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.

Oct. 29, 2020

Orange County Great Park Art Exhibition

The Orange Great Park is having an art exhibit in the Palm Courts Arts Complex entitled; Home

The exhibit opened Sunday, September 6th and will close on Sunday, November 15th. Based the idea: that home doesn’t have to be a stagnate term but one of fluidity, abstraction and not always concerning a physical structure. Every person has their own meaning of what is home. This exhibition of artwork has a variety of mediums, materials and perspectives. Admission is free. The art exhibit is open Thursday through Sunday. For more information, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/orange-county-great-park/exhibitions.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.  Corona del Mar encompasses all the land from the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south of Avocado Avenue to the city limits, although north of Avocado Avenue, Irvine Terrace is considered to be part of Corona del Mar. Located at 2525 Ocean Boulevard, this 1,300 square foot condo is part of the Channel Reef complex. Unit 3A has two bedrooms and two bathrooms and was built in 1963. This is a corner unit. The condo has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, Newport Harbour and city night lights. There is covered parking available. Channel Reef offers 24 hour security and has just 47 units. The complex offers many amenities including a deep-water marina with boat slips large enough for a 45 foot yacht, saltwater swimming pool, spa and barbeque area. 

 

 

Shady Canyon is an 800-acre community with three residential developments and a golf course. Shady Canyon has approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 21 Watercress, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This six bedroom, eight bathroom estate was built in 2019.  Attention to detail can be seen in the Onyx clad fireplace, cantilevered staircase and use of Porcelnose chrome tiles. The kitchen features double islands, twelve-foot ceilings and an adjacent back kitchen. This home sits on an acre of land which is within walking distance to the clubhouse. Outdoors, there is a courtyard and a covered loggia. In addition, there is a swimming pool and spa.  The six-car garage has two oversized spots which can fit an R.V. Turtle Rock is also home to the Turtle Rock Nature Center, which gives residents a place to observe local wildlife and take advantage of classes in their outdoor classrooms.

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Sept. 30, 2020

Just Sold by Michael Franco in Pelican Crest

Just Sold by Michael Franco in Pelican Crest

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate just sold 5 Skycrest in Pelican Crest. Pelican Crest is part of the Pelican Hilldevelopment in Newport Coast. 5 Skycrest is a 9,500 square foot home has five bedrooms and seven bathrooms. This home sold for nearly eleven million dollars, which is approximately $1150 a square foot. The nearly panoramic views include the Pacific Ocean, surrounding mountains, city night lights and sunsets. The 30,000 square foot piece of property has swimming pool, spa, gazebo, built-in barbeque area and rose garden. This residence is the number one architecture design award winner in Newport Coast.  Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill and its five developments, Crystal Cove and many other residential developments. Crystal Cove State Park and Beach and Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses are also part of the Newport Coast. Although this home is off the market, Michael has many more properties to inspire you, in Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill and Newport Coast. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

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Sept. 30, 2020

4 Baffin Bay in Crystal Cove was just sold by Michael Franco

4 Baffin Bay in Crystal Cove was just sold by Michael Franco

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate recently sold the home located at 4 Baffin Bay in the Crystal Cove in Newport Coast. Newport Coast has many wonderful areas such as Crystal Cove and Pelican Hill. Whether you are buying, selling, or both, Michael Franco will walk you smoothly through the process. This 3,500 square foot home sits on a 6,900 square foot piece of property.  This is a four bedroom, three and half bathroom home which was built in 2001. With views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. Crystal Cove offers many amenities, including the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub of the area. The home sold for 3.3 million dollars, approximately $985 per square foot. This property has been sold, however, Michael has many other properties ready to view in Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill and Newport Coast. To reach Michael, at any time, he is available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

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Sept. 30, 2020

Facebook Live Play at Home

Pretend City is hosting a Facebook Live Play at Home event. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, through next July (2021), Pretend City will host an interactive educational online get together for kids to play, while remaining safe at home. At 10am, join in the free online gathering packed full of activities designed to engage, encourage and empower your child’s education.  There will be activities for imagination, hands on projects, and exploration activities, similar to those offered in the museum, but reworked for doing at home. Check out their website, online events are setup for different age groups and for different activities. For more information, see their website at: https://www.facebook.com/pretendcitychildrensmuseum/?ref=bookmarks.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Newport Beach offers a wide range of real estate opportunities from upscale mobile home parks to one of a kind ocean front estates. Located at 624 Harbor Island Drive, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Promontory Baycommunity.  This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2020. Attention to detail can be seen in the disappearing walls of glass door, a fully integrated smart home system and the Dolby Atmos 4K home theater. There is a detached guest casita with its own private entrance. The home and property overlook Newport Harbor with views of the passing boats and the bay. This home sits on a 5,000 square foot piece of bayfront property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a private dock, which can accommodate a 60-foot yacht and built-in outdoor kitchen. Promontory Bay is in the Lower Newport Bay – Balboa Island area. This is a man-made peninsula with 62 custom built homes. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock Village in the mastered planned city of Irvine. The three developments are the Master’s Collection, Sycamore and the Villas of Shady Canyon. Located at 31 Prairies Grass, this 4,800 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2003. Attention to detail can be seen the use of French Doors, high volume ceilings and full-size wet bar. This is a plan three model. There are views of the golf course, the lake and the surrounding hills and mountains. This home sits on a large 13,200 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.  Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a gazebo, outdoor TV and sound system and built-in barbeque area. The guest casita has a kitchenette. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse. 

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Sept. 30, 2020

12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast, was just sold by Michael Franco

12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast, was just sold by Michael Franco

 

Just recently, Michael Franco, of MWA Luxury Real Estate, sold the home at 12 Dunes Bluff in Newport Coast.  Whether you are buying or selling, Michael Franco offers professional and efficient service in Orange County. He recently handled the listing and sale of the property at 12 Dunes Bluff, which sold for 4.8 million dollars.  This home is 3,800 square feet with four bedrooms and 4.5 bathrooms. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of stone flooring, wood flooring and elegant moldings. Built in 2005, the home has 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, coastline, whitewater, city night lights and vibrant sunsets.  This home is part of the Crystal Cove development which is located in Newport Coast. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an open-air courtyard, outdoor fireplace and guest casita. Crystal Cove is just north of Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove is home to the Crystal Cove State Park, with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons and 18 miles of trails. Although, this property has been sold, Michael has many others he can show throughout Crystal Cove and the greater Orange County area. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

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Sept. 30, 2020

Michael Franco sells 30 Pelican Point Drive in Newport Coast

Michael Franco sells 30 Pelican Point Drive in Newport Coast

 

Michael Franco of MWA Luxury Real Estate sold the estate at 30 Pelican Point Drive in May of 2020.  Michael Franco offers unparalleled real estate services, whether you are buying or selling property in Orange County. 30 Pelican Point sold for $9,000,000. This 7,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development in Pelican Hill. Built in 2005, Villa Del Mare has the finest finishes, inside and out. This is a four-bedroom, seven-bathroom home with a seven-space subterranean garage. With panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, the Newport Coastline, and the Pelican Hill Golf Course, the property is ideal for entertaining. The custom-built estate has a 400-bottle wine cellar, theater lounge and a Savant Smart Home System. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard community with just 48 custom built estates. Although, this property has been sold, Michael has many others ready to show you in Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and Newport Coast. Michael is always available at 949-200-2383 or at michael@mwaluxury.com.

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Aug. 31, 2020

Aldrich Park

Aldrich Park is a beautiful outdoor retreat for residents in Irvine. Located on the University of California, Irvine campus, this park and botanical garden made it possible for UCI to become one of 74 campuses nationwide to be honored with the Tree Campus USA designation. Aldrich Park has over 11,000 trees and shrubs, including 33 species of eucalyptus. The park is named after UCI’s first Chancellor, Daniel Aldrich is modeled on Central Park. The school holds many concerts on green in the park. This is great place for students and Irvine residents to gather, seek quiet time and just enjoy the natural surroundings. For more information about the park, see their website at: https://sites.uci.edu/imagining/aldrich-park/.

 

Lido Isle is one of the oldest master planned communities in California, having been started in the 1920’s. There are approximately 850 residences and one yacht club on Lido Isle. Located at 1820 West Oceanfront, this 2,400 square foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.  Built in 2020, this new construction home features an open floor plan filled with natural light. This ground floor condo unit features fold away glass doors, a private elevator and a Dutch style entry door. The gourmet kitchen features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, Zimbabwe granite and Carrara marble countertops, a Moroccan tile backsplash and custom oak cabinetry. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of tumbled blue limestone flooring, black and white floor tiles and Circa lighting. The beach front villa has views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach coastline and the pier.  Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, clubhouse, private beach, dock and security. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village of Irvine. Shady is an 800-acre development and is home to the Masters Collection, Sycamore and Villas of Shady Canyon. Located at 89 Canyon Creek, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This six bedroom, eleven bathroom custom built home was built in 2006. The home features a cantina, music room, great room, gym, elevator and coat check room. Perfect for entertaining, the home has a caterer’s kitchen. The fourth story viewing room has views of the peek-a-boo views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding hills, and Palos Verdes Peninsula. This home sits on a 27,000 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa with waterfall, fireplace and outdoor kitchen. Shady Canyon is a 24 hour guard gated community. The Turtle Rock Nature Center is within walking distance of Shady Canyon. 

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July 31, 2020

National Theatre at Home with Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Irvine Barclay Theatre is presenting episodes on National Theatre at home. This is a wonderful way to see some of the best of British Theater from the comfort of your own home.  Videos are free to watch and are available on-demand for seven days. The Irvine Barclay Theatre is the collaborative effort of the City of Irvine, the University of California at Irvine and the private sector.  For more information about this or any of their upcoming events; see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/buy-tickets/events.html.

 

Newport Coast is a section of Newport Beach situated in the southern tip of the city, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast offers a wide variety of real estate options from penthouse condos to oceanfront estates. Located at 15 Vincennes, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Rivage development. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 2001. The floor plan offers two master suites, including one on the main floor.  The home and property have panoramic views of the city night lights, Newport Harbor, surrounding canyons and gorgeous sunsets.  The home sits on a 6,800 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.  Rivage is on the northern border of Newport Coast. This is 24-hour guard gated community. Among the many amenities in Rivage are a swimming pool, spa, basketball court and volleyball court. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury residential developments and a golf course in the Turtle Rock section of the city of Irvine.  This 800-acre community has approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 35 Prairie Grass, this 4,400 square foot home is part of the Villas of Shady Canyon. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2003. The two-story home can be lived in as a one-story home, there is a casita in the second level. The gourmet kitchen features a six-burner stove, dual dishwashers and a center island. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French doors, high volume ceilings and coffered wood finishes. The views from the home and property are of the surrounding hillsides, city nights and Shady Canyon Golf Course.  This home sits on a large 13,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a saltwater swimming pool, spa, waterfall feature, outdoor fireplace, covered cabana and built-in barbeque. Students in the Villas attend Irvine schools, specifically Turtle Rock Elementary School, San Joaquin Middle School and University High School.  

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June 29, 2020

Child Resource Center

The Child Resource Center is a member-based lending library for early childhood educators and Irvine families. The lending library provides educational toys, science materials, music, movement activities, literacy resources and much more for ages from birth through school age. They have information on child development, parenting, activity and curriculum books. This is open to Irvine families and educators.  For more information about their programs or lending library, see their website at: http://legacy.cityofirvine.org.

 

Pelican Hill is part of Newport Coast, just south of the main section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill is made up of five luxury developments: Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge, Pelican Ridge Estates and Pelican Crest. Located at 6 Fairwind, this 5,500 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates development. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the 20 foot high volume ceilings, use of limestone and quartz. The chef’s kitchen features a 60 inch Wolf Range, Sub-Zero refrigerator and dual Fisher Paykel dishwashers. There are forever views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, surrounding canyons, city night lights and evening sunsets. This home sits on a large 12,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, outdoor entertaining space with a flat screen T.V. and built-in barbeque area. Pelican Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community, developed by the Irvine Company. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is made up three residential areas, dedicated green space and The Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course. Located at 55 Boulder View, this 7,200 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Customcommunity.  This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2008. Attention to detail can be seen in the elevator to all levels, smart-home systems and home theater. With a Tuscan farmhouse architectural style, the home flows seamlessly from indoors to outdoors, great for entertaining. The disappearing wall of doors opens to a covered loggia with a fireplace.  This home sits on a very large 21,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a deep-water swimming pool, Baja swim deck, and spa. Students living in this area attend Turtle Rock Elementary School, Bonita Canyon Middle School and University High School.

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June 22, 2020

Just Sold: Villa del Mare in Pelican Point

 

 

Just Sold!  Villa del Mare in Pelican Point, located at 30 Pelican Drive was just sold by Michael Franco of MWA Luxury real estate. Pelican Point is a development in the Pelican Hill section of Newport Coast in Newport Beach. Villa del Mare sold for 9 million dollars.  This 7,100 square foot home has four bedrooms and seven bathrooms. The home was built in 2005. The master suite features his and her closets, a sitting area, and a private terrace with a fireplace. The open floor plan kitchen has pocket doors which allows for seamless indoor to outdoor entertaining. The home has a 400-bottle wine cellar, media lounge, an elevator to all levels and a Savant Smart home System. There is a seven-car subterranean garage.  Among the wonderful views from this custom-built estate and property include the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights, gorgeous evening sunsets and the 11th green of the Pelican Hill Golf Course. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a custom glass mosaic swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque area and multiple outdoor fireplaces. Students in this area attend harbor View Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated community of just 48 custom built homes. 

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