The Latest Eichler (Another on in the Fairmeadow Tract)

In the last week one Eichler hit the market, one went pending, and another one closed — all in the Fairmeadow Tract. 1780 N Ridgewood sold for $870k — that’s actually $15,000 less than it sold for last year. 1830 N Ridgewood has gone into escrow (it’s smaller than 1780 N Ridgewood and without a pool — so we’re very curious to see the price). Finally, we have this home, which is the exact same model as 1830 N Ridgewood.

Inevitably, we must compare. Here’s what we wrote about that house when it hit the market a month ago. This one does back to Taft Road — and even with all of the doors and windows shut, you can definitely hear the traffic. You can change nearly everything about any Eichler home you buy, but it’s location. With that said, there are some things here that really help mitigate the road — like the gigantic 7-8ft hedge that makes the backyard feel about 100x more private. Speaking of which, this home has a pool in good shape, too.

Inside, it’s not perfect. But I get the distinct feeling this home has always been taken care of. Many of the finish choices aren’t what I would choose and the bathrooms in particular look to need some attention. But the kitchen looks great both in attention to detail as well as overall design. Perhaps the most noteworthy item inside is the reconfiguration of one of the bedrooms and the master bath. A lack of closet space, especially in the master bedroom, is a perennial Eichler complaint. In this home the small bedroom next to the master was commandeered, turning it into a large walk-in closet with…a washer and dryer. The normal laundry area has been replaced with another sink and vanity area. The listing agent mentions how easy it would be to return the house to its original configuration — we would budget that money aside right now.

The $915k question is where this home falls. A beautifully-landscaped, larger, inside-tract home with a pool that was cohesively remodeled just sold for $870k. Is this home worth $45k more? With the identically-priced, same model, 1830 N Ridgewood home going into escrow we may just have to wait and see.

Would you like to take a personal look? We’d love to represent you for a private showing. Don’t hesitate to call or email. 

702 E Palmdale Avenue, Orange, CA 92865 (MLS # PW16103095)

(all data current as of 7/18/2019)
Price $795,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,635 sq ft
Lot Size n/a
Days on Market 319
Status Sold
GORGEOUS FAIRMEADOW EICHLER! This popular floor plan has been lovingly restored with true to modern design upgrades that will impress any Eichler enthusiast! Enter into the peaceful, private central atrium with custom built-in seating. A COMPLETELY UPGRADED KITCHEN features EXPANSIVE QUARTZ COUNTERS, stainless steel appliances and a breakfast counter that seats 8 PLUS! There's also a FORMAL DINING AREA and living room with WOOD BURNING FIREPLACE. Beautiful porcelain flooring runs throughout the kitchen and living areas. The master suite features a remodeled master bath with double sink vanities and a huge walk-in closet (converted 4th bedroom that can be easily be converted back if desired). The main bath has been enlarged and upgraded. The PRIVATE rear yard boasts an outdoor cooking center (with refrigerator and sink), deck, gas fire pit and extensive pavers. The moderately sized pool leaves plenty of yard space, including both small lawn and fruit tree areas. YOU WILL LOVE THIS HOME!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 3/29/2017 Tract Other (OTHR)
Year Built 1962 Community 72 - Orange & Garden Grove
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Price History

Prior to Jun 9, '16 $914,900
Jun 9, '16 - Jul 4, '16 $899,500
Jul 4, '16 - Jul 27, '16 $884,500
Jul 27, '16 - Aug 11, '16 $874,500
Aug 11, '16 - Aug 25, '16 $859,900
Aug 25, '16 - Oct 5, '16 $845,000
Oct 5, '16 - Nov 16, '16 $829,900
Nov 16, '16 - Dec 28, '16 $819,900
Dec 28, '16 - Jan 27, '17 $809,500
Jan 27, '17 - Today $799,900

Additional Details

Area 72 - Orange & Garden Grove Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description Private,Filtered Stories 1
Subdivision Other (OTHR) Utilities Sewer Connected
View Description None Water Public


Air Wall Window
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Double Oven, Electric Oven, Electric Range, Garbage Disposal, Gas Water H
Fireplace Yes
Garage Yes
Heat Radiant
Interior Beamed Ceilings, Ceiling Fan, Open Floor Plan
Lot Description Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers Timer
Pool Yes
Style Contemporary


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Daniel Slater, Orange Realty, Inc.

(view all details for MLS #PW16103095)

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