~A Truly Beautiful Home in a Uniquely Desirable Setting

~A Truly Beautiful Home in a Uniquely Desirable Setting

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This beautiful home from Lynda Barrett and Tarbell, Realtors’ Preferred Properties Division features views that stretch to Catalina.  Set on a secluded, tree-lined street in the City of Orange, the Estates Collection listing is in an area virtually surrounded by Villa Park and enjoys the prestige and appeal of an upscale neighborhood.


Approximately 2,532 square feet, the floor plan includes four bedrooms and three baths.  The master suite features a vaulted ceiling, ceiling fan, rich wood floors, a dual-basin vanity, tub and shower, and a wide sliding glass door that opens to large balcony with a great view.  Good-sized secondary bedrooms are bright and pleasing, and the guest baths have been nicely updated with granite-topped vanities.


Extraordinary views from nearly every room encompass the mountains, canyon, and reservoir.  An inviting double-door entry opens to reveal spacious rooms flooded with natural light.  The formal living room features soaring ceilings, a floor-to-ceiling fireplace, large windows, and a slider that leads to the garden.  Windows in the formal dining room reach all the way to the ceiling.  A cozy niche tucked under the open staircase is perfect for a reading nook or a convenient office area.


The great room consists of a large family room, casual dining area, and the gorgeous kitchen.  French doors provide access to the backyard, where a huge covered patio runs nearly the entire length of the home.  Exceptionally light and bright, the recently renovated kitchen has crisp white cabinetry, granite counters, a walnut breakfast bar, and room for an island.  The window over the farmhouse sink frames an expansive view that will make kitchen duties a pleasure instead of a chore.


Additional amenities include a generously proportioned laundry room/mud room, recessed lighting, hardwood and bamboo floors, a three-car garage and oversized driveway, fully-paid solar panels, and more!


The property is quite large, approximately 8,500 square feet, and features lush green lawns and an adorable two-story playhouse with a curving slide.  The lot also includes extra-wide side yards with gated RV parking on the left and a garden area with raised planters on the right.  Behind the home, there is nothing but open space—adding to the privacy!  The Santiago Creek reservoir is just a stone’s throw away.  The home is located within the current attendance boundaries of highly-rated Villa Park Elementary School and Villa Park High School.

5222 East Shoshone Avenue, Orange

Offered at $999,000.



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Incredible La Cresta Estate Features Endless Panoramic Views

Incredible La Cresta Estate Features Endless Panoramic Views


Nestled in the secluded hills of the La Cresta community, this fully-fenced, five-acre estate features a spacious two-story home with expansive views.  Ideal for enjoying Southern California’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the estate includes a private pool and a beautiful veranda overlooking the valley and mountains. The views seem to go on forever!


The home features four bedrooms and four baths in approximately 3,370 square feet.  The luxurious main floor master suite features a walk-in closet, dual-basin vanity, jetted tub, double shower, and access to the outdoors.  There is also a guest bedroom and bath on the main floor, plus two more bedrooms and baths upstairs, along with a versatile loft.


At the entry, the formal foyer features a sweeping staircase and ceramic tile flooring with decorative inlays. The light and bright dining room has a deep tray ceiling finished with elegant crown molding.  With its inviting, wood-burning fireplace and amazing views, the huge great room is truly the heart of the home. It encompasses the gourmet kitchen and offers direct access to the covered dining patio and adjacent built-in barbecue center, ideal for entertaining.


The chef’s dream kitchen features custom cabinetry, a large pantry, and an oversized center island/breakfast bar.  Countertops are solid granite.  High-quality built-in appliances include the refrigerator, five-burner cooktop, and double convection ovens.


The peaceful veranda has a timeless feel—it is the perfect place to enjoy a glass of wine and captivating sunset views. The backyard includes a large pool with a beach-style entry, an enticing spa, and a sunny pool deck, all fenced for safety.


The home features contemporary Prairie-style architecture, lovely archways, French doors and dual-pane windows, ceiling fans and recessed lighting, granite-topped vanities, and a full-size laundry room with a convenient utility sink. A central vacuum system, instant hot water and soft water systems, and central heat and air conditioning are already in place, as are energy-efficient solar panels that heat the pool and spa.


A private gate and long paved driveway lead to the estate’s four-car garage, a good-sized motor court, and low-maintenance, water-wise landscaping. The sought-after La Cresta area is known for substantial estates and fantastic custom homes, equestrian amenities, orchards, and vineyards.  Biking and equestrian trails traverse the landscape.

Offered at $1,275,000.

40475 Teich Lane, Murrieta


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SOLD!  ~Classic Country Club Living at its Finest!

SOLD! ~Classic Country Club Living at its Finest!

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Tarbell, Realtors’ Preferred Properties Division joins Desert specialist Don Kopczick in presenting an exceptional Rancho Mirage home on the golf course in Mission Hills East.  This unit is located within the gates of beautiful Mission Hills Country Club with its magnificent views of the surrounding golf courses and majestic mountain ranges.


One of the most popular floor plans in the community, the fully-detached Evergreen model offers three bedrooms and three-and-one-half baths, including two master suites.  The primary master opens to an enticing lakefront patio and a view of the golf course, while the second master offers access to the courtyard and garden.  Both include dual-basin vanities, a deep soaking tub, and a separate shower.  The guest bedroom has an en suite bath and a private patio.


Approximately 2,736 square feet, the entire home feels spacious and sophisticated.  The formal living room and adjacent dining room are ideal for entertaining.  The living room includes a fireplace and a wet bar, and the vaulted ceiling enhances the open feel.  Wall-to-wall sliders open to the patio and the incredible view.  The elegant dining room overlooks the courtyard.  The versatile den is the perfect flex space—ready to serve as a study, music room, home office, or media center.


The immaculate kitchen features wraparound windows that flood the space with natural light.  To please even the most particular chef, the kitchen offers a built-in gas range, double ovens, a nearly new refrigerator, plenty of cabinetry and counter space, and of course that amazing view.  There is even a sunny breakfast nook for casual dining.  Feel like having breakfast on the patio?  A glass slider opens directly to the outdoors.


The recently-updated home features a gated courtyard entry and captivating golf course, lake, and mountain views.  For enjoying the Desert’s indoor/outdoor lifestyle, the large lot features outdoor living spaces that are just as irresistible as the stylish interiors.  Both the private courtyard and the lakeside patio are finished with flagstone.  The landscaping includes desert-friendly plants, olive and Italian cypress trees, and water-wise artificial turf.  Recently installed lighting adds to the appeal.

The home is offered turnkey furnished.  Additional amenities and updates include tile and hardwood floors, plantation shutters, an interior laundry area, a Pelican Water Purification system, dual air conditioning system, updated furnace, ducts, and air purifying filters, a 50-gallon water heater, and a direct-access two-car garage with a golf cart bay.

Located on a double lot at the end of a single-loaded street, the home has a neighbor on only one side, maximizing privacy.  The community pool and spa are nearby.  Mission Hills East homeowners enjoy special golf privileges at the Westin Resort.  Whether you are looking for a luxurious full-time residence or a peaceful weekend retreat, you will fall in love with this dreamy oasis.


2 Hilton Head Drive, Rancho Mirage

Offered at $615,000



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