Open House Review: 18845 Tabor Drive

Newly Renovated Detached Single Family Turtle Rock Home

18845 Tabor Drive $1,249,000

Turning off of Turtle Rock Drive onto Grossmont takes you back to Tabor Drive which sits near Culver in this prime neighborhood. But more interesting than the location is the transition history of this 4 bedroom, 2 bath single family home. According to public records, the home sold in June, 2014 for $912,000. It is now back on the market (about 10 days) at $1,249,000. From 2007 to 2014 the property was listed, delisted, and had a pending sale in February, 2014 that did not go through. Now potential buyers will be weighing the new renovation as a finished package against the new price.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1968, this single level 4 bedroom, 2 bath home is 1,800 sq. ft. on a 5,663 sq. ft. lot at $694 a sq. ft. HOA dues are $25 a month. The broker/owner said the whole home and outside areas had been renovated.

Close up: from curbside all the way to the back yard this home has a lot of ‘new house’ characteristics. Fresh landscaping, travertine flooring, nicely upgraded carpet, new baseboards, crown molding, scraped ceilings and recessed lighting establish the look, along with some nice staging.

To the right of the entry the living room has a new custom stone fireplace.

On the left, steps lead to the newly landscaped atrium that parallels a formal dining room.

The large remodeled kitchen has granite counters, an island breakfast area and a gas stove conversion with a gas extension to the patio for a barbecue.

A good sized family room area sits next to the kitchen and accesses the patio.

The rear patio with fruit trees and side yard with a custom entry gate and the atrium are visible throughout the home.

The separate master bedroom has a remodeled bath in stone with upgraded fixtures and new shower doors and it accesses the atrium.

There are 3 additional bedrooms and another remodeled bathroom in stone with upgraded fixtures.

More specifics:

Single family home

Bedrooms, 4

Baths, 2

Detached, no common walls

Two car garage

Two parking spaces

Laundry in garage

Central air conditioning

Association pool, spa

Irvine Unified School District

What should be considered? The new price and the new renovation will be assessed along with the key Turtle Rock neighborhood that offers prime schools, and parks. Nearby there is University High School and Turtle Rock Elementary, along with easy access to the University of California Irvine.

Who will move in? As a single level home with 4 bedrooms more mature families or families with more than one generation will be attracted. There are a few steps in a few places that may be seen as dramatic accents, or difficulties depending on the buyer. A good sized active family with middle school or teens will be attracted to the 4 bedroom home layout in a prime Irvine area.

Recent nearby listings: 18801 Tabor, $1,375,000; 4962 Paseo de Vega, $975,888

Recent nearby sales: 5082 Harcum $1,200,000; 18856 Via Messina, $1,150,000