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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

Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park

The Environmental Study Loop at Crystal Cove State Park is open for visitors. This unique facility gives visitors a peek at the science of park management and conservation. The Michael and Tricia Berns Environmental Study Loop has an amphitheater, student staging pavilion, and a half mile loop trail with eight science stations. The science stations include animal tracking, bugs and butterflies, birds, wind and weather, early residents, rocks on the move and nature’s trespassers. These science stations give park visitors a chance to perform “citizen science” projects. For more information, see their website at: http://www.crystalcovestatepark.org/environmental-study-loop/.

 

Crystal Cove is home to several luxury residential developments and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Crystal Cove is in the Newport Coast, section of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 2 Cruisers Bluff, this 5,800 square foot home is part of the White Sails community. This six bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2004. The home is ideal for entertaining with professional grade kitchen, prep kitchen and 300 bottle climate controlled wine cellar. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a saltwater swimming pool, a fire pit, outdoor living room, built-in barbeque and bar and a sand volleyball court. White Sails is situated directly below The Tides community.  This is a 24-hour guard gated community. Students, living in the White Sails development, attend schools in the Laguna Beach Unified School District, specifically Harbor View Elementary School, Thurston Middle School and Laguna Beach High School. 

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Harbor, with approximately 850 homes and a yacht club. The island is modeled on a Mediterranean isle. Located at 119 Via Jucar, this 4,700 square foot home has five bedroom and five bathrooms. This home was built in 2004. The home has recently been remodeled, with seamless indoor-outdoor flow. Attention to can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, three fireplaces and wall of glass opening onto a private patio. The gourmet kitchen features top of the line appliances, custom cabinets and stone countertops. The home sits on a 4,800 square foot piece of property. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, a private beach, clubhouse and security.

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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

Lido Marina Village

Lido Marina Village is open for dining in, takeout and shopping. Lido Marina Village restaurants are ready to safely serve customers whether for in-person dining, online ordering, takeout and delivery options. Open for dine-in restaurants include: Circle Hook Fish Company, Lido Bottle Works, Malibu Farm, Nobu and Zinque. Retail stores are open for in-store shopping and curb side pickup.  Each retailer is open different hours, so check with the store before going. Enjoy seaside dining and shopping in this perfectly scaled shopping village. For more information, see their website at: https://www.lidomarinavillage.com/

 

Corona del Mar is popular area in the city of Newport Beach, well known for its sandy beaches, tidepools, cliffside views and boutique shopping. Corona del Mar was first settled in the early 1900’s. Located at 504 Hazel Drive, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the North CDM community. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 2020. The home was designed by Brandon Architects. Attention to detail can be seen in the slide-away glass doors, floating staircase and white rift oak flooring. The kitchen features custom Cleaf cabinetry, Calcutta marble countertops and artistic wine display area. The home has 40 feet of frontage overlooking Buck Gully, with views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, creek and canyon views.  This home sits a 7,000 square foot piece of property with a bluff setting. Outdoors, there is a plunge pool, rooftop deck, and cabana. North CDM residents are within a short drive to the state beach and to Villages of Corona del Mar. 

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Harbor. Lido Isle is home to approximately 850 homes and a yacht club. Located at 428 Via Lido Nord, this 2,900 square foot home has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. This home was built in 1997. The home has recently been remodeled with an open floor plan filled with natural light. Attention to detail can be seen in the hardwood flooring, use of Calcutta marble and high-volume ceilings. The chef’s kitchen features wine storage, center island and a walk-in pantry. This home sits on a 2,700 square foot piece of bay front property, giving it views of the Newport Harbor, city night lights and the surrounding mountains. Homeowners are just steps from the beach and the boardwalk.

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July 31, 2020

21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

The 21st Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will begin on Thursday, August 6th.  The film festival will continue through Thursday, August 20th.  The Opening Night film is the premiere showing of A Life of Endless Summers: The Bruce Brown Story. The 21st Annual Film Festival will be held at The Lot at Fashion Island. The movies begin at 7:30pm each evening and the movie of the night will play in all seven cinemas of The Lot. Tickets will be on sale starting in July.  The Lot is located at 999 Newport Center Drive in Newport Beach. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/.

 

Laguna Beach is a seaside community with a dedication to their arts culture.  The city is home to over 180 artists in residence, three large scale art shows, and weekly art gallery walks. Located at 71 Emerald Bay, this 6,100 square foot home is part of the Emerald Bay development. This five bedroom, seven bathroom home was built in 2004. The open floor plan has a butler’s pantry, gourmet kitchen and entertainment room. The lower level has guest quarters with an en-suite bathroom, bonus room and four car garage. The home and property have forever views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets.  This home sits on a 7,400 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting directly on Emerald Bay’s main beach park. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an outdoor fireplace, built-in barbeque and in ground salt water spa. Emerald Bay is a 24 hour guard gated community.  Among the many amenities in Emerald Bay is private beach access, community pool, clubhouse and tennis courts. 

 

Lido Isle is situated in Newport Harbor and has a Mediterranean architectural style. There are approximately 850 homes on Lido Isle.  Located at 112 Via Yella, this 2,700 square foot home is part has four bedrooms and four bathrooms. This home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in the curved staircase, honed travertine flooring and center courtyard. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel appliances, built-in refrigerator, and center island. The Center courtyard has three sets of French doors, a trellis and water feature.  This home sits on a 3,000 square foot piece of property, this is an oversized 35 foot wide lot. The roof top deck has an outdoor kitchen and views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, surrounding mountains and city night lights.  Homeowners are within walking distance to the clubhouse. Other amenities on Lido Isle include tennis courts, boat storage, yacht club and a private beach.

 

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June 29, 2020

24th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour Summer Party

The 24th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour will continue into August. Culminating on August 29th, with the Summer Garden Party. If you have already purchased a ticket to the Newport Beach Garden Tour, then you have your ticket to the  Summer Garden Party. This will be an in-person event. There will be a raffle, silent auction, make-your-own bouquet bar, garden hat contest, cocktails and food.  If you purchase a ticket to the Summer Garden party, then you get full access to the Virtual Garden Tour videos. The party gets underway at 5pm and continues until 8pm. For more information about the Garden Tour or Garden Tour Summer Party, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/newport-beach-virtual-garden-tour/.

 

Newport Beach is the oldest beach front city in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. Located at 2136 East Balboa, this 9,800 square foot home is part of the Balboa Peninsula Point community. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 2018. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of French limestone, Riviera Bronze windows and wood beamed ceilings. The lower level is dedicated to a home spa with a salt cave, hydrotherapy, Swedish dry sauna, gym and rock climbing wall. The garage features a turntable. This home sits on a 9,600 square foot piece of property. The property has 72 foot of bay frontage, at the mouth of Newport Harbor. Outdoors, there is a swimming pool with variable depths and with a buoyancy lift. The private dock can accommodate a 59 foot and an 80 foot vessel. Balboa Peninsula begins at 45th Street and runs to the end of the peninsula. 

 

Lido Isle is a situated in Newport Harbor in Newport Beach. Lido Isle got its start in the 1920’s and was developed to resemble a Mediterranean Island. Located at 904 Via Lido Nord, this 4,200 square foot home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. This bay front home was built in 1976. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings and the use of French doors.  The home is filled with natural light. There are sweeping views include the mountains, Newport Harbor, Pacific Ocean, Fashion Island and boats. The home sits on a 3,600 square foot piece of property, with a private dock. This property is adjacent to a community park.  Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, a private beach, clubhouse and playground.

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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 Newport Beach Art Exhibition

The 2020 Newport Beach Art Exhibition has a new date: September 26th, 2020. This will be the 56th Annual Newport Beach Art Exhibition. The Art Exhibition is being moved from June 20th, due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Newport Beach Art Exhibition features an original artworks in many medium; watercolor, photography, mixed media, sculpture, pen and ink, oils and acrylics. The exhibition opens at 1pm and continues to 6pm in the Civic Center Community Room. The call for entries deadline is now September 1st, 2020. The Newport Beach Civic Center located at 100 Civic Center Drive. For more information, see their website at: 

https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/library-services/cultural-arts/newport-beach-art-exhibition.

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city situated just south of Newport Beach. Laguna Beach is committed to their arts community with over 80 art galleries, weekly art walks, over 180 artists in residence and three large scale art festivals each year. Located at 711 Gull Circle, this 4,700 square foot home is part of the Portafinadevelopment. This five bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 1994. This home was completely remodeled in 2016 and 2017. Attention to detail can be seen in the Lutron system with custom LED lighting, Savant whole home system, heated white Corinthian flooring throughout. The gourmet kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, bar area and plenty of entertaining space. The home has gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, Catalina Island, San Clemente Isle, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets.  This home sits on an 8,200 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy an outdoor kitchen, outdoor living space with a TV and fireplace.  Portafina is in the south hills of Laguna off of Nyes Place Road. Homes in this area back up to a Natural Reservoir. 

 

Lido Isle is situated in Newport Harbor.  Lido Isle is connected to the city of Newport Beach by a bridge or by boat. This is a residential only island. Located at 904 Via Lido Nord, this 4,200 square foot home has five bedrooms and six bathrooms. The home was built in 1976. Attention to detail can be seen high volume ceilings, French doors and abundance of natural light.  This home sits on a 3,600 square foot piece of bay front property. The large Bayfront patio is perfect for entertaining, with views from the Mountains to Newport Harbor.  Homeowners will enjoy watching boats and yachts sail, prime turning basin views and water views. The home’s dock can accommodate multiple vessels. Lido Isle offers many amenities including tennis courts, a private beach, clubhouse and yacht club.

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