Open House Review: 6 Clearwater

Woodbridge North Lake Condo Powerhouse

6 Clearwater $729,000

Stepping through the gate the first impression here is on target. Everything is polished and in place in this Woodbridge condo on a quiet cul de sac in the inside loop about a hundred yards from North Lake.

Beautifully detailed throughout with custom teak used in the entry, kitchen, study and master bedroom, this condo easily exceeds many of the condos that I have seen in the area. The North Lake location and finished presentation make it an interesting option for the right buyer.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1977, this two level contemporary Woodbridge condo in the North Lake area has 1,743 square feet, at $418 a square foot. HOA dues are $456 a month. The home was listed at $749,000 and is now on the market at $729,000. It has been listed for two months.

Closeup: Entering the gated patio and stepping into the entry the home opens to a living room with cathedral ceiling and rock wall fireplace on the right, dining room on the left and carpeted stairway to the bedrooms on the right.

Wraparound windows and doors accessing a large, lush patio give the home an appealing indoor/outdoor feel. This is enhanced by a nicely detailed slate patio that is set up for entertaining with outside dining area, running stream through a rocky watercourse, night lighting, built in barbecue, and wet bar.

Inside, the kitchen backs up the dining room with teak cabinetry, a windowed casual dining area, stainless appliances and granite composite counters.

Upstairs, the master suite includes a good sized private deck and sleek master bath with handsome teak cabinetry. The second bedroom and bath are also good sized and nicely outfitted.

Also, off of the main entry, a custom teak study could become a main floor bedroom. The broker noted the powder room that sits next to it could easily be made into a three quarter bath, similar to the second bath upstairs.

More specifics:


Bedrooms, two

Baths, two and a quarter

Double attached garage

Two parking spaces

Irvine Unified School System

Association pool and spa

Central furnace, central air

Laundry in garage

Attached one common wall

Overall Evaluation: Price, location and overall presentation will be weighed here. The home has obviously been enjoyed by its owners and the outside space has been skillfully used. Woodbridge’s many community assets and North Lake recreational facilities add to its market appeal. With a good sized study that could be turned into a guest bedroom or used for an older member of the family the home covers a lot of bases.

Who will move in? Mobile professional couples who travel a lot, entertain, and need a sleek Irvine base of operations will be drawn to this home. Young families looking for Woodbridge’s many options will also be attracted.

Recent nearby listings: 2 Harborcrest, $789,000; 198 West Yale Loop, $745,000.

Recent nearby sales: 11 Oakgrove #48, $740,000; 90 West Yale Loop, 4725,000.