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Open House Review: 132 Pineview

Posted: 14 Apr 2014 04:00 AM PDT

I reviewed a couple of two bedroom units on Pineview back in February, but this is the first one bedroom model I have seen. I was pleasantly surprised with the spaciousness and layout of this two level end unit. Being an end unit has the advantage of having additional windows and light flooding the home, as well as a more private patio. It is also located next to the visitor parking spots and just steps away to its designated covered parking space.


Asking Price: $308,600
Bedrooms: 1
Bathrooms: 1
Square Footage: 932
Lot Size: 871 sq ft
Price per Square Foot: $331
Property Type: Condominium
Style: Two Level
Year Built 1978
Community: Northwood, The Pines
HOA Fees: $310
Mello Roos: No
Days on Market: 33

With the home being an end unit, there is additional natural light coming in through the dining area's extra, large window, which does not exist in the middle units. Many of the other units' parking spaces are a bit of a trek to the home, but this unit's space is just out the door. The kitchen, dining area and living room are downstairs and the large bedroom with bathroom is upstairs in the loft area. The home has scraped ceilings, dark laminate wood flooring, updated kitchen and bathroom as well as updated lighting. One downfall is the lack of a bathroom downstairs and having residential parking spaces along the side of the property.

Upon entering, you have the view to the over-sized sliding glass door at the back end of the condominium. In front of you is the staircase. To the right is the kitchen with a peninsula, which opens up to the big room that consists of a dining area and living room.

Immediately to the right is a small functional kitchen which has been fully remodeled. The floors are a modern tile, cabinets are maple wood and the counter tops and backsplash are dark quartz granite. An herb bay window faces out towards the front of the home. Recessed lights and stainless steel appliances have been installed. There are plenty of cabinets and drawers, but the kitchen lacks a pantry. The peninsula contains the double sink and dishwasher. The kitchen offers an open view to the rest of the first floor with space for some bar seating.

The dining room and the remainder of the first floor have dark laminate wood flooring and recessed lights. The dining area is located on the other side of the bar seating. It can fit a good size dining table. The extra window in the dining room makes a big difference with the feel of the room. The window is frosted for privacy. Outside the window are residential parking spaces so there could be headlights at night shining towards the side of the home.

The living room is a decent size and lacks a fireplace. The high ceilings reach up to the second floor's ceiling and windows above the large sliding glass door reach up to the ceiling, giving a spacious and light feel. The sliding glass door leads out to the patio which has an outdoor closet area for laundry. At the end of the patio slab are plants which borders along the man-made stream running down between the buildings. The patio is defined by a square concrete slab, but it does not hinder you from walking across the plants to your neighbors' patios. The owner did a wonderful job creating a private space with additional plants and a lattice fence. The residential parking spaces do butt up to the side of the home and patio, so there may be an occasion car parking and facing your patio area through the bushes.

The staircase and bedroom are carpeted. Once upstairs, the bedroom wall is a half wall, which overlooks the downstairs living room and patio. It is bright and light with some large windows on the side wall that runs up to the ceiling. The windows look out to the residential and guest parking spaces.

The sink is at the end of the bedroom at the opposite wall from the half wall. The sink sits between the walk-in closet and separate tub/shower combo. A skylight is located above the bathroom area. The single sink has white cabinets and a blue tile counter top. The carpet runs all the way up to the sink. The walk-in closet is to the left of the sink and is a good size. To the right is the fully remodeled bathroom with modern porcelain tiles, new tub/shower combo and updated tile wall surround.

The condominium has a great open layout and I definitely prefer this end-unit home for its extra windows. Having laundry on the property is another big convenience. There is limited visitor parking at the corners of property, so it is nice to have spaces located outside the unit. The home is walking distance to Santiago Hills Elementary School and close to the walking paths. The issues I have with the home are having the residential parking spaces facing the patio and dining room window the lack of a half bathroom downstairs. Otherwise, the condominium is spacious and move-in ready. 


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