In January the days are shorter, it is always best to show your home, when it is up for sale, during the day light hours when it is filled with natural light. However, this is often difficult and evening showings are necessary. Turn on all the lights in the house for showings and open houses, even the ones in the closets, because potential buyers will look in there, too. Also, be sure to light up the driveway, front entrance and walkways, not only for curb appeal and finding the home easily but for safety.
Newport Beach’s Restaurant Week will begin on Monday, January 15th and continue through Sunday, January 28th. This 14 daylong event offers special prix-fixe menus for both lunch and dinner at many of Newport Beach’s premier restaurants. Lunch menus range in price from $10 to $25 and dinner menus range in price from $20 to $50. The event kicks-off on January 11th with the exclusive “Culinary Journey” at the Lincoln Experience Center. During restaurant week, a wide variety of eateries will be showcasing their special menus. Among the many restaurants participating are 21 Oceanfront on the Balboa Peninsula, 3-Thirty-3 on the Mariner’s Mile and Andrea in Crystal Cove. For more information or to see a complete list of participating restaurants, see their website at: https://www.dinenb.com/restaurant-week/.
Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments near both, the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Course and the Crystal Cove State Park. With its high bluff setting Crystal Cove residences have endless views. Located at 12 Coral Ridge, this 11,000 square foot estate is part of the Crystal Cove Custom community. This six bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 2016. With a Tuscan architectural style, this home has 35 foot building height, which is rare to find. The stone and brick were completed by master masonry, Brad Gilbert, using a custom rock blend and reclaimed bricks. Attention to detail can be seen in the 300 year old reclaimed Italian roof tiles, use of French limestone and hardwood floors by Gaetano. There are 180 degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights, Newport Harbor and vibrant evening sunsets. This estate home sits on a very large 23,000 square foot piece of property. All Crystal Cove residents are invited to join in the all resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub for Crystal Cove.
Located at 120 Canyon Creek, this 7,400 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community in Shady Canyon in the city of Irvine. This four bedroom, six bathroom home was built in 2011. The home has a Spanish Colonial Revival architectural style. This home sits on an oversized 24,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. There are views of the surrounding canyons, hills and the green belt. Outdoors, the courtyard has a fireplace and fountain. In addition, there is another outdoor fireplace, fountain, spa, rose walkway and multiple gardens.