Open House Review: 90 Overbrook

Today I am reviewing Stonegate’s Santa Clara Plan 3 at 90 Overbrook. The main living area is up a flight of stairs, while the garage entrance is found on ground level. Parking for guests is off the street in front of the home. Since the date I attended the open house, the home went into escrow and has been accepting backup offers.

Asking Price: $539,888
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,322
Lot Size: 2,000 sq ft
Price per Square Foot: $408
Property Type: Residential, Townhome
Year Built 2013
Community: Stonegate
HOA Fees: $308
Mello Roos: Yes
Days on Market: 34

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Open House Review: 21 Carlina

This week, I visited 21 Carlina, a four bedroom home that just came on the market a few days. Located in Northwood’s Amberwood neighborhood, this home sits on a cul-de-sac, but backs to a non-residential street.

 The basics:
Asking Price: $829,000
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,061
Lot Size: 4,792
$/Sq Ft: $402
Days on Market 6
Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1978
Community: Northwood – Amberwood
Schools: Santiago Hills, Sierra Vista, Northwood High

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Open House Review: 205 Mayfair

Today I am reviewing the Santa Maria, Plan2 model of Stonegate at 205 Mayfair. Parking for guests is off the street in front of the home.

Asking Price: $628,500
Bedrooms: 2
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,495
Lot Size: 1,500 sq ft
Price per Square Foot: $420
Property Type: Residential, Townhouse
Year Built 2012
Community: Stonegate
HOA Fees: $308
Mello Roos: Yes
Days on Market: 25

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Open House Review: 63 Thornhurst

Today I am reviewing the Santa Maria model of Stonegate at 63 Thornhurst. The condominium is listed as a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom home. I noticed the “third” bedroom lacked a closet so it may serve as an office or den. The main living area is up a flight of stairs, while the garage and indoor laundry closet are found on ground level. Parking for guests is off the street in front of the home.

Asking Price: $609,000
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Square Footage: 1,400
Lot Size: 1,000 sq ft
Price per Square Foot: $435
Property Type: Residential, Condominium
Year Built 2013
Community: Stonegate
HOA Fees: $308
Mello Roos: Yes
Days on Market: 17

 

The home is nicely located on a cul-de-sac street. Through the outer door is a narrow walkway with no roof cover which leads to the home’s front door. I am not sure what purpose of the enclosed walkway serves apart from the building’s curbside aesthetics and just the shape of the unit with respect to the neighboring units.

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Open House Review: 70 Trailing Vine

Last weekend, I reviewed 12 New Season; this week, I’ll tell you about 70 Trailing Vine, just down the street in the same neighborhood. Both have three bedrooms, but Trailing Vine is about 100 square feet smaller and the condition of the home isn’t as good. The basics:

Asking Price: $549,999
Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 1,400
Lot Size: 1,500
$/Sq. Ft: $393
Days on Market: 46
Property Type: Condominium
Year Built: 2005
Community: Northwood – Tamarisk
Schools: Hicks Canyon Elementary, Orchard Hills, Beckman High (Tustin Unified)

HOA dues are $306/month ($157 + $149) and there are Mello Roos.

1 - front of home

From the outside, the home is similar, with a small patio facing the front walkway. Again, the dining area is right in front of the entryway. Because this is an interior unit, it doesn’t have any windows.

2 - patio

The adjacent living room is similar in size, but doesn’t have a fireplace or a cutout for the entertainment center. Two windows face the front patio. This home also lacks crown molding, which 12 New Season has throughout.

3 - dining 4 - living room 5 - living room

Rather than a walk-in style pantry, this home has a pair of pantry-height cupboards. The kitchen is more square-shaped, with light-colored, solid surface counters. The cabinets are still plain brown and lack handles. The stainless steel appliances include a range, microwave and dishwasher.

6 - pantry 7 - kitchen 8 - kitchen 9 - kitchen

The powder room has a pedestal sink.

10 - powder room

The first floor is all wood, but the staircase and second floor have carpet. I noticed several stains on the carpet. This home also has a small loft area at the top of the stairs. It has space for a desk and there are several linen cabinets.

11 - loft

The second floor bathroom only has one sink. It has a solid white counter, plain white cabinets, and a shower/tub combo with basic white tile. The shower doesn’t have doors or a curtain rod.

12 - upstairs bath

The laundry room is also on the second floor. It has a small counter next to the side by side machines and upper cabinets.

13 - laundry

The two secondary bedrooms are similar in size. Each has a single window and a two-door, sliding closet.

14 - bedroom 1 15 - bedroom 1 16 - bedroom 2 17 - bedroom 2

The master bedroom is a nice size. The windows face the street in a small, cutout area and a second cutout has space for a dresser.

18 - master bed 19 - master bed

The master bath has a single counter with two sinks set into a solid surface counter. The plain brown cabinets match those in the kitchen. It has a shower/tub combo, with upgraded tan tiles instead of the basic white. The tub seemed dingy. There is a smallish walk-in closet with a single shelf and pole.

20 - master bath 21 - master bath 22 - master closet

Overall, 70 Trailing Vine isn’t as nice as 12 New Season. It all seemed a bit dingier and didn’t have the nicer touches like crown molding and ceiling fans. The lower price reflects the smaller square footage and fewer upgrades.