Open House Review: 198 West Yale Loop

Woodbridge North Lake Family Style Condo

198 West Yale Loop $735,000

Last week I visited another condo in this price range in the same North Lake area. That condo was an entertainer’s dream, a little snug with two bedrooms and a den, but very poised with inside/outside space for parties and custom teak throughout. This week I saw another condo a little further away from the lake, on West Yale Loop that offers a different view. This condo has a roomy family style atmosphere with a variety of options for parents and kids.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1976, this 2,066 sq. ft. two level condo has 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths. HOA dues are $437 and the sq. ft. price is $356. The home has been on the market 147 days and has been reduced from $765,000 to $735,000.

Closeup: Double doors open into the huge windowed, cathedral ceiling living room. Carpeted stairs to the left lead to the bedrooms and the hallway straight ahead leads to the kitchen and family room with custom marble fireplace. The back of the home opens to a spacious backyard that has a partially covered rock/stone patio, mature fruit trees and a small hobby/crafts/playroom with epoxy floor attached to the garage.

French doors, plantation shutters, Italian marble, carpet and wood floors and double pane windows work create a finished presence.

Upstairs the master bedroom and master bath with marble floor and custom tub open to a view balcony that runs the length of the home and is accessible from the other bedrooms. One of the bedrooms also works as a study with built-in bookcases.

The kitchen has granite counters, mirrored backsplash, new cabinets and a comfortable breakfast nook.

More specifics:


Bedrooms, 3

Baths, 2.5

Double garage

Central furnace, central air

Laundry in garage

Attached, one common wall

Association pool, spa

Overall Evaluation: For buyers looking for a Woodbridge location with access to the lake, lagoon, volleyball boat club and tennis courts, this condo covers the bases. It will also be evaluated for upgrades, room for a family, time on the market, location on West Yale Loop, and its price reductions.

Who will move in? Located across the street from Stone Creek Elementary, near Community Park, and two blocks from North Lake, this home could attract an active family looking for Woodbridge’s best options.

Recent nearby listings: 136 West Yale, $725,000; 4 Thunder Tri, $729,000.

Recent nearby sales: 90 West Yale Loop, $725,000; 95 West Yale Loop #3, $699,999.