I bet you’ve never seen this before…

For me, one of the coolest things in this business is finding new neighborhoods with cool houses we had never seen before. Admittedly, I actually found this neighborhood a few years ago, but there aren’t a lot of homes up there, and maybe one or two come up for sale each year. What I love about these homes is that they basically took the ideas of the 1960s, scaled them up big, and then built them in a premium neighborhood in the hills above Tustin on big lots. Really, it’s a win-win-win and a very hard combination of traits to find. 

The listing describes this as a two-story ranch house. Well, kind of. There’s a neighborhood of homes in Buena Park near Los Coyotes Country Club that were designed by the award-winning firm of Buff, Straub, and Hensman. They were built in the late 1950s and one of the plans was an almost-3000 square foot home with a 2-story living room, just like this one. If these homes weren’t designed by them, they most certainly were inspired by them. 

I like the woodsy, more naturalist bend to these houses, too. Admittedly, this one feels a little inconsistent and a bit unsure of exactly what style its after. That’s a bummer, but it’s also a positive. I’ve long held the belief that I’d rather buy a home that is good but shows poorly than when that shows perfectly and is priced accordingly. Of course, your work and family schedules might have something to do with what works for you. But this home is in that category. It feels like it’s 80% of the way there, but just needs someone with a unifying vision to come in and finish the job. 

And what are you left with when you’re done? A big and beautiful home with wood beam ceilings, walls of glass, and plenty of space on a big lot in the hills of North Tustin. It’s a pretty awesome place to be. 

10775 Equestrian Drive, North Tustin, CA 92705 (MLS # OC18038752)

(all data current as of 7/16/2018)
Price $1,195,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,760 sq ft
Lot Size 13,050 sqft
Days on Market 148
Status Active
Prime Cowan Heights Turnkey home -- extensively remodeled, new dual pane windows, cathedral ceilings, updated kitchen and baths, versatile floorpan with option for an office or main floor bedroom. High end fixtures and finishes throughout. Spacious Master bedroom w/fireplace. Custom closets, carpeting, new garage doors, lighting, alarm, & sound system. The ~13,000 sq ft lot includes new patios, landscaping, large spa w/new heater, and an oversized 3 car Garage. This remodeled home faces park like trees & greenery across the street – making for a wonderfully secluded hilltop hideaway.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 6/21/2018 Tract
Year Built 1975 Community NTS - North Tustin
Garage Spaces 3.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Additional Details

Lot 0.3 acre(s) Area NTS - North Tustin
HOA Dues 125.00 | Monthly Parking Spaces: 3.00
Pool Description None Stories 2
Utilities Public; View Description Neighborhood,Trees/Woods
Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Amenities Dues Paid Monthly
Fireplace Yes
Garage Direct Garage Access, Garage, Garage - Three Door, Yes
Interior Built-Ins, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings
Lot Description Lot 10000-19999 Sqft
Style Mid Century Modern
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Sari Ward CalBRE:01774861, Bennion Deville Homes

(view all details for MLS #OC18038752)

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