Surprise! This house is awesome!

The 70s were actually pretty awesome, if you knew the right places to hang out. This house is one of those places. Built in 1973, you might not be thinking of modern gems, but you should. From 1965 to about 1975 there were some amazing, large, contemporary homes built with a very contextual, unpretentious, SoCal local feel to them. And I love whenever this model comes up (which is only about once a year). 

We don’t know who designed and built this home, but we have an idea. The tongue-and-groove ceilings along with the corner slumpstone fireplace echo elements we’ve seen in other Deane Brothers homes throughout Orange County. These are some of the largest and most-adventurously designed, though. What I like about this particular one is that it’s been well-updated. They emphasized the great original elements (high fives to whoever decided to NOT paint the tongue-and-groove ceiling). But they updated it to feel a bit more contemporary contemporary. Are some of the materials a tad generic (subway tile: I’m looking at you) yes, but how nice is it to have a completely finished house? 

We’re really digging the value: almost 2500 square feet of detached home in Irvine for under $1M, and I wouldn’t be surprised to see it go for more than the asking price. The only question mark on this one is yard space. It’s Irvine, so expectations for yard space are already a little lower, but with a 2500 square foot house + garage on a 6,000 square foot lot, I’m interesting in see how the backyard feels. The front has an awesome courtyard separated from the street. Good design. 

Would you like to take a look? We’d love to represent you as a buyer on this wonderful property and give you our thoughts in person. Contact us. 

7 Hickory Tree Lane, Irvine, CA 92612 (MLS # OC17050867)

(all data current as of 6/26/2017)
Price $960,000
Beds 5
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,463 sq ft
Lot Size 5,662 sqft
Days on Market 106
Status Active
A Newly Remodeled Contemporary Single-Level Home located in the prestigious community of University Park. This beautiful approx. 2,463 sqft home located on an approx. 6,000 sqft lot features 5 bedrooms & 3 baths. This professionally designed home is fully remodeled featuring an open floor plan with vaulted ceilings, gourmet kitchen, contemporary bathrooms & double pane windows. Large master suite opens to a bathroom with beautiful flooring, dual-vanity area & subway tiled shower. Expansive gourmet kitchen includes center island, large pantry with pull out shelving, quartz counter tops & stainless steel appliances. The kitchen opens to a spacious family room with fireplace that is great for entertaining. Center atrium connects the cozy living areas & bedrooms. Recessed lighting throughout this home. Situated on a secluded cul-de-sac with only one neighbor on one side and an open parkway on the other side. This home just received a brand new roof, new air conditioning unit and upgraded electrical panel. All work was permitted and inspected by the City of Irvine. Located within the Award winning University High School district. Perfect for rental income for Irvine!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 6/11/2017 Tract Park I (In Village Park) (P1)
Year Built 1973 Community UP - University Park
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Price History

Prior to Apr 21, '17 $969,000
Apr 21, '17 - May 5, '17 $968,000
May 5, '17 - Today $960,000

Additional Details

Lot 5663 sq ft Area UP - University Park
HOA Dues 256 | Monthly Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description Association Stories 1
Subdivision Park I (In Village Park) (P1) Utilities Public;
View Description Park Or Green Belt Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Convection Oven, Gas Range
Fireplace Yes
Garage Driveway, Garage, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
HOADescription Pool, Spa
Interior Open Floor Plan, Recessed Lighting
LotDescription Corner Lot, Greenbelt
View Yes


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Listing provided by : , Darren Ito, Broker

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