Open House Review: 3 Onyx

Feb 19th, 2013  
by SMS  in Real Estate Analysis

Woodbridge Condo Spins Through Market            
3 Onyx #8   $729,900

Just off of West Yale Loop, tucked into a pleasant little cul de sac, the condo at 3 Onyx #8 in Woodbridge was open for viewing on Saturday  and now it is listed as sale pending.  Not surprising, in a tight market this very together condo has a lot of things clicking. The Woodbridge location on a corner lot, roomy floor plan, numerous upgrades and extra details all work.

Significant Numbers: This 4 bedroom, 2.5 bath  two level condo on a small cul de sac next to the Big Wheel Echo Run Park in Woodbridge was built in 1982. It was on the market about 40 days. The square footage is  an ample 2,281 with $/320 sq. ft. and HOA dues at $442.

CloseUp:  Stepping into the dramatic entry there is a sense of space  with a spacious living room on the left, followed by a good sized formal dining room and patio beyond.  Straight ahead we glimpse the gleaming kitchen, casual dining area and patio beyond with the family room with fireplace and built-in bar on the right. Hardwood floors, plush carpeting, ceramic tile, skylights, plantation shutters and alabaster chandeliers all work to create a finished presence.

The kitchen has a garden window, Bosch dishwasher, and infrared vent-a-hood.  Throughout the main floor the floor plan flows easily through the dining room, casual dining area, and family room, setting the stage  for family events or more elaborate parties.

Mature ficus and fruit bearing trees line the spacious porch and wrap-around patio and yard, offering an inviting outdoor setting  for private parties and family weekend time.

There is a main floor bedroom with the additional bedrooms on the second level. The master suite has a tub and shower, walk-in closet and extra closet for storage.  There are built-in organizers in all bedroom closets and one of the four bedrooms has been set up as a home office with custom cabinetry.  

Specifics:
Bedrooms, 4
Baths, 2.5
Double garage
4 parking spaces
Inside laundry
Central furnace, central air
Association pool and spa
1 common wall attached
Irvine Unified School District

What should be considered:  The corner lot location is close to the busy W. Yale Loop traffic,  but somewhat removed, tucked into a small cul de sac and still fairly close to the South Lake area.  The upgrades, open, airy floor plan, good sized square footage and price are all part of the picture and the sale pending tells the final story in a brisk market.      

Who is moving in?  We shall soon see. It could be a young family looking for good schools and the South Lake recreational facilities,  professionals who live, work and entertain in the Irvine area, or investors jumping into the market in the prime Woodbridge area.

Recent Listings: 7 Firestone #8, $749,900; 8 Cove #36, $749,900.                                              
Recent sales: 4 Fieldflower #14, $718,000; 8 Calico #12, $643,000.

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