Open House Review: 9 Alba West

Today I am reviewing a desirable single level home in Northwood’s Park Paseo Community.  The home is a zero-lot-line property which is located in a quiet, private location on a small cul-de-sac street.  Unlike other locations, Alba sits at the end of the community, off of where Hicks Canyon dead ends.  With the home backing to Hicks Canyon, the backyard feels more private and serene.  The home would be desirable for a family wanting to be walking distance to the elementary and high school, and biking distance to Sierra Vista Middle School.  Santiago Hills, Sierra Vista Middle School and Northwood High School are designated for this neighborhood.

Asking Price:       $818,888
Bedrooms:          3
Bathrooms:         2
Square Footage: 1,323
Lot Size:               5,200
$/Sq Ft:                $619
Property Type:  Single Family Residence
Year Built:          1980
Community:      Northwood – Park Paseo
HOA dues are $106 per month
Mello Roos:       No

Alba is one of the smallest cul-de-sac streets in the community.  The front door is located on the side of the house.  The entrance leads into the middle of a rectangular room which consists of the living room (to the right), small dining area (to the left) and a small open kitchen with a breakfast bar.  Straight ahead is a hallway leading back to the bedrooms.  The vaulted ceilings and large windows create an open, light feel. The laminate wood flooring flows throughout the home, apart from the bedrooms.  New windows and smooth ceilings are nice updates to the home.

The kitchen has been updated updated lighting, new granite countertops and stone backsplash.  The original cabinets have been painted white with added hardware.  There are plenty of cupboards, drawers and a pantry for storage.  One garage entrance is located in the kitchen.  The kitchen overlooks the dining area with a tall peninsula separating the areas.


The dining room has a  newsliding glass door which leads to the side walkway, next to the front door.  The room fits a small table with space for a hutch or piece of furniture.

The living room has vaulted ceilings and fireplace with bricks that are painted white.  A sliding glass door opens up to the backyard.  One of the two entrances into the secondary bedroom is located off of the living room.  I have seen this model with the one entrance walled off to provide more privacy in the secondary bedroom.


Currently the secondary bedroom is used as an extra sitting room.  It is a nice open room with the two entrances and could also be used as a playroom, extra entertainment room, guest room or library.

The other bedroom is similar in size.

The shared bathroom has painted original cabinets and new decorative mirror, lighting and countertop.  The tub/shower combination is also remodeled with a new tub and stone surround.   With a single sink and updated lighting, the bathroom is very clean.

The master bedroom has vaulted ceilings with a sliding glass door and additional windows above the slider, which bring in lots of natural light into the bedroom.  Two sets of mirrored closets are found, one on each side of entrance to the bedroom, creating a short hallway.  To the right, after the closet, is an opening to dual sinks.  Like the other bathroom, the original cabinets are painted white and the lighting is updated. There is no door in front of the sink area, so there may be some light and noise if a person is utilizing the area while another is in the bedroom.  Across from the sinks is the door to the separate toilet and shower.  There is no tub in the master bathroom.  The shower has been remodeled with new tile surround.  It is a large walk-in shower. The sliding glass door at the back of the bedroom leads out to a private patio, which sits behind a wall at the front of the home.  Another garage entrance is found in the patio.

The backyard is located just outside the living room sliding glass door and is nicely landscaped. The concrete area is nice for entertaining and fresh green grass surround the patio.  With the property backing to Hicks Canyon, there are no neighbors looking into the backyard.  It is quiet and nice with the tall trees.

9 Alba West is a nice home for anyone searching for a single story with a yard.  A big bonus is its location on a cul-de-sac.  It is in close proximity to the schools and also to the other community amenities.