Yes, we rag on Irvine sometimes. It’s expensive (and not on the coast); some people call it Stepford; and there is a perception that the homes lack style. But, it also has amazing schools…and everything looks nice. Always. Oh, and there are are homes with style. So here we are, and maybe you’re looking for a Christmas miracle with your home budget. This is home I would gladly buy in Irvine if my budget were $1.5M.
This home was built by the Broadmoor company — they built generally-cool houses in Irvine, San Clemente, Tustin, Orange, and a few other cities. Varying ceiling heights and open spaces are generally a hallmark of their designs. So this home started off with great bones, but it has been polished to a near-perfect sheen with high-quality upgrades that do it well, without overdoing it.
There’s a point (and we see this a lot in Eastside Costa Mesa), where a home can begin to feel overdone. This one doesn’t. From subtle cues to quality (like solid core doors) to a kitchen that feels luxurious without ever seeming too opulent — this home occupies that wonderful space known as “just right.”
One of my favorite things about this house, though, isn’t the house at all. It’s the yard. While Irvine offers great schools, planned everything, and a good overall location — it’s not known for its privacy. With mature plants (the hardest things to create in a house that doesn’t have them) it almost completely seals off the yard, giving you the feeling of a private oasis in the middle of Turtle Rock.
Something that we talk about a lot on here is “cohesion.” This home gets it all right. Great location. Great design. Great finishes. Great schools. Great layout. Great yard. And that’s why it’s worth almost $1.5M.
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|Home size||2,163 sq ft|
|Lot Size||6,098 sqft|
|Days on Market||42|
An East Coast inspired single level beauty awaits those looking for a turnkey, immaculate remodeled home nestled in desirable Turtle Rock. The welcoming curb appeal beckons you inside this cottage which has been tastefully remodeled with today’s popular styling including crisp white cabinetry, Cararra marble finishes, solid core doors, Hans Grohe plumbing fixtures, subway tile accents, classic wainscoting, crown moldings and more. You’ll enjoy the livability and flexibility of the floorpan which showcases sizable rooms everywhere and are awash in natural light throughout. Create long lasting memories in the front living room with custom built-in cabinetry and traditional fireplace or the great room which opens into the centrally located kitchen. Entertain guests around the generously sized center island while cooking in the chef inspired kitchen, complete with 6 burner Viking gas cooktop, walk-in pantry, built-in refrigerator and Thermador double ovens. Stroll to the enchanting private rear yard which is wrapped with majestic mature trees accented with perfectly placed lighting creating an idyllic setting for dinner parties. From the newly enhanced wood shingle wrapped front of the house to the rear yard with a darling playhouse accented by a classic Magnolia tree, this custom home offers the ultimate in charm. Walk to nearby community facilities and award winning Bonita Canyon Elementary. Live 10 minutes close to it all. No Mello Roos. Live the dream~
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||1/14/2018||Tract||Broadmoor (BM)|
|Year Built||1972||Community||TR - Turtle Rock|
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Listing provided by : Pegi Dirienzo CalBRE:01219774, Douglas Elliman of California