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, 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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June 19, 2018

Spring Suite and Recital Showcase

 

When you are selling your home during the summer season, provide some cool refreshments for potential buyers.  Potential buyers will enjoy walking into a cool house. Bottles of cold water and lemonade will go a long way in making potential buyers feel welcome and comfortable in the space. Cool and happy potential buyers will linger and that is positive for a home sale.

 

Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky’s  Spring Suite and Recital Showcase will be held on Saturday, June 23rd.  Spring Suite is a “light-hearted” ballet celebrating the season with Peruvian flute music, choreographed by Victor and Tatiana Kasatsky and featuring students of the V & T Classical Ballet and Dance Academy. The Recital Showcase is solo student performances and class performances. The performance begins at 2pm. This performance is being presented by the Golden State Dance Foundation and the V & T Classical Ballet and Dance Academy. This performance will be held at the Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $25 to $30. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://www.ivcarts.org/.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury residential communities in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. The community surrounds the award winning Shady Canyon Golf Course. Located at 24 Black Falcon, this 6,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom development. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2008. The home was designed by architect David Hohmann and built by RDM Builders. Enter the home through a portico and interior courtyard with a fireplace.  Attention to detail can be seen in the pocket doors, private balcony and climate controlled wine closet. There are views of the surrounding hills and canyons and the Shady Canyon Golf Course. This home sits on a very large 27,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. There are just five homes on this street. Outdoors, there is a separate guest casita, gated motor court, swimming pool, spa and built-in barbeque. This is a 24 hour guard gated community.

 

Located at 22 Tide Watch, this 6,100 square foot home is part of the Sea Point Development in Crystal Cove. This six bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2007. The chef’s kitchen features a large center island, Miele espresso machine and stainless steel appliances. The guest casita has a kitchenette and sitting room. This home sits on a very large 32,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Sea Point is a 24 hour guard gated community.

 

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June 6, 2018

Stars of Tomorrow, On Stage Today

 

When you are preparing your home for a home sale, begin by cleaning, depersonalizing and de-cluttering. By de-cluttering and depersonalizing, you will make rooms and closets look larger and potential buyers will look at the home not your personal belongings. Deep clean the whole house, from walls, to windows, to floors. Potential buyers will notice your attention to detail.

 

The Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center is dedicated to dance, music and theatre programs. On Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th, the center will be hosting the performance; Stars of Tomorrow, On Stage Today. This is a family friendly performance. The performing arts center programs are designed to educate students and reach out to the surrounding communities. The Irvine Valley College Performing Arts Center is located at 5500 Irvine Center Drive in Irvine. To purchase to tickets or to learn more about happenings at the center, see their website at: http://www.ivcarts.org/.

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is made up of three luxury residential communities that surround the award winning Shady Canyon Golf Course. Located at 24 Black Falcon, this 6,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. The estate was designed by architect David Hohmann and built by RDM Builders.  This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2008. The formal dining room features a climate controlled wine closet and pocket doors leading to a covered rear loggia. The home and property have panoramic views of the surrounding hills and canyons, the golf course and city night lights. This home sits on an oversized 27,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy the swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque area and gated motor court. The backyard is south facing. Students living in this area attend Bonita Canyon Elementary School, San Joaquin Middle School and University High School.

 

Located at 104 Via Palermo, this 1,700 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community in Newport Beach. This three bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1953. This bungalow style home is filled charm and natural light.  The open floor plan features a formal living room with a fireplace and a formal dining room. Attention to detail can be seen in the quartz counter tops, French doors and plantation shutters.  This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property, which is a 40 feet by 80 feet street to strada lot. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a south facing courtyard.  Lido Isle offers many amenities including a private beach, boat dock and tennis courts.

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May 21, 2018

Dance Variations 2018

 

If you are selling your home during the spring season, it is important to get your yard into shape.  Curb appeal is important to selling your home. Begin by clearing winter debris; follow that by pruning back deadwood and over grown trees and bushes. Add blooming perennials to garden beds. Finally add decorative containers to the front porch, decks and patios.

 

 

The Classical Dance Center is presenting their performance of Dance Variations 2018.  The performance will be held at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Tuesday, June 5th.  There will be many dance variations performed including classical ballet, contemporary ballet, lyrical and jazz. Dancers from age three to adult will be performing. During the grand finale will have all performers on stage. The Classical Dance Center founder is former Joffrey Ballet dancer, Elizabeth Molak Huebner. The Classical Dance Center is celebrating its 25th Annual Performance this year. The performance begins at 6:30pm. Tickets are $22. The Irvine Barclay Theatre is located at 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine. 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=4FF567DF-FE27-44AA-97BB-27B6F190F2F6.

 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury neighborhoods in the Turtle Rock village of Irvine. There are approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents in Shady Canyon. Located at 24 Sage Creek, this 3,700 square foot 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 the classic Wallace Neff Santa Barbara architecture in Shady Canyon. Enter the home through a courtyard with a wrought iron and glass door and proceed into a round tower foyer. Attention to detail can be seen in the arched French Doors, rough sawn beams and high volume ceilings. The chef’s kitchen features a Wolf double oven range, a double wide Thermador refrigerator and an oversized island.  This home sits on a very large 24,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy alfresco dining for two or a large group and mature and lush landscaping.

Located at 11 Shoreline, this 5,900 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 1998. Attention to detail can be seen in the beveled glass windows, crown molding and marble floors. The gourmet kitchen features a wine refrigerator, custom cabinetry, Thermador cook top and walk-in pantry. There is elevator access to all three levels of the home. There is a subterranean six car garage. The home has views of Pacific Ocean, fairway golf course views, city night lights and sunsets. This home sits on a 13,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.

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May 10, 2018

Puccini’s Suor Angelica at the Irvine Barclay Theatre

 

Great your yard into tip top shape before listing your home for sale.  Curb appeal is extremely important is selling your home. Keep the lawn mowed, if possible mow it diagonally, this helps to improve appearance. Keep garden beds well maintained and plant colorful blooming annuals to add a pop of color. Clean off decks, patios and terraces, as well.  Set-up outdoor areas, that clearly show how you use the areas, so potential buyers are left wondering how to use the space.

 

 

The Claire Trevor School of the Arts is hosting a special performance of Puccini’s Suor Angelica at the Irvine Barclay Theatre.  Performances will be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 12th and 13th.  Opera and music are written by Giacomo Puccini with the Libretto by Giovacchino. Forzano Darryl Taylor is the artistic director and Stephen Tucker is the conductor. This opera was originally performed in 1918 and tells the story of Sister Angelica; who is forced into a convent by her family after a scandal. This is the second in a group of three operas.  This is a great way to enjoy Mother’s Day with your mom. Tickets are $25.  The Saturday performance begins at 8pm and the Sunday performance begins at 2pm. Irvine Barclay Theatre is located at 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine. To purchase to tickets or for more information, see their website at: http://www.arts.uci.edu/event/puccini-suor-angelica.

 

Shady Canyon is group of three luxury developments which encompasses 800 acres and is surrounded by large amount of green space. There are approximately 1,000 residents in the three developments. Located at 52 Golden Eagle, this 7,400 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2005. The kitchen features a farm style sink, double ovens, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast bar. The home has a home office, a bonus room and exercise room. There are views of the surrounding hillsides, canyons and city night lights. The home sits on a large 28,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners’ will enjoy relaxing by the swimming pool, spa, in the outdoor kitchen or around the outdoor built-in barbeque.

 

Located at 42 Pelican Point Drive, this 8,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point community in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002. Attention to detail can be seen in the hand blown glass windows, trompe I oeil style paintings, and custom stone work. The home features a wine cellar, theater and subterranean five plus car garage. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights, the 12th hole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course and picture perfect evening sunsets. This home sits on a 13,000 square foot piece of property.

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