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.

Dec. 5, 2021

Nightly Tree Lighting

The Irvine Spectrum Center is hosting a nightly tree lighting event. From November 26th through January 2nd, come out and watch the giant Christmas tree be lite. This is a 75-foot-tall tree, which is lite in a choreographed light show recurring at 30-minute intervals beginning at 5pm each evening. For more information, see their website: https://www.irvinespectrumcenter.com/events-promotions/nightly-tree-lighting.

 

Pelican Hill is a section of the Newport Coast section of the Newport Beach.Pelican Hill consists of five luxury developments surrounding the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course. Located at 4 Shoreline, this 4,600 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the arched metal framed entry doors, high volume ceilings and fireplace. The home features a library and office, main floor bedroom, and spa like master bathroom. The home has near panoramic views of Pacific Ocean, Crystal Cove State Park, Catalina Island, city night lights and stunning sunsets.This home sits on a 9,800 square foot piece of property. Pelican Point is home to 48 custom built estates, and it is a 24-hour guard gated community.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of luxury developments in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine. Three distinctive communities surround the Shady Canyon Golf Course and Country Club in this 800-acre enclave. Located at 29 Watercress, this 6,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community.This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2005. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Venetian plaster, travertine flooring and wood flooring. The gourmet kitchen features Sub-Zero appliances and stone countertops. The home has wonderful views of the golf course, and the surrounding hills and valleys. This home sits on a very large, 25,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge swimming pool. spa and gazebo. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated development. The Irvine Spectrum Center and South Coast Plaza are just short distance away.

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Oct. 29, 2021

David Sedaris at the Irvine Barclay Theater

The Irvine Barclay Theater is hosting an Evening with David Sedaris. On Tuesday, November 9th, Irvine Barclay Theater is hosting an in-person event with David Sedaris. David Sedaris is “one of America’s preeminent humor writers,” being likened to Mark Twain. He is the author of five best-selling books, including his latest work, The Best of Me. The show begins at 8pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by the cities of Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.  Costa Mesa is ideally situated 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles of north of San Diego.  Located at 2773 Bunting Circle, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Mesa Verde neighborhoods in the Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1969.Recently updated, attention to detail can be seen in the travertine slabs, gold-flake detailing and the Maitland-Smith iron and travertine chandelier. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, dark cabinetry, a Wolf six-burner stove, dual convection ovens and a custom cut granite bar.This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, with a custom waterfall feature. Homeowners can take the bike trail to the beach.Mesa Verde is bordered by the 405 Freeway, Harbor boulevard, Adams Boulevard, Fairview Park, and the Santa Ana River Trail. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury neighborhoods in the Turtle Rock community of the city of Irvine. This 800-acre development also is home to the Shady Canyon Country Club and Gold Course. Located at 49 Echo Glen, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2009. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, elevator access to all floors and custom wine cellar. The chef’s kitchen features an oversized center island, custom cabinetry, and professional grade appliances.The home has views of the surrounding hills and canyons.This home sits on a very large 29,000 square foot piece of property, which is walking distance to the clubhouse. Outside, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, outdoor dining room, built-in barbeque, water fountains and a cabana. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated community. Irvine Spectrum Shopping Center and South Coast Plaza are just a short drive from Shady Canyon. 

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Sept. 29, 2021

Eric Marienthal at Irvine Barclay Theatre

The Irvine Barclay Theatre is featuring a performance by Eric Marienthal on Friday, October 29th. Eric Marienthal is a Grammy-winning jazz saxophonist and composer. He is well known for his “crystal-clear, fluid tone and adventurous, improvised lines.” His career has spanned 40 years and he has performed in over 80 countries. He is currently performing with the Gordon Goodwin Big Phat Band. The performance will begin at 8pm.  For more information, see their website at: https://www.thebarclay.org/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned community developed by the Irvine Company starting in the 1960’s.  The city was incorporated in 1971.  The city is made-up of 38 different villages, each with residential developments, schools, churches, recreational spaces and shopping and dining. Located at 29 Grandview Irvine, this 6,200 square foot home is part of the La Cima development in the Turtle Ridge Village. This six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2006. This is a La Cima Plan 3 home. The chef’s kitchen features professional grade appliances, a six-burner Thermador range, and a large center island. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of travertine flooring, use of walnut hardwood floors and beamed ceilings. This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. The yard is large and just waiting for you to create your outdoor wonderland. Turtle Ridge is east of the 73 Freeway, near the city Newport Beach. Turtle Ridge is the highest elevation point in the city of Irvine. La Cima has just 44 homes and is a guard gated community. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three developments and the Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course. This 800-acre community has approximately 400 residences and 1,000 residents. Located at 57 Boulder View, this 7,200 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom development. This six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2010. Enter this custom designed home through a private courtyard finished with Terracotta pavers and water fountain. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French doors, a limestone fireplace and stone slab countertops. The gourmet kitchen features a breakfast nook, professional grade stainless steel appliances and opens on to the great room and the outdoors. This home sits on a large 21,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, spa, built-in barbeque, and multiple seating areas. Shady Canyon is 24-hour guard gated community. Irvine Spectrum Center and South Coast Plaza are just a short drive away.

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Aug. 31, 2021

Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena

Great Park Ice and Five Point Arena is part of the OC Great Park. This 280,000 square foot ice and sports facility, serves as the training facility for the Anaheim Ducks. Several nationally ranked figure skaters, also call this arena home. There are four indoor ice rinks, three are regulation NHL size and one is regulation Olympic size. The ice arena has adult hockey leagues, figure skating, regional and national tournaments, open public skating, party rooms, classrooms, and seating for 2,500 attendees. In addition, there is a full-service restaurant, bar, café, and gym. For more information or to see all their offerings, see their website at: https://www.cityofirvine.org/orange-county-great-park/great-park-ice.

 

Corona del Mar is part of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the sea side of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Irvine Terrace, although north of Avocado Avenue, is still part of the Corona del Mar. Located at 409 De Sola Terrace, this 7,300 square foot home is part of the Corona Highlands development.  This five-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2016. The open floor planned home was designed by Chris Brandon. The kitchen features a two-story glass wine wall. Attention to detail can be seen in the oak flooring, use of marble and high-volume ceilings.  The lower level is designed for entertaining with a bar and lounge area. There are far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and colorful sunsets.  This home sits on an 8,800 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, the garden has a swimming pool and spa. Corona Highlands is north of the Pacific Coast Highway, giving it a high bluff setting. Residents are just a short distance to Newport Center, Fashion Island and Corona del Mar Village. 

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury residential developments in the Turtle Rock Village of the city of Irvine.  This 800-acre development has a golf course and designated green space. Located at 29 Watercress, this 6,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom neighborhood. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2005.  Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Venetian plaster, travertine, and wood floors. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, sub-zero appliances, and stone countertops. The home and property have views of the golf course, surrounding canyons and hills. This home sits on a large 25,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outside, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge pool, spa, and gazebo. Residents are near the Turtle Rock Nature Center. 

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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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