Open House Review: 30 Bluejay

Woodbridge Single Family Home with Designer Updates
30 Bluejay $837,000

Turning off of West Yale Loop, onto Burwood and then winding back to 30 Bluejay leads you to an example of a home using designer updates to compete in today’s market. Just down the street from Bluejay Park, and near the end of the cul de sac, this home sits in the outer loop of Woodbridge near Culver Drive. There is a little traffic noise outside. Inside, designer updates have been skillfully used from the inviting front curb landscaping to the immaculate stone floored patio in the back of the home. Each may help this property compete in today’s Woodbridge market. Brand new to the market, about five days, the home is listed at $837,000.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1978, this 1,549 sq. ft. home sits on a 3,920 sq. ft.lot at $540 a sq. ft. HOA dues are $82 a month.

Close up: Wrought iron gates and roses lead to a double door side entrance, where an atrium and wrap around patio create a light filled indoor/outdoor atmosphere. New doors and windows have been installed throughout the home. Wood floors, carpeting, recessed lighting and designer paints work well too.

On the right of the entry there is a good sized living room with fireplace. On the left there is a striking dining room paired with a gourmet kitchen.

The roomy kitchen has a breakfast bar, room for casual dining, new cabinets, stainless steel appliances, recessed lighting, granite counter tops and a custom tile back splash.

The private side and backyard offers a built in barbecue, stone flooring, artificial grass mixed with raised brick planter beds and detailed landscaping.

The roomy master suite also accesses the patio and includes a bath with walk in shower, custom tile work and granite counters with dual sinks. There are two more light filled bedrooms and another full bath, with laundry in the garage.

More specifics:
Single family home
Bedrooms, 3
Baths, 2 full
Detached/no common walls
Double Garage
Two parking spaces
Association pool, spa
Central furnace, central air
Laundry in the garage
Irvine Unified School District

What should be considered? The question of the location in the outer loop near Culver, the immaculate presentation and striking designer upgrades and detailing inside and out, and the price in today’s market will all be evaluated as buyers compare this property to others in Woodbridge and other key spots in Irvine.

Who will move in? Young families looking for Woodbridge’s outstanding schools and parks and lake recreation may be drawn to this home. Other more mature buyers may be attracted to the sleek ready to move in presentation with a convenient all on one level living area with no steps.

Recent nearby listings: 21 Morning Dove, $849,000; 64 Del Venture, $715,000

Recent nearby sales: 38 Bluejay, $720,000; 26 Morning Dove $783,000