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.

 

Jan. 26, 2023

Tai Chi Tuesdays

The Sherman Library and Gardens is offering Tai Chi Tuesdays throughout the winter season. Every Tuesday Tai Chi class meets from 10:30am to 11:30am in an outdoor garden setting. Local instructor Bell Niermann will guide you through this mind-body exercise program. Each session will have Qigong stretches, Tai Chi routines and breathing exercises. This program will continue for eight weeks. For more information, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/tai-chi-tuesdays-winter-2023/

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city best known for its dedication to the arts and seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. Laguna Beach has weekly art gallery walks, over 80 art galleries, three large scale art shows and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 2568 Bonita Way, this 1,800 square foot home is part of the Arch Beach Heights community. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1967, this home has recently been remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted and beamed ceilings, organic lighting, and walk-in quartz marble shower. The gourmet kitchen features a center island with seating, top of the line appliances and a paneled Thermador refrigerator. The home has views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and colorful evening sunsets.This home sits on a 2,900 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. Arch Beach Heights is at the tops of Laguna Beach above Laguna Beach Village. Moulton Meadows Park is a popular local spot with tennis courts, a tot lot, hiking, par training course and soccer fields. 

 

Crystal Cove is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 31 High Water, this 15,000 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate Collection. This seven-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home was built in 2014 by builder Rick Henricksen and architect Richard Krantz. The estate features a chef’s kitchen, multiple wine cellars, a library, theater, and gym. The home and property have panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, Newport Harbor, city night lights and vibrant evening sunsets. This estate home sits on a very large 27,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, multiple water features, a fire feature, professional landscaping with citrus trees and rose gardens. Also, outdoors entertaining is a joy with built-in barbeque area and exterior dining pavilion. Crystal Cove Estate Collection is a 24-hour guard gated community. All Crystal Cove residents are invited to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center.

Nov. 29, 2022

The Creative Communal Holiday Market

The Creative Communal Holiday Market is being held on the Peninsula this year. This open-air market features local artists. The particular market is happening on the opening night of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade. There will be local makers, face painting, kids’ activities, fireworks, and photo opportunities.  The Holiday Market is taking place on Wednesday, December 14 from 4pm to 8pm. The market is being held at the Marina Park, located at 1600 W. Balboa Boulevard in Newport Beach. Admission is free. For more information, see their website at: https://www.creativecommunal.com/year-schedule.

 

Corona del Mar is a part of the city of Newport Beach in Orange County, California. Corona del Mar is locally known as the CDM and is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Located at 2525 Ocean Boulevard, this 2,400 square foot condo is part of the Channel Reef community. Unit 1 C has four bedrooms and three bathrooms.  The condo complex was built in 1963. Unit 1 C is one of only 3 units in the complex that are double units. Attention to detail can be seen in the double entry door, recessed lights remote control drapery. This is a first-floor unit, so it has a secure loading area. This unit has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, white water, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This condo has a front row view of the Newport Beach Christmas Boat Parade.  There are just 47 condo homes in Channel reef. Among the many amenities offered at Channel Reef are a swimming pool, spa, barbecue area and deep-water marina which has slips large enough for a 45-foot boat. 

 

Crystal Cove is collection of luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 80 Sidra Cove, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Coral Canyon development. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2002. The gourmet kitchen features a walk-in pantry, breakfast nook and large center island. The home has amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets.  This home has a corner lot setting, next to the greenbelt. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a view patio and a detached guest casita. Coral Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated community, with just 28 luxury estates. Coral Canyon was designed by Bob White Architects and built by The New Home Company.

Nov. 2, 2022

Fall Planting at Roger's Gardens

Fall planting is happening at Roger’s Gardens now through Sunday, November 13th. Fall is a great time to start planning a water wise garden for the spring and summer season. Falls cooler temperatures followed winter rains, help water wise gardens take root before next summer’s dry season. Water wise gardens also support local wildlife.  The fall planting area is open every day from 9am to 6pm. For more information, see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/fall-is-for-planting-for-water-wise-gardens

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach.  Locally known as the CDM, Corona del Mar is Spanish for “Crown of the Sea.” Corona del Mar is well known for their pristine beaches, cliffside views and endless views. Located at 4601 Dorchester Road, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the Cameo Highlandsdevelopment. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home is currently being built and is slated for completion in 2023. The one level home was designed by architect Mark Teale and built by Nicholson Companies Homes. The gourmet kitchen features a quartz waterfall center island, walk-in pantry and Miele and Sub-Zero appliances. There are far reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and picture-perfect evening sunsets. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a loggia covered patio. Cameo Highlands has 142 single family homes. Cameo Highland’s residents have access to four private gated beaches including Crystal Cove State Beach and Arch Rock Beach. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of the luxury developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.  Crystal Cove is also home to Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with 2,400 acres of canyons, 400 acres of bluffs, 18 miles of trails and 3.2 miles of coastline. Located at 22 Scenic Bluff, this 5,300 square foot hone is part of the Watermark community. This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2001, by Taylor Woodrow Homes. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom draperies, two private entry casitas and the 4,000-bottle wine cellar.  There are 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights, Palos Verdes, and beautiful evening sunsets.  This home sits on a large 12,600 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.  Outdoor, homeowners will enjoy an infinity edge swimming pool, outdoor fireplace, and built-in barbeque area. Crystal Cove is a master planned development designed by the Irvine Company. Watermark is a 24-hour guard gated community with 33 residences.

Sept. 30, 2022

23rd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival

The 23rd Annual Newport Beach Film Festival will be held October 13th through October 20th.  Each year, the Newport Beach Film Festival attracts over 50,000 guests, shows over 100 films, 30 short films and hosts 12 public parties. There are more than 60 culinary partners. Each year the festival supports more than 40 non-profit organizations. For more information, see their website at: https://newportbeachfilmfest.com/

 

Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County having been incorporated in 1906. Newport Beach is ideally located between Loas Angels and San Diego. Located at 26 Royal Saint George, this 5,300 square foot home is part of the Big Canyon community.This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 2022 by Laidlaw Schultz Homes. This one level home is currently under construction with completion scheduled for January of 2023.Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings with exposed trusses, wine wall and use of board-form concrete. This home sits on a large 14,500 square foot piece of property., with a golf course setting. The home sits between the 14th Fairway and 16thgreen. There is a separate pool house with a guest suite. Big Canyon is situated off of San Joaquin Hills Road between MacArthur and Jamboree. This is a 24-hour guard gated community. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of several exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 22 Scenic Bluff, this 5,300 square foot home is part of the Watermark development. This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the spiral staircase, custom wall treatments and 4,000 bottle wine cellar. The gourmet kitchen features granite countertops, double ovens, and center island.There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Palos Verdes, Catalina Island, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on a large 12,600 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, there are two private entry guest casitas. Also, outside there is a swimming pool, fireplace, and barbeque area. Watermark is a 24-hour guard gated community. Watermark was built by Taylor Woodrow Homes and has 33 residences. Watermark residents, like 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 area.

Aug. 29, 2022

Hatch Chile Season at Bristol Farms

It is Hatch Chile season.  To celebrate, Bristol Farms is hosting a live event; hatch chile roasting. On Saturday, September 3rd from 10am to 2pm, Bristol Farm staff will be roasting hatch chiles right outside their Newport Beach location. During the month, they will have Hatch chiles in bulk, and Hatch chile grocery items including Hatch flavored meats, seafood and much more. Pre-orders of roasted Hatch chiles are available. Staff will be on-hand to answer questions, suggest recipes and tips for working with these hot peppers. Bristol Farms is located at 810 Avocado Avenue in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://www.bristolfarms.com/hatch-roasting/.

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city, which is just south of Newport Beach. Laguna Beach has over seven miles of pristine, sandy beaches. The population of Laguna Beach is approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 2017 Ocean Way, this 2,900 square foot home is part of the Woods Cove community.This five-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1986.Attention to detail can be seen in the glass enclosed spiral staircase, view window seats and multiple built-ins. The gourmet kitchen features a two-tiered island, Shaker cabinetry, wine cooler and 48-inch Thermador range.There are unapparelled views of the sandy beach, the Pacific Ocean, cove, bluffs, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets. This home sits on a 9,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy their own private beach, over 1000 square feet of balconies, and built-in barbecue area. Woods Cove is between Moss Street and Agate Street in Laguna Village. Residents are within walking distance to Ruby Park. 

Crystal Cove is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is between the Pacific Ocean and the Pacific Coast Highway, just north of Laguna Beach.Located at 22 Scenic Bluff, this 5,300 square foot home is part of the Watermark development. This seven-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2001, by Taylor Woodrow Homes. Attention to detail can be seen in the spiral staircase, custom wall treatments and custom draperies. The home has a 4,000 bottle wine cellar and a media room. The home has far-reaching views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a large 12,600 square foot home with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, guests will enjoy two private casitas. In addition, outdoors there is an infinity edge swimming pool, fireplace, and outdoor barbeque. Watermark is a 24-hour guard gated community. Watermark residents, like 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 area.

Aug. 1, 2022

26th Annual Newport Beach Sherman Gardens Summer Garden Party

The 26th Annual Newport Beach Sherman Gardens Summer Garden Party will take place on Saturday, August 27th.  The in-person party gets underway at 4pm and continues until 7pm. During the Summer Garden Party guests will enjoy watching artists painting in the garden, and selling their art, the “inspired by Nature” summer art exhibit, a Garden Party Hat contest and Bouquet Bar, raffle and silent auction, live music, and food from Chef Roy at 608 Dahlia. The Newport Beach Garden Tour is available for purchase at any time because it is a virtual tour. With the garden tour being virtual, this is a great opportunity to see gardens that would not be open for a traditional tour. The party is in-person. Garden Party tickets are currently on sale. Sherman Library and Gardens is located at 2647 East Coast Highway in Corona del Mar. For more information, see their website at: https://experience.thesherman.org/newport-beach-virtual-garden-tour-050722.

 

Lido Isle is in Newport Harbor and is part of the city of Newport Beach. Lido Isle has approximately 850 homes. Lido Isle is modeled on a Mediterranean Island. Located at 201 Via Cordova, this 3,900 square foot home has four bedrooms and six bathrooms. This home was built in 1997. The home features a first-floor bedroom suite, multi-fireplaces and formal living room and dining room. There is a three-car direct access garage. This home sits on a 4,000 square foot piece of property, with a corner lot setting. Each upper-level bedroom features its own deck overlooking the park.  The home is next to the park. Among the many amenities offered on Lido Isle are tennis courts, a private beach, dock, and security. 

 

Crystal Cove is a collection of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach, which has 3.2 miles of coastline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2.400 acres of canyons and 18 miles of trails. Located at 3 Moonshell. this 6,300 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate Collection. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2007. The gourmet kitchen features a 12-foot island, breakfast nook and opens on to the backyard with an outdoor kitchen. The home has panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and spectacular sunsets. This home sits on a large 22,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, outdoor kitchen, built-in barbeque area and professional landscaping.  Crystal Cove Estate Collection residents, like all Crystal Cove residents, are 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.

July 19, 2022

Junior Gardeners Summer Camp

Junior Gardeners Summer Camp will run two consecutive weeks at Sherman Library and Gardens. Week One will be July 25th through July 28th and Week Two will be August 8th through August 11th. The camps run from 9am to 12noon. This camp is for children ages 7 to 11. Kids will learn about plants, the natural world, carnivorous plants, growing food, worm composting and creating a wildlife friendly garden. This is a STEAM based program. Each session will include time in the garden, a planting, or craft project to bring home. The cost for members is $180 per week and the non-members $200 per week.  For more information, or to sign up for one of the camps, see their website at: https://thesherman.org/event/junior-gardeners-summer-camp-week-1/.

Laguna Beach is just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach has a large arts community with weekly arts walk, 80 plus arts galleries, three large scale arts shows and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 2 Camel Point Drive, this 4,400 square foot home is part of the South Laguna Bluffs community. This six-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1973.  The gourmet kitchen has a six-burner cooktop, stainless steel appliances and an attached dining room with views. Attention to detail can be seen vaulted ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and custom designed closets. There are amazing views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on an 8,300 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool with waterfall, fire pit, and a large sun deck. There are just ten homes in this gated community. South Laguna Bluffs is situated in South Laguna on the oceanside of Pacific Coast Highway. Residents are within walking distance to Thousand Steps Beach. 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast area of Newport Beach. Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach, which has 3.2 miles of shoreline, 400 acres of bluffs, 2,400 acres of canyons and 48 cottages in the Historical District. Located at 80 Sidra, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Seascapecommunity.  This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2002. Attention to detail can be seen in the fireplaces, skylights, and custom built-in shelving. The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, custom cabinetry, and a walk-in pantry. There are 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets.  This home sits on a large corner lot. Outdoors, there is a one-bedroom, one-bathroom private guest casita with a balcony and separate entrance. Seascape is a 24-hour guard gated development. Students living in Seascape attend El Morro Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School.

July 1, 2022

2022 Annual Flight of Newport Beach

The 2022 Annual Flight of Newport Beach, presented by the Commodore’s Club of the Newport Beach Chamber of Commerce, will take place on July 17th. This year the Balboa Yacht Club is hosting the Flight of Newport Beach. The race gets underway at 12 noon. Balboa Yacht Club is located at 1801 Bayside Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: 

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Newport Beach is a one of the oldest cities in Orange County, having been incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000 people. Located at 218 Evening Star Lane, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Dover Shores community. This five-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1964, which has recently been remodeled. Attention to detail can be seen in multiple fireplaces, spiral staircase, and custom-made front door. The gourmet kitchen features Viking and Sub-Zero appliances, Italian Marble countertops and a 500-bottle wine closet. The home has a four-car garage. There are views of Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on a 6,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a spa, bayside patio, upper and lower decks. Residents are within close proximity to Newport Aquatic Center. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive neighborhoods in the Newport Coast Section of Newport Beach.Crystal Cove is also home to the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with 2,400 acres of canyons, 18 miles of trail, 3.2 miles of coastline and a 1,400-acre marine park. Located at 31 High Water, this 15,000 square foot home is part of the Crystal Cove Estate CollectionThis seven-bedroom, twelve-bathroom home was built in 2014 by architect Richard Krantz, builder Rick Henricksen and designer Robert Ricker. The home features a home theater, gym multiple wine cellars and chef’s kitchen. Homeowners will enjoy panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Palos Verdes, Newport Harbor, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a large 27,000 square foot home piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, multiple water features, a rose garden, citrus grove, exterior dining pavilion, covered heated decks and mature gardens. All Crystal Cove residents are invited to join in all the resort style activities offered at the Canyon Club Recreational Center, which acts as the social hub for the area.

June 15, 2022

Movies on the Beach are back at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort

Movies on the Beach are back at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort. Movies on the Beach will play from May 27th through September 3rd. Movies start at 7:30pm. Begin your visit by watching a beautiful sunset, then the movie will start. 

The second half of June movies include:

June 17th Shrek PG (2001)
June 18th Horton Hears a Who G (2008)
June 24th Sing G (2016)
June 25th Matilda PG (1996)
July 1st Sonic the Hedgehog PG (2020)

The Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort and Marina is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive in Newport Beach. For more information, see their website at: 

https://www.newportdunes.com/wp-content/uploads/Summer-2022-Movies-on-the-Beach-List.pdf.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city situated 37 miles south of Los Angeles and 88 miles north of San Diego. Costa Mesa is a 16 square mile city with a city slogan of “The City of the Arts.” Located at 332 Tours Lanes, this 1,700 square foot home is part of the Newport Rivieraneighborhood in theEastsidesection of Costa Mesa. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1965. The home features a gas fireplace with glass pebbles, a first-floor master suite and Ipe wood siding. This home sits on a 1,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors homeowners will enjoy a backyard entertaining space with a bamboo backdrop.Among the many amenities offered in Newport Riviera are a clubhouse, tennis courts, swimming pool, spa, and recreation room. Residents are within walking distance to Back Bay and Newport Upper Bay Nature Preserve. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive developments in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.Crystal Cove is just north of Laguna Beach between the Pacific Ocean and Pacific Coast Highway. Located at 80 Sidra, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Seabourn development.This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2002. Attention to detail can be seen in the French doors, stone framed fireplace and built-in projector. The chef’s kitchen features a Viking double oven, walk-in pantry, and custom cabinetry. The home has a one bedroom, one bathroom casita with a separate entrance. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, city night lights and stunning evening sunsets. This condo has a corner lot setting near the park. Students living in Seabourn attend El Morro Elementary School, Thurston Middle School, and Laguna Beach High School.

June 1, 2022

Meet the Hummingbird Experts

Roger’s Gardens is hosting a Meet the Hummingbirds Experts from the Sea and Sage Chapter of the National Audubon Society event on Saturday, June 4th.  Experts will be on hand all day long, 9am to 5pm to answer all your hummingbird questions. They will be answering questions on the best plants for hummingbirds, pollinators, and other wildlife. They will have hummingbird nests for visitors to see and help you to create your own successful hummingbird garden. For more information see their website at: https://www.rogersgardens.com/blogs/events/meet-hummingbird-experts-from-the-national-audubon-society.

 

Pelican Hill is a part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. Pelican Hill developments surround the world class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa, and Golf Courses. Located at 5 Sailview, this 8,900 square foot home is part of the Pelican Hill development. This six-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, wood paneling, and marble fireplace. The gourmet kitchen features double ovens, a six-burner stove, and a breakfast room with water views. The lower level has a wine cellar, full bar, and billiards room. There are 270-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, Newport Harbor, whitewater. Catalina Island, city night lights and picture-perfect sunsets.  This home sits on a 18,000 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, with a waterfall slide, spa, and entertaining space. Pelican Hill is a 24-hour guard gated community with 140 homes. Pelican Hill sits above Crystal Cove State Park and Beach with over three miles of beaches and 2,400 undeveloped acres of land for outdoor activities. 

 

Crystal Cove is a group of exclusive neighborhoods 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, a 1,400-acre marine park and the Historical District with 48 cottages from the 1920’s and 1930’s. Located at 4 Tasman Sea, this 4,000 square foot home is part of the Windward community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2001. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, abode-style fireplace, and custom designed closets. The chef’s kitchen features top of the line appliances, double ovens, and porcelain countertops. This home sits on a 10,100 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a gas fire pit, tiled terrace, barbeque kitchen, and a large lawn area. There are near panoramic views of the Pacific Ocean, whitewater, city night lights, Catalina Island, and beautiful evening sunsets.  Windward is a 24-hour guard gated community. Windward residents, like all Crystal Cove residents are 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.