Open House Review: 28 Sycamore Creek

Single Family Turtle Rock Home on Huge Lot – Special Auction May 19

28 Sycamore Creek $1,099,000 starting bid

Just off of Turtle Rock Drive, 28 Sycamore Creek, part of the Glen Patio Homes, just moved onto the market with a special auction for pre-qualified buyers scheduled for May 19. Auction details and paperwork are provided at open houses scheduled in May. The literature says this is “a certified pre-owned home with a 3 year warranty. The starting bid is $1,099,000, and total purchase price will be high bid plus 7% buyers premium.” When I was there, a steady stream of visitors were touring the home and looking at the literature.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1977, this single level, 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home has been expanded and remodeled with a loft entertainment area. The home is 2,550 square feet on an 8,276 sq. ft. lot that has an additional 3,000 square foot easement that is usable for everything except permanent structures. HOA is $80.

CloseUp: Approaching the home, there is an impressive street presence similar to 19 Rimrock that I saw a week ago. But stepping inside, everything changes. Double doors open into a dramatic two story entryway with skylights. A center staircase to the open loft expansion is straight ahead. A formal living room and music library with fireplace are on the right with dining room and kitchen on the left. Italian marble flooring and carpet work well together.

The kitchen is Euro white with Italian marble, and granite counters with a casual dining area on one side and the dining room on the other.

The sunny loft is an all purpose entertainment zone, with dormer windows capturing the light. There is space for a billiards table, TV and games, bar and powder room. This second level bonus area works perfectly to expand square footage and channel traffic for family time or entertaining. For a new buyer with a large family or frequent guests, this area could be converted for extra bedrooms.

The master suite has a walk in closet, double vanity bath, and doors leading to a private patio.

Moving outside, the huge lot size is used well with a private backyard that backs to a slope, a huge side yard and a private patio off of the master suite. There is a bricked patio with built-in fire ring.


Bedrooms, 3

Baths, 2.5

Double Garage

Forced air heating, no air

Irvine Unified School System

What will be considered here? That question is trickier with the auction scheduled for May 19. Interested buyers need to visit one of the open houses in May, talk with representatives and review paperwork. From an individual standpoint, the home is a spacious open floor plan situated on a huge lot on a quiet winding street in Turtle Rock. Great schools, superb recreation, and a secluded setting are all part of the package.

Who will be at the auction? Buyers looking for the Turtle Rock location, the lot size, top schools, excellent parks, and a natural setting, may choose to be part of the auction.

Recent listing: 24 Sycamore Creek, $1,499,999.

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