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.

July 30, 2021

Garden Workshop: The Tropical Edible Garden

The Orange County Great Park and the Master Gardeners of Orange County are partnering to bring you the Garden Workshop: The Tropical Edible Garden. On Saturday, August 14th, from 10am to 11am, join the Master Gardeners of Orange County to learn how to add tropical plants to garden and your plate. You will learn how to grow bananas, mangoes, papayas, persimmons, cherimoya and many more. This workshop is free to attend, however registration is required. The class is open to everyone 12 and older. For more information or to register for the workshop, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/news-media/calendar-of-events/event/garden-workshop-tropical-edible-garden.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Locally known as the CDM, 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 3601 Catamaran Drive, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Harbor View Hills development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2015. This one level home was designed by architect Kase Design Studio. Attention to detail can be seen in the 10-foot Fleetwood entry door, wide plank oak floors and a glass enclosed wine cellar. The chef’s kitchen features a wine refrigerator, walk-in pantry, quartz countertops and Thermador appliances. This home sits on a large 12,600 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large entertaining area, built-in barbeque area, fire pit and al fresco dining area.  Students living in Harbor View Hills attend schools in the Newport Mesa Unified School District, specifically Newport Elementary School, and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Residents are just a short drive from Fashion Island with many shopping and dining options. 

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. There are three developments in Shady Canyon with over 800 acres, 400 luxury homes and 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. Attention to detail can be seen in the detached guest casita, open floor plan, and seamless flow from indoors to outdoors. This home was created to entertain. This custom-built estate sits on a 23,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a covered pool cabana, resort style swimming pool, spa and built-in barbeque. Shady Canyon residents enjoy many amenities including tennis courts, clubhouses and hiking and biking trails. 

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June 28, 2021

Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project Live Stream

The Irvine Barclay Theater is offering a live stream on Saturday, July 10th.  Starting at 3pm, Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project will be performing. Live stream access will begin at 2:45 pm. Luther Hughes and the Cannonball-Coltrane Project is a jazz quintet based in Southern California. The group was founded in June of 2002 “with the idea of paying tribute to a 1959 Cannonball Adderley-John Coltrane album, Cannonball Adderley Quintet in Chicago.” This is a free event, registration is required. For more information or to reserve your spot, see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/buy-tickets/2021-2022-season-events/luther-hughes-cannonball-coltrane-project.html.

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Located at 16 Morning View Drive, this 4,900 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development.This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1993. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, custom stonework, and fireplace. The kitchen opens onto a large outdoor entertaining area, with views of the garden. The home has peek-a-boo views of the Pacific Ocean, the surrounding canyons and city night lights. This home sits on a large 15,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a citrus garden, children’s playhouse, and extensive entertaining areas. Pelican Ridge offers many amenities including a junior Olympic size swimming pool, tennis courts, basketball court and clubhouse. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three exclusive developments in the Turtle Rock section of the city of Irvine.  Shady Canyon is 800 acres with approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 39 Echo Glen, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Collection. This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2009. The custom estate was designed by architect Cecil Carney and built by Haugh Builders. Enter the home through a private courtyard complete with a koi pond and bridge. There is elevator access to all levels. There is a secondary catering kitchen to make entertaining easy. There are terrific views of the surrounding canyons and hillsides, Shady Canyon Golf Course and the city night lights. This home sits on a very large 39,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. The detached casita has a kitchenette. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, water features and lush landscaping. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated collection. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are tennis courts, a fitness center and clubhouse.

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May 27, 2021

Live Stream from the Irvine Barclay Theater

The Irvine Barclay Theater is presenting a virtual, live-streamed performance from the theater on Monday, June 14th. Live at 7pm, watch Augustin Hadelich on violin and Orion Weiss on piano. The Philharmonic Society of Orange County is sponsoring this performance. Beginning on June 21st, “on demand” viewing access will be available. Tickets are $20 per household. To purchase tickets or learn more about this performance, see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/buy-tickets/2020-2021-season-events/augustin-hadelich-violin-orion-weiss-piano.html.

 

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 Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located at 3200 Breakers Drive, this 4,900 square foot home is part of the South PCH area. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2015. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom Hickory flooring, stonework, and Dutch door entry. The gourmet kitchen features Calacutta marble island, limestone countertops and pendant fixtures. There is an Italian glass elevator, game room and temperature-controlled wine cellar with a 1,000-bottle wine wall.  The home and property have endless views of the Newport Coast coastline, the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and vibrant sunsets.  This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of beach front property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a built-in barbeque, surfboard locker, outdoor fireplace and waterfall spa. South PCH is near the Village of Corona del Mar, with dining and shopping options. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three developments in the Turtle Rock Village of the city Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800-acre community with a Country Club, Golf Course and greenspace. Located at 12 Spike Moss, this 15,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community. This eight-bedroom, twelve-bathroom estate was built in 2009.  The estate has a home theater, gym and wine cellar. There are unobstructed views of the surrounding hills and mountains, city night lights, the Pacific Ocean and stunning sunsets.  This home sits on a very large 27,500 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an indoor-outdoor swimming pool, spa, full barbeque restaurant, full outdoor kitchen and putting green. This is a 24-hour guard gated development.

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April 30, 2021

42nd Street, The Musical at Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Irvine Barclay Theatre is presenting a virtual performance of 42nd Street, The Musical, from May 12th, 2021 to May 18th, 2021. This performance was record live in London, it features tap dancing, musical standards such as “Lullaby of Broadway,” “We’re in the Money,” and “42nd Street.” This musical was written in 1933 and follows the story of Peggy Sawyer, a young entertainer who gets her big break on Broadway.  Tickets are $15. There are over two dozen dates and viewing times. The runtime of the show is 2 hours, 35 minutes with one intermission. For more information, see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/buy-tickets/2020-2021-season-events/livestream-event-42nd-street-the-musical.html.

 

Irvine is a large mastered planned community in Orange County, which is 36 miles south of Los Angeles and 76 miles north of San Diego. The city was incorporated in 1971. Located at 2 Cove, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the Arbor Lake development in the University Town Center Village. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1977. This is an end unit townhouse which has been recently completely remodeled. There is new wood flooring, designer carpet and crown moldings. The gourmet kitchen features a travertine backsplash, stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property. The backyard is filled with flowering plants. Students are within walking distance to North Lake and Lakeside Middle School. There are community swimming pools and tennis courts.University Town Center is bordered by University Drive, Campus Drive, the 405 freeway and Culver Drive. 

 

Shady Canyon s a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. Shady is an 800-acre development with 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 46 Copper Creek, this 7,400 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2005. The home has a central courtyard. The large living room has a wet bar and opens on to a covered terrace. The chef’s kitchen has a butler’s pantry, built-in wine storage and a tasting area. There is elevator access to all levels. The home also features an eight-car garage, subterranean bedroom with a private entrance and formal dining room. This home sits on a very large 30,000 square foot piece of property. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are a golf club, clubhouse, swimming pool and fitness center.

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March 31, 2021

Irvine Shares the Wa

The Irvine Shares the Way project is an interactive plan to share roadways with walkers, bikes and cars. This campaign offers workshops, educational materials and activities throughout the city of Irvine. The goal is to raise awareness of the traffic laws and how this can help reduce accidents. There are 63.3 miles of off-street bikeways in Irvine and 301 lane miles of on-street bikeways. For more information, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/transportation/irvine-shares-way

 

Laguna Beach is situated just south of Newport Beach.Laguna Beach is 50 miles south of Los Angeles and 73 miles north of San Diego.The city has approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 20431 Sun Valley Drive, this 2,400 square foot home is part of The Canyon development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1932. This residence was originally a local library and moved to Sun Valley Drive in the 1950’s. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings and over-sized sky lights. The sunroom is open to the kitchen and had a herringbone brick floor. This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a private cottage and plenty of space for entertaining and gardening. The Canyon is just off of Highway 18 at the top of Laguna Beach. Beaches are a ten-minute drive from here.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres with residential developments, greenspaces and the Shady Canyon Golf Course. Located at 66 Canyon Creek, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom home development. This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2007 by McLane Builders. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of antique limestone fireplace, French doors, and state-of-the-art theater. The gourmet kitchen features a Viking cooktop, a fourteen-foot center island and custom hood. The home has a climate-controlled wine cellar, game room and guest casita. This home sits on a very large 32,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy covered loggias, swimming pool, spa and cabana.

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March 1, 2021

Diamond Jamboree

Diamond Jamboree is bustling area between Alton Parkway and Jamboree Road. The area has many dining options, shopping choices and services. Dining includes many international flavors. There is an escape room business and karaoke bar. The mall is open from 6:30am to 9pm on Monday through Saturday and on Sunday from 7:30am to 9pm, hours vary by business however.  Diamond Jamboree is located at 2700 Alton Parkway in Irvine. For more information, see their website at: https://www.diamond-jamboree.com/.

 

 

Laguna Beach is a wonderful beach side community with a true dedication to the arts. Laguna Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County and has a population of approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 444 Ashton Drive, this 3,200 square foot home is part of the Upper Victoria Beach. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1988. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Vitrocsa glass sliding walls. The gourmet kitchen features a six-burner stove, center island and walk-in pantry. There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a large 16,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a trail system that winds through mature gardens and lush landscaping. In addition, there is an amphitheater with stadium style seating, observatory deck with a fire pit and ice pit. Upper Victoria Beach is the South Laguna Beach area on the east side of the Pacific Coast Highway. Residents are within walking distance of Victoria Beach. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three developments in Turtle rock section of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800-acre development with 400 luxury homes and approximately 1,000 homes. Located at 93 Canyon Creek, this 9,300 square foot home is part Shady Canyon Custom community.  This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2008. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of pocket doors, high volume ceilings, full wine tasting bar. The home features a full gym, movie theater and mini salon.  This home is situated on a very large 24,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a resort style swimming pool, spa, fire pit, barbeque island and dual sided fireplace. The surrounding sanctuary space had many hiking trails. 

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Feb. 2, 2021

Tanka Farms

Tanka Farms is an Irvine stand out.  They offer many tours and events. Tours and events are continuing, however, currently you need a reservation to take advantage of these programs.  Tanka Farms offers a drive thru produce stand.  Fresh, local produce is harvested daily from both Tanka Farms and their local partner farms. In addition to fruits and vegetables, there is a selection of honey, chips and salsa, nuts and dried fruit, jelly and jam, and bakery products. The drive thru stand is open daily from 9am to 5pm. For more information, see their website at: https://www.tanakafarms.com/.

 

Newport Coast is in Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is known for its stunning views, varied architectural styles and wonderful communities. Located at 11 Via Burrone, this 4,700 square foot home is part of the Monticeto development.  This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the 24-foot ceilings, multiple fireplaces and master suite balcony. The chef’s kitchen features a breakfast nook, center island and opens onto the family room. There are tremendous views of the surrounding canyons and city night lights. This home sits on a large 9,700 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a saltwater swimming pool, spa, sitting area and barbeque. Monticeto offers many amenities including tennis courts, basketball courts, swimming pool and spa. This is a 24-hour guard gated community. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury residential communities in the Turtle Rock Village of Irvine.  Shady Canyon is 800 acres with approximately 400 homes, 1000 residents and the Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course. Located at 31 Prairie Grass, this 4,800 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2003. This is a plan three model, making it a single level home. Attention to details can be seen in the use of French doors, high volume ceilings and full-size wet bar. There is a detached casita with a kitchenette, prefect for guests.  This home has views of the golf course, lake, surrounding hills, mountains and canyons.  This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a gazebo, sound system, and built-in barbeque area. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse.  Among the amenities offered in the Villas of Shady Canyon are an Olympic sized swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and tennis courts.

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Dec. 30, 2020

Irvine Spectrum Center Christmas Tree

The Irvine Spectrum Center will continue the evening lighting of their Christmas Tree through Sunday, January 3rd, 2021. Each evening beginning at 5pm, the 75-foot tree will come to life with a choreographed light show.  The show will play every 30 minutes, until the mall closes. The tree is located in the Giant Wheel Court.  For more information, see their website at: https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/events-promotions/nightly-tree-lighting.

 

Pelican Hill is in Newport Coast.  These developments have a high bluff setting, giving them near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean and views of two different golf courses. Located at 32 Tidal Surf, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development.  This four-bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1995. Recently remodeled, this home has an open floor plan with a family room, living room and a main floor bedroom. Attention to detail can be seen in the French oak floors, large windows and custom milled cabinetry. The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding hills and city night lights. Pelican Ridge Estates is a 24-hour guard gated community.  The neighborhood sits just above the Crystal Cove State Park. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three master planned developments in the Turtle Rock Village of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800-acre development with approximately 400 luxury homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 23 Blue Heron, this 9,800 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2006. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, walls of glass doors and wide plank floors. The kitchen has professional grade appliances, a large island and counter seating. The home was built by Dugally Oberfeld. The home has a media room, gym, central courtyard and eight car garage.  There are views of city night lights and city night lights. This home sits on a 28,400 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, covered loggia, fireplace and covered outdoor kitchen. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse. 

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Dec. 3, 2020

California Proposition #19 Passed

California Proposition #19 passed in November election, with 8,534,173 or 51.1% of the vote. This proposition will allow eligible homeowners to transfer their tax assessments anywhere in the state. Tax assessments can be transferred to more expensive homes with an upward adjustment. Persons 55 and older, with disabilities or victims of natural disaster or hazardous waste contamination can now transfer their tax assessments from one to three. Secondary properties, such as vacation homes or rentals, inherited from parents to children or from grandparents to grandchildren can be reassessed at market value when transferred, with the first one million dollars being exempt from reassessment. On inherited primary properties, the parent or grandparent can transfer the property without the property’s tax assessment resetting to market value. The additional revenue from generated from this proposition will be used by schools and wildlife agencies through the California Fire Response Fund and the County Revenue Protection Fund.

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Dec. 3, 2020

Open Air Nutcracker Performances

The Festival Ballet Theatre is hosting a series of open-air Nutcracker performances. This is will be small portion of the full Nutcracker performed on an outdoor stage adjacent to the Barclay Theater. Each group of guests will be seated in a reserved pod for up to five people. Groups will be socially distanced. There is limited seating for these performances, so make your reservations early. There are three one-hour performances a day for on four days, December 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd. For more information, or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.festivalballet.org/the-nutcracker-2020/.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach. This small section of Newport Beach is a tight-knit community with a population of approximately 10,000 residents. Located at 4 Via Giada, this 5,700 square foot home is part of the Perazul development in Ocean Heights. This four-bedroom, five-bedroom home was built in 2000. The chef’s kitchen has an attached breakfast nook. Relax in the in the interior courtyard with a fireplace. There are beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island and Palos Verdes. This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a cabana, barbeque island and spa. Perazul was built by Taylor Woodrow Homes. There are 98 homes in Perazul. Ocean heights is a 24-hour guard gated community. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres with a Golf Course, Country Club and green space. Located at 51 Echo Glen, this 14,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This seven-bedroom, thirteen-bathroom estate was built in 2009. There are two staircases and elevator access to all levels. The home features a wine cellar, bar, ballroom and theater. The home has panoramic views of the surrounding hills and canyons.  The home sits on nearly an acre of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy gardens, mature trees, a swimming pool, cabana, spa and fire pit area. Shady Canyon is gated community. Turtle Rock Nature Center is nearby with wildlife, classes and outdoor classrooms. 

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