Newport Coast Blog

Let the Franco Team help you, find your dream home in Newport Coast.  Newport Coast is home to some of most prestigious properties in Southern California.  The property located at 8 Mystique is just one example. Listed for thirty-five million dollars, this custom built estate has is it all.  With over 18,000 square feet of living space, there are ocean views from all major rooms, a media room with theater, gym, 10 car garage, and 1200 bottle wine room, just to mention a few of the spectacular features. 

Either summer or winter Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve offers many activities for residences and visitors to take advantage of; in this nearly 1000 acres of open space, wet lands and bluffs.  In the winter the park offers a wonderful spot to watch for many unusual species of migratory birds from North America. Approximately 35,000 migratory birds winter here, including six rare and endangered species.  Any time of year the Newport Back Bay Loop Trail is terrific for biking, jogging or a stroll. This paved path follows the water, providing many opportunities to watch birds, lizards and other wildlife. 

 

Dec. 5, 2021

Night of 1,000 Lights at Sherman Gardens

Sherman Gardens and Library is hosting ten Nights of 1,000 Lights. Enjoy brilliantly lite, light displays while you tour the garden this season. For ten nights scattered throughout the month of December come out and enjoy the garden awash in lights. There will be a light tunnel, an under the sea display in the succulent garden, A South Beach display in the Tropical Conservatory and finally make a wish at the Wishing Tree.  There will be entertainment and in the Crystal Disco. In addition, there will be aerial silk performers and your will be able to visit Santa in his workshop. The garden will be open from 6pm to 9pm on December 10th, 11th, 12th, 16th, 17th, 18th, 19th, 20th, 21st and 22nd. Member’s Night is Thursday December 9th. For more information, to purchase tickets or see their website at: https://thesherman.org/nights-of-1000-lights/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city which is surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach. This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southernmost point. Located at 1694 Shoreline Way, this 2,200 square foot home is part of the Central Costa Mesa community. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2014. The condo is a corner unit and was a model unit. There are city night light views. The gourmet kitchen features a large waterfall island, stainless steel appliances and quartz countertops. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom built-ins, designer paint wood flooring.Homeowners will enjoy the rooftop deck with its far-reaching city views. Central Costa Mesa is bordered by Baker Street, Wilson Avenue, the 55 Freeway, and Harbor Boulevard. Residents are within walking distance to 17thStreet boutiques and restaurants.

Newport Coast is part of the city of Newport Beach in Orange County. Newport Coast is positioned between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. With approximately 10,000 residents Newport Coast has a close-knit feel. Located at 1 Shell Beach, this 9,500 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate Collection.  This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2012 by Rodeo Homes. Enter the home through an elegant garden into a two-story foyer. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Venetian plaster, inlaid wood floors and coffered ceilings. The home and property have endless views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport coastline, Newport Harbor, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This custom-built estate sits on a large 16,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will over 3,000 square foot of covered outdoor living spaces, an outdoor kitchen with a barbeque island, swimming pool and spa. All Crystal Cove residents are invited in join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub of Crystal Cove.

Posted in Newport Coast
Oct. 29, 2021

Sunday Musicales

 

The Newport Beach Public Library is presenting Sunday Musicales. At the Central Branch of the Newport Beach Library, on Sunday afternoons, there are performances of classical and instrumental music throughout the year. These hour-long performances take place at 3pm on Sundays in the Friends Meeting Room. On Sunday, November 14th, listeners will enjoy a flute and piano duo.  The Central Branch of the Newport Beach Library is located at 1000 Avocado Avenue in Newport Beach. Admission is free to Sunday Musicales. For more information about these performances, see their website at: http//www.newportbeachlibrary.org/calendar/sunday-musicales.Bottom of Form

 

Shady Canyon is an 800-acre community with three exclusive residential developments, dedicated green space and the Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course. There are approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 59 Copper Creek, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This seven-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home was built in 2006 and designed by architect Anthony Thibet. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of antique fireplaces, reclaimed roof tiles and flooring dating to the 17th century. In addition, there is a theatre with a stage, wine cellar, full bar, and dedicated dog bathing area. This home sits on a very large 46,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, pool house/guest house and gardens. Residents are within walking distance to the clubhouse.

 

Newport Coast is situated between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach and is part of the city of Newport Beach. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and the Crystal Cove State Beach and Historic District. Located at 16 Castellina Drive, this 3,600 square foot home is part of the Cassis development. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1999. The recently remodeled kitchen has a six-burner, double oven Dacor range, walk-in pantry, and granite countertops. Attention to detail can be seen in the walnut flooring, nine sets of French doors, and an entire floor dedicated to the master suite. The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, the surrounding hills, and canyons.  This home sits on an 8,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a guest casita, built-in barbeque area with bar seating for five. Cassis is a 24-hour guard gated community built by Brookfield Homes. Among the many amenities offered in Cassis are a swimming pool clubhouse and tennis courts.

Posted in Newport Coast
Sept. 29, 2021

The Pacific Wine and Food Classic 2021

 

The Pacific Wine and Food Classic will take place on October 23rd and October 24th.  The Wine and Food Classic will be held at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina. This is a boutique style celebration will feature wines, cocktails and bites from local chef’s and mixologists. Among the wonderful treats you will encounter are paella from Villa Roma, an oyster bar from the Caviar Company, central Mexican street food from Descanso and farm to table treats from The Farmhouse at Roger’s Gardens. Guests will be greeted with a cocktail from Carajillo. There will be over 40 wines from this region. This has been voted one of the nation’s 10 best food festivals.  Newport Dunes Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: pacificwineandfood.com.

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach.  This 16 square mile city is just one mile from the beach at its southern most tip.  The city was incorporated in 1953. Located at 1047 Cheyenne Street, this 2,100 square foot home is part of the Bar Harbor development in South Coast Metro area.  This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1963. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom beveled glass front door, skylights, and custom-built ins.  The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops and wine refrigerator. This home sits on a 6,200 square foot piece of property. Outside, homeowners will enjoy a Zoysia Bermuda lawn, and custom front planters. Residents are within walking distance to the park. Bar Harbor is a single-family home neighborhood with an easy drive to local beaches.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach and is just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast has a population of 10,000 residents, as compared with Newport Beach’s population of 85,000 residents, giving it a close-knit feel. Located at 16 Eucalyptus, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Pacific Ridge community. This is a four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2005. This is a Belcara plan 4 home. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, San Clemente Islands, and city night lights.  This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property. Pacific Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community, near the Boomer Canyon Open Reserve. There are 328 homes in Pacific Ridge.

Posted in Newport Coast
Aug. 31, 2021

Container Gardening

 

Roger’s Gardens is hosting a container gardening workshop with Sarah Smith on Saturday, September 18th.  The workshop begins at 9;30am.  Horticulturist, Sarah Smith will help students learn which containers are best for their gardens and help you to create designs for different container gardens. This workshop can either be attended live in-person or via a live stream. The workshop will be held in the amphitheater. Live stream will be on Facebook or Instagram. Roger’s Gardens is located at 2301 San Joaquin Hills Road.  For more information or to register for the class, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/container-gardening-with-sarah-smith.

 

Irvine is a large master planned community in Orange County surrounded by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. The city was developed by the Irvine Company in the 1960’s and incorporated in 1971. Located at 170 Tribeca, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Central Park West complex in the Airport Village of Irvine. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom was built in 2019. This one-story condo has an open floor plan filled with natural light. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white shaker cabinets and quartz countertops. The unit has a two-car garage with additional storage. Among the many amenities offered at Central Park West are swimming pools, spa, barbeque area and fitness center. Central Park West is close to the South Coast Plaza, Fashion Island, and Irvine Spectrum Center.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach and is situated at the southern tip of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach.  Newport Coast is home to many residential developments and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with 3,600 acres of protected natural beauty and pristine sandy beaches. Located at 15 Lemans, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Rivage development. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2001. The home has a three-car garage, home office and study with built-in desks. The chef’s kitchen features pendant lighting, granite countertops and top-of-the-line appliances. There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights and stunning evening sunsets. This home sits on an 8,300 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, and built-in barbeque area. Among the many amenities offered by the homeowners’ association are a swimming pool. basketball court, volleyball court and sports court.  Rivage is 24-hour guard gated community. Rivage is one the northern border of Newport Coast.

Posted in Newport Coast
July 30, 2021

Movies on the Beach 2021

 

Movies on the Beach 2021 is taking place throughout the month of August at Newport Dunes Resort and Marina.  On Friday, August 6th, and Saturday, August 7th they will be showing Toy Story and Toy Story 3. Other movies this month include:

August 13th                 Wreck it Out

August 14th                 Shrek

August 20th                 Moana

August 21st                  Finding Nemo

August 27th                 Frozen

August 28th                 Frozen 2

Enjoy the beautiful back drop of Back Bay, while having a great night out with your family. Bring your beach blankets and chairs. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportdunes.com/wp-content/uploads/Movies-on-the-Beach-Summer-List-2021.pdf.

 

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 approximately 400 homes and 1,000 residents. Located at 50 Boulder, this 9,700 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community.  This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2007. The home features an executive office, home theater and game room. Attention to detail can be seen in the multiple fireplaces, wine tasting room and teen or guest wing. This home sits on a large 29,000 square foot piece of property.  Outdoors, there is a detached guest casita, resort style swimming pool, spa, and loggia. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are tennis courts, security, clubhouse, fitness center and parks.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach.  With its high bluff setting, Newport Coast has some of the most amazing view properties in Orange County. Located at 18 Mattina Drive, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the Altezza community. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1993. Attention to detail can be seen in the arched doorways, large number of windows and pillars in the living room and dining room. The open plan kitchen is perfect for entertaining. This condo is on a corner property, giving it exceptional privacy. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy two private patios, surrounded by tall pines and olive trees.  Altezza is a gated development. Among the many amenities offered in Altezza are a clubhouse, barbecue area, swimming pool, spa, and tennis courts.

Posted in Newport Coast
June 28, 2021

Mini Gardeners Summer Camp

 

Mini Gardeners Summer Camp will take place at Sherman Gardens and Library, live and in-person this year. Kids will be learning to grow vegetables.  Sherman Garden Educators will teach students about growing tasty plants and help kids to create their own mini-garden and how to care for it. There will be several projects in addition to the mini garden including recycled paper pots. This is a STEAM based summer camp. There is a limit of 10 students per group. All activities will take place outside. There are several summer camps to choose from. For more information, or to register, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/events/summer-camp/.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island with 850 homes.  It was begun in the 1920’s, making it one of the oldest master planned communities in California.  Located at 318 Via Soud, this 2,700 square foot home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms. It was built in 2008.  This two-level home is perfect for entertaining. This home sits on a 4,400 square foot piece of property, which is large for Lido Isle. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the swimming pool, spa, and a translucent walk-over bridge. The roof top deck has fabulous views of the Back Bay, the Pacific Ocean, city nights and gorgeous sunsets. Lido Isle has many amenities including tennis courts, a private beach and clubhouse.

 

Newport Coast is positioned between Newport Beach and Laguna Beach.  Newport Coast is home to several residential developments including Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove. Located at 87 Mandria, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Ziani community. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2004. This two-story unit faces the greenbelt. It is a corner unit with a private driveway and no one above or below you.  The master suite is on the first floor and all additional bedrooms are upstairs. The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and stainless-steel appliances. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Berber carpeting, custom built-ins, and upgraded lighting. Ziani is a gated condo community situated off of Vista Ridge. There are 168 condos in Ziani.  Among the many amenities area swimming pool, cabanas, putting green and a hammock garden.

Posted in Newport Coast
May 27, 2021

Bog in a Bowl: Growing Carnivorous Plants in Containers

 

The Sherman Garden and Library is hosting a workshop on making a Bog in a Bowl: Growing Carnivorous Plants in Containers.  On Thursday, June 17th, the garden will introduce participants into the world of carnivorous plants such as Venus flytraps. You will create your own miniature peat bog garden with three carnivorous plants. The two-hour workshop will begin at 10am. Registration is required. Class size is limited. The cost is $75 for members and $85 for non-members. For more information or to register, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/bog-in-a-bowl-growing-carnivorous-plants-in-containers/.Bottom of Form

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to Crystal Cove State Park with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs and 2,400 acres of canyons. Located at 6 Sea Glass, this 7,100 square foot home is part of The Tides community. This four-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2007. There are views of Pacific Ocean, white water and amazing evening sunsets. Attention to detail can be seen in the arched doorways, wood beamed ceilings and custom woodwork. The chef’s kitchen features Wolf stainless steel appliances, marble countertops and a Shaker cabinetry. This home sits on a 14,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will a swimming pool, loggia with a fireplace, veranda and well-manicured grounds. The stand-alone casita is perfect for guests. The Tides is a 24-hour guard community, situated next to the Sea Crest development. The Tides was built by Standard Pacific Homes.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach and just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove. Located 4 Vincennes, this 3,700 square foot home is part of the Rivage development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in the White Oak plank floorings, fireplace and balconies. The gourmet kitchen features Taj Mahal quartz center island, breakfast area and top of the line appliances. The home sits on a 6,500 square foot piece of property. Rivage is a 24-hour guard neighborhood of the single-family homes. Students living in this area attend Newport Coast Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.

Posted in Newport Coast
April 30, 2021

Newport Performing Arts Center

 

The Newport Performing Arts Center is being revamped.  They will bring year-round performing arts to downtown Newport Beach. There will be dance, music, comedy, theater, speakers and educational programming, all in a restored historical structure in Washington Square. Currently, they have four performances recorded and available virtually online. They are Newport String Project, Victor Main: Classical Guitarist, Cheryl Wheeler: Singer/Songwriter and Griffin Anthony: Singer/Songwriter.  For more information or to view their online series, see their website at: https://npacri.org/.

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city, just south of Newport Beach. Laguna Beach has seven miles of sandy beaches, canyons and coastal hills for endless views. Located at 183 Dumond Drive, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the Victoria Beach community.  This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home is located just a few doors away from the beach. There are panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, sandy beaches, city night lights and stunning evening sunsets. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy lush tropical gardens, three viewing decks and backyard palm trees. Residents are less than a mile from The Montage Resort and Spa and are just steps away from the trolley stop. Victoria Beach is west of the Pacific Coast Highway in South Laguna Beach.

 

Newport Coast is part of the city of Newport Beach, in the southern tip of the city. Newport Coast offers something for everyone from gated communities to one of a kind beach front estates. Located at 15 Chatelaine, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the Montserrat development. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, high windows and open floor plan. This home sits on a 4,700 square foot piece of property.  Montserrat is was built by California Pacific Homes and Developers. There are just 80 homes in this neighborhood. Students living in this area attend Newport Coast Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.

Posted in Newport Coast
March 31, 2021

Spring in the Garden

 

Roger’s Gardens is celebrating Spring in the Garden from Friday, March 19th through Sunday, May 9th. Inside the garden, visitors will discover orchids, indoor plants, annuals, perennials, vegetable starts and much, much more. There are artistic display vignettes. Learn from Roger’s experts about edible gardening, perennial gardening and fun garden art in workshops and talks. Bring some of nature home with you. Roger’s Gardens is open from 9am to 6pm each day. For more information about the event, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/experience-spring-in-the-garden-br-friday-march-19-sunday-may-9-from-9-am-6-pm.

 

Pelican Hill is in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. There are five exclusive developments in Pelican Hill: Pelican Crest, Pelican Ridge, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 7 Pelican Vista Drive, this 11,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development. This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 2005. Attention to detail can be seen in the stone floorings, custom moldings and heated floors. Homeowners will enjoy entertaining in the billiards room and home theater.  The home and property have near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, the Newport Coast coastline, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This custom-built estate sits on a very large 29,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy covered loggias and sunken Italian Gardens. Pelican Crest is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 158 custom built homes. It was designed by the Irvine Company.

 

Newport Coast is a part of Newport Beach and is situated just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to many residential developments and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. There is 18 miles of trails, 3.2 miles of beaches and many tidepools for exploring. Located at 4 Via Rubino, this 6,000 square foot home is part of the Perazul development in Ocean Heights. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2000. The recently updated home is turnkey. The kitchen features a large island. There are far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, city nights and impressive sunsets. This home sits on 13,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, no expensive was spared there are extensive ponds, fountains, hardscape and rare plants in the gardens. There is an outdoor kitchen, dining area and fire pit. Perazul was built by Taylor Woodrow Homes and it is a gated community. The homeowner’s association has many amenities including a clubhouse, swimming pool, spa, sports court and tennis courts.

Posted in Newport Coast
March 1, 2021

2021 Newport Beach Garden Tour Selection

 

The Sherman Library and Gardens is accepting garden nominations for the 2021 Newport Beach Garden Tour.  This is the 25th Anniversary of this fund-raising event.  The virtual garden tour will take place on Saturday, May 8th, Mother’s Day weekend. The selection committee is looking for recommendations of private, residential gardens. Since the tour is virtual this year, the committee is hoping people who would prefer to not have the public walk through their garden will be willing to participate. Participation can be anonymous, if desired. A professional videographer will film the gardens. The tour showcases six gardens each year. The Newport Beach Garden Tour supports Sherman Gardens. For more information or to make a recommendation, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/community-events/sherman-library-gardens-now-accepting-garden-nominations-for-2021-newport-beach-garden-tour.

 

Pelican Hill is a part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. This area is just north of Laguna Beach. The population of Newport Beach is 85,000 while the population of Newport Coast is just 10,000, giving it close-knit feel. Located at 6 Kingsport Drive, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge development. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, fireplace and wet bar. The chef’s kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, two kitchen islands and double ovens. The home has views of the Pacific Ocean and the surrounding canyons and hills. This home sits on a large 11,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a custom swimming pool, spa, and waterfall. Pelican Ridge is a 24-hour guard gated community developed by the Irvine Company.

 

Newport Coast is a coastal area of Newport Beach, which is home to Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove State Park Beach and many other wonderful residential communities. Located at 37 Silver Pine Drive, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Santa Lucia development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1998.This home sits on a 5,000 square foot piece of property. The home was remodeled in 2015 and 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, French oak floors and waterfall edged counters. The gourmet kitchen features La Cornue French range and custom cabinetry. There are gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, the Newport Coast coastline, and the city night lights.  Santa Lucia is just east of Pelican Heights on the edge of Buck Gully Canyon. This is a 24-hour guar gated community with just 100 single family homes.

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