Undeniably the crown jewel of Irvine’s neighborhoods, Shady Canyon is a private gated community of largely custom homes that run the gamut from ‘small’ 4,000 square foot Mediterranean-inspired abodes to large 13,000 square foot estates built from materials from deconstructed chapels and farmhouses from Southern Europe. In a part of the United States where space and privacy are premiums, the place of Shady Canyon is a luxury unto itself.