Open House Review: 19 Sycamore

Turtle Rock Single Family Detached Patio Home Near UCI

19 Sycamore $1,375,000

Heading up Campus and turning onto Turtle Rock Drive quickly takes you to this quiet spot on Sycamore. New to the market, about 6 days, this single level 4 bedroom, 2 bath detached homeoffers a good sized lot in Turtle Rock’s interior loop location, tucked away, but still close to UCI and Orange County’s many options. According to public records the property sold for $1,139,000 in 2006.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1977, this 2,348 sq. ft. single family, 4 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a 6,612 sq. ft. lot. HOA dues are $98 and the price per sq. ft is $586.

Close up: Stepping inside, the atrium courtyard in the center of the house really defines the mood of the home. Everywhere you look there are cathedral ceilings, skylights, large windows, sunlit views and doors accessing garden areas.

The formal sunken living room with fireplace and dining room are on the right.

Down the hall the kitchen opens to a good sized family room with fireplace that leads to the covered patio.

The kitchen has a garden window, granite counters, stainless and black appliances, breakfast bar, and a casual eating area next to the family room.

The covered patio, wraparound yard and nicely landscaped gardens provide a private retreat and a focal point for views throughout the house.

Double doors open to the master suite off to the left of the entry. The master bath includes double vanity with granite counters, tub alcove and separate shower, recessed lighting and ample closets.

The three other bedrooms and full bath are near the inside laundry.

Gleaming wood, lush carpet, marble and travertine floors and plantation shutters are well done and nicely maintained.

More specifics:
Single family home
Bedrooms, 4
Baths, 2
Detached, no common walls
Central furnace, central air
Laundry inside
Two car garage
Two parking spaces
Association pool, spa
Irvine Unified School District

What should be considered? This single family home is completely detached and all on one level in a prime spot in Turtle Rock. It can work well for all ages. Plans for expansion or more upgrading would work or it is move in ready for families or professional couples looking for a key Irvine spot right now. It will be interesting to see how it competes with other Turtle Rock homes with prime locations and good sized lots.

Who will move in? Families or couples involved with UCI will be attracted to the location. The green belt, private tennis courts and pool will appeal to all ages. Turtle Rock’s award winning local schools and hiking trails will attract active families.

Recent nearby listings: 18741 Via Sienna, $1,498,000; 4962 Paseo de Vega, $975,000

Recent nearby sales: 28 Sycamore Creek, $1,450,000; 17 Morning Dew, $1,360,000