Talise is the last of the new neighborhoods that recently opened in Portola Springs. These homes are set slightly apart from the Brisa and Celeste collections, closer to the new Ridgetop Park. Built by California Pacific Homes, the collection consists of 112 detached condominiums. The four floorplans are the same as the Trellis Court collection in Cypress Village. Homes range from 1,806 – 2.070 square feet, with 4 bedrooms and 3.5 bathrooms in each. Some models include a loft, and all have an attached, 2-car garage. Elevations include Italian and Spanish exteriors.
The Talise homes have fire resistant, concrete tile roofs; environmentally conscious landscaping; energy efficient dual glazed low-E glass vinyl windows; Lemieux Wood or Thermatru entry door with Montana forge handle set in Tuscan bronze; central air with programmable thermostat and whole house fan; high efficiency gas furnace; efficient tankless water heater; and energy saving solatube daylighting system at select locations. The kitchens come standard with stainless steel Bosch appliances, including a built-in 5-burner gas cooktop, 30” oven, microwave drawer, dishwasher, and Broan 600 CFM hood; satin white thermofoil cabinets with shaker style doors and satin nickel knobs; Della Terra quartz countertops in Vegas with 6” splash and full splash at cooktop; sterling stainless steel single basin sink with Brizo Solna polished chrome faucet; and cabinet depth refrigerator space pre-plumbed for ice maker. In the master suites, you will find a stall shower with 3” x 6” matte white tile surround and clear glass enclosure in polished chrome; and a vanity with dual under mount sinks with cultured marble countertop and Moen Voss polished chrome faucets. Throughout the homes, the standard features are satin white thermofoil cabinets with shaker style doors and satin nickel knobs; 2-story volume ceiling at living room; ceramic tile flooring at entry, kitchen, baths and laundry; plush carpet throughout living areas; framed single panel smooth interior doors with Schlage Siena egg knobs in satin nickel; bullnose corners; LED recessed lighting in select rooms; structured wiring with enhanced CAT-5E wire to support phone and high speed internet, multi-media outlet to support phone/data and television at great room, and TV and data outlet at all bedrooms; and powder room with pedestal sink with Moen Voss polished chrome faucet and beveled mirror.
Students living in Talise will attend schools in the Irvine Unified School District. Children in grades K – 6 will attend Portola Springs Elementary School. Loma Ridge Elementary School is projected to open in August 2019 and will replace Portola Springs as the assigned elementary school for all Talise homes. Students in grades 7 – 8 will attend Jeffrey Trail Middle School. Students in grades 9 – 10 will attend Portola High School, with plans to add grade 11 in August 2018 and grade 12 in August 2019. Students currently in grades 11 and 12 will attend Northwood High School. All boundaries are subject to change.
Basic Neighborhood Financial Information
Approximate HOA Dues: $243 ($109 for Talise Neighborhood Association and $134 for Portola Springs Community Association)
Basic Property Tax Rate: Approximately 1.05%
CFD Tax: $1,700 per year
AD Tax: $2,350 per year
Current prices start at $934,149 for Residence 1, $910,223 for Residence 2, and $934,172 for Residence 3, and $985,812 for Residence 4.
1,806 square feet
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Current pricing: $934,149
Residence 1 is the smallest home in Talise. Upgrades found throughout the home include an entry door with clear glass panels, brushed satin nickel cabinet cone knobs, 5 ¼” baseboards, bath accessories and fixtures in brushed nickel, flooring, built-in speakers for music, and all designer touches such as window and wall treatments, ceiling fans, and lighting.
When you enter the front gate, you walk into a loggia that connects to the main courtyard. This is the home’s only outdoor space. It has plenty of space for a seating area and could also hold a grill, though you’d have to pass through the living and dining rooms to get to the kitchen. The model shows the optional trellis. After passing through the loggia and into the house, the entryway faces the staircase and has space for a small table next to it.
A hallway to the right leads to the first-floor bedroom suite. When you enter, there is an option for a built-in dresser on the left, just outside the doorway to the bedroom. The model shows a 12-drawer highboy with maple shaker-style cabinets in Fog. Without this option, there would be linen cabinets in that space. The bathroom is also just outside the doorway to the bedroom. It is fully upgraded, including a vanity with a Della Terra quartz countertop in Victoria, tile detail at vanity splash and shower, and frameless shower enclosure. The shower is a good size and has a corner seat.
The bedroom itself is through an open doorway. It is an average size, with three windows facing the street and another on the side. The model shows the optional French doors leading out to the loggia, giving the bedroom a private entrance. One corner has upgraded, built-in floating shelves; these are an upgrade from a standard coat closet. The regular bi-pass closet was eliminated and replaced with the optional kitchenette. It has a sink, under counter refrigerator, and Della Terra quartz countertop in Victoria. With all of the upgrades in the model, this bedroom suite completely lacks a closet.
An arched doorway on the left side of the entryway leads to the living room. A small window faces one side and sliding doors leading to the courtyard fill another wall. The vaulted ceiling allows for additional windows higher on the wall that bring in extra light. The model shows the optional bi-fold patio door in lieu of a center open sliding glass door. The outlet for the pendant light is an upgrade.
The dining room is between the living room and kitchen, though it doesn’t have a fully defined space. There are two windows facing the side. Because the area is fluid, a table of any size could work. Access to the garage is at the border of the dining room and kitchen. There is space to put a table next to the door for a drop zone.
The u-shaped kitchen is at the back of the house. The island is on the smaller side, with just the microwave and a couple of cabinets, but no seating. The microwave is very low (like the oven) so not as convenient as a wall-mounted microwave. The left side of the kitchen has the sink and dishwasher, the back wall has the cooktop and oven, and the right side has the fridge. Upgrades in the kitchen include the Della Terra quartz countertop in Victoria with full tile splash, frosted glass cabinet doors at range, Whirlpool refrigerator, maple Shaker-style cabinets in Fog, and Brizo Solna faucet in brilliant stainless.
The staircase is back by the entryway. There is a landing after the first three steps before it turns up to the right. The powder room is located on that landing and is shown with an upgraded framed mirror. It includes the standard pedestal sink.
The laundry room is near the top of the stairs. It has space for side-by-side machines and includes the upper cabinets.
Bathroom 2 is across from the laundry room. The vanity has a small counter, one cabinet, and two drawers. The vanity splash is upgraded. There is a shower/tub combo with upgraded tile to match the splash and an upgraded brushed nickel enclosure.
Bedroom 2 has windows facing the side of the home and one smaller one facing the back. There is a standard bypass closet with basic shelves and poles. The recessed lights are an upgrade.
A key difference between this home and its Trellis Court counterpart is at bedroom 4. In the other home, there is a loft instead of a bedroom. In this home, the room has one window facing the street. There is a set of base linen cabinets just inside the doorway and a walk-in closet next to them.
An L-shaped hallway leads to the master suite. The room has two windows facing the side and a small one facing the back. The long, narrow, walk-in closet is off the bedroom, rather than through the bathroom. It is shown with upgraded organizers and an upgraded, double-sided mirrored door. There is an option to put a door between the bedroom and bathroom.
The master bathroom has a vanity with two sinks, two sets of cabinets, and three drawers. It has an upgraded Della Terra quartz countertop and splash. It sits across from the bathtub and shower, which are side-by-side. The bathtub has an upgraded deck to match the vanity and provides a narrow ledge in the shower. The tile at the bathtub and shower are upgraded, as is the brushed nickel shower enclosure.
Residence 1 has a good layout overall. However, it lacks a coat closet and doesn’t have enough general storage space.
1,827 square feet
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Current pricing: $910,223
Residence 2 faces the street, with the garage on the side of the house off a shared motor court. Upgrades found throughout the model include egg knob interior door hardware in oil rubbed bronze, egg knobs on cabinets in Gun Metal, 5 ¼” baseboards, flooring, built-in speakers, window and wall treatments, lighting, and all decorator’s items.
The foyer is very small, with a wall directly across from the front door, though there isn’t much room for an entry console. The stairs to the second floor and powder room are just to the left of the foyer. The powder room is shown with the standard pedestal sink and an upgraded framed mirror. Access to the garage is across from the powder room.
The kitchen is to the right of the entry. The island is much bigger than in residence 1 and has seating for 3-4 people on one side and an under-counter microwave on another. The rest of the kitchen is L-shaped, with the sink and dishwasher on one wall and the cooktop, oven, and fridge on another. There is a pantry-height cupboard at one end and a window above the sink that faces the street. Upgrades include a Bosch appliance package with an 800 Series convection oven and dishwasher, Whirlpool refrigerator, Della Terra quartz countertop and island in Lagos with full tile splash, soft close doors and drawers, roll-out pantry shelves, and reverse osmosis system.
The dining room is adjacent to the kitchen. As in residence 1, it is an open space with some flexibility in the setup. Two windows face the side of the home and a full wall offers plenty of space for a hutch. The model shows a built-in console on the full wall.
The living room is adjacent to the dining room. While the dining room has a standard ceiling, the living room has a vaulted ceiling. Two windows face the side, sliding doors face the backyard, and additional windows high on the walls bring in more light. The sliding doors shown are standard for the Talise models. The ceiling outlet, light fixture, and built-in media unit are upgrades.
There is an alcove off the living room with built-in base cabinets and the entry to bedroom 4. There is an option for a door separating the living room from the alcove. Inside the bedroom, one wall is filled with the optional kitchenette. It includes numerous doors, a sink, and an under-counter refrigerator. The Della Terra quartz countertop and splash in Lagos are upgraded. The bedroom is a good size, but doesn’t really have a sitting area, so it’s not a full living suite. There is a walk-in closet and an en-suite bathroom. The bedroom also has two windows and a French door leading to the courtyard. The bathroom has a small vanity with a single sink, one cabinet, and two drawers. The shower is a good size and has a narrow seat across one side. Upgrades include the pental quartz countertop, splash, and shower seat in Lattice, the tile detail at shower, ADA bath fixtures, and accessories in polished chrome.
The courtyard is accessible from both the dining room and bedroom. It is shown mostly hardscaped, with a bit of landscaping along the edges.
Upstairs, the rooms all come off one hallway. There is a narrow set of base linen cabinets near the stairs.
The master suite is across from the staircase. The bedroom has two windows facing the front and one on the side. There is a walk-in closet in one corner, shown with the standard shelves and poles. It has an option for a pocket door separating the bedroom and bathroom. The recessed lighting is upgraded.
The master bathroom has a vanity with two sinks, two sets of cabinets and three drawers. The bathtub and shower are side-by-side, with the tub deck forming a ledge in the shower. The shower isn’t very wide. Upgrades in the bathroom include the pental quartz countertop and tub deck in Cotton White, tile at vanity splash, tub, and shower, and the framed mirror.
A hallway to the left of the stairs leads to the laundry room, secondary bedrooms, and the secondary bath. The laundry room is on the right. There is space for side-by-side machines and the upper cabinets are included.
Bedroom 3 is on the left side of the hall. It has a single window on the side that overlooks the motor court. There is a walk-in closet in one corner, shown with the standard shelves and poles. The recessed lighting, designer sconce, and outlet are upgrades.
There is a Jack-and-Jill bathroom between bedrooms 3 and 2. The vanity has two sinks, two sets of cabinets, and three narrow drawers. The shower/tub combo is through a separate door. The tile detail at vanity splash and shower are upgrades, but the countertop is standard.
Bedroom 2 has a pocket door separating it from the bathroom. The only window faces the back of the house. This room has a bypass closet instead of a walk-in. The room is shown without upgrades (aside from those found throughout the entire home).
The courtyard in this home is a good size for a condo and I like the layout. The optional kitchenette in the first-floor bedroom is a good addition for those looking for a private suite.
1,940 square feet
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms
Current pricing: $934,172
Residence 3 homes are set back from the street behind residence 2. The front door faces the walkway, on the opposite side of the house from the garage and motor court. Upgrades found throughout the model include satin white thermafoil contemporary style cabinets with brushed nickel pulls, flooring, built-in speakers, window and wall treatments, lighting, custom carpentry, ceiling fans, and all decorator’s items.
The entryway is small and angular, leaving little space for a table or bench.
On the left side of the entry, a short hallway leads to bedroom 4. The model shows the optional kitchenette in lieu of the linen cabinets in this hall. It includes a sink and under-counter refrigerator. Additional upgrades to the kitchenette include the pental quartz countertop in Stormy Sky and the frosted glass upper doors. The bedroom has a single window facing the front walkway and a standard bypass closet with an upgraded door. The en-suite bathroom has a small vanity with one sink. The countertop, vanity splash, and shower seat are all upgraded Pental quartz. The shower also has upgraded tile.
The kitchen is to the right of the entryway. The island is small and doesn’t have seating but does have the microwave drawer and a few cabinets. The rest of the kitchen is u-shaped, with the sink and dishwasher on one wall, the cooktop and oven across the back, and the fridge and pantry on a third. A window above the sink faces the side of the home. The cabinetry, pental quartz countertop in Calcutta, and full tile splash are upgrades. Additional upgrades include the Bertazzoni stainless steel 4-burner range and 600 CFM hood, Bosch microwave drawers, Bosch dishwasher, and KitchenAid refrigerator.
The dining room is next to the kitchen. It is a fluid space between the kitchen and living room, allowing space for a table of any size. One wall has sliding doors leading out to the courtyard in lieu of the standard windows.
The powder room is off an alcove between the living and dining rooms. It shows the standard pedestal sink and mirror. Access to the garage is next to the powder room.
The living room is on the other side of the dining room. As in all Talise homes, it has a vaulted ceiling with windows high on the walls. There are three windows on the side of the house and sliding doors at the back. The outlet for the pendant light is an upgrade. The staircase is in the back corner of the room.
The yard in this model is pretty small, with space for a table and grill behind the living room. A side yard runs the full length of the house, shown in the model with partial landscaping and a patio off the dining room.
The staircase opens to a loft with a railing overlooking the living room. Two large windows face the side of the house. It is a small room, but a good space for a playroom or office. The built-in cabinets are an upgrade.
The other rooms all come off one long hall. Bedroom 3 is on the left, just past the stairs. It has a window facing the front walkway and a bypass closet that is smaller than average. The recessed lighting and outlet for the ceiling fan are upgraded.
The laundry room is on the right side of the hall. It is a tiny room with the washer on one side of the doorway and the dryer on the other. Both have a set of upper cabinets above them.
The secondary bathroom is across from the laundry room. The vanity has two sinks, two large cabinets, and three small drawers. The countertop and splash show the standard white cultured marble. A separate door leads to the shower/tub combo, which has upgraded tile.
Bedroom 2 is the last room on the left. Its window faces the front walkway. The room is comparable in size to bedroom 3 and has a similar bypass closet. The recessed lighting and ceiling outlet are upgrades.
The master suite is across from bedroom 2. It has two windows facing the motor court and one more on the side of the house. The walk-in closet shows the standard shelves and poles and, as in the other Talise homes, is off the bedroom. The recessed LED lighting is an upgrade. There is an option for a door between the bedroom and bathroom.
The master bathroom has two sinks set into a shared vanity, with two sets of cabinets and one set of drawers. The bathtub is across from the vanity. The shower is adjacent to the tub but is a full stall, so there isn’t a shared ledge. The shower has a full seat at the back. Upgrades in the bathroom include the pental quartz countertop and tub deck in Avenue Grey and the tile detail at vanity splash, tub, and shower.
Residence 3 is the first Talise home to have four bedrooms and a loft, giving it more space than the first two homes. The first-floor bedroom has a lot of privacy and none of the bedrooms upstairs share walls with each other.
2,070 square feet
4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms,
Current pricing: $985,485
Residence 4 is the only Talise home over 2,000 square feet. It is always a back unit, with the front door facing the walkway and the garage on the opposite side, off a motor court. It is usually a back unit, behind residence 1. Upgrades found throughout the model include Latitude lever interior door hardware in satin nickel, wrought iron stair system in Carbon Copy, brushed nickel bath fixtures and accessories, 5 ½” baseboards, flooring, built-in speakers, windows and wall treatment, paint, lighting, ceiling fans, and other designer touches.
The entryway is small, but the setup would allow for a table or bench across from the door. Access to the garage is just down the hall to the right.
Bedroom 4 is also to the right of the foyer. The room is a good size, with windows facing the walkway and side of the house. There is a bypass closet shown with the standard shelves, poles, and doors. The built-in drawers next to the closet are an upgrade. The en-suite bathroom has a small vanity with one sink and a shower with a narrow seat. The pental quartz countertop, splash, and shower seat in White Macaubus, tile detail at shower, and brushed nickel shower enclosure are all upgrades.
The living room is left of the foyer. Several windows face the side of the house and doors lead to the courtyard, which is right next to the front door. The living room has vaulted ceilings with additional windows near the top. The model shows upgraded outlets for pendant lights and bi-fold patio doors in lieu of the standard center-open sliders. The built-in cabinets beneath the TV are also an upgrade.
The dining room is just behind the living room, with the stairs between them to help define the space. It is a big area, shown with a sliding glass door in lieu of the standard window.
The kitchen is behind the dining room. The island can seat three people and it has the microwave and a few cabinets on the other side. The kitchen is u-shaped, with the sink and dishwasher on the left, the cooktop and oven in the middle, and the fridge on the right. There is a completely upgraded Thermador appliance package, including a 5-burner cooktop, convection oven, microwave, dishwasher, Broan 600 CFM hood, and cabinet option for built-in refrigerator. Additional upgrades include the full tile splash to ceiling, Brizo Solna faucet in Brilliant Stainless, and the sterling double-basin sink. Residence 4 is the only Talise home with a walk-in pantry, which also has extra storage under the stairs. The model shows it with an upgraded storage system and frosted glass door.
The courtyard is off the living room, with the biggest space being at the front of the home. However, it does wrap all the way around the back and alongside the kitchen on the far side.
The staircase is behind the dining room. The powder room is on a landing after the first couple of steps. It has a pedestal sink and an upgraded framed mirror.
There is an open loft at the top of the stairs, with one step up from the landing. It is above the kitchen, looking down on the dining room and living room. There are two windows on the side of the house. The model has upgraded, built-in cabinets. A little nook in one corner could hold a built-in desk.
A hallway to the right of the stairs leads to the other rooms and, like the loft, there is one more step up from the landing.
Bedroom 3 is the first room on the left. It is a good size with a single window facing the back of the house. There is a bypass closet just to the right of the door. The recessed lights are an upgrade.
There is a Jack-and-Jill bathroom connected to bedrooms 2 and 3. It has a vanity with two sinks, two sets of cabinets, and three drawers. The tile detail at vanity splash is upgraded but the counter is standard. The shower/tub combo is through a separate door and is shown with the standard tile.
Bedroom 2 is similar in size to bedroom 3. It has a single window on the side of the house and a walk-in closet. The recessed lighting is an upgrade.
The laundry room is across the hall from bedroom 2. It has side-by-side machines and linen cabinets above them.
The master suite is at the end of the hall. The room has windows facing the front walkway and overlooking the courtyard. The recessed LED lighting is an upgrade. This is the only Talise home where the closet is accessed from the bathroom, rather than the bedroom. The model shows an upgraded barn door separating the bedroom from the bathroom; there is also an option for a pocket door.
The master bathroom has a vanity with two sinks, shown with an upgraded Della Terra quartz countertop and splash in Vegas. The framed mirror above it is also upgraded. The shower sits on one side of the vanity while the bathtub is on the other. The tub has an upgraded deck to match the counter and upgraded tile detail to match the shower. The shower is small, with only a narrow ledge, and no seat. The brushed nickel shower enclosure is another upgrade.
The walk-in pantry is a great feature in residence 4 and the layout works well. The outdoor space is good compared to the other homes.
Overall, the Talise homes are quite similar to each other and other new homes in Irvine. The vaulted ceilings in all the living rooms are a great feature because they make the rooms feel bigger and bring in extra light. The biggest problem with these homes is that none of them offers a coat closet or general storage downstairs, nor do they have much linen storage upstairs.