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. 

 

Jan. 30, 2020

Newport Beach Historical Society

 

The Newport Beach Historical Society is open.  Stop by and see the history of the Newport Beach. Founded by Bill Grundy, the first priority of the historical society is to preserve the living past of Newport Beach and the second priority is to create a repository of historical documents, photographs, films and memorabilia. Currently the museum is located at the Balboa Branch of the Newport Beach Public Library. Guided tours are available upon request, otherwise the museum is open during library hours. For more information about the historical society, to make a donation or schedule as guided tour, see their website at: http://www.newportbeachhistorical.org/about-nbhs/.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city, with a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Newport Beach is home to Newport Harbor, Newport Bay and Balboa Peninsula. Located at 17 Rockingham Drive, this 5,400 square foot home is part of the Belcourt Custom home development. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built In 1987. With a Cape Cod architectural style, this home has been completely updated in recent years. The gourmet kitchen features stone countertops, a center island and new professional grade appliances.  Attention to detail can be seen in the new hardwood floors, smart home security system and high volume ceilings. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoor homeowners will enjoy entertaining around the swimming pool, spa, outdoor fireplace, and the built-in barbeque area.  Belcourt is situated in the East Bluff – Harbor View area and it is a 24 hour guard gated community. Among the home amenities offered in Belcourt are a swimming pool, spa and basketball court.

 

Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach.  Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove and the Crystal Cove State Park, with 18 miles of trails and 3 miles of coastline. Located 6 Canyon Peak, 3,800 square foot home is part of the Costa Azul community. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 2006. The chef’s kitchen features a Wolf range and microwave, Sub-Zero refrigerator, and Miele Cappuccino maker. Attention to detail can be seen the surround sound, fireplace and wood beamed ceilings. The home sits on a 7,800 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting on the greenbelt. Outdoors, homeowner will enjoy entertaining on the covered patio, around the fire pit and in the salt water swimming pool.  There is a full outdoor kitchen with a Lynx barbeque and refrigerator. Costa Azul is part of the Pacific Ridge area and it is a gated area. There are just 43 home sites in Costa Azul.

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Jan. 6, 2020

College Planning Workshop

 

The Newport Beach Library is hosting a College Planning Workshop on Wednesday, January 15th from 7pm to 8pm. The focus of this workshop will be course work selection. Newport Beach Public Library in conjunction with C2 Education will help parents and students determine which high school courses are the best options for your college goals. Among the topics discussed will be how important are four years of language, elective AP classes, what are the best elective courses for your college major. This is a free event, but reservations are required, as space is limited. The workshop will be held in the Friends Meeting Room at the main branch of the library at 1000 Avocado Avenue in Newport Beach. For more information or to register for this workshop, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/teens/college-prep.

 

Newport Beach is a seaside city with a population of approximately 85,000 people. The city is home to Balboa Peninsula, Newport Coast, Pelican Hill and Crystal Cove. Located at 227 62nd Street, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Newport Shores community. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 2009. The home uses French doors, multi-paned windows and clerestory windows strategically. The gourmet kitchen features a built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator, Thermador Range and farmhouse sink. Attention to detail can be seen in the stone work, grass cloth wall treatments and crown moldings. Newport Shores is in the West Newport – Lido Isle area of Newport Beach. Residents are within walking distance to the beach. There are 440 homes. This home sits on a 2,400 square foot piece of property. The roof top deck offers a wet bar and ocean views. Newport Shores. Students in this area attend Newport Elementary School, Ensign Middle School and Newport Harbor High School.

 

Newport Coast is situated between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Newport Coast has a high bluff setting, giving it some of the best views in Newport Beach. Located at 19 Vista Tramonto, this 5,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Heights development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in the reclaimed French terracotta tiles, coffered ceilings and walnut parquet flooring.  The wine cellar holds 250 bottles. The home and property have spectacular views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a large 11,000 square foot piece of property.  Outdoors, gardens were designed by Molly Wood Garden Design. In addition, outdoors, there is a dining area, outdoor fireplace and dipping pool.   Pelican Heights has 97 homes with three distinctive floor plans. Students living in this area attend Newport Coast Elementary School, Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School.

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Dec. 2, 2019

111th Annual Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade Viewing Cruises

 

The annual installment of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade will take place on five nights, from Wednesday, December 18th through Sunday, December 22nd. Newport Landing Whale Watching has three cruises each night of the parade to choose from. Scenic cruises will have views of both the decorated boats and yachts and the fully decked out estates. Cruises include Boat Parade, Holiday Lights Cruise and Pre/Post Parade Cruise. The Holiday Lights Cruises are available throughout December. Cruises begin at 5:30pm, 7pm and 8:30pm. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: http://www.christmasparadeboats.com/.

 

Irvine is a master planned Orange County city, surrounded by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach. This 66 square mile city is made up of 34 individual villages. Located at 43 Balcony, this 4,700 square foot home is part of the Vicara in the Quail Hill Village. This five bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2005. Attention to detail can be seen in the 20 plus designed fixtures, custom built-ins and hand scraped walnut floors. The home has a movie theater with a 110 inch screen. The gourmet kitchen features Wolf and Sub-Zero appliances, has a dining nook and opens on to a Cocktail Parlor. There are views of the city night lights and the surrounding hills. This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Quail Hill borders Shady Canyon. Among the many amenities in Quail Hill are a swimming pool, spa, cabanas and tennis courts.

Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Beach in 2001. This section of the city has a population of approximately 10,000, giving it a small town feel. Located at 3 Ferrand, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Aubergine development. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2002. This is a plan 3 model, “Bordeaux.” The home features an open floor plan, high volume ceilings and abundance of natural light.  There are wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, city night lights, Disney night time fireworks and surrounding hills. This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a spa, barbeque island, fire pit and large patio.  There are just 97 homes in Aubergine and it is a gated community.

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Nov. 1, 2019

Thanksgiving Dinner at Five Crowns

 

Five Crowns is preparing a very special Thanksgiving Day Dinner. The seasonal menu was designed by Executive Chef Alejandra Padilla, to begin the holiday season on a festive note. The menu offers roasted turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes, Blue Lake green beans and house-made cranberry compote. There will also be a prime rib option with Yorkshire pudding. There is even an option with both choices. Five Crowns will be open from 11am to 8pm on Thanksgiving Day. Five Crowns is located at 3801 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information about the Thanksgiving Dinner or to make reservations; see their website at:

https://www.lawrysonline.com/five-crowns/.

 

Newport Beach is ideally situated between Los Angeles and San Diego. The Newport Beach real estate market has something for everyone from condos to beach front custom built estates. Located at 12 Bay Island, this 5,400 square foot home is part of the Bay Island community. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2002. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Venetian plaster, imported limestone and hardwoods. Enter the home through a private courtyard which overlooks the bay. The home has a basement storage area, elevator, seven fireplaces and multiple lanais. The home sits on a 4,100 square foot piece of harbor front property with a corner setting. The amazing views include harbor views and city night lights.  Bay Island is residential only island, with only golf carts used for transportation. There are just 24 homes on Bay Island. Among the many amenities offered are gardens, tennis courts and a private beach.

 

Newport Coast was annexed to Newport Beach in 2001. This is the southern section of Newport Beach bordering Laguna Beach. Located at 2 Sunrise, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Belcara development. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2006. The home has recently been renovated with light wood flooring, light fixtures and pocket doors. The gourmet kitchen features a breakfast nook, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances.  This home sits on an 8,700 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Belcara is a gated community with 107 homes. Among the many amenities offered in Belcara are an Olympic size pool, spa, barbeque area and an entertainment area.

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Oct. 11, 2019

OCMA Current Exhibit

 

The Orange County Museum of Art is presenting an exhibited entitled Rio Honda and Other Spirits. Photographs of rivers and waterfalls are mixed as the photographs are reprinted on fabric works, seen as still images and animated by video. The goal of the exhibit is to show bodies of water as living entities and political agents rather than a resource for humans to exploit. The bodies of water, mountains, forests and minerals are the spirit. Among the bodies of water shown in this exhibit are the Pacific Ocean, San Gabriel River and the Santa Ana river. The museum is open from 11am to 8pm, on Thursdays and 11am to 6pm, Friday through Sunday. For more information, see their website at: https://www.ocmaexpand.org/future.

 

Newport Beach has many types of real estate available from upscale mobile home parks to custom built oceanfront estates.There is truly something for everyone in Newport Beach. Located at 25 Southampton Court, this 3,200 square foot townhome is part of the Belcourt Hill development. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1981. Enter the home through a private courtyard. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Travertine flooring, high volume ceilings and custom cabinetry.  There are peek-a-boo views of the Pacific Ocean and the city night lights. This townhome has a three car garage. The outside has been freshly painted.  Belcourt Hill is located in the East Bluff-Harbor View area of Newport Beach. This is a 24 hour guard gated community.

 

Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Beach in 2001. This area is at the south end of Newport Beach.  It is home to world class golf, five star restaurants and shopping. Located at 19 Coastal Oak, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Costa Azul neighborhood. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2004. Attention to detail can be seen in the stonework, crown moldings and hardwood flooring. The gourmet kitchens features granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and custom kitchen cabinets. The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons and hills. The home sits on a 7,800 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a salt water pool, spa, large backyard and a pond with two bronze statues.  Costa Azul is a Pacific Ridge community, and is a 24 hour guard gated area.

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Sept. 25, 2019

Glow Night Paddle Boarding

 

Ultimate Glowing paddle board adventures will be continuing through the end of the month. SUP Glow is a popular tour, with each paddle board is equipped with waterproof LED lighting. This is a guided night tour in calm waters. Pirate Coast SUP Glow tours is the original glow tour in California and guests have been enjoying these tours for over six years. Tours are $45 per person. Tours will begin at 7:30PM on Friday and Saturday, September 27th and 28th. For more information or to schedule a tour, see their website at: https://piratecoastpaddle.com/glow/.

 

Pelican Hillis residential community in Newport Beach next the world class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses and above the Pacific Ocean. There are five developments that make up Pelican Hill: Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 3 Canyon Point, this 9,100 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This five bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 1995 and has recently been renovated. Attention to detail can be seen the two story formal entry, use of marble and hand wrought details. The 70-foot-long great room has panoramic views of the coastline.  This custom built estate has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Coast coastline, white water, city night lights, golf course fairway and picture perfect sunsets.  This home sits on a very large, 24,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors homeowners’ will enjoy cascading gardens, multiple terraces and an infinity edge swimming pool. Pelican Hill is a 24-hour guard gated community with 140 custom built homes.

 

Newport Coast is a master planned section of Newport Beach. From view condos to one of a kind ocean front estates, Newport Coast has something for everyone. Located at 12 Tidal Surf, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Civita development. This three bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1998. Attention to detail can be seen in the high volume ceilings, abundant natural light and spa like master suite. There are endless views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Newport Coast coastline, surrounding hills and city night lights. This home sits on a 6,400 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Civita is a small, guard gated community in the Pelican Ridge and Ocean Ridge area. Among the many amenities offered in Civita are an Olympic size swimming pool, spa, clubhouse and tennis courts. The Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses are just a short walk away.

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Sept. 11, 2019

Style Week is Back

 

 

Fashion Island’s Style Week is back! September 12th through September 14th, Style Week OC will be taking place.  Fashion Island is teaming up with SIMPLY, to provide lots of beauty and fashion fun for the third year in a row. There will be three panel discussions and two keynote speakers. The speakers are experts in fashion, beauty, and digital marketing. Shop for the hottest fall fashions and enjoy in-store parties and activities.  For more information about Fashion Week, see their website at; https://orangecountyzest.com/styleweekoc/.

 

Shady Canyon is part of the Turtle Rock community in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is 800 acres with three exclusive residential neighborhoods, the Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course and dedicated green space. Located at 66 Canyon Ridge, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the Sycamore community. This four bedroom, three bathroom townhome was built in 1997. This has recently been completely remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the Travertine flooring, the hardwood floors and spa-like master bath. The chef’s kitchen features top of the line appliances. Outdoors, the private patio has a built-in barbecue, spa and surround sound.   Among the many amenities offered in Sycamore are a swimming pool, clubhouse, exercise room and outdoor entertainment space.

 

Newport Coast is at the south end of the Newport Beach. Newport Coast has a large range of real estate to choose from, ranging from single family homes to custom built ocean view estates. Locates at 8 Dolomiti, this 4,100 square foot home is part of the Sausalito development. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2000. This home has recently been renovated with Sapele wood floors, travertine and Venetian plaster. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, a center island and butler’s pantry. This home sits on a 7,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, there is a detached casita. Salt water swimming pool, spa and outdoor Viking Barbeque.  Sausalito, is a 24 hour guard gated neighborhood. The neighborhood amenities include a clubhouse, sport court and tennis courts.

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Aug. 29, 2019

The Priceless Luncheon

 

The Priceless Luncheon will be held on Saturday, September 7th.  The Priceless Luncheon supports efforts to end human trafficking and will educate guests on how human trafficking is an issue in Orange County. The luncheon begins at 10:45 am and and ends at 1:30 pm. Tickets are $225 for individual tickets, sponsorships and table sponsors are also available. The luncheon will be held at Fashion Island Hotel in Newport Beach. For more information, or to purchase tickets: see their website at: https://www.vanguard.edu/research/gcwj/events/priceless.

 

Shady Canyon is a master planned community in the Turtle Rock village of the city of Irvine. This is an 800-acre community with approximately 400 luxury homes, 1,000 residents and a country club and golf course. Located at 97 Canyon Creek, this 9,900 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom development. This six bedroom, eight bathroom home was built in 2008. The gourmet kitchen features double full size ovens, granite countertops, double dishwashers and refrigerators. Attention to detail can be seen in the tower room, elevator and wine room. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a putting green, outdoor living room with a fireplace, outdoor kitchen, swimming pool and spa. Shady Canyon is a 24 hour guard gated community.  Among the many amenities offered are tennis courts, clubhouses and green space.

 

Newport Coast is situated between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Many developments have amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, from Catalina Island to Palos Verdes. Located at 8 Dolomiti, this 4,100 square foot home is part of the Sausalito development. This four bedroom, five bathroom home was built in 2000. This Tuscan estate features over $800,000 of upgrades including Sapele wood floors, Venetian plaster walls and handcrafted moldings. Enter the home through a courtyard. The gourmet kitchen offers stainless steel appliances. A butler’s pantry and a center island. This home sits on a 7,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, there is a detached casita, perfect for guests. In addition, outdoors, there is a swimming pool, spa and a custom waterfall. Sausalito is a 24 hour guard gated community.

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Aug. 15, 2019

2nd Annual USC Alumni Club Summer Bash

 

The local Orange County chapter of the USC Alumni Club is having their 2nd Annual Summer Bash on Sunday, August 25th. This year’s bash is being held on the sand at the Newport Aquatic Center. Tickets include free kayaking and paddleboard rentals. A Hawaiian meal will be served. Other entertainment will include a critter show, a balloon artist, face painting and much more. There will be traditional fair games and sand games. The event is open to all Trojan Alumni and friends. Bring your swimsuits, packed coolers and sunscreen! The event gets underway at 11am.

 

Newport Beach is beach front city with a population of approximately 110,000 residents. The city includes Corona del Mar, Lido Island and Newport Coast. Located at 54 Beacon Bay, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Beacon Bay community. This four bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 1950. Attention to detail can be seen in the wood beams, built-in bookcases and high ceilings. The gourmet kitchen has been updated with a large center island and it is open to the dining room.  The home sits on a 4,900 square foot home with a corner lot setting.  Beacon Bay has 72 homes and is situated in the Lower Newport Bay area directly across from Balboa Island. Beacon Bay has many amenities including three docks, beaches, a private park and tennis court.

 

Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Coast in 2001. This area of Newport Beach is home to gorgeous beaches and world class golf. Located at 2 Sunrise, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Costa Azul. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2006. This home has recently been remodeled and features new wood floors, an updated kitchen and pocket doors. The kitchen has a large island, quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances. This home sits on an 8,700 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowner’s will enjoy a swimming pool, a spa with a waterfall and fountain.  Costa Azul is in the Pacific Ridge community. There are 43 homes in Costa Azul.  Pacific Ridge is a gated community.

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Aug. 2, 2019

Summer Concert Series 2019

 

The Hyatt Newport Beach Summer Concert Series is underway on Friday evenings. The concerts begin in July and run through October, culminating in a special Sunday brunch concert featuring Damien Escobar and Eric Darius. All the performances will be held at the Back Bay Amphitheater. The next concert in the series will take place on Friday, August 16th and will feature musician Boz Scaggs.

Lido Isle is part of the city of Newport Beach and is connected to mainland by a bridge. Lido Isle has approximately 850 homes with Mediterranean architectural style. Located at 226 Via Ithaca, this three bedroom, three bathroom home is 1,600 square feet. Built in 1950, this home has a beach villa architectural style.  Among the many features in this home are recessed lighting, a Viking range and Travertine tile. This home sits on a 3,300 square foot piece of property, which is 35 feet by 88 feet, highly desirable on Lido Isle. Lido Isle has many amenities including tennis courts, clubhouse, private beach and much more.  

Newport Coast is a Newport Beach community on the south end of the city.  Newport Coast is master planned community with many types of residences from condos to beach front estates. Located at 3 Fayence, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Provence community. This home has three bedrooms and three bathrooms and was built in 2001. The formal living room and formal dining room overlook a private courtyard. The family room, complete with a fireplace is open to the gourmet kitchen, complete with a center island, breakfast nook and French doors.  This home sits on a 6,700 square foot home with with a cul-de-sac setting. The private backyard has views of the city and surrounding mountains. Provence is in the Newport Ridge North area and is a 24hour guard gated community. Among the many amenities in Provence are a swimming pool, spa and tennis courts.

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