawn and gardens well watered. When you mow the lawn do not cut it as short, as you normally would. Mow the lawn on a diagonally, this is just more visually appealing. Try using drought tolerant plants in the garden beds; this will make them easier to maintaining and looking great.

 

Big Bad Voodoo Daddy will be performing at the Irvine Barclay Theatre at the end of summer. The concert will be on September 22nd, but tickets are expected to sell quickly. Concerts have been sold out from the Hollywood Bowl to Lincoln Center. The concert will feature jazz and swing music. The band has been together for over 24 years and is named after an autograph by blues legend Albert Collins. The band has appeared on Dancing with the Stars and Super Bowl XXXIII. Tickets are priced between $44 and $100. The concert begins at 8pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=by-date&refId=BD305FFC-5965-4AF0-B5CD-751EC9CABA11.

 

Shady Canyon is an 800 acre community with three developments which surround the Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course. Shady Canyon has approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 113 Canyon Creek, this 10,600 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This seven bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2017. Attention to detail can be seen in the 20 foot ceilings, accordion glass and solar panels. The gourmet kitchen features top of the line appliances, an oversized island and butler’s pantry. In addition, there is a 2,000 bottle wine cellar and 20 person home theater.  There are wonderful views of the surrounding canyons and hills and city night lights. This home sits on a large 22,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting and within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy a water fountain, a detached California room, fire pit, built-in barbeque and swimming pool with a spa.

 

Located at 104 Via Palermo, this 1,700 square foot home is on Lido Isle. This three bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1953. This one level, bungalow style home has an open floor plan. The recently remodeled kitchen has quartz countertops, built-in wine refrigerator and top of the line appliances. Attention to detail can be seen in the plantation shutters, recessed lighting and south facing courtyard. The home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property, which is a 40 foot by 88 foot street to strada lot.

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