Crystal Cove Real Estate Blog

Michael Franco specializes in luxury coastal homes in Orange County, California. Crystal Cove is well known as one of the most prestigous community in Newport Beach and amongst the best in the world.  Subscribe and we will keep you up-to-date and informed on the Crystal Cove real estate market with frequently updated homes for sale and current events.

 

Sept. 29, 2021

Summer Concerts on the Green 2021

There are still concerts happening as the part of the Newport Beach Arts Commission Annual Summer Concerts on the Green. On October 17th, the Shelley Rusk Band is performing.  The concert begins at 4pm and continues until 5:30pm. The Shelley Rusk Band will be performing Broadways greatest musical hits. Bring your beach chairs, blankets and relax while listening to the evening entertainment. Bring your own picnic dinner or choose dinner from the on-site gourmet food trucks. The concert will take place at the Marina Park, located at 1600 West Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach. Admission and parking are free. For more information, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachca.gov/government/departments/library-services/cultural-arts/concerts-on-the-green

 

Newport Coast is part of the city of Newport Beach in Orange County. Newport Coast is just north of Laguna Beach, with a population of just 10,000 residents, giving a close-knit feel. Located at 29 Via Amanti, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the Verona community. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2003. This detached condo has an open floor plan, filled with natural light. The chef’s kitchen features a peninsula with an eat-in-bar, stainless steel appliances and stone counter tops. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a large deck.  Among the many amenities in Verona are a swimming pool, spa, playground, and barbecue area. Verona is in the San Joaquin Hills above the Crystal Cove State Park. Residents are very near Crystal Cove Beach State Park, with hiking, biking, horseback riding and swimming options. The beach is just minutes away. 

Crystal Cove is a collection of luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyon and 18 miles of trails. Located at 4 Sidra Cove, this 3,400 square foot home is part of the Coral Canyon development. This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen the use of wood flooring, high volume and beamed ceilings and designer lighting. The gourmet kitchen features Thermador appliances, quartz countertops and herringbone backsplashes. There are views of the Pacific Ocean Coral Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated community with just 28 luxury homes. Residents are walking distance to the beach.  Coral Canyon residents are, as are all Crystal Cove residents, encouraged to participate in all the resort style recreational activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which is the social hub of Crystal Cove. 

Aug. 31, 2021

Shape-Up Summer Slimming Series

The Shape-Up Summer Slimming Series is in full swing at Sherman Library and Gardens. The weekly class will meet until September 30th, 2021. The Summer Shape-Up class meets every Monday evening from 6pm to 7pm. This weekly Abs and Booty class takes place in the Central Garden and is followed by a Happy Hour sponsored by Sejuiced. Classes are open to all ages and ability levels. Bring your own mat, towel, and water. Pre-registration is required. Classes are $20 for member and $25 for non-members.  Sherman Library and Gardens in located at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/calendar/.

 

Lido Isle is in Newport Harbor and is part of the city of Newport Beach.Lido Isle is one of the oldest master planned communities in California, dating back to the 1920’s.Located at 104 Via Antibes 2, this 971 square foot home has two bedrooms and two bathrooms. This is a bottom floor unit.The open floor plan has an updated kitchen with stone countertops, dining area and living room. There is ample storage in this unit. This condo unit was built in 1956.This home sits on a 4,100 square foot piece of property. Residents are within a close distance to Lido Marina Village, Lido House Hotel, and the beach. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are a swimming pool, dock, clubhouse, and private beach. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive communities in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. In addition, Crystal Cove is home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beaches with 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons and a 1,400-acre marine park. Located at 2 Sandy Cove, this 2,800 square foot home is part of the Seabourn development.This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2001. The home has an art room, gym, home office and library. The gourmet kitchen features professional grade appliances, a large center island and granite countertops. Attention to detail can be seen in the multiple fireplaces, and the epoxy floor and custom cabinetry in the garage. There are peek-a-boo views of the Pacific Ocean from the property.This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting.Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, built-in barbeque, outdoor fireplace, and fountain. Seabourn was built by Standard Pacific Homes.Residents are just a brief walk to the beach using the nature trail at Sandy Cove. Crystal Cove Promenade is just a few blocks away.

July 30, 2021

All About Plumerias

Roger’s Gardens is hosting workshop: All About Plumerias with Suzanne Hetrick on Saturday, August 21.  This workshop will be both a live stream and In-Store seminar in the amphitheater. Plumeria is known as the Hawaiian lei flower, is a popular, tropical, sun-loving plant which can be grown in a container garden or in the ground. Horticulturist, Suzanne Hetrick, will teach how easy these plants are to grow, she will also give care and maintenance tips. There will a question-and-answer session. For more information or to register, see their website at: 

https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/all-about-plumerias-with-suzanne-hetrick.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest seaside cities in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906.Newport Beach has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 37 Linda Isle, this 6,000 square foot home is part of the Linda Isle community.This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2002, by Fleetwood Joiner. The custom three story staircase is surrounded by a water installation which ends in a teak home spa. Homeowners will enjoy relaxing in the Himalayan Sale sauna and meditation room.Homeowners will have gorgeous views of the Balboa Peninsula, turning basin, Newport Harbor Bay and Lido Island. This home sits on a 5,700 square foot piece of west facing property. The private dock can accommodate up to an 80-foot vessel. Linda Isle offers many amenities including a 24-hour guard gate, ample parking, and close-knit community. There are 106 homes on Linda Isle. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of several exclusive developments in the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is between the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 12 Swimmers, this 12,000 square foot estate is part of the Coral Canyon development. This seven-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was built in 2020. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of stone walls, hardwood floors and custom pocket doors.The estate features a secondary caterer’s kitchen, ocean facing lounge and library. There is elevator access to all levels of the home. The home has beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets. This home sits on a 21,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, the garden is finished with clean lined hardscape, designed by a landscape architect, and features multiple water features. Homeowners will enjoy entertaining around the resort style swimming pool, in the cabana with a TV and fireplace and in the barbeque pavilion. Coral Canyon is 24-hour guard gated community with 28 estate homes. The area was designed by Bob White Architects and built by The New Home Company. 

July 30, 2021

All About Plumerias at Roger's Gardens

Roger’s Gardens is hosting workshop: All About Plumerias with Suzanne Hetrick on Saturday, August 21.  This workshop will be both a live stream and In-Store seminar in the amphitheater. Plumeria is known as the Hawaiian lei flower, is a popular, tropical, sun-loving plant which can be grown in a container garden or in the ground. Horticulturist, Suzanne Hetrick, will teach how easy these plants are to grow, she will also give care and maintenance tips. There will a question-and-answer session. For more information or to register, see their website at: 

https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/all-about-plumerias-with-suzanne-hetrick.

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest seaside cities in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906.Newport Beach has a population of approximately 85,000 residents. Located at 37 Linda Isle, this 6,000 square foot home is part of the Linda Isle community.This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2002, by Fleetwood Joiner. The custom three story staircase is surrounded by a water installation which ends in a teak home spa. Homeowners will enjoy relaxing in the Himalayan Sale sauna and meditation room.Homeowners will have gorgeous views of the Balboa Peninsula, turning basin, Newport Harbor Bay and Lido Island. This home sits on a 5,700 square foot piece of west facing property. The private dock can accommodate up to an 80-foot vessel. Linda Isle offers many amenities including a 24-hour guard gate, ample parking, and close-knit community. There are 106 homes on Linda Isle. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of several exclusive developments in the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is between the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 12 Swimmers, this 12,000 square foot estate is part of the Coral Canyon development. This seven-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was built in 2020. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of stone walls, hardwood floors and custom pocket doors.The estate features a secondary caterer’s kitchen, ocean facing lounge and library. There is elevator access to all levels of the home. The home has beautiful views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets. This home sits on a 21,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, the garden is finished with clean lined hardscape, designed by a landscape architect, and features multiple water features. Homeowners will enjoy entertaining around the resort style swimming pool, in the cabana with a TV and fireplace and in the barbeque pavilion. Coral Canyon is 24-hour guard gated community with 28 estate homes. The area was designed by Bob White Architects and built by The New Home Company. 

June 28, 2021

Contemporary Ikebana at Sherman Gardens

Sherman Gardens and Library is hosting a workshop on Contemporary Ikebana. On Wednesday, July 21stbeginning at 10am, come and learn about a form of floral design that embraces nature and the simplicity of plants. This class will use techniques borrowed from traditional Japanese Ikebana. Participants will create an arrangement in a brass floral “Kenzan” using the principles of negative space and asymmetry.  The class is scheduled for two hours. Registration is required and class size is limited. Cost is $85 for members and $95 for non-members. For more information, or to register, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/floral-class-contemporary-ikebana/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned city in Orange County. This 66 square mile city is bordered by Tustin, Santa Ana, Lake Forest Laguna Hills, Costa Mesa and Newport Beach.  Located at 59 Alevera Street, this 1,500 Square foot home is part of the Aldea development in Oak Creek Village. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2002. The townhome has an open floor plan and is filled with natural light. The recently remodeled unit has a new tankless hot water heater, engineered wood floors and soft water system.The chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, Caesar stone countertops and soft close cabinets. This unit has two one car direct access garages. This townhouse has a private corner lot setting. Aldea has many amenities including a swimming pool, spa and outdoor picnic area.There are 106 detached two-story townhomes in Aldea. Oak Creek Village is bordered by Jeffrey Road, Sandy Canyon Road and Irvine Center Drive. The population of Oak Creek is approximately 1,500 residents. 

 

Crystal Cove is collection of exclusive homes in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with over 3.2 miles of coastline, 18 miles of trails, 2,400 acres of canyons and a 1,400-acre marine park. Located at 10 Blue Shore, this 4,700 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate Collection. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2016. The home is offered fully furnished.Indoor outdoor entertaining is seamless with 20- and 30-foot bi folding door systems. There are views of the surrounding hills and canyons.This home sits on a large 19,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a casita with a separate private entrance. The rest of the back yard has a resort feel with an infinity edge pool with a mosaic water feature, covered seating areas, putting green and two outdoor fireplaces. All Crystal Cove residents are encouraged to take part in all the resort style recreational activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts the social hub of the area. 

May 27, 2021

Little Seedlings Story Time

Little Seedlings Story Time is taking place at Sherman Gardens and Library. The next installment of Little Seedlings, is on June 4th from 10am to 10:30am. This program gives children the chance to explore nature through books, pictures books, stories and poems. This group meets every Friday. Pre-schoolers are the perfect age for participating. Children must be accompanied by a care giver. Social distancing seating is arranged. This class can be a drop-in class or pre-register class. The program is free with garden admission. For more information or to register, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/little-seedlings-story-time-6/

 

Pelican Hill is a group of luxury developments in Newport Beach. There are five neighborhoods in Pelican Hill: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 16 Clearview, this 4,600 square foot home is part of the Pelican Ridge Estates. This five-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 1994. Attention to detail can be seen in the stone work, millwork and hardwood flooring. The home features a subterranean garage, office and breakfast nook. There are endless views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Coast coastline, white water, city nights lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a large 10,400 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. This 24-hour guard gated development was planned and designed by the Irvine Company.

 

Crystal Cove is in Newport Beach and just north of Laguna Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to Crystal Cove State Park and Beach, which is had 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons and 18 miles of trails. Located at 2 Cruisers Bluff, this 5,800 square foot home is part of the White Sails development. This six-bedroom, seven-bathroom home was built in 2004. The gourmet kitchen features professional grade appliances, a 306-bottle climate-controlled wine cellar and a newer prep kitchen. Attention to detail is seen in the high-volume ceilings, a bonus room and whole house audio-visual system. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. White Sails is situated directly below The Tides neighborhood. This is a 24-hour guard gated community. White Sails residents, as are all Crystal Cove residents, are invited to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center.

April 30, 2021

25th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour

The 25th Annual Newport Beach Garden Tour will happen virtually this year. The Newport Beach Virtual Garden Tour will be held on May 8th, the Saturday before Mother’s Day. The tour will be available virtually that day from 10:30am to 4pm. A professional videographer will film the gardens. The virtual format gives viewers the opportunity to see gardens that would not normally be on the garden tour. Once you purchase you ticket to the virtual event, you will be able to re-watch, at your leisure. Proceeds from the tour support children’s educational programming at Sherman Gardens. For more information or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/newport-beach-virtual-garden-tour/

 

Corona del Mar is an area in Newport Beach.Corona del Mar is well known for its cliff side views, sandy beaches and tide pools. Corona del Mar is Spanish for ”Crown of the Sea.” Located at 402 Dahlia, this 2,200 square foot home is part of the South PCH section of the Corona del Mar. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2007. The chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances, ample storage and counter seating.The condo has beautiful views of Newport Harbor. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a large patio, balcony, two outdoor fireplaces and a built-in barbeque. There is both a one car attached garage and a carport parking. Students living in the area attend Harbor View Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is situated between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway. Located at 11 High Water, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate CollectionThis six-bedroom, ten-bathroom home was built in 2012. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of Baltic iron work, floor to ceiling windows and a Smart Home system. The professional level kitchen features a 48-inch Wolf Range, Meile double ovens and custom cabinetry. There is a guest casita with a private entrance. There is elevator access to all levels.The home and property have wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island and the city night lights. This home sits on a large 19,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. All Crystal Cove residents are invited to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which is the social hub of the community.

March 31, 2021

National Library Week

April 4th through April 10th is a National Library Week! Newport Beach Public Library is celebrating with many online events. There will be audiobooks, virtual story times and educational programs for people to enjoy. Some of the story times will be read by local leaders. April is also National Poetry Month. The Newport Beach Library will be hosting a virtual poetry contest, all month long. For more information or join in all the virtual reading, see their website at: https://www.newportbeachlibrary.org/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/65991/11906?curm=4&cury=2021.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Harbor. Lido Isle has approximately 850 homes and one yacht club, which is the social hub for island. Located at 408 Via Lido Nord, this 2,800 square foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. This bay front home features high volume ceilings, is filled with natural light and personal, private sandy beach. The home was built in 1955.  This home sits on a 3,100 square foot piece of property. Outside, in addition to the beach, waterside patio and board walk. It is very rare that board walk residences come on the real estate market. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, beaches and parks. Residents are close to Lido Marina Village.

 

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 which has 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons and 18 miles of trails. Located at 19 High Water, this 12,000 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Custom Home Collection. This seven-bedroom, eleven-bedroom home was built in 2012. Attention to detail can be seen in the wood beamed ceilings, circular staircase and use of Venetian Plaster. The chef’s kitchen features a center island and butler’s pantry. This home has incredible views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Newport Harbor, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes and stunning evening sunsets. This home sits on a 21,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac and corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a guest casita, swimming pool, spa, barbeque area and fire pit. Crystal Cove is a 24-hour guard gated development. All Crystal Cove residents are invited into join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub for Crystal Cove.

March 1, 2021

The Wedge

The Wedge is open. Whether you are a surfer, bodyboarder, want to just watch or read a book on the beach, The Wedge is a just the place to be. The Wedge was created in the early 1900’s. The Wedge is home to some of California’s largest waves, some upwards of 30 feet. While there enjoy looking at the beautiful surroundings. The Wedge is located near the harbor entrance at the end of Balboa Peninsula. You can access the beach for free from Balboa beach. For more information, see their website at: https://www.visitnewportbeach.com/beaches-and-parks/the-wedge/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city ideally situated 37 miles south of Los Angles and 88 miles north of San Diego. This 16 square mile city was incorporated in 1953. Located at 435 Bryson Springs, this 1,200 square foot home is part of the Brighton Springs community in Central Costa Mesa. This two-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1980. The roof has recently been replaced. Each unit has a two-car tandem garage. This unit has a 1,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.Brighton Springs is a complex filled with streams and waterfalls. There is a community pool and spa. Tewinkle Park and Costa Mesa Farm Sports Complex are both in Central Costa Mesa. 

Crystal Cove is a part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is made up of several residential areas and the Crystal Cove State Park, which offers 3.2 miles of coastline, canyons, trails and bike paths. Located at 14 Sandy Cove, this 4,800 square foot home is part of the Seabourn community. This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2019. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of La Cantina doors, European oak flooring and dining room fireplace framed by Silver Crocodile quartzite. The gourmet kitchen has quartzite countertops and professional grade appliance. This home sits on a 9,400 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a full outdoor kitchen swimming pool, spa, outdoor shower and gas fire pit. Residents are within walking distance to the beach access trail. Seabourn residents, as are all Crystal Cove residents, invited to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub of the area.

Feb. 2, 2021

Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve

The Upper Newport Bay Nature Preserve and Ecological Reserve is open with many outdoor experiences to enjoy. Known as the “Back Bay,” has over 1,000 acres of wetlands which are home to over 200 endangered species and 35,000 migratory birds. Visitors can bike, hike or walk a 10.5 mile loop trail with multiple exhibits, displays and the Peter and Mary Muth Interpretive Center. Rent a kayak or paddle board to enjoy the marine life in Back Bay. The Newport Dunes Water Park offers entertainment for the entire family. Currently, only outdoor activities are open to visitors. For more information about the loop trail and Back Bay, see their website at: https://newportbay.org/facilities/muth-interpretive-center/the-ic/.

 

Lido Isle is a residential only island in Newport Harbor and is part of Newport Beach. Lido Isle is modeled after a Mediterranean Island and had its beginning in the 1920’s. Located at 111 Via Florence, this 3,500 square foot building has five units. It was built in 1948.  There are four, one-bedroom units and one two-bedroom unit. All units have one bathroom, a fireplace and separate dining room. Kitchens have granite countertops, new cabinets and crown moldings. Each has a garage. There is a private large courtyard for residents to use.  This building sits on a 4,200 square foot piece of property. Lido Isle has many amenities including a clubhouse, yacht club, private beach and tennis courts.

 

Crystal Cove is a part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. A large percentage of Crystal Cove is the Crystal Cove State Park with over 3,2 miles of coastline, the Historical District and 18 acres of trails. Located at 6 Sea Glass, this 7,100 square foot home is part of The Tides development. This four-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2007. Attention to detail can be seen in the wood beamed ceilings, stone walls and hand carved wood and cedar doors. The gourmet kitchen features marble countertops, large center island with seating and Shaker cabinetry. There is a wine cellar with an attached tasting room. The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Beach coastline and Catalina Island.  This home sits on a 14,700 square foot piece of property.  Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, loggia with a fireplace and a veranda. The Tides is a 24-hour guard gated development. The Tides is part of the Estate Collection at Crystal Cove and is next door to the Sea Crest development. The Tides was built by Standard Pacific Homes.