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Open House Review: 28 Marigold

Posted: 12 Nov 2013 04:00 AM PST

 Woodbridge Parkview Townhome            

28 Marigold #19             $565,000

Tucked into a secluded area of Woodbridge near South Lake, this townhome offers a sleek but snug package in the current market. The 3 bedroom, 2 and half bath home has been on the market just over 100 days and may be having trouble competing with larger properties in this price range. If the overall space works for the buyer, the location and finish of the home will be assets.

Significant Numbers: Built in 1983, this two level home has 1,422 sq. ft. at $397 a sq. ft.  HOA dues are $354 a month.

CloseUp:  Nicely located in quiet part of Woodbridge within walking distance of South Lake and overlooking the park, the first impression is one of pride of ownership. Stepping into the ceramic tiled entry, a carpeted living room with fireplace is two steps down with a compact kitchen with breakfast bar and dining area to the left, and the patio beyond.

The open floor plan finished with shutters, ceramic tile, carpet and soft colors makes good use of the space and gives the home a relaxed feeling of ease and function.

The fenced and small brick trimmed patio opens from the kitchen and overlooks the park and greenbelt. 


Carpeted stairs to the left of the entry lead to three bedrooms including a good sized master suite with bath.

Bedrooms, 3
Baths, 2.5
Double garage
Central furnace, central air
Attached 2 plus walls
Community pool and spa
Two parking spaces
Irvine Unified School District

What will be considered? The prime condition of this townhome, coupled with its location in a key spot near South Lake in Woodbridge will be evaluated along with the price and the square footage.  Top schools and Woodbridge’s small town atmosphere and recreational assets may offset the snugness of the interior and the relatively small amount of outdoor private space. 

Who will choose this home? A working couple looking for a key spot in Irvine may find this home to be very functional.  Or a young family looking for tops schools in Irvine might choose this townhome as their first home.  Having all of the bedrooms upstairs may be a limitation for some buyers. But a key location in Woodbridge will attract others.

Recent Listings: 55 Misty Run #9, $479,000;  27 Granache, $575,000

Recent Sales: 17 Thicket #20 $455,000;  52 Rockwood, $560,000

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