Large But Graceful (and a good deal!)
August 21st, 2013
I’m a sucker for these large, 1960s split-level Mod homes. Maybe it was because I grew up watching Brady Bunch reruns or perhaps it’s because I spent most of my school years in Mission Viejo. One thing I have always loved about these homes is the very graceful massing of the garage and bedrooms on one side with the sweeping roofline that forms over the main living areas in between the two floors. The 1960s versions of these homes are the best — the exteriors are less cluttered and more cool features were left in, they hadn’t been “cost-engineered” out yet by the mega homebuilders.
This home is a particularly awesome example, but it might not seem like it at first. We always talk to clients about the things you can change and the things you can’t. Location within the neighborhood is a very big “can’t.” Fortunately, this home has a quiet, interior location. It also hasn’t been altered too much. The original clerestory windows are present in both the living room and the upstairs bedroom. This home has incredibly clean lines on the exterior and with some minimalist, sculptural landscaping, it could be a winner.
Interior-wise, it needs work…a lot of work…and there’s no getting around it. It needs everything: floors, paint, bathrooms, and kitchen. But there’s an upside, with over 2800 square feet and a list price in the low $600s, there is plenty of upward room on the price. Additionally, if you need a lot of space but also want a modern home with good schools, there aren’t a lot of options. This home has great potential and it offers a lot of opportunity at the list price. Why pay full-fare for someone else’s upgrades, which in this area of Orange County will usually be crap, when you have an opportunity to create a dream home.
If you’d like to schedule a private showing of this property, don’t hesitate to contact us.
We're sorry, but we couldn't find MLS # OC13157310 in our database. This property may be a new listing or possibly taken off the market. Please check back again.