How much is style worth?

How much is style worth? It’s an interesting question and it’s one that our business is founded by. This home is unique — absolutely zero doubt about it. And…in my opinion, it works. While the eclectic, white-out, crazy-glam may not be my personal choice — I can appreciate it. And there are some nice details. But how much are we really paying extra for extra style? 

Before I say anything — I want to give some serious credit. This house isn’t some quickie-flip. It’s upgraded well and there’s tons of attention to detail. The herringbone two-tone floor is just one example…and you might be thinking why we don’t see more herringbone designs…it’s because it’s expensive to do, labor-wise. The backsplash is another example. But you can’t just pick apart individual details but look at the whole. They’ve taken a boring tract home and given it a memorable, high-quality remodel. It’s very fashion-forward.

But something to remember (and sometimes it’s hard) — the furniture doesn’t come with the house. And that’s a bit of double-edged sword. One one hand, the upgrades in this home really go with many styles. So while the seller has decorated with more of a crazy-glam look, but I can see a lot of different things working here. But that’s also the downfall — you realize a lot of the uniqueness comes from the seller’s zany furnishings. 

So we took a look at comps and this home does appear to be priced slightly, but not terribly above. There was a same-model home with a pool that sold earlier this year in great shape, but not upgraded with the open plan like this one or with the extensive finish upgrades. It went for $100k less. So is this home $100k nicer — I think it just might be. 

If you’d like to see it for yourself, drop us a line!

20171 Imperial Cove Lane, Huntington Beach, CA 92646 (MLS # OC17264412)

(all data current as of 12/12/2017)
Price $978,888
Beds 4
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,540 sq ft
Lot Size 5,656 sqft
Days on Market 15
Status Active
Exceptionally renovated in 2016, this California Modernist home features 4-bedrooms, 2-bathrooms with unique personality and character throughout. From the moment you enter the secluded gated courtyard, you will see how this home is the perfect balance of indoor and outdoor living with plenty of space for bocce ball or alfresco dining. You will experience why calling this “home” is something to behold. Opening the front door, an abundance of space welcomes you into the family room with a custom fireplace and open kitchen concept. Specialty inlaid tile floors call your attention, accented by custom lighting throughout. The cook’s kitchen features quartz countertops, custom marble backsplash and Viking appliances with a great family eating counter on a substantial island; where your memories will be made and cherished. A luxurious master suite and bathroom is adorned with lavish marble countertops and custom marble floors. Each of the 3 bedrooms are spacious and share a modern contemporary bathroom with designer finishes. The garage easily fits 2 cars and because we live in Huntington Beach, space for your bikes and surfboards. The home has updated systems, windows and air-conditioning. Located in the desirable Landmark neighborhood, walking distance from award winning Moffett Elementary School and biking distance to the beach and Pacific City. Come see this unique and truly special home today.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 11/27/2017 Tract Pacific Sands Imperial (PSIM)
Year Built 1964 Community 14 - South Huntington Beach
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a


School District Huntington Beach Union High
Elementary School Moffett
Jr. High School Sowers
High School Edison

Additional Details

Lot 5656 sq ft Area 14 - South Huntington Beach
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description None Stories 1
Subdivision Pacific Sands Imperial (PSIM) Utilities Cable Available,Phone Available
View Description Courtyard Water Public
Zoning R-1


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Free Standing Range, Gas Range, Microwave, Range/Stove Hood
Construction Stucco
Fireplace Yes
Garage Garage
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting, Stone Counters
LotDescription Back Yard, Landscaped, Lawn, Ranch, Secluded
Master on Main Yes
Style Contemporary, Modern
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Shelly Kay Hilliard CalBRE:01968101, Coldwell Banker Res Brokerage

(view all details for MLS #OC17264412)

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