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.

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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April 23, 2018

“It Passes like a Thought” Art Exhibition

 

When you are getting ready to sell your home, pay close attention to curb appeal. Potential buyers will form their first opinions about the property within one minute of arriving at the property, make these positive opinions. Make the house easier to find by being sure house numbers are easy to read from the street.  Make sure all outdoor lighting works and is turned on for evening showings and open houses.

 

 

The University of California at Irvine, Beall Center for Art and Technology is hosting “It Passes like a Thought” Art Exhibition through Saturday, May 26th.  The exhibition opened in March and is a group art exhibition of interdisciplinary artists, with the focus of birds. The exhibit features seven artists. Victoria Vesna, Susan Silton and Anne Walsh focus on birdsong. Lynn Aldrich and Juan Fontanive focus on the birds’ capacity for flight. And finally Richard Ross focuses on the human need to taxonomize the species as a way of understanding it. This exhibit is free to visit. For more information about the exhibit, special events related to the exhibit and the days and hours the exhibit is open, see their website at: http://beallcenter.uci.edu/exhibitions/it-passes-thought.

 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three exclusive developments in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine.  The three developments: the Master’s Collection, Sycamore and the Villas of Shady Canyon; surround the award winning Shady Canyon Golf Course. Located at 1 Redbird, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon. This four bedroom, five bathroom was built in 2002. This is a plan three model, which is all on one level and has a central courtyard. There are wonderful views of the surrounding mountains and canyons, the golf course and city night lights. This home sits on a large 17,000 square foot piece of property with a corner setting on a cul-de-sac. Outdoors, there are mature palm trees and olive trees, an outdoor fireplace, covered terrace and salt water pool. Students living in this area attend Bonita Canyon Elementary School, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and University High School.

Located at 15 Skycrest, this 9,500 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development in the Pelican Hill area of Newport Coast. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1996. The home features a home office, media room and wet bar. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, top of the line appliances and opens onto the family room. Attention to detail can be seen in the marble flooring, vaulted ceilings and large glass windows to take in the surrounding views. The views from this house are of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding mountains and city night lights. This home sits on a large 29,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the swimming pool, spa and built in barbeque.

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April 12, 2018

Dance Theatre of Harlem at the Irvine Barclay Theater

 

The kitchen is one of the most important rooms to potential buyers, so make your kitchen eye catching to potential buyers, when your home is for sale. Clean the refrigerator and the freezer, and all the other appliances. Deep clean the back splash, sinks, and counter tops. This is a great time to clean out cabinets, remove clutter from the cabinets, so potential buyers feel there is plenty of storage space. Don’t forget to clean the oven, dishwasher and windows.

 

 

The Irvine Barclay Theater is hosting an evening with the Dance Theatre of Harlem, on Wednesday, April 18th. This presentation will include a lecture and demonstration. In an informal presentation setting, the troupe will engage in discussion on dance, rudiments of classical ballet, training processes, and how these are put together to present a cohesive, expressive and beautiful art form. There will be a question and answer session for audience participation.  This event is free to attend, however, reservations are required. The Irvine Barclay Theater is located at 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine. For more information or make reservations, see their website at: http://www.thebarclay.org/.

 

 

Shady Canyon is a home to three luxury residential communities in the Turtle Rock village in the city of Irvine. This is an 800 acre community which surrounds an award winning golf course. Located at 113 Canyon Creek, this 10,000 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 high ceilings, walls of glass and smart home system. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, butler’s pantry and top of the line appliances. The home features a 2,000 bottle wine cellar and large home theater. There are views of the city night lights, and the surrounding hills and canyons. This home sits on a very large 22,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. This home is within walking distance to the club house. Outdoor’s, homeowners’ will enjoy a water fountain, built in barbeque area, fire pit and lush gardens.

 

 

Located at 12 Cruisers Bluff, this 5,600 square foot home is part of the White Sails development in Crystal Cove. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2004. The home features a home gym, bonus room and a private casita. The gourmet kitchen has granite countertops, Wolf appliances and Sub-Zero refrigerator. Attention to detail can be seen in the travertine flooring, custom built-ins and surround sound. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property, which was landscaped by Roger’s Gardens. In addition, outdoors there is a wood burning fireplace, outdoor cabana, pool, spa and built in barbeque area.

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March 26, 2018

9th Annual Creative Edge Lecture

 

It is spring and it is time to get your yard in shape, especially if you are selling your home during this season.  Begin by cleaning up winter debris.  Follow this with pruning back trees, bushes and shrubs, especially away from the sidewalks, driveway and house.  Next, add blooming plants to the garden beds. Remember, you can always add a punch of color to the garden with a great piece of garden art.

 

 

The 9th Annual Creative Edge Lecture presented by Arts Orange County will feature speaker Dr. Robert Duke. His presentation is entitled “Eleven Years of Piano and I Can’t Get a Date: Cultivating Creativity in Human Expression.” Dr. Duke is a professor and head of Music and Human Learning at The University of Texas at Austin, Arts Orange County Arts OC, supports art and art education throughout Orange County by bringing together business, arts and education communities. This event is free to attend, pre-reservation and tickets are required to enter. This non-profit was started in 1995, Arts Orange County is located at 3730 South Susan Street in Santa Ana, and this event is being held at the Irvine Barclay Theater located at 4242 Campus Drive in Irvine. For more information, see their website at: http://www.artsoc.org/.

 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of luxury communities in the Turtle Rock area of Irvine. Shady Canyon’s three developments surround the award winning golf course. Located at 1 Redbird, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2002. This is a plan three model. The chef’s kitchen features commercial grade appliances and opens onto the large family room. The home is built around a central courtyard.  The home has views of the surrounding mountains, canyons, the golf course, and city night lights. This home sits on a large 17,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting and within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, the home is surrounded by mature palm and olive trees. Outdoors, there is a spa, terrace and lush landscaping.

 

 

Located at 208 Via Lido Nord, this 3,100 square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1968. The home has recently been renovated. There are bay views, city night light views and panoramic water views. This home sits on a 2,700 square foot piece of property. Homeowners are just a few blocks from the beach and from Lido Marina Village. The homeowner’s association provides many amenities including a private beach, clubhouse, tennis courts and a dock.

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March 12, 2018

Stormy Love at Irvine Barclay Theatre

 

When you are selling your home, one of the most difficult things to do is pick the correct price. Begin with working with a local, professional realtor, such as those at The Franco Team. Using neighborhood comparables and local area knowledge, they can help you make the best decision on price.  Price a home to low and you could walk away leaving money on the table, price the home to high and you could miss out on potential buyers.

 

 

Irvine Barclay Theatre is hosting a performance by Stormy Large, entitled “Stormy Love – Songs of Seduction and Obsession.” Saturday, March 17th, celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with an American Song book performed by Stormy. Her performance will include Broadway tear-jerkers, rock goddess anthems, and her own original works. Her band, Le Boneur, will be performing alongside her. She is a member of Pink Martini and has performed at Carnegie Hall and with the Detroit Symphony. This show is intended for an adult audience. Tickets range in price from $38- $100.  For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://www.thebarclay.org/.

 

 

Shady Canyon is an 800 acre development with three developments. There are approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents in this area. Located at 120 Canyon Creek, this 7,400 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2011. This home has a Spanish Colonial Revival Hacienda architectural style. Attention to detail can be seen in the antique front doors, Loewen French Doors and arched hallway. The home is filled with natural light. This home sits on a large 24,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de sac setting. . Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy lush gardens, a rose arbored walkway, spa, outdoor fireplace and fountain. Shady Canyon has many amenities including a clubhouse, tennis courts, parks and a golf course.

 

 

Located at 6 Pinnacle Point, this 5,700 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development in Pelican Hill. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1998.  Enter the property through a handmade wrought iron gate. The wine cellar has a cut barrel slat floor and ceiling. There is a chef’s kitchen. The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, the coastline, city night lights, Catalina Island and spectacular sunsets.  This home sits on a large 15,500 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Pelican Ridge Estates is a 24 hour guard gated community planned and built by the Irvine Company.

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March 1, 2018

Eva Yerbabuena !Ay

 

When you are selling your home, provide potential buyers with photos of your home during events and during other seasons and holidays, so potential buyers can easily picture the home throughout the year. Provide pictures of the gardens in full bloom. Make it easy for potential buyers to see themselves using this space.

 

 

Irvine Barclay Theatre is presenting a performance by Eva Yerbabuena. !Ay! will be performed on Saturday, March 3rd and Sunday, March 4th. Eva Yerbabuena is an international renowned flamenco dance. She is returning to the Barclay with another fresh and intense performance. !Ay! is a solo dance performance with live music accompaniment. Her footwork has been called “mesmerizing.” Tickets range in price from $50 to $100. The Saturday performance begins at 8pm and the Sunday performance begins at 4pm. For more information, to purchase tickets or see a list of other performances, see their website at: http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=by-date&refId=B5236711-E123-440E-80B5-F55E573DCEEB.

 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock section of Irvine. Shady Canyon is made up of 800 acres with 400 homes and approximately 1,000 residents. Located at 11 Needle Grass, this 12,500 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This five bedroom, eight bathroom estate was built in 2013.  The estate features a great room, game room and wine room. The European style kitchen has a butler’s pantry, morning room and is adjacent to the family room. The home has views of the surrounding hills and canyons, Catalina Island, Newport Beach, Pacific Ocean and evening sunsets. This home sits on a very large 47,000 square foot piece of property, within walking distance to the clubhouse.  The four car garage also has workshop and there is a separate two car garage. The multiple gardens have Olive trees, boxwood hedges, lemon trees and lavender.

 

Located at 412 Via Lido Soud, this 4,500 Square foot home is part of the Lido Isle community. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1953. The open floor plan is filled with natural light. Attention to detail can be seen in the high ceilings, stone fireplace and custom cabinetry. The home features a game room with custom built-in bar. There are views of Newport Bay. This home sits on a 5,200 square foot piece of property with corner setting, across the street from the Genoa Boat Garden and the Lido guest dock.

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Feb. 14, 2018

The Irvine Valley College of Performing Arts Center

 

When you are selling your during the winter months, be prepared to deal with less than perfect weather. Begin by making sure the driveway and walkways are free from debris. Next, keep the interior of house between 65 and 70 degrees; this is where most potential home buyers are comfortable. Finally, make sure there is doormat at the front door, both on the outside and the inside. Also, provide a spot for wet umbrellas, jackets and shoes.

 

 

The Irvine Valley College of Performing Arts Center is hosting a faculty recital by Christine Dow.  This Piano Concert will take place on Sunday, February 25th.  The concert begins at 4pm and tickets are $10. The Irvine Valley College of Performing Arts has programs in dance, music and theatre. The mission of the college is “to create strong communities and to reach out to what is essential in every human heart.” The Irvine Valley College of Performing Arts Center is located at 5500 Irvine Center Drive. For more information or to purchase tickets see their website at: http://www.ivcarts.org/event/78132b2f0eec2a15b2b22d529dae87ae.

 

 

Shady Canyon is an exclusive community in Irvine, with three developments; The Masters Collection, Sycamore and the Villas of Shady Canyon.  Shady Canyon is home to approximately 1000 residents and 400 homes. Located at 45 Copper Creek, this 6,500 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2003. The open floor plan is filled with natural light. Attention to detail can be seen in the limestone flooring, use of mahogany and sky-lighted shower. The chef’s kitchen features a walk-in pantry, breakfast area and stainless steel appliances. There are views of the surrounding canyons and hillsides. This home sits on a very large 20,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy using the spa, salt water pool, verandas and a large grassy lawn. Shady Canyon is a 24 hour guard gated community.

 

Located at 11 Pelican Vista Drive, this 7,600 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, nine bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the crystal chandelier, LED system and Creston panels. The gourmet kitchen features Miele appliances and Dorn Bacht fixtures. There are great views of Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on an oversized 19,000 square foot piece of property. Pelican Crest is a 24 hour guard gated community with 158 custom built estates.

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Feb. 1, 2018

How I Became a Pirate at Irvine Barclay Theater

 

Regardless of the time year you are selling your home, be sure to display a photo album of your home throughout the year, so potential buyers know what the home looks like in every season. Whether you are selling in the winter or another season, show potential buyers photos of home is bright, sunny weather when the gardens are in full bloom, decorated for the holidays or how you entertain in it.  Potential buyers will be able to easily picture themselves living in this space.

 

 

The Irvine Barclay Theater will be hosting performances of How I Became a Pirate on Sunday, February 11th. This is production is part of the family entertainment series. This swashbuckling musical follows the adventures of Jeremy Jacobs as he joins Captain Braid Beard’s pirate group. Watch as the group finds fun as they search for buried treasure. The performance will include musical numbers “A Good One to Boot,” “Green Teeth,” “I’m Really Just a Sensitive Guy,” “Talk Like a Pirate” and “Pirates Dot Arrgh.” This play is produce by the Dallas Children’s Theater. This show is best for audiences 5 years through 10 years old. For more information, see their website at: http://www.thebarclay.org/events-details.asp?n=explore-events&n1=view-events&n2=by-date&refId=59A8073A-17C5-4931-A2D5-64D0233B1558.

 

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock village in Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres in size and is surrounded by 16,000 acres of natural sanctuary. Located at 25 Salt Brush, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2007. Enter the home through a private courtyard and gated driveway. There is a first floor master suite, along with all daily living spaces. The gourmet kitchen features a large island, built-in refrigerators and chef’s stove. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom wood flooring, custom murals and cascading ceilings. In addition, the home is built and designed with vintage European materials, imported wood beams and custom built-ins. This home sits on a very large 21,000 square foot with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, there is a 10 person spa, covered patio, and outdoor fireplace. Shady Canyon developments surround the Shady Canyon Golf Course.

 

Located at 42 Pelican Point Drive, this 8,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development in Pelican Hill. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002.  With an European Baroque architectural style, this home is designed to impress. Attention to detail can be seen in the mosaics, stone work and hand blown glass windows. There is a theater, wine cellar and subterranean five car garage. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, 12th hole of the Pelican Hill Golf Course, white water, city night lights and sunsets. This home sits on a large, 13,000 square foot piece of property.

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Jan. 15, 2018

Broadway Cabaret Series 2018

 

Working with a local, professional, and experienced realtor, such as those at The Franco Team, is one of the best decisions you can make when you are preparing for a home sale. Knowledge of local market has a large effect on setting the home price. The national market has very little overall to do with your home sale, but what is happening in your own neighborhood will have a great effect on the home sale process.

 

 

The Broadway Cabaret Series 2018 will begin at the Irvine Barclay Theatre on Saturday, January 20th. The first installment will be Peisha McPhee, Chopin Meets Broadway; this cabaret artist collaborates with pianist Sergiu Tuhutziu performing Broadway music. The second performance will be on Saturday, January 27th featuring Chita and Tune in Just in Time. There will be several more performances throughout the year including performances by Linda Eder, Mandy Gonzalez and Brian Stokes Mitchell. For more information, to see the whole schedule 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=C9C68217-60AA-4CB4-951C-2BD9E2FB5B6E.

 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800 acre development with approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 54 Copper Creek, this 5,800 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. The entry rotunda features custom stonework. Attention to detail can be seen in the beamed ceilings, French doors and fireplaces. The gourmet kitchen features breakfast nook, stainless steel appliances and a recipe nook.  This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2004. This home sits on a very large 27,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy entertaining in the covered loggia, around the swimming pool and spa and in the built in barbeque area. Shady Canyon is a 24 hour guard gated community. Students living in this area attend Bonita Elementary School, Rancho San Joaquin Middle School and University High School.

 

Located at 7 Telescope, this 4,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development in Pelican Hills. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1992. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, spiral wrought iron staircase, and Crema Marfil marble floors. The home is filled with natural light. There are views of the Newport Coastline, Newport Harbor, Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and evening sunsets. This home sits on an 11,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Pelican Ridge Estates is a 24 hour guard gated community planned and developed by the Irvine Company.

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