Open House Review: 6 Racing Wind

Woodbridge 5 bedroom ‘cottage’

6 Racing Wind $865,000

Woodbridge comes in many flavors – close to the lake, inside the loop, single family or condo. This week I found one that I had not seen before, a single family detached “cottage,” on a greenbelt, with five bedrooms and 3.5 baths. This cottage that grew offers some surprises.

Significant Numbers: New to the market (about 12 days), this Cottage Homes two level single family house has 2,285 sq. ft. with 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths. HOA dues are $137 and $/sq. ft. is $379. The lot size is 3,049 sq. ft. There is no Mello Roos.

Close-up: Walking up the greenbelt it’s easy to spot the cottage with the white picket fence and huge willow tree in front. Stepping inside, there is a good sized living room with custom fireplace and vaulted ceilings to the left, a staircase straight ahead, and a hall leading to the newly expanded portion of the home on the right.

Heading down the hall there is also a room off to the left that can be a formal dining room. It is now being used as an office. Next, there is a casual dining area in the corner, family area with built-in media center and granite trimmed fireplace, and upscale kitchen with granite counters, island with barstools, double oven, 5-gas burners, and recessed cabinet lighting. Crown moldings, ceiling fans and skylights complete the area.

On the right, sliding doors lead to a side yard patio that has been turned into a cool retreat with a River Rock planter and bamboo accents.

Upstairs there are 5 bedrooms, including the master with walk-in closet, and 3 baths.


Bedrooms, 5

Baths, 3.5

Detached, no common walls

Forced air heat

Ceiling fans, skylights

Association pool and spa

Laundry in garage

Attached double garage with keypad entrance

Two parking spaces

Irvine Unified School System

What will be considered here? A secluded Woodbridge location near South Lake and the Blue Lake Swim Club and park, a good sized addition resulting in 5 bedrooms and 3.5 baths, with a large family room area will make this property competitive. The tightness of lot space and outdoor private space will subtract a bit. Also, some buyers will be looking for a bedroom downstairs.

Who will move in? A good sized family looking for top schools, great recreation and lots of bedrooms, plus study areas, might be drawn to this home. Active families who entertain, have lots of guests or grandchildren visiting, and want some extra space for hobbies, music, etc. might be interested too.

Recent listings: 3 Onxy, $729,900 ; 12 Silkleaf, $881,000; Recent sales: 23 SunRiver, $1,060,000; 5 Spruce Tree Lane, $726,000