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. 26, 2023

Camellia Week at Sherman Library and Gardens

The Sherman Library and Gardens is hosting Camellia Week, January 23rd through January 29th. Sherman Gardens is home to over 120 varieties of Camellia. Which are currently in bloom. The week is filled with different Camellia related activities. Staff will be on hand to answer Camellia questions, there are opportunities to talk to renowned local grower and participate in Camellia Bonsai workshop. There will be a Camella answer table available Saturday and Sunday. All week long, you can enjoy the Camellia Bloom Table in the Tea Garden and find new Camellia plants in the Garden Shop. For more information, or to sign up for one of their camellia workshops, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/camellia-week-2023/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar takes in all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hill and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Although, north of Avocado, Irvine Terrace is part of Corona del Mar. Located at 1409 Dolphin Terrace, this 6,100 square foot home is part of the Irvine Terrace development. This four-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1995. The home features two offices, a gym, and bonus room with bar. The home could easily be configured for single floor living. There are walls of glass and skylights which fill the home with natural light. There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, whitewater, city night lights and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on a very large 19,600 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a 50-foot lap pool, a spa, covered loggia, three view decks, and a large grassy back yard. Irvine Terrace is built so that all homes will always retain their views. 

 

Newport Coast is part of the city of Newport Beach. Newport Coast is at its southernmost tip, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 25 Dorian, this 2,700 square foot home is part of the St. Laurent community. This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1995, that has recently been remodeled. The home features custom cabinetry, marble countertops and a maser suite jetted tub.  This home sits on a 3,900 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large pool, with entertainment areas. St. Laurent is a guard gated development with just 66 homes. Among the many amenities offered in St. Laurent are a swimming pool, spa, clubhouse, and tennis courts

Posted in Newport Coast
Nov. 29, 2022

24th Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour

The 24th Annual Balboa Island Holiday Home Walking Tour is taking place on Sunday, December 11th.  You will visit eight festively decorated homes and cottages. This is a self-paced tour. The tour begins at 11am and continues until 4pm. After the tour be sure to visit all the shops on Marine Avenue for refreshments and unique holiday gifts. The tour kicks off from 221 Marine Avenue in Newport Beach. Tickets are $40 and are available for purchase now online or select locations. On Balboa Island tickets are available at Balboa Island Museum, Crush Clothing or Sur Le Mer. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/24th-annual-balboa-island-holiday-home-walking-tour-2/.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city, ideally halfway between Los Angeles and San Diego. Newport Beach is home to Pelican Hill, Lido Isle, Balboa Peninsula and much more. Located at 2431 Santiago Drive, this this 4,100 square foot home is part of the Bonnie Bay Highland community.This six-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1954, that has been completely updated. Attention to detail can be seen in the wide plank flooring, Dutch door and glass and steel wine room. The kitchen open onto the great room, and has a breakfast nook with built-in seating, which doubles as an extra storage area. This home sits on a 9,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque, putting green and outdoor cabana with a fireplace.Bonnie Bay Highland is in the West Bay area of Newport Beach. Residents are close to Mariner’s Park, Willard Jordan Park, and Upper Newport Bay.

 

Newport Coast is in the southern most tip of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast has a population of just 10,000 residents as compared with the larger Newport Beach, giving it a close-knit feel. Located at 1 Cottonwood, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Pienza development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2006, which has recently been remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the hardwood flooring, new paint, and quartz countertops throughout. The chef’s kitchen features blue kitchen cabinets, professional grade appliances, and built-in wine storage. This home sits on a 7,100 square foot piece of property with a corner setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, barbecue area, outdoor fireplace, and mature garden. Pienza is part of the Pacific Ridge community. This is a 24-hour guard gated area. Residents in Pacific Ridge are near Fashion Island, Newport Coast Shopping Center and the CDM.

Posted in Newport Coast
Nov. 2, 2022

Lil' Dickens Carolers at Roger's Gardens

The Lil’ Dickens Carolers will be performing at Roger’s Gardens from November 25th through December 23rd. The quartet will be strolling throughout Roger’s Gardens and Farmhouse as they perform Christmas classics, carols, and holiday music. They will also be performing some jazz arrangements. The website will have up to date performance schedules. In general, carolers will be performing Wednesday through Sunday from 6pm to 8pm. There will also be a daytime performance on weekends from 12:30pm to 2:30pm. For more information, or to see the caroling schedule, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/lil-dickens-carolers.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Known, locally, as the CDM, Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” The area is well known for its sparkling tide pools, cliffside views and wonderful shopping and dining. Located at 500 Orchid Avenue, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the North PCH community. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2022 by architect Mark Scheurer. The chef’s kitchen features stainless steel Wolf appliances, a large center island and oak cabinetry. Attention to detail can be seen in the Fleetwood pocket doors, Warren Christopher hardwood floors and use of Bedrosians’ tile.The home has wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Pelican Hill Golf Course, city night lights and spectacular sunsets.This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. The home is in the popular flower street neighborhood. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a front entry courtyard with a fireplace and a direct access rooftop deck. Residents are just a short walk to the beach. 

 

Newport Coast is in the southernmost tip of Newport Beach just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach, with 3.2 miles of coastline, 18 miles of trails, 1,400-acre marine park and 2,400 acres of canyons. Located at 7 Suprema Drive, this 2,100 square foot home is part of the Altezza development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, wood-paneling, and fireplace. There are beautiful views of Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Newport Harbor, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a front courtyard entry and a landscaped view patio and eating area. Altezza was designed by Taylor Woodrow Homes, and this is a 24-hour guard gated community. There are 110 residences in Altezza.  Altezza residents are invited to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center.

Posted in Newport Coast
Sept. 30, 2022

‘Nightmare’ the Halloween Boutique 2022

‘Nightmare’ the Halloween Boutique 2022 at Roger’s Gardens is open now through November 1st. Come and experience Roger’s Gardens “dream land of Halloween.” You will find decorations for every room of your home and the garden. Create the most spooktacular Halloween ever. For more information, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/pages/halloween.

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach, with over 18 miles of trails, 3.2 miles of coastline, 2,400 acres of canyons and a 1,400-acre marine park. Located at 6 Waves End, this 13,000 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate Collection. This eight-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was designed by architect Robert Hidey and Associates and built in 2022. This three-story Italian Villa has a bonus room, movie theater, caretaker suite, and music room. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, surrounding canyons, city night lights, and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a very large 29,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an infinity swimming pool, and professional landscaping and hardscaping. Residents have direct access to the El Morro open space trail system and to the Crystal Cove Promenade. Crystal Cove Estate Collection residents are invited to enjoy all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub of the area. 

 

Newport Coast is part of the city of Newport Beach in Orange County. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill and the Pelican Hill Resort and Golf Courses, and Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Located at 20 Via Coralle, this 6,300 square foot home is part of the Ocean Heights community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1999. The home has a climate-controlled wine room and elevator access to all levels. There are far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes white water, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a 11,800 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a private swimming pool and spa.  Ocean Heights is a 24-hour guard gated community. Among the many amenities offered in Ocean Heights are a swimming pool, spa, clubhouse, sports court, and tennis courts.

Posted in Newport Coast
Aug. 29, 2022

24th Annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation

The 24th Annual Newport Beach Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation dinner will be held on Tuesday, September 20th, 2022. The Annual Fire and Lifeguard Appreciation dinner is being held at the Hyatt Regency Newport Beach. The event begins at 5:30pm with cocktails on the Green followed by Dinner in the Amphitheatre. Special Recognition Awards given this evening are Lifeguard Supervisor of the Year, Firefighter of the Year, Civilian of the Year, Seasonal Lifeguard of the Year. Tickets are $75 per person and dress is Newport Beach Casual Resort Attire. The Hyatt Regency is located at 1107 Jamboree Road in Newport Beach. For more information, or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/24th-annual-newport-beach-fire-and-lifeguard-appreciation-dinner/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar is well known for its pristine sandy beaches, tidepools, cliffside views and quaint village shops. Located at 2510 Bungalow Place, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Sail House development. This is a three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2002. This is a detached bungalow style home. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of hardwood floors, high volume ceilings, fireplace. The gourmet kitchen features, new cabinetry, professional grade appliances, and a six-burner range. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large patio and low maintenance turf yard. Sail House was built by John Laing Homes and has five different floor plans to choose from. Residents are within walking distance to the beach, and many shopping and dining options. 

 

Newport Coast is part of the city Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove, and many other residential developments. Located at 24 Nerval, this 4,100 square foot home is part of the Aubergine community.  This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2003. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom built-ins, travertine tiles and crown molding. The chef’s kitchen features double ovens, a Sub-Zero refrigerator, and granite countertops. The home and property have views of the Pacific Ocean, the surrounding hills and canyons, Back Bay, coastline, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a 10,600 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a full outdoor kitchen with Viking appliances, a spa, swimming pool, rock waterfall, and rock slide. Aubergine has just 97 homes, giving it a close-knit feel. There are four different floor plans available in Aubergine.

Posted in Newport Coast
Aug. 1, 2022

Reader's Theatre Summer Festival 2022

The Newport Theatre Arts Center is hosting the Reader’s Theatre Summer Festival running through August 14th. This is a flight of four plays, a new play every weekend for a month. This year the four plays are: 

1)    And Then There Were None a drama by Agatha Christie

2)    Nobody Loves a Telemarketer a comedy by Sean Engard

3)    The Clean House a romantic comedy by Sarah Rhul

4)    The Sleeper a dark comedy by Catherine Butterfield

The plays are directed by Stephen Gomer, Samantha Wellengard, Kysa Cohen, and Matt Koutroulis.

For more information, or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://ntaconline.com/shows/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned community in Orange County.  This 66 square mile city is made of 38 individual villages each with residential developments, shopping, dining, entertainment and recreational sources and schools. Located at 12 Windrow, this 1,400 square foot home is part of the Patio Homes in the Orangetree Village.  This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1977, by Presley Homes. This split level home has recently been remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, Porcelanosa tiles and new patio cover. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, a breakfast nook, and recessed lighting. This home sits on a 2,700 square foot piece of property. Patio Homes has many amenities including a swimming pool, spa, tennis courts and clubhouse. Orangetree is bordered by Irvine Center Drive, Valley Oak Drive, and Barranca Parkway. Orangetree students attend Orangetree Elementary School, Orangetree Middle School and Irvine High School. 

 

Newport Coast is situated between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach and is part of Newport Beach city proper. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Located at 5 Auvergne, this 1,700 square foot home is part of the Summit development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1995.  This two-level condo has high-volume ceilings and is filled throughout with natural light. The chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, white quartz countertops and a subway tile backsplash. The unit has a two-car attached garage. There are views of greenbelt.  The Summit is a gated condo community with 150 condo units and five floor plans to choose from. Among the amenities in the Summit are a swimming pool, tennis courts and community park.

Posted in Newport Coast
July 19, 2022

2022 Annual Flight of Newport Beach

The 2022 Annual Flight of Newport Beach takes place this July. The Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce Commodores club is sponsoring the event. The Annual Flight will be departing from the Balboa Yacht Club. Sailors of all ages are invited to participate.  Balboa Yacht Club is located at 1801 Bayside Drive.  For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeach.com/events/2022-annual-flight-of-newport-beach/.

 

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 4541 Brighton Road, this 7,000 square foot home is part of the Cameo Shores community.  This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2018. Attention to detail can be seen in the beamed and vaulted ceilings, heated loggia, and wine cellar. The lower level of the home features a second kitchen, gym, sauna, and theater. There are far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and vibrant sunsets.  This home sits on a very large 19,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool with waterfall, loggia, built-in barbeque area and fire pit. Residents have direct access to the beach. Cameo Shores is home to 170 private residences. 

 

Newport Coast is part of the city of Newport Beach and is just north of Laguna Beach.  Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove, and many other residential developments.  Located at 35 Silver Pine Drive, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Santa Lucia development.  This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1998. This Palazzo style home has recently been renovated from the high-volume ceilings to natural light, no detail has been overlooked. The gourmet kitchen features stain-steel appliances, a center island and marble floors. There are gorgeous views of Newport Harbor, the Pacific Ocean, the surrounding canyons and hills, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on a 6,200 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a built-in barbeque and fire pit. Santa Lucia is a 24-hour guard gated development and part of the Pelican Heights neighborhood. Residents are just a short distance from the local park and beaches.

Posted in Newport Coast
July 1, 2022

Back Bay Science Center and Tides Center

The Back Bay Science Center together with Tides Center are offering two programs in cooperation with the California Coastal Commission to promote environmental education while restoring coastal habitats. On Saturdays from 9am until 11am, the Roots program will teach you about how human activities impact on coastal habitats while you help to retore local ecosystems. On Wednesdays, from 9am until 11am, Steward Day lets you practice your habitat restoration skills while deepening your naturalist skills. No experience is necessary for either program. For more information, see any of these websites at: http://www.projectgrowca.org/ or www.tides.org/state-nonprofit-disclosures/ or https://www.backbaysciencecenter.org/education.

 

Laguna Beach is just of south Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Laguna Beach is well known for its dedication to the arts with over 180 artists in residence, weekly art walks, over 180 art galleries and three large scale art shows. Located at 959 Oriole Drive, this 1,250 square foot home is part of the Lower Bluebirdcommunity. This two-bedroom, one bathroom home was built in 1950. Attention to detail can be seen in the wood burning fireplace, custom built-ins, and maple hardwood floors. The gourmet kitchen features Corian countertops, glass-door cabinets, and a Viking range. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding hillsides and canyons, city night lights and beautiful sunsets. This home sits on a 6,300 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting.  Lower Bluebird is situated at the beginning of the Bluebird Canyon Drive near Bluebird Park. Residents are a just a short distance to many shopping, dining, and entertainment options. 

 

Newport Coast is a part of the city of Newport Beach and is just north of Laguna Beach.  Newport Coast is home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Located at 3 Adriana, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Campbello development. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1999 and has recently been remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the multiple fireplaces, Italian limestone flooring and stacked stone accent wall. The chef’s kitchen features Viking stainless steel appliances, soft-close cabinetry, and Caesar stone countertops.  This home sits on a 7,200 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a fire pit, built-in barbeque, and multiple seating areas. Campbello is a 24-hour guard gated neighborhood with 89 single family homes. Campbello was built by California Pacific Homes Builders.

Posted in Newport Coast
June 15, 2022

26th Annual Newport Beach Sherman Gardens Tour and Summer Garden Party

 

The 26th Annual Newport Beach Sherman Gardens Tour and Summer Garden Party Video Second Installment is taking place on Father’s Day, June 19th, 2022. The tour is virtual again this year, giving access to some amazing gardens that would not be available to tour otherwise. Three different Garden Tour videos will be released throughout the summer, all leading up to the in-person Summer Garden Party on Saturday, August 27th at Sherman Gardens. In the video release on June 19th, gardens and Historic Homes of Balboa Island will be featured. Virtual Garden Tour tickets are $25 for members and $35 for non-members. Sherman Library and Gardens is located 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, or to purchase garden tour tickets, see their website at: https://experience.thesherman.org/newport-beach-virtual-garden-tour-050722.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County city, with a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Newport Beach is ideally located between Los Angeles and San Diego. Located at 38 Linda Isle, this, 5,500 square foot home is part of the Linda Isle community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2020. Attention to detail can be seen in the glass walls, the two-story gallery entry and commercial elevator access to all levels. There are beautiful views of the turning basin, harbor, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a 5,700 square foot piece of bay front property. There is private dock with space for an 80 foot plus yacht. Linda Isle is in Lower Newport Bay near Balboa Island. This is a 24-hour guard gated community with 106 homes.

 

Newport Coast is part of the Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Newport Coast is home to Pelican Hill, Crystal Cove and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Located at 15 Cavaillon, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Provence development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2002. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, granite countertops, and stainless-steel appliances. Attention to detail can be found in the use of French doors, double sided fireplace, and custom built-ins. The home sits on a 7,100 square foot piece of property, corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a covered eating area, fire pit and built-in barbeque area. Provence is in Newport Ridge North. This is a 24-hour guard gated community. Among the many amenities offered in Provence are tennis and basketball courts, a swimming pool and spa.

Posted in Newport Coast
June 1, 2022

Hummingbird Summer at Roger's Gardens

 

It is Hummingbird Summer at Roger’s Gardens. Hummingbird Summer begins Friday, June 3rd and runs throughout the summer until August 28th. What better way to celebrate the summer season than by bringing hummingbirds into your garden? Roger’s Gardens has over 40 hummingbird feeders to choose from. Also available are special handheld feeders. There are many water-wise plants available that also attract hummingbirds, butterflies, and other pollinators to your garden. These plants almost always add colorful blooms to your garden, as well. Best of all, when you round up your purchase during hummingbird summer at Roger’s Gardens, proceeds will support the Sea and Sage local chapter of the National Audubon Society. For more information, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/hummingbird-summer.

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city, which is just one mile north of the Pacific Ocean at its southern most point. Costa Mesa was incorporated in 1953 and is a 16 square mile city. Located at 930 Cheyenne Street, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Mesa North neighborhood in the South Coast Metro area of Costa Mesa. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1965. The front home is three bedrooms with 1 ¾ bathroom, the rear home is one bedroom, one bath with a kitchen and washer and dryer. There are five garage spots. This home sits on an 8,200 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. South Coast metro is bordered by Santa Ana and is home to the South Coast Plaza Mall. Residents are near Metro Point and The Camp.

Newport Coast is part of the city of Newport Beach in Orange County. Newport Coast is between Laguna Beach and Newport Beach. Newport Coast is home to Crystal Cove, Pelican Hill, and many more residential developments. Located at 64 Lessay, this 1,900 square foot home is part of the Sancerre development. The four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1995. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, hardwood floors and custom shades. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances. The home is at the end of a cul-de-sac, with a nature trail, so you do not have neighbors on one side. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a wraparound porch, and a built-in barbeque. Sancerre is a 24-hour guard gated community built by the Irvine Company. There are 144 detached townhomes in Sancerre.

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