Laguna Beach Real Estate News and Market updates

The Franco Team is ready to help you find your new home in the Laguna Beach area.  Real Estate prices in this area range from $350,000 for a one bedroom condo to the multi millions of dollars for custom ocean front estates.  One the most prestigious area is Irvine Cove.  For just under forty million dollars this stunning estate is one of only five homes In Irvine Cove that opens onto the beach.  With breath taking views from the walls of glass this home brings the outdoors in. This home is new, took years in design and construction and is done in the classic California Contemporary style.

Enjoy a beautiful sunny afternoon playing nine-holes of golf at Laguna Beach’s only golf course.  The Aliso Creek Ill Golf course is nestled in eighty acres in Laguna Beach and is a challenging nine – hole course.  Opened to the public in September 1950, this golf course has been the main stay of what the Inn was designed around.  Enjoy a drink and dinner afterwards in Ben Brown’s 10th Hole. There is a full service Golf Shop on the premises to help meet all your golfing needs.

Dec. 29, 2021

California Cool Art Auction

The California Cool Art Auction will be taking place from January 11th to February 7th. This is the 40th Annual California Cool Art Auction. There will be over 100 works by California artists featured in this museum curated auction. This will be in an online auction format via Artsy. On February 5th, there will be an in-person live auction event. Proceeds support the Laguna Art Museum in its mission to collect and preserve California Art. Bidding opens at 11am on January 11th.  The Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach. For more information or to find bidding information, see their website at: https://lagunaartmuseum.org/events/california-cool-art-auction-2022/.

 

Irvine is a large master planned city in Orange County. The city was designed by the Irvine Company in the 1960’s and incorporated in 1971. Located at 28 Sweet Shade, this 2,500 square foot home is part of the Lantana development in Columbus Square Village. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 2008. Enter this home through a covered front patio. The gourmet kitchen features a large island, granite countertops and stainless-steel appliances. This home sits on a 3,800 square foot piece of property. There is a large backyard and a covered rear second floor balcony to enjoy the outdoors.Columbus Square is just off of Irvine Center Drive and Kensington Park Drive. Among the many amenities offered in Columbus Square are swimming pools, spas, playgrounds, and a clubhouse. The Tustin Market Place is very close by.

 

Laguna Beachis one of the oldest seaside cities in Orange County. Laguna Beach has seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. The population of Laguna Beach is approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 992 Ocean Front, this 4,400 square foot home was designed by architect Mark Singer. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2012. Attention to detail can be seen in the floor to ceiling windows, high volume ceilings and use of Spanish and Texas limestone. The gourmet kitchen has a center island with a bar, custom Poggenpohl cabinetry and professional grade appliances. An ocean view elevator serves all levels. The home has far reaching views of the Laguna coastline, the Pacific Ocean, white water, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets. This home sits on an 8,800 square foot piece of property with a corner lot and cul-de-sac setting. The central courtyard has a swimming pool and spa. Residents have direct access to the beach. Laguna Village is within walking distance.

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Dec. 5, 2021

31st Annual Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantas

The 31st Annual Sawdust Art Festival’s Winter Fantasy will be open five weekends from November 20ththrough December 19th. Trade-in sand for snow at this year’s Sawdust Winter Fantasy Festival. Visitors will be able purchase hand-made gifts, artwork, and participate in winter themed art classes, such as glassblowing. In addition, there will be a petting zoo, puppet show, falling snow and roaming carolers. There will be family and kids’ photos with Santa. There will be live entertainment on three stages for visitors to enjoy holiday music. Choose from seven different cafes and a saloon for lunch. Tickets are $8 for adults and $4 for kids. Sawdust Art Festival is located at 935 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://sawdustartfestival.org/.

 

Corona del Mar is part of the city of Newport Beach. Corona del Mar encompasses all the land on the seaside of the San Joaquin Hills and south Avocado Avenue to the city limits. Located 8 Atoll Drive, this 2,400 square foot home is part of the Jasmine Creek development.This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1978. The home has Pacific Ocean views, views of the surrounding greenbelt and of Spyglass Hill. This home sits on a 4,600 square foot piece of property. Jasmine Creek is a 24-hour guard gated community, with 324 homes and condos. Among the many amenities in Jasmine Creek are a clubhouse, community walkways and two swimming pools. Little Corona Beach and tide pools are within walking distance. 

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County seaside city. Laguna Beach has a dedication to the arts with over 80 art galleries, a weekly art walk, over 180 artists in residence and three large scale art shows. 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 gourmet kitchen features a working island, walk-in pantry, and butler’s pantry. Also, on the main level is an entertainment room with a full wet bar and walk-in wine cellar. There are 180-degree views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, the beach, and the community park. This home sits on a 7,400 square foot piece of property with a corner lot setting on Emerald Bay’s Main Beach. Through retractable glass doors, homeowners will find an outdoor fireplace, built-in barbeque area, and in-ground saltwater spa. This is a 24-hour guard gated development in North Laguna Beach. Among the many amenities offered in Emerald Bay are a private access beach, tennis courts, clubhouse, and sand volleyball courts.

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Oct. 29, 2021

2021 Coast Film Festival

The Coast Film Festival Is taking place from Wednesday, November 10th through Sunday, November 14th. Films will be shown throughout the city of Laguna Beach, and at the Festival of the Arts. This is a celebration of film, photography, art, and music. This year the theme is land and sea and telling stories around this topic. There will be a follow-up Virtual Film Festival, online, November 16th through November 28th. For more information, see their website at: https://www.coastfilmfestival.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.  Pelican Hill is made up of five exclusive developments: Pelican Hill, Pelican Crest, Pelican Point, Pelican Ridge and Pelican Ridge Estates. Located at 3 Shoreline, this 4,300 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point community. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1998. Every major room has an ocean view. The home features a two-story oval entry and a library. There are views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, golf course views, city night lights and gorgeous evening sunsets. The home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool and outdoor terraces. Pelican Point is a 24-hour guard gated community with 48 custom built estates. Pelican Point have private beach access. Residents are just minutes away from Newport Center and the Villages of Corona del Mar, with many shopping and dining options. 

 

Laguna Beach is s seaside community well-known for its dedication to the arts community. Laguna Beach has over 80 art galleries, weekly art gallery walks, three large scale art festivals and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 1201 Starlit Drive, this 1,500 square foot home is part of the Rancho Laguna community. This three-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1967. This single level home has recently updated bathrooms and kitchen. The home has cherry wood hardwood floors and tile. There is a newer roof, furnace, and tankless water heater. This home sits on a 9,600 square foot piece of property, with cul-de-sac setting. Homeowners are just a short golf cart ride to the beach. Rancho Laguna is at the top of Bluebird Canyon, with approximately 350 residents.

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Sept. 29, 2021

The Taste of Laguna Food and Music Festival 2021

The Taste of Laguna Food and Music Festival 2021 will be held Thursday, October 14th. General Admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are $150. This event combines two community favorite events The Chamber of Commerce’s Taste of Laguna and KX FM’s annual concert, into one large event for food and music fans. More than 40 local restaurants and award-winning chefs will showcase their specialty dishes. There is a limited number of tickets, so get your tickets early. General Admission tickets are $85 and VIP tickets are $150. The Taste of Laguna Food and Music Festival will be held at The Festival of Arts, located at 650 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For more information, see their website at: http://www.tasteoflagunabeach.com/.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three luxury communities in the Turtle Rock Village in the city of Irvine. Shady Canyon is an 800-acre area with Shady Canyon Country Club and Golf Course and dedicated green space. Located at 33 Black Hawk, this 5,100 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom Community. This three-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2004. Attention to detail can be found in the wood beamed ceilings, use of Venetian plaster and custom iron work. The gourmet kitchen features dual dishwashers, a butler’s pantry, and large center island.There are views of the surrounding hills and canyons. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool. spa, outdoor kitchen, two outdoor fireplaces, and built-in barbeque. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated. Among the many amenities offered in Shady Canyon are tennis courts, spas, swimming pools, a clubhouse, and parks.

 

Laguna Beach is seaside community with a strong dedication to the arts.The city has three large scale art festivals each year, 180 artists in residence, 80 plus art galleries and weekly art walks. Located at 845 Summit Drive, this 3,200 square foot home is part of the Upper Diamond development. This four-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 1983. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, glass front entry and star light ceiling décor. The gourmet kitchen features Quartzite countertops, large center island, and breakfast bar. The home and property have a wonderful views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, white water, city night lights and colorful sunsets. This home sits on a 4,600 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, there is a wraparound porch and an al fresco dining area. Upper Diamond is south of Woods Cove and Summit Ridge. There is easy access to the beach for Upper Diamond residents. 

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Aug. 31, 2021

Laguna Art Museum Exhibit Art People

The Laguna Art Museum is hosting an exhibit by Matthew Rolston, Art People: The Pageant Portraits. The exhibit will be open until September 19th, 2021.  Mathew Rolston is an artist, photographer, and video director. This exhibit features his larger-than-life images of people in Laguna Beach’s Pageant of the Masters. These are images that are vibrant, and full of color. The exhibit is accompanied by a catalogue with essays on the different works arts. Laguna Art Museum is located at 307 Cliff Drive in Laguna Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://lagunaartmuseum.org/exhibitions/matthew-rolston-art-people-the-pageant-portraits/.

 

Costa Mesa is an Orange County city surrounded by Huntington Beach, Irvine, and Newport Beach. The city is 16 square miles and is just one mile from the Pacific Ocean at its southern most tip. Located at 178 Flower Street, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Eastside Costa Mesa community. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1940.  Attention to detail can be seen in the use of dark walnut hard wood floors, multiple fireplaces, and stonework. The gourmet kitchen features stainless steel Thermador appliances, three ovens, three dishwashers and three refrigerators. This home sits on a 7,700 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy outdoor cooking area and well-manicured back yard. 

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city with a population of approximately 23,000 residents and seven miles of sandy beaches. The city has a strong dedication to its arts culture with over 80 art galleries, 180 artists in residence and three large scale art shows. Located at 2431 Riviera Drive, this 10,000 square foot home is part of the Irvine Cove development. This six-bedroom, nine-bathroom home was built in 1996. Attention to detail can be seen in the walls of glass, honed limestone floors and crafted millwork. There are forever views of the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, city night lights and vibrant sunsets. This home sits on a large 20,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting. The property has 180 feet frontage on the private beach. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy mature gardens, outdoor terraces, and swimming pool.  Irvine Cove has just 110 homes, in the northern end of Laguna Beach. This is a 24-hour guard gated community.

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July 30, 2021

Laguna Art-A-Fair Open Daily

The Laguna Art-A-Fair is back and open to the public. Laguna Art-A-Fair has been a Southern California staple for over 50 years, it is part of the Laguna Canyon area. They offer original creations, affordable reproductions, live music, art demonstrations and great food and snacks. The festival has over 100 fine artists and craft artisans specializing in watercolor, mixed media, encaustic, pastel, jewelry, photography, and so much more. The fair is open daily from July 2nd through September 5th, daily until 7pm, Friday and Saturday until 8pm. Laguna Art-A-Fair is located at 777 Laguna Canyon Road in Laguna Beach. For more information, see their website at: https://www.art-a-fair.com/.

 

Pelican Hill is part of the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach. With its high bluff setting, Pelican Hill is home to some of the best view properties in Orange County. Located at 1 Pelican Crest Drive, this 13,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Crest development. This seven-bedroom, eleven-bathroom home was built in 2010, by architect Fari. The home was recently remodeled with onyx slab floors, fabric and wood paneled walls and Venetian plaster. The chef’s kitchen features Cristalo slab countertops, top of the line appliances and a secondary prep kitchen. In addition, the estate has a 1,200 plus bottle wine cellar, dance studio and gym and a home theater. There are forever views of the Pacific Ocean, white water, Catalina Island, Pelican Hill Golf Course, city night lights and gorgeous sunsets.This home sits on a large 31,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy many ocean view decks, covered loggias and balconies.Pelican Crest is home to 158 custom built estate with a 24-hour guard gate. Pelican Crest is directly above the Crystal Cove State Park and Beach. 

 

Laguna Beach is seaside community in Orange County with over seven miles of pristine sandy beaches. The population of Laguna Beach is approximately 23,000 residents. Located at 31099 Coast, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Aliso Laguna development. This five-bedroom, six-bathroom home was built in 1987. The chef’s kitchen features granite countertops, a center island, and opens onto the family room. All the bathrooms have recently been upgraded. Homeowners will love entertaining in the large downstairs entertainment room with a bar area and on the large outdoor patio. You will be able to enjoy Pacific Ocean views from nearly every window. This home sits on a 6,450 square foot piece of property, very near the Treasure Island and Park. Aliso Laguna is in the heart of Laguna Beach, just a short distance from South Laguna Beach with many options for shopping and dining. Homeowners are just steps from the beach.

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June 28, 2021

Feast Laguna Tours

Feast Laguna is a great way to get out and experience the Laguna Beach food scene. Feast Laguna offers local guides to showcase local favorites, authentic dishes, and family-owned Laguna restaurants. The guided tours are filled with local history, information, and public art. There are many tours to choose from including Best Bites of Laguna: A Food and Culture Walking tour, which is a three-hour food tour with six tasting spots and meet and greets with local chef’s bakers, chocolatiers, and gelato makers. For more information or to see all their tour options, see their website at: https://www.feastlaguna.com/.

 

 

Crystal Cove is 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, just north of Laguna Beach. Located at 88 Sidney Bay Drive, this 3,800 square foot home is part of Crystal Cove Custom community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2001. This villa is a rear facing unit which features a library, Dolby Atmos media room and three fireplaces. The gourmet kitchen has soap stone and Carrera countertops, professional grade stainless steel appliances and a herringbone back splash. Attention to detail can be seen in the custom paint colors, French Oak flooring, and concrete tiles. This home sits on a cul-de-sac with a greenbelt setting. Residents are within walking to distance to the Canyon Club Recreational Center with resort style activities including a swimming pool, fitness room, tennis courts and a half basketball court. 

 

Laguna Beach is a just south of Newport Beach in Orange County. Laguna Beach is dedicated to the arts with weekly art walks, over 180 artists in resident and three large scale art shows each year. Located at 507 Canyon Acres Drive, this 1,500 square foot home is part of the Canyon development. This three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1995 and designed by award winning architect John O’Neill. The completely renovated kitchen features onyx countertops, Thermador appliances and European fixtures. Attention to detail can be seen in the two-story living room, vaulted ceilings, and a large fireplace. This home sits on a 10,000 square foot piece of property, with awe-inspiring views of Laguna Canyon. The Canyon is off Highway 18 at the top of Laguna Beach. Beaches are a ten-minute drive away.

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May 27, 2021

Fete de la Musique Laguna Beach 2021

Fete de la Musique Laguna Beach 2021 is happening, live and in-person! The festival will be held at Main Beach Park in Laguna Beach. The festival is on Saturday, June 19th from 12 noon to 4pm. This celebration is based on an all-night celebration of music in France. The festival was originally thought up by an American musician in working abroad in France in the late 1970’s. Each year, in various spots, throughout the world, in June the event is held. This year the event in Laguna Beach happens to coincide with World Music Day. This is a free event to attend. For more information, see their website at: https://lagunabeachsistercities.com/fete-de-la-musique/.

 

Newport Beach is an Orange County beach front city, one of its oldest being incorporated in 1906. The population of Newport Beach is approximately 85,000. Located at Shearwater Place, this 1,200 square foot home is part of the Bayview Terrace community. This two-bedroom, two-bathroom home was built in 1986. This one level home has high volume ceilings, glass doors and skylights.   This home sits on a 3,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a stone work patio and lovely mature plants. Bayview Terrace is in the East Bluff-Harbor View area and is a 24-hour guard gated community. There are just 145 homes in this neighborhood. Residents are within walking distance to Back Bay Nature Preserve. 

 

Laguna Beach is a luxurious beach side community with a dedication to the arts. Each year, the city hosts three large scale art festivals, weekly gallery walks and has over 180 artists in residence. Located at 2240 Hillview Drive, this 3,200 square foot home is part of the Park Avenue Estates community. This four-bedroom, three-bathroom home was built in 1979. This recently remodeled home has four bedroom which surround a courtyard. The kitchen opens onto a great room, sunken living room and dining room. There are gorgeous views of the Pacific Ocean, surrounding hills and canyons and beautiful evening sunsets.  This home sits on an 8,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac setting.  Park Avenue Estates is just north of Temple Hills in the heart of Laguna Beach. There population of Park Avenue Estates is approximately 150 residents. Residents has easy access to Woods Canyon Nature Preserve.

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April 30, 2021

Anna and Sergei at Laguna Playhouse

Laguna Playhouse is presenting Anna and Sergei.  This will be a virtual event live from Florence, Italy. This is a memory play set in the house of Russian Rachmaninoff in Beverly Hills. The story takes place between Rachmaninoff and Anna Anderson, the Romanov imposter. This play features some of Rachmaninoff’s best music and melodies.  This event gets underway at 5pm. Tickets are $55. For more information, or to purchase tickets, see their website at: https://www.visitlagunabeach.com/events/laguna-playhouse-presents-anna-sergei-live-from-florence/.

 

Shady Canyon is a group of three distinctive developments in the Turtle Rock Village of Irvine.  Shady Canyon is a home to approximately 400 luxury residences and 1,000 residents. Located at 63 Canyon Creek, this 9,600 square foot home is part of the Shady Canyon Custom community. This five-bedroom, eight-bathroom home was built in 2009. The gourmet kitchen features Meile, Sub-Zero and Wolf appliances, marble countertops and a large center island. Attention to detail can be seen in the folding glass doors, grand fireplace and temperature-controlled wine cellar. There is elevator access to all levels. This home sits on a very large 23,000 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a swimming pool, spa, waterfalls and a grilling bar. Shady Canyon is a 24-hour guard gated community. The community offers a private golf club, clubhouse and tennis courts. 

 

Laguna Beach is an Orange County city with a strong dedication to the arts.  Laguna Beach has weekly art gallery walks, three large scale art festivals per year and over 180 artists in residence. Located at 10 Smithcliffs, this 4,500 square foot home is part of the Smithcliffs development.  This three-bedroom, four-bathroom home was built in 2000. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, lanai style doors and fireplace. This home sits on a 10,500 square foot piece of property. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy a built-in fire pit area and a rooftop view deck. Smithcliffs is just north of Crescent Bay and just south of Emerald Bay. Students living in this area attend El Morro Elementary School Thursrton Middle School and Laguna Beach High School.

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March 31, 2021

Promenade on Forest Avenue Springtime

The Promenade on Forest Avenue is open and ready for visitors.  Spring is in the air, come out and take advantage of the open-air dining, display art and performance art. The pedestrian only area stretches from Coast Highway to Glennevre Street. The promenade is designed to bolster local business and give visitors a fun and interactive outing. Stores and restaurants are open and ready for your business. The layout is designed for social distancing, has hand sanitizing stations and is maintained by staff to regularly disinfect the area. Forest Avenue is open daily from 9am to 10pm. For more information, see their website at: https://lagunabeachcity.net/news/displaynews.htm?NewsID=2215&TargetID=20.

 

Pelican Hill is a coastal development in the Newport Coast section of Newport Beach.Pelican Hill is home to five exclusive developments that surround the world-class Pelican Hill Resort, Spa and Golf Courses. Located at 6 Shoreview, this 19,000 square foot home is part of the Pelican Point community. This eight-bedroom, nineteen-bathroom home was built in 2003. The home was designed by architect David Ko, interior designer Thurston Boyd and theater designer Theo Kalomirakis. The home features a two theaters, library and Smart Home technology. Entertaining is a blast in the Italian bistro, night club and the lounge with a built-in bar. This home sits on a very large 31,000 square foot piece of property with a cul-de-sac and corner lot setting. Outdoors, homeowners will enjoy full outdoor kitchen with a pizza oven, mature gardens, swimming pool and spa. Pelican Point is just south of Corona del Mar.This 24-hour guard gated development is home to 48 custom built estates. 

 

Laguna Beach is a seaside community with a dedication to the arts. Laguna Beach has over 180 artists in residence, 80 plus art galleries, a weekly art gallery walks and three large scale art shows per year. Located at 591 Balboa Avenue, this 3,500 square foot home is part of the Portafina community. This four-bedroom, five-bathroom home was built in 2005. This house was designed by architect Mark Singer. Attention to detail can be seen in the high-volume ceilings, multiple skylights and floor to ceiling windows. The gourmet kitchen features a Sub-Zero refrigerator, Wolf range and European Siematic cabinets. This home sits on an 8,400 square foot piece of property. The large patio had stunning views of the Pacific Ocean and the evening sunsets. Portafina is situated in the hills of South Laguna off of Nyes Place Road. Portafina has approximately 450 residents.

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