Newport Beach Blog

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

Balboa Island is Open

Balboa Island is open and ready for visitors.  Balboa Island is open for driving, walking, biking and by riding the Balboa Island Ferry.  There are many unique coastal chic shops with art, beach fashions and jewelry, restaurants and bistros to enjoy. Among Balboa Island’s treasures are the Balboa Bar and the Frozen Banana, which have been island treasures for over 75 years. Since 1919, the Balboa Island Ferry has been providing services for cars, walkers and cyclists between Balboa Island and Balboa Peninsula. The crossing is approximately 800 feet, which is a direct route for the ferry, otherwise it can be few miles. The ferry operates Monday through Sunday from 6:30am to 12am. For more information about riding the ferry, see their website at: http://www.balboaislandferry.com/Or for more information about Balboa Island, see their website athttps://www.balboaisland.com/.

 

Lido Isle is a Newport Beach island in Newport Harbor. This is one of California’s oldest master planned communities, having been begun in the 1920’s. Located at 132 Via Yella, this 3,000 square foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. This home was built in 2019. There is elevator access to all floors. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of wainscoting, electric window treatments and designer fixtures. There are wonderful views of the surrounding mountains, Catalina Island, white water, Pacific Ocean and the city night lights from the rooftop deck. This home sits on a 3,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a dual sided fireplace, multiple seating areas and a roof top deck. Among the amenities offered on Lido isle are tennis courts, private beach, and a clubhouse.  The Lido Isle Yacht Club acts as the social hub of the island. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 2112 East Balboa Boulevard, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Balboa Peninsula Point community.  This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 2006. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of steel doors, use of imported French limestone and tray ceilings. The home has a new Creston System. The home and property have views of Back Bay, the bay, city night lights, and Newport Harbor.  This home sits on a large 14,000 square foot piece of property. Residents are within walking distance to the beach and to the “Wedge.”

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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

CA Biodiversity Day 2020

Back Bay Science Center is hosting CA Biodiversity Day 2020 on Sunday, September 13th. California Biodiversity Day is an annual event to celebrate and protect the state’s vast biodiversity. This year’s event has been designed to meet social distancing guidelines. From 10am to 4pm, join with Back Bay Science Center, iNaturalist and California Academy of Sciences to collect information about the biodiversity of a certain area. Upper Newport Bay will be the focus of September 13th’s event. For more information, see their website at: 

http://backbaysciencecenter.org/events/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned community made-up of 34 unique “Villages.” Each village has its own architectural style, retail shopping and dining areas, schools and churches. Located at 113 Heather Mist, this 5,400 square foot home is part of the Hidden Canyon development in the  Lambert Ranch Village. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2016. Attention to detail can be seen in the double winding staircase, hardwood floors and custom-made window treatments. The gourmet kitchen features an oversized island, floor to ceiling cabinetry and dual refrigerators.  The home has views of the city night lights and of the surrounding hillsides. This home sits on an 8,100 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is large deck and patio, built-in barbeque area and beach pool with a waterfall spa. Lambert Ranch was built by The New Home Company is a gated community covering 50 acres. 

https://www.newportbeachhomesforsale.com/.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest city’s in Orange County. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000. Located at 67 Cape Andover, this 4,200 square foot home is part of the Castaways development. This five bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1997. The chef’s kitchen opens to the dining room, family room and breakfast nook.  The home and property have gorgeous views of Back Bay, Main Channel, Newport Harbor, city night lights, the Pacific Ocean, and Fashion Island. This home sits on a 6,200 square foot home with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a spa, fire pit, covered patio and a built-in barbeque area. Castaways has 110 single family homes. Castaways is in the Upper Newport Bay area and is bordered by Dover Drive. 

 

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July 31, 2020

24th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour Soiree of the Summer

The 24th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour fun is continuing with the Soiree of the Summer; The Newport Beach Garden Tour Summer Garden Party. The party will be held at the Sherman Gardens and Library on Saturday, August 29th.  While the tour was done virtually this year, the party will be live and in person. There will be a raffle, silent auction, bouquet bar, fanciest hat contest, food and drinks. The party begins at 5pm and continues until 8pm. If you have purchased a ticket to the garden tour, then you already have your ticket for the Summer Garden Party.  For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/newport-beach-virtual-garden-tour/.

 

Laguna Beach is a seaside community with over seven miles of beaches, canyons and coastal hills. This Orange County city has approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 31521 Bluff Drive, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the Table Rock community.  This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 1947. Attention to detail can be seen in the four fireplaces, use of limestone and slate.  The property has views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, Catalina Island, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets. Views stretch to Palos Verdes, San Clemente Islands and the West Street Beach. This home sits on a very large 33,000 square foot piece of ocean front property. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy an outdoor fireplace, swimming pool, spa, antique statuary, and lush gardens. Table Rock is situated on the cliff on Table Rock Drive, just south of the Montage Resort. Among the many amenities offered in Table Rock are a clubhouse, fitness room, library and pool and spa. 

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city which was incorporated in 1906.  This ideally located city; halfway between San Diego and Los Angeles, has a population of 85,000 residents. Located at 3179 Corte Portofino, this 2,200 square foot home is part of the Newport North Villas. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1987. Attention to detail can be seen the alabaster chandelier, stone flooring and vaulted ceilings. The home has been remodeled and updated. The gourmet kitchen features Thermador appliances, granite countertops and breakfast nook.  This home sits on a 6,600 square foot piece of property.  The Bonita Creek Park is within walking distance. Newport North Villas is a 24 hour guard gated community in the East Bluff – Harbor View area.  Back Bay is just a short distance away. Soiree 

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June 29, 2020

Duffy Boat Cruising

Duffy Boat Cruising is open again. These small electric boats, are described as golf clubs on water. The low speed boats are perfect for small groups to enjoy the bay. Perfect for a lunchtime cruise or a sunset happy hour. Duffy Boats were invented in Newport Beach by Marshall “Duffy” Duffield. Newport Harbor is beautiful and easy to explore. Parties are generally six to twelve people. Reservations are recommended.  For more information, see their website at: https://www.duffyboats.com/newport-beach-rentals/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach. Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953 and has a population of approximately 110,000 residents. Located at 1833 Ocean Court, this 1,800 square foot home is part of the Seahorse community in Eastside Costa Mesacommunity. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 2014. This is the largest floor plan offered in Seahorse.  The home has a private courtyard. Attention to detail can be seen in the stone countertops, hardwood floors and designer light features. There is an attached two car garage. This home sits on a 2,100 square foot home with a corner lot setting. The fourth floor has a roof top deck with views of the Pacific Ocean, white water and beautiful sunsets. Homes are near the Newport Beach Peninsula, local parks and many local dining options. The beach is just a bike ride away. 

https://www.newportbeachhomesforsale.com/.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County.  Newport Beach is home to approximately 85,000 residents. From upscale mobile home parks to luxurious ocean front estates, Newport Beach has something for everyone. Located at 22 Encore, this 1,600 square foot home is part of the Newport Crest development. Unit #229 has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. The condo complex was built in 1973. The condo was completely remolded in 2018. The chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white cabinetry and granite countertops. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of shiplap, vaulted ceilings and custom closets. The unit has an attached two car garage. This is a front row unit with 180 degree ocean views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Newport Pier, with views all the way to Palos Verdes. Newport Crest is made up of 460 condos. Among the many amenities offered in Newport Crest are tennis courts, a swimming pool and spa. Residents are within walking distance to the beach and Sunset Ridge Park. 

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June 22, 2020

Just Sold: Villa del Mare in Pelican Point

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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June 2, 2020

2020 Camp Newport

Enjoy the summer at Camp Newport. Camp Newport 2020’s theme is Focus on Fun! Camp Newport is a collection of the week-long summer courses offered through the City of Newport Beach Recreation and Senior Services Department. (They also offer programming at winter break, ski week and spring break.) Among the many categories programming is offered in are: art and theater, beach and bay, special needs, special interest swimming and aquatic sports, dance and music, STEM, and sports and fitness. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/recreation-senior-services/camp-newport.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island with 850 homes and a yacht club in Newport Harbor. Lido Isla is one of the oldest master planned communities in Orange County, having been begun in the early 1920’s. Located at 420 Via Lido Nord, this 2,200 square foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms.  This home was built in 1947.  There are two bedrooms on the main floor and a view master bedroom. The kitchen features granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. There are amazing views of the bay, sailing boats, yachts and kayakers. This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy two separate patios, one situated on the waterfront. Homeowners are just a few blocks from the clubhouse.  Other Lido Isle amenities include; tennis courts, yacht club, private beach and playground. 

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906.  Newport Beach has a population of the approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 2136 East Balboa Boulevard, this 9,800 square foot home is part of the Balboa Peninsula community. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 2018. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French Limestone, wood beamed ceilings and Savant Smart Home Automation system. The lower level is a dedicated spa with a salt cave, hydrotherapy, Swedish dry sauna, gym and juice bar. The home has 270 degree views of the water and Harbor. The home sits on a 9,600 square foot piece of property with 72 foot of bay frontage.  Outdoors, there is a private dock which can accommodate a 59 foot vessel, an 80 foot vessel and a smaller third vessel. Balboa Peninsula begins at 45th Street and runs to the end of the peninsula. The boardwalk is wonderful for walking, jogging and socializing.

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