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Open House Review: 4 Sandpebble

Posted: 22 Oct 2013 04:59 AM PDT

5 Bedroom Turtle Rock Single Family Home      
4 Sandpebble $1,560,000

Heading up Turtle Rock Drive and turning onto Sycamore Creek takes you into the Glen Patio homes, with secluded cul de sacs that back up to Turtle Rock Trail.  4 Sandpebble sits in the middle of one of these shady cul de sacs with the largest model in the tract at 2,769 square feet. 

It was interesting to compare this Turtle Rock home with a similar one that I saw last week at 19215 Beckwith.  They both have distinctive assets, large lots and ample space in a prime area of Turtle Rock.   The Beckwith home is further up in Turtle Rock hills and it has a partial view. But it could also use some updating, while 4 Sandpebble has already done some remodeling and updating. However, the Beckwith home was recently cut $100,000 in price and is now listed at $1,400,000  and the Sandpebble home is listed at $1,560,000.

Significant Numbers:  Built in 1976, this two level, five bedroom, detached, 3 bath single family home occupies 2,769 sq. ft. and sits on a 7,800 sq. ft. lot.  HOA dues are $98 and the price per sq. ft. is $563.  The home has been on the market 49 days. 

Close Up: Walking through the gate and into the sleek wood floored entry the home offers a light filled open floor plan that has been remodeled to emphasize  the space. To the right there is a large living room  with fireplace, expanded bay window and window seat, custom draperies, high ceilings and clerestory windows.  Beyond the living room, a wood floored formal dining room  opens to the patio and the kitchen.  High ceilings, French doors and beamed ceilings work very well here.

To the left a hall leads to the master suite, with large bath and French doors opening to the patio, and the library study room.   Also to the left carpeted stairs lead to three more bedrooms and a full bath on the upper level.  

Straight ahead there is a family room with built-ins leading into the remodeled kitchen, and out to a huge wraparound patio with an above ground spa and hillside wall. The kitchen has granite counters and white custom cabinetry,  breakfast bar, and  an inviting breakfast nook.

Three car garages have built in storage.

Single Family Home
Bedrooms, 5
Baths, 3
Detached, no common walls
Garages, 3
Parking spaces, 3
Association pool and spa
Central heat and central air
Irvine Unified School System

What will be considered?  The price,  large home and lot size, and prime Turtle Rock location will all be evaluated, along with the remodeling and updating that has been done, with more that could be done. The broker said prices seem to have leveled off and the home has been on the market about 45 days.

Who will choose 4 Sandpebble?  An active family with teens could make good use of the 5 bedrooms, 3 garages, top schools and key spot in Irvine. A family with old and young members might welcome  bedrooms on both  levels, and the separation of space. 

Recent Listings: 17 Morning Dew, $1,495,000; 19215 Beckwith, $1,400,000

Recent Sales: 24 Sycamore, $1,499,999; 28 Sycamore, $1,175,000

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