Costa Mesa

March 30, 2020

2020 Imaginology at the OC Fairgrounds

The Orange County Fairgrounds is hosting the Imaginology 2020 from April 17th through the 19th. Imaginology is where science, technology, engineering, art and math come together in Costa Mesa.  Find out answers to questions such as what causes a rainbow or how does math help with cooking? There will be hands-on activities for kids to participate in.  Imaginology hours are from 9am to 3pm on Friday, April 17th, and 10am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday, April 18th and 19th. Admission is free, parking is free on Friday and $10 on Saturday and Sunday. For more information about the event see their website at ocfair.com/steam or at https://ocfair.com/event/2020-imaginology/?wcs_timestamp=1587114000.

 

Lido Isle is part of the city of Newport Beach in Orange County. Lido Isle is a residential only isle with approximately 850 homes and a yacht club. Located at 208 Via Orvieto, this 3,000 square foot home has four bedrooms and five bathrooms. This home was built in 2016 and has a Hamptons architectural style. Attention to detail can be seen in the wood beam ceilings, sweeping staircase and folding glass doors. The open plan kitchen features Wolf ovens, two dishwashers, center island with seating and a Sub-Zero refrigerator. This home sits on a 2,900 square foot piece of property, which is walking distance to the clubhouse. The property is street to street. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the roof top patio. Among the many amenities on Lido Isle are tennis courts, a private beach, dock and clubhouse. 

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County City, which was incorporated in 1953. The city motto is “The City of Arts;” it is home to the South Coast Repertory Theater, the Orange County Performing Arts Center and the Segerstrom Concert Hall. Located at 1910 Suva Circle, this 3,300 square foot home is part of the Circle Streetneighborhood in the  Mesa Verde section of Costa Mesa. This five bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1964. The home has been updated and renovated by master builder, Bill Beck. The home has a first level master suite. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom front door, hardwood floors and two fireplaces. This home sits on a 7,500 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Residents are within walking distance of the Mesa Verde Country Club. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a pergola, outdoor fireplace, lounge area, and a swimming pool with waterfalls.  Mesa Verde is one of five sections of Costa Mesa, it was carefully laid out and developed to create wonderful residential areas surrounded by parks. 

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March 20, 2020

Just sold in Newport Ridge, Newport Coast

Michael Franco and the team at MWA Luxury real estate sold the home located at 32 Bargemon in the Newport Ridgedevelopment in Newport Coast.  The home sold on June 25th, 2019 for $1,900,000. This four bedroom, two and half bathroom home is 2,900 square feet. The kitchen has a six-burner stove. This home was built in 2002. This home sits on a 5,900 square foot piece of property, with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool. 

Newport Ridge is situated just off the Newport Ridge Drive and it is surrounded by Buck Gully and Coyote Canyon. There are just 38 homes in Newport Ridge.  Newport Ridge was built between 1993 and 1995. Among the amenities offered in Newport Ridge are s sports court, tennis courts and barbeque area. Students living in this area attend Newport Mesa Unified Schools, specifically Newport Coast Elementary School and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Newport Coast is part of Newport Beach, having been annexed in 2001.  Newport Coast is just north of Laguna Beach.  The area of the city is home to the Pelican Hill Resort, Spa, and Golf Courses and the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. Newport Coast has five-star restaurants and world-class shopping.

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March 19, 2020

Michael Franco sells in Huntington Beach

Michael Franco and MWA Luxury real estate recently sold the home at 607 8th Street in Huntington Beach. The home sold on October 22, 2019 for $1,444,000. This three bedroom, five bathroom home is 2,500 square feet. This home was built in 1989. The open plan kitchen was recently remodeled with granite and stone countertops and pots and pans drawers. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, fireplace and plantation shutters. The home has peek-a-bee ocean views and city night light views. Homeowners are a five minute walk to the beach and a ten minute walk to the downtown. Students living in this area attend Smith Elementary School, Dwyer Middle School and Huntington High School. Huntington Beach is the largest beach side city in Orange County. Known as HB and “Surf City, USA,”  Huntington Beach  has 8.5 miles of uninterrupted coastline and beach. The city has a population of approximately 190,000 residents and is surrounded by the Pacific Ocean, Seal Beach, Costa Mesa, Newport Beach, Westminster and Fountain Valley. The downtown area of Huntington Beach has over 250 downtown businesses, including restaurants, shopping and a large variety of services. The downtown area has street fairs and farmers markets, all while enjoying ocean views. 

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March 18, 2020

Just Sold in Tesoro Crest, Newport Coast

Located at 36 Marisol, Newport Coast, this Italianate Villa was just sold by Michael Franco and the team at MWA Luxury real estate. The home sold on November 26th, 2019 for $1,775,000. This 2,200 square foot home has four bedrooms and three bathrooms and was built in 1998. The open floor plan features high ceilings, a neutral color palette and is filled with natural light. The recently remodeled kitchen has marble countertops, travertine floors and stainless-steel appliances. The family room has a fireplace and custom built-ins. The home sits on a 4,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the built-in barbeque area, spa and an outdoor dining area. Tesoro Crest was built by Standard Pacific Homes, with four floor plans.  This is a 24-hour guard gated community. The homeowners’ association provides many amenities including a swimming pool, barbeque area, sports court and tennis courts. Students attend the award-winning Newport Mesa Unified Schools, Newport Coast Elementary and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. Newport Coast is situated at the south end of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast is home to the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses, Crystal Cove State Park, five-star restaurants and shopping. 

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March 16, 2020

Recently sold in The Meridian in Newport Beach

Michael Franco and the MWA luxury real estate team recently sold the home located at 1309 Santa Barbara Drive.  This home is situated in The Meridian development in Newport Beach.  This 2,400 square foot condo was built in 2014.  It has two bedrooms and three bathrooms. The master bathroom was redone in 2018 with natural stone walk-in shower. This unit faces the golf course and has also has ocean views, including Catalina Island. The sale includes all furniture, fixtures, wall art and electronic equipment. The home sold on December 20th, 2019 for $3,350,000. The Meridian is a condo complex which is in the East Bluff area. The complex was completed in 2015, with 79 units. There are great views of the Pacific Ocean, golf course, and city night lights. The building has concierge service. Among the many amenities offered in the Meridian are a fitness center, clubroom, a grilling area and an outdoor swimming pool. Residents of the Meridian are within walking distance of Fashion Island. Newport Beach is world-class Orange County city. Newport Beach is one of the oldest cities in Orange County, being incorporated in 1906.

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March 13, 2020

Recently sold in Cypress, Orange County

Michael Franco and the team at MWA luxury real estate recently sold a home in the city of Cypress. Cypress is an Orange County city, with a population of approximately 47,000 residents. Cypress was incorporated in 1956, under the name of Dairy City. In 1957, the city changed the name to Cypress. One of the most popular events in the city is the annual birthday celebration of the city. Called the Cypress Community Festival, this one-day celebration is the largest single day event of its kind in Orange County. Located at 5490 Brittany Way, in the city of Cypress, this home sold on January 1st, 2020 for $460,000. This condo is part of The Cambridge Commons Condominium Complex, which was built in 1985.  This corner unit is two bedrooms, three bathrooms and 907 square feet. Recent updates include new paint and new flooring.  The renovated kitchen has brand new stainless steel appliances, built-in microwave, dishwasher, and granite countertops. This unit has a two-car attached garage. Residents are approximately a ten-minute drive from the beach. Among amenities offered in The Cambridge Commons are a swimming pool and recreation area. Students in this area attend schools in the Anaheim Union High School District which includes Walker Middle School and Kennedy High School.

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March 12, 2020

Michael Franco sells in Laguna Niquel

The home at 31711 Isle Vis  in Laguna Niquel was recently sold by Michael Franco and the team at MWA luxury real estate.  The home sold on January 21st, 2020 for $3,175,000. This four bedroom, five bathroom home is 4,956 square feet. The home was built in 1999. The Mediterranean style home is in the guard gated development of Monarch Point. The home features a formal living room and dining room, chef’s kitchen large family room and office space. The kitchen has a large center island, a six-burner cooktop, and breakfast bar. Attention to detail can be seen the use of granite, recessed lighting and crown molding. The laundry has two washers and two dryers. The home also has two fireplaces. Views from the home and property include the Pacific Ocean, surrounding canyons, the coastline, Catalina Island, and city night lights.  The home sits on a quarter acre piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a built-in barbeque area, patio, swimming pool and spa. Laguna Niguel is just east of the Laguna Beach. Laguna Niguel was incorporated in 1959 and is one the first master planned communities in California, it currently has a population of approximately 63,000 residents. Laguna Niquel is bordered by Laguna Beach, Dana Point, San Juan Capistrano, Mission Viejo, Laguna Hills and Aliso Viejo. Laguna Niguel students attend schools in the Capistrano Unified School District. There are seven elementary schools serving Laguna Niguel, one middle school and two high schools. The high schools are Dana Hills located in Dana Point and Aliso Niguel High School located in Aliso Viejo. 

 

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March 11, 2020

Recently Sold in Pacific Ridge, Newport Coast

Michael Franco and the MWA Luxury team recently sold the home located at 1 Tranquil, in Newport Coast. . Newport Coast is at the south end of Newport Beach, just north of Laguna Beach. Newport Coast was annexed by Newport Beach in 2001. The home was sold on February 3rd for $2,150,000. This four bedroom, three bathroom home is 2,812 square feet. This home was built in 2005 and has a Tuscan architectural style. The gourmet kitchen features a gas range, granite countertops and stone work. Flooring is hardwood and stone. There is one fireplace in the home, located in the family room. The property is 7,039 square foot. There are views of the surrounding mountains and the surrounding greenbelt. This is home is situated in the Pacific Ridge development. Pacific Ridge is comprised of four developments: Belcara, Cypress, Pienza and Costa Azul. This home is in Belcara. This is a 24-hour guard gated development near the Boomer Canyon Open Reserve. Belcara has 107 single family homes, with four models to choose from. Among the many amenities offered in Pacific Ridge are a 10-acre park, junior Olympic size swimming pool, spa, wading pool, and barbeque area with an outdoor fireplace. Students living in Belcara attend Newport Coast Elementary School, and Corona del Mar Intermediate and High School. 

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Feb. 28, 2020

CHOC Follies at Orange Coast College

The annual CHOC Follies will take place on Friday March 27th and Saturday, March 28th, 2020 and be held at the Orange Coast College. The CHOC Follies are put on by the CHOC Children’s Foundation. This year’s follies are “The Great Chocsby.” Community members entertain the audience with singing and dancing. Tickets range in price from $50 to $75, proceeds support CHOC Children’s Foundation. This year’s mission is to advance children’s health with a mental health initiative, through a full continuum of care for children and families facing mental health challenges. The show begins at 7pm or 1pm, for the matinee, in the Robert B. Moore Theatre at the Orange Coast College. The theatre is located at 2701 Fairview Road in Costa Mesa. For more information or to purchase tickets, see either of these websites: http://www.orangecoastcollege.edu/academics/divisions/visual_arts/Pages/Robert-B.-Moore-Theatre.aspx orhttps://www.choc.org/events/fundraisingevents/choc-follies-the-great-chocsby/.

 

Pelican Hill is a coastal community situated in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. There are five different developments in Pelican Hill: Pelican Crest, Pelican Hill, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 7 Rim Ridge, this 9,900 square foot estate is part of the Pelican Hill development. This seven bedroom, ten bathroom home was built in 1997. The home was designed by Brion Jeannette. Attention to detail can be seen in the private balcony, two staircases and resort style bathroom. The home features a media lounge, gym and sauna. There is a glass elevator which service all three levels. The home and property have wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, Balboa Pier, the golf course, city night lights and stunning sunsets. This home sits on a very large 19,000 piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa and basketball court. Pelican Hillis home to 140 custom built estates which is a 24 hour guard gated community.  

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport beach. The city motto is “The City of Arts,” it is home to The South Coast Reparatory Theater, Orange County Performing Arts Center, Segerstrom Concert Hall and Samueli Theater. Located 2507 Fordham Drive, this 1,500 square foot home is part of the College Park community in Central Costa Mesa. This three bedroom, two bathroom home was built in 1956. Attention to detail can be seen in the original hardwood floors, newly renovated bedrooms and unique tiles. The kitchen features white cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and concrete countertops. This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the built-in barbeque area and firepit area. College Park was one of the first master planned communities in Costa Mesa. Both the Orange County Fair Grounds and city hall are both in Central Costa Mesa.

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Jan. 30, 2020

The Great Train Show at the OC Fairgrounds

The Great Train Show is back at the OC Fair and Event Center on Saturday and Sunday, February 8th and 9th. The show is designed to be engaging for all ages, from novices to collectors. This is a great activity for families. There will be hundreds of tables of trains, accessories, scale models and collectible toys.  There will be sales, free seminars, educational opportunities and children’s activities. The show opens at 10am each day and stays open until 4pm. Admission purchased on Saturday is good for both days. For more information about the Great train Show, see their website at: https://ocfair.com/event/great-train-show/?wcs_timestamp=1581156000 or at 

http://trainshow.com/costamesa/

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach and is known locally as CDM. Corona del Mar is famous for its sandy beaches, tide pools and cliff side views. Located at 17 Harbor Pointe Drive, this 3,800 square foot home is part of the Harbor Pointe community. This four bedroom, four bathroom home was built in 1985. Attention to detail can be seen in the vaulted ceilings, custom wood built-ins and brick temperature-controlled wine cellar. The gourmet kitchen features a large center island, built-in Sub-Zero refrigerator and stainless steel appliances Special features of this home include floor to ceiling windows, a dual-sided fireplace and wrought iron staircase. This home sits on a 9,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy ocean views, a lap pool, spa and built-in barbeque area.  Harbor Pointe is between San Miguel and MacArthur Avenue. This is a 24 hour guard community with just 20 single family homes.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by the cities of Huntington Beach, Irvine and Newport Beach. This 16 square mile city is home to approximately 110,000 people. Located at 2538 Cornerstone Lane, this 2,000 square foot home is part of the Cornerstone Lane development in Central Costa Mesa. This three bedroom, three bathroom home was built in 2006. The chef’s kitchen features stainless steel appliances and granite countertops. Attention to detail can be seen in the use of LED recessed lighting, high ceilings and built-in storage in the garage. This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy the built-in barbeque island. Cornerstone Lane is a gated community of just 37 homes, in Upper Newport Bay.

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