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Open House Review: 14 Delamesa West

Posted: 28 Jul 2014 04:00 AM PDT

Today I saw a two level, 4 bedrooms and 2 ½ bathroom home.  It is nicely located on a quiet cul-de-sac street with Santiago Hills Elementary School’s green soccer fields just a few steps away at the end of the cul-de-sac.  In March I reviewed the same model at 2 Entrada West.  This home’s location is far superior to Entrada West’s although it is not as upgraded.  2 Entrada West ended up selling in May for $392 per square foot at $817,500.


The basics:
Asking Price: $843,888
Bedrooms: 4
Bathrooms: 2.5
Square Footage: 2,088
Lot Size: 4,357
$/Sq Ft: $404
Days on Market: 24
Property Type: Single Family Residence
Year Built: 1976
Community: Northwood – Park Paseo

HOA dues are $85 per month and there no are Mello Roos taxes.

With it being on a zero-lot-line there are no windows on one side of the home.  This house has hard wood flooring and Spanish tile throughout the first floor.  The staircase and bedrooms have carpet.  The home has scraped ceilings, clean interior paint and a remodeled kitchen.  The windows, parts of the bathrooms and some of the lighting are still original.

Without needing to cross any streets, the community amenities and elementary school are just steps away.  

The front door is located on the side of the home.  Upon entry, a short hallway and the stairs are directly in front of you and the living room is to the left.  To the right, behind the open door, is the dining room, which fits a decent size table.  The living room and entrance have vaulted ceilings.  There is plenty of light in the rooms. 

The kitchen and family room are at the back of the house.  The kitchen was remodeled with new cream cabinets and granite countertop.  The appliances are stainless steel.  The old panel lighting still shines down from the ceiling and the kitchen lacks a pantry, although it has plenty of cabinets for storage. 

There is a small casual eating nook that can fit a small table and a couple of chairs in front of a large kitchen window looking out to the backyard.  The window runs up the wall and continues up, becoming a windowed ceiling in the eating nook. 


The rectangular family room is pretty standard.  The original brick fireplace has been painted white and is located next to the sliding door leading out to the backyard.  In the opposite back corner is a small wetbar. It is a bit dated, but has a sink and lower cabinets. 

The backyard is a nice size with a lattice covered wood deck surrounded by grass.  The wood deck looked a bit worn but the yard is nice and flat with space to for kids or pets to play. 

The half bath downstairs is located at the back of the family room, next to the garage entrance.  It has a newer sink and the original cabinets have been stained and updated with hardware.  A hall closet is found under the stairs.

Upstairs, there are four bedrooms.  A set of linen cabinets sits outside of the master bedroom.  The master is located at the front of home, above the garage.  It’s a decent size room with cathedral ceilings.  Two sets of large windows bring in an abundance of light.  The bathroom is located through a large opening and has two sinks and plenty of counter space. The fluorescent lighting is original and the carpet runs up to the vanity, but the sink area is in great condition.  To the left is a walk-in closet.  To the right is the separate shower with plain white tiles and a toilet.  There is no tub in the master.   


The shared bathroom located outside of the master bedroom has newer sinks but the cabinets look original.  There is plenty of counter space and the lighting has been updated.  The tub/shower combo looks original. 

The other three bedrooms are average in size and have carpet and clean paint.  Two of the bedrooms appear slightly larger with a larger closet.  The original windows have film on it which hinders the view into the backyard. 

14 Delamesa West is a terrific home for a family.  The home is in a prime location on a short cul-de-sac street and steps away to the schools and community amenities.   The home has a mix of original and some upgraded features, but in comparison to the upgraded model at 2 Entrada West, this location is much more desirable with respect to privacy, noise and children’s safety when playing in the front yard. 


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