Open House Review: 26 Summerwind

Nov 20th, 2012  
by SMS  in Real Estate Analysis

Woodbridge Condo Quiz                                  
26 Summerwind  $749,900

When a condo looks and feels like a single family home minus the maintenance, what do you find?  Well 26 Summerwind in Woodbridge has some answers.  First, you get an impressive presence from the curb, then you discover a relaxed open floor plan inside, and finally you can walk out to a good sized, private wrap-around fenced yard and patio.  

Significant Numbers:  New to the market, this three bedroom, 2.5 bath home delivers 2,092 square feet in a two level open floor plan. Built in 1981 this home is newly remodeled and located in a prime spot in Woodbridge. This is a standard sale and there is no Mello Roos. HOA dues are $308 a month and the $/sq. ft. is $358.

Close-up: Stepping inside from the entry to an airy living room you find a windowed dining area, gleaming wood floors, handsome plantation shutters, recessed lighting and cathedral ceiling all working to create an elegant space.

Moving on to the right, the kitchen is centered between the living room and the family room, which also provides an eating area with sliding doors opening to the back yard and wrap around patio.  The natural light and ease of traffic flow work well throughout the home.

The kitchen has been remodeled with all new appliances and granite countertops.  Family meals and party preparations  could easily come together here, serving  up dinner in the dining room or swinging over to the family room and out to the patio.

Upstairs, there is a nicely sized master suite with remodeled bath, two more bedrooms and another bath. The master includes extra space for an office or sitting area. The other bedrooms are comfortable with the bonus of extra walk in storage space. 

Freshly painted with double paned windows and skylights, the home has a double garage with two parking spaces. 

Specifics for this 2-level contemporary:
Bedrooms, 3
Baths, 2.5
2092   Sq. ft.
Property type, Condominium
Community, Woodbridge
HOA dues, $308/month
$/sq.ft., $358
No Mello Roos
Built in 1981
1 common wall attached
Association pool and spa
Irvine Unified School System
Central furnace, forced air and air conditioning

What should be considered here?  Making the choice of a condo or a single family home, the ample size of the home versus the price,  and the key location in Woodbridge with  two lakes, 22 pools and network of parks and tennis courts will all be factors for potential buyers to evaluate.  The Irvine Unified School System will add to the value.

Who will move in to 26 Summerwind?  A family seeking space indoors and out plus top schools and recreational choices will be drawn to this home. The open floor plan and comfortable use of space will work for a young, active family, or for couples drawn to Irvine’s community appeal and atmosphere, who could use extra bedrooms for guests and projects.

Recent sales:    11 Firestone #6 was recently sold for $675,000; and 49 Rushingwind #29 was sold for $725,000 in October.                                                  

Recent listings: 4 Fieldflower #14 is listed at $718,000;  16 Orangegrove #35 is listed at $659,000.

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Astute Observations

Astute Observation by irvinehomeowner
2012-11-20 04:08 PM

Thanks for this review. I wanted to get to this Open House but couldn’t make it.

Too bad the laundry is in the garage (which is standard for older homes).

The $308 HOA is steep.

Astute Observation by SMS
2012-11-21 11:46 AM

Thanks for your comments.  Glad we could help.

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