Open House Review: 12 Summerfield

Woodbridge 2 Story Townhome in the Seasons Tract
12 Summerfield $629,900

One minute you can be on West Yale Loop in Woodbridge, and with two quick turns you can reach this end unit 3 bedroom Seasons townhome on Summerfield. This also means it is just a stone throw from traffic noise. However, the homes sit above Yale Loop, there is central air, and the noise has been buffered. Last Saturday there was a steady stream of neighbors and interested families arriving to see this upgraded property.

Significant Numbers: On the market about 10 days, this two level, 1,378 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2.5 bath home was built in 1986. HOA dues are $238, and the property is $459 a sq. ft. There are no Mello Roos.

Close up: A cottage look is framed with a picket fence and grassy side yard wrapping around the home and leading to a secluded rear patio. The entry opens into a living room with custom cabinetry and a custom built ceramic tiled fireplace.

The dining area has sliding doors opening to the rear patio. Gleaming hardwood floors, plantation shutters, designer accent paints and cathedral ceilings make the most of the open floor plan.

A galley kitchen with ceramic tile floors, granite counters, tiled backsplash, garden window and glass insert cabinets sits next to the family room with built-in desk and cabinets that also opens to the patio. A guest bathroom with wainscotting is just around the corner, along with a door accessing the two car garage. Laundry is in the garage.

The wraparound side yard and covered patio are ready for small parties and lots of family barbecues.

To the right of the entry, stairs lead to the 3 bedrooms including a remodeled master suite that has a roomy walk in closet, window seat and bath with granite counter. One of the two other rooms serves as an office/study and does not have closets, but could be converted. The other full bath has tub and shower.

More specifics:
Bedrooms, 3
Baths, 2.5
Attached, one common wall at garage
Central furnace, central air
Double garage
Laundry in garage
Two parking spaces
Association pool, spa
Irvine Unified School District

What should be considered? This updated townhome in the outer loop of Woodbridge is close to South Lake and the community pool is a few yards away. Distinguished Irvine schools, community atmosphere and beach clubs are all part of this home’s package. All bedrooms are upstairs which works well for younger families, but not as well for mature buyers.

Who will move in? Professional couples looking for a key Irvine location with community atmosphere and extra bedrooms for guests, work or hobbies may consider this townhome. An active family seeking the benefits of the prime local schools and the accessibility of the pools and beach clubs may also be drawn to this home.

Recent nearby listings: 6 Windwood # 22, $679,900; 28 Firebird #68, $535,900.
Recent nearby sales: 483 East Yale #19, $615,000; 86 Greenmoor #43, $539,000.