We love it! North Tustin. Architectural. Under $900k.

We love it! Some days we get up and want to scream at the computer screen — “no good houses” — and then some days, like today, we see homes like these. This is the kind of house that might not look at the unusual, at first glance. Cute ranch house in North Tustin…yada yada yada…but then you look a little closer. And you start to see the cool block screen wall out front — a novel, but not-so-novel approach to privacy. Then you notice the cool cantilevered from steps and you realize that this one might be kinda cool on the inside. 

And it is! And it’s priced reasonably. And it’s on a big private lot, too. This is exactly the property most of us dream of. It’s well-maintained, but there’s still plenty of room to maximize its potential. Inside you’ll find big rooms, and one of my favorite fireplaces that I’ve seen in a while. This is the kind of house you might move up to and stretch the budget because it’s perfectly livable exactly as-is, and you can do the improvements over time. 

So let’s talk about those for a moment. I like the landscaping. It’s mature in a way that can’t really be bought and restrained. Sometimes I feel like people try to do too much. My biggest complaint with this house is the paint colors, actually. I think the color scheme needs to be a little bolder, a little less monochromatic, and it needs to pander to something other than the lowest-common-denominator. This home can easily be bold and beautiful. Inside, it’s the same situation. The kitchen isn’t my favorite, but it’s white so it can blend into the background while you design (and let’s be honest, save for) a new one. 

Are you dying to see the rest of the inside like we are? We can make that happen. 

18452 Hillhaven Drive, North Tustin, CA 92705 (MLS # PW17232922)

(all data current as of 7/15/2018)
Price $885,000
Beds 3
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,126 sq ft
Lot Size 10,004 sqft
Days on Market 34
Status Sold
This beautiful mid-century modern home sits on an expansive 10,005 square foot lot and is nothing shy of impressive. Upon entering, the new home owner will be greeted by a private and charming front courtyard. Featuring 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and 2,126 square feet of living space, this modern oasis boasts spacious open living areas graced with soaring ceilings, natural light and sprawling wood floors. A lovely stone fireplace in the living room is a focal point in the home and sets the tone for a sophisticated yet relaxing atmosphere while the bright eat-in kitchen with granite counters, a five burner gas cook top and double convection oven opens to the dining area and is ideal for entertaining on any scale. The family room is warmed by a fireplace with a patio door for easy access to enjoy the multiple outdoor living spaces which include a sitting bar, solar pool, and grass side yard. Location being paramount, you'll enjoy the close proximity to award-winning Tustin schools. Welcome home!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 11/9/2017 Tract
Year Built 1959 Community NTS - North Tustin
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Tustin Unified
Elementary School Loma Vista
Jr. High School Hewes
High School Foothill

Additional Details

Lot 10005 sq ft Area NTS - North Tustin
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description Private,In Ground,Solar Heat Stories 1
Utilities Public; View Description None
Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Double Oven, Gas Range
Fireplace Yes
Garage Driveway - Concrete, Garage - Single Door, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Beamed Ceilings, Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Chair Railings, Crown Moldings, Granite Counters, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting
Lot Description Back Yard, Front Yard, Gentle Slope, Landscaped, Lawn, Lot 10000-19999 Sqft
Master on Main Yes
Pool Yes


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Listing provided by : Dean O'Dell, Seven Gables Real Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW17232922)

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