Open House Review: 10 Sarena

Turtle Rock Pointe Condo – It’s all about the view!

10 Sarena $849,000

Last week I visited a single family home in Woodbridge at 12 Silkleaf that had 4 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. It was in the same price range as this Turtle Rock 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo. Both are well maintained, inviting properties with distinct asset lists that will attract totally different buyers.

Driving into the gated community at Turtle Rock Pointe, it was hard not to marvel at how quiet and secluded the area was. 10 Sarena #52 is neatly tucked into a quiet spot. Then when you step inside, you get the message. It’s all about the view. As a JM Peters home, the location dictates design in this elegant condo that makes the most of canyon, hills and golf course views with a sweeping two level floor plan, and bricked patio.

Significant Numbers: New to the market, this 2 bedroom, 2.5 bath condo was built in 1985. It has 1830 sq. ft. HOA dues are $487 month with $/sq. ft. at $464.

CloseUp: Double doors open into a tiled entry leading into a huge light filled living room with cathedral vaulted ceiling and fireplace. Here’s your ringside seat for entertaining, nicely linked to the bricked patio and view beyond. To the left, there is a formal dining area, then a snug breakfast nook with view and patio access, backed up by a small but sleek kitchen with handsome cabinetry and granite counters.

Upstairs, there are two bedroom suites and a good sized loft area that could be converted to a third bedroom, or used as a family room, study, library or office. The master suite has a double vanity and makes the most of the view.


Bedrooms, 2

Baths, 2.5

Attached Double Garage

Two parking spaces

Forced air heating, central air

Association pool, spa

Attached 2+ common walls

Slump stone fence, brick patio

Irvine Unified School System

What will be considered here? The private gated community in Turtle Rock Pointe, offering a top of the line view in a JM Peters home will be weighed against the price and the number of bedrooms. The loft could be converted to make a third bedroom. All bedrooms are upstairs, which can be a limitation for some buyers.

Who will move in? A couple or individual who values quiet and privacy, treasures the view, wants a key Irvine/Orange County location, and likes to entertain will be attracted to this property. The buyer will enjoy being near everything, but still nicely removed. Turtle Rock’s natural setting, top schools and other recreational pluses all work too.

Recent listings: 16 Mirador #3, $899,000; 1 Del Rey #7, $1,024,000.

Recent sales: 3 Alejo. $740,000; 10 Del Rey #16, $1,250,000

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