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Open House Review: 27 Songsparrow

Posted: 18 Jun 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Woodbridge Single Family 4 Bedroom in Outer Loop        
27 Songsparrow                $789,900   Sale Pending

Turning off West Yale Loop into the outer loop I wound back to 27 Songsparrow, to find a  4 bedroom single family home with quite a few options.  When I visited the open house, there were people streaming through the home, ticking off the options and quizzing the realtor.  The realtor was telling everyone the buyer was eager to sell and the home was priced to sell.  That was Saturday. On Wednesday the home was listed as sale pending.

The home does back up to Culver Street traffic, and a fence and a screen of trees  form a buffer.  On Saturday afternoon the traffic noise was definitely noticeable on the back patio.  Inside with closed windows noise is not apparent. And there is an energy saving whole house fan, plus individual ceiling fans, that can be used to clear all of the hot air out before turning the air on.

Significant Numbers: This four bedroom, two and a half bath, two level detached single family home is 1,946 sq. ft.   Lot size is 4,356 sq. ft.  Built in 1976,  it has been on the market about ten days.  The $/sq. ft. is $405.  HOA is $82.

CloseUp:  Stepping into the entry there is a formal dining room to the left, a large living room with a custom marble hearth fireplace to the right and custom stairway in the middle. In the back of the home the kitchen and family room pair up and lead to a good sized covered patio that also has a pass through window from the kitchen.

The kitchen is recently remodeled with wood cabinetry, under cabinet lighting and pullout shelves, granite countertops with breakfast bar and stainless appliances including a self cleaning convection oven.

Upstairs, the four bedrooms include a remodeled master suite with double vanity, double shower and double closets.  The other upstairs bath has also been remodeled and updated. There is a half bath on the lower level.


Crown molding, high ceilings, plantation shutters, ceramic tile and carpet are used to advantage throughout the home.  There is a double attached garage and inside laundry.

Bedrooms, 4
Baths, 2.5
Double Garage
Detached/no common walls
Laundry room inside
Central furnace and central air
Irvine Unified School District
Association pool and spa

What will be the determining points here?  As a sale pending, backup offers will be accepted. The issue of traffic noise from Culver St., and the good sized, four bedroom detached home in Woodbridge, are the main considerations for buyers to weigh against price.  Also, all bedrooms are upstairs which can be a negative for some buyers.

Who will move in?  It could be a young family looking for Woodbridge schools and lakeside recreation, or a couple looking for a key Irvine location, and extra bedrooms for guests, home office, and hobbies. 

Recent listings:  41 Songsparrow, $789,000; 90 West Yale Loop, $798,000.                                            
Recent sales:  1 Del Cambre, $763,000;  29 Del Sonterra, $725,000


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