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Open House Review: 4 Wetstone

Posted: 23 Jul 2013 05:00 AM PDT

Woodbridge Townhome with Mixed Options
4 Wetstone #61    $615,000

Last week I looked at another similar Woodbridge home at 6 Woodland Drive,  just around the corner from this one.  But it was in the outer loop and backing up to Culver Street traffic. This one is in the inner loop in a quiet, private spot. The two homes are in the same price range and have been on the market about the same amount of time.

It is interesting to compare overall house size and price along with the location and closeness to traffic noise.  Below, you can compare the significant numbers and location details for the two properties:

Significant Numbers for 4 Wetstone #61, Price $615,000: Built in 1978.  This single story three bedroom, 2 bath home has 1,404 sq. ft. at  $445/sq. ft. The property has been on the market about 50 days. It was initially listed for $625,000 in May.  HOA dues are $406 month.  The location is in the inner loop, turning off of West Yale Loop onto Stonecreek, and then onto Wetstone.

Significant Numbers for 6 Woodland Dr., $609,900:  Built in 1976, the home is a two level, three bedroom, 2.5 bath condo with 1,655 sq. feet.  $/sq. ft. is $368. HOA dues are $332. The lot size is 2,309 sq. ft. The home has been on the market about 45 days.  Initially, the listing for the home in May was $649,000.  The location is in the outer loop, backing up to Culver St., near Barranca Parkway.

CloseUp: Stepping into the single story town home on Wetstone I had the immediate impression of mixed assets. It is nicely situated in a quiet, private location, and has an inviting presence from the curb.  Inside, the vaulted ceilings, and open, airy glass effects of patio and atrium add to  its appeal. But at the same time, the entryway and kitchen flooring are ripe for upgrading, along with counters and appliances in the kitchen.  The open living and dining areas with patio and atrium access and  the windowed area to the kitchen create a nice space for family events and weekend entertaining.

There is a secluded master suite with double vanity and access to the patio.  One bedroom includes a pull down Murphy bed.  There is a double garage and newer AC and heater.


Bedrooms, 3
2 Attached 2+ Common Walls
Double Garage
2 Parking spaces
Central heat and air
Association pool and spa
Laundry in garage
Irvine Unified School System

What will be evaluated here? Woodbridge’s first class lake, recreation and school assets help set the pace here, along with a quiet, private location in the inner loop.  The need for flooring upgrades in the kitchen and entry way, along with kitchen counters and appliances will be part of the evaluation.  Also the home is a little tight for space at 1,404 square feet.  As noted, the other property on Woodland Drive in the outer loop backing up to Culver’s traffic, is larger and slightly lower priced.

Who will choose this townhome?  A young family looking for all of Woodbridge’s excellent assets, along with a desirable location might be drawn to this home.  A couple seeking a prime Irvine location might also choose this home opting to invest in the area and  invest in some upgrades. 

Recent Listings:  8 Alderberry, $630,000;  19 Crivelli Aisle, $650,000;
Recent Sales:  6 Driftwood, $525,000;  16 Millstone #127, $ 580,000


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