Open House Review: 21 Soaring Hawk

Dec 18th, 2012  
by SMS  in Real Estate Analysis

Contrasting  Homes in Woodbridge                
21 Soaring Hawk   $664,500

In the last two weeks I have visited two open homes near the lakes in Woodbridge.  Both have been remodeled.  One is 1700 sq. ft., the other 1750.  One is a two level condo and the other is a single level, single family home. First I saw the condo at 5 Pinewood #3, just two blocks from North Lake. The realtor described it as a “total customization.”  The property has been on the market 27 days and now it is listed as a pending sale.

This week I found myself near South Lake at 21 Soaring Hawk in a single family home with 1,700  sq. ft. that had also been remodeled and expanded. The property has been on the market 12 days.

Significant Numbers:

  5 Pinewood #3 21 Soaring Hawk
Bedrooms 2 plus den 3 plus den
Baths 2.5 1.76
Sq. Ft 1750 1700
$/sq. ft. $360 $391
Type Condo Single Family
HOA $456 $82
Year Built 1977 1984
Remodeled Yes Yes
Mello Roos No No
Price $629,900 $664,500

CloseUp: 21 Soaring Hawk is on a quiet street in the North Lake area.  Inside, there is an entry with limestone tile that blends perfectly with a pale thickly carpeted living room with tiled fireplace, followed by a patio, and a dining room  to the right.   The kitchen completes the circle leading from the dining room back to the front hall.

Throughout the home the limestone flooring is contrasted with the carpeting. Recessed lighting, custom boxed shutters, skylights  and window treatments accent the pale color scheme of the floors.

The kitchen could use the spark of new stainless appliances, but the cabinetry, flooring and tile backsplash with bright inserts work well with the rest of the home.

Off to the right of the entry, there is a den/office that was originally a bedroom. The door has been widened and the closet removed.  Continuing down this hallway to the left there is a  master bedroom and bath with double vanity, skylights, shower and tub,  and another bath.  Two more adjoining bedrooms to the right  could easily become a master retreat. This was achieved as an expansion using former patio space.

The laundry is in the double garage that is completely finished with  storage cabinets. It may be one of the most immaculate garages that I have ever seen. 

Specifics for this one level Cape Cod:
Bedrooms, 3
Baths, 1.75
Sq. Ft. 1,700
$/sq.ft. $391
Double paned windows
Forced air heating, central air
Ceiling fans, skylights
Community, Woodbridge
Association pool and spa
Irvine Unified School System

What should be considered here?  The choice of single family or condo, the size versus price, and the appeal of the Woodbridge lake area, along with top schools will all be considered.  This location is not as near the lake as the condo was and it is closer to the Culver Street traffic.  And in the final evaluation, as always, when you know it’s right that’s it.  The condo on Pinewood and the single family home on Soaring Hawk each had a distinct appeal.

Who will be the next residents of 21 Soaring Hawk?  An active family would fit right in enjoying key recreation facilities and top schools. With three bedrooms, and den, all on one level, this home might also have added appeal for mature buyers with visiting grandchildren, or families with mixed ages. 

Recent sales:   3812 Beaver St. sold for $650,000 in December; 97 Summerstone sold for $705,000 in August.    

Recent listings: 59 Eagle Run is listed at $619,000; 59 Seton Rd. is listed at $519,000.

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