Open House Review: 17 Soaring Hawk

Detached, Upgraded Woodbridge Single Family Home in Outer Loop

17 Soaring Hawk $820,000

Turning off Culver onto Main and then taking Timberwood to Soaring Hawk leads to this upgraded single family detached home in the outer loop. New to the market, about 5 days, and nicely remodeled, this 3 bedroom, 2 bath property also raises the question of location. Recently I have seen several properties in the outer loop in Woodbridge that have been nicely upgraded. In the market it is interesting to see how price plays out with homes that sit closer to Culver traffic. Woodbridge’s prime lake recreation, community atmosphere and top schools are all part of the package with location being the only difference from many other similar properties inside the loop.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1984, this 1,633 sq. ft. 3 bedroom, 2 bath home sits on a 4,356 sq. ft. lot. HOA dues are $80 and the price per sq. ft is $502. Public records show this home sold for $630,000 in 2010.

Close up: From the custom brick landscaping at curbside on through the home to the complete brick planter and entertainment layout in the rear patio, the home creates a feeling of relaxed ease.

Stepping inside an inviting atrium with fountain is straight ahead and a spacious living room is on the right. The living room has a striking library wall with custom built-in bookcase and ladder, cozy window nook and fireplace. Cathedral ceilings with skylights, lush carpet and new ceramic tile make the most of this breezy light filled single level floor plan.

The dining room has ceramic tile flooring and overlooks the atrium.

The newly remodeled kitchen with granite and stainless appliances sits next to the family room that opens to the patio.

The patio has custom brickwork, a retractable cover and a built in barbecue making the most of the outside space.

More specifics:

Single family

Bedrooms, 3

Baths, 2

Detached, no common walls

Central furnace, central air

Laundry inside

Attached two car garage

Two parking spaces

Association pool, spa

Irvine Unified School District

What should be considered? The outer loop location near Culver paired with many upgrades will be evaluated. Just around the corner from the property there is a local park and South Lake is within walking distance. Along with top local schools at all levels this makes Woodbridge a key player in the Irvine market. Being a completely detached home is another big plus for this home.

Who will move in? A family looking for top schools and equally great lake recreation facilities may choose this home. A family with older members who needs a single level home may check this one out. Professional couples who like to entertain and are looking for access to Irvine and Orange County’s many options may choose this home too.

Recent nearby listings: 28 Bahia, $900,000; 22 Queens Way, $685,000.

Recent nearby sales: 14 Whistling Isle, $845,000; 57 Barcelona, $860,000