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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #450 on: December 03, 2018, 01:20:07 PM »
@Inc, you know what the lot premium is on lots 1/2/3?

I did not know.

But I'm surprised how small the price differences between these premium lot and others.  The others home site's lot size (#37 & #38) are just a little over 4000 sf according to the city planning office's document.  If the home site 1,2,3's lot size are indeed over 7,000 sf, these are a really good buy. 


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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #451 on: December 03, 2018, 01:59:11 PM »
@Inc, you know what the lot premium is on lots 1/2/3?

I did not know.

But I'm surprised how small the price differences between these premium lot and others.  The others home site's lot size (#37 & #38) are just a little over 4000 sf according to the city planning office's document.  If the home site 1,2,3's lot size are indeed over 7,000 sf, these are a really good buy.

Not to mention 1,2, and 3 have views as well. I wouldn't go as far to say they are great buys though. Your bias is anchored by 37 and 38's prices. To me I think these homes are overpriced to start with.

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #452 on: December 03, 2018, 02:00:13 PM »
I prefer vaulted over low ceilings.

I’m trying to remember but I think at least 2 of my homes had vaulted ceilings.

Oops when I said vaulted I meant tall+slanted, but I guess vaulted by definition doesn’t include the slant.  The high ceilings are great, but keep them flat! 

Went yesterday afternoon as well.  Floorplans were decent, plan 2 Loft was smaller than it looked on paper.  Heard at least 2 people ask if there is any “extra cost” to purchase a view lot...  ha, rookies.

I did think you meant slanted... and yes, at least 2 of my homes had the slanted type vaulted ceilings which I did not mind.

Do you have a particular issue with sloped surfaces? As if they are closing in on you? :)
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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #453 on: December 03, 2018, 03:43:47 PM »
I prefer vaulted over low ceilings.

I’m trying to remember but I think at least 2 of my homes had vaulted ceilings.

Oops when I said vaulted I meant tall+slanted, but I guess vaulted by definition doesn’t include the slant.  The high ceilings are great, but keep them flat! 

Went yesterday afternoon as well.  Floorplans were decent, plan 2 Loft was smaller than it looked on paper.  Heard at least 2 people ask if there is any “extra cost” to purchase a view lot...  ha, rookies.

I did think you meant slanted... and yes, at least 2 of my homes had the slanted type vaulted ceilings which I did not mind.

Do you have a particular issue with sloped surfaces? As if they are closing in on you? :)

Actually yes, I have some on and off problems with vertigo and these don't help.  That aside, I just hate visually when things aren't symmetrical.  I can manage the vault with the slant when the 2 meet in the middle (something like this picture at the top: https://www.bobvila.com/articles/vaulted-ceilings/), but when one side is considerably higher than the other it drives me mad. 

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #454 on: December 03, 2018, 07:32:55 PM »
Did someone say vaulted ceilings?

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #455 on: December 03, 2018, 09:23:17 PM »
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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #456 on: December 04, 2018, 09:37:23 AM »
I prefer vaulted over low ceilings.

I’m trying to remember but I think at least 2 of my homes had vaulted ceilings.

Oops when I said vaulted I meant tall+slanted, but I guess vaulted by definition doesn’t include the slant.  The high ceilings are great, but keep them flat! 

Went yesterday afternoon as well.  Floorplans were decent, plan 2 Loft was smaller than it looked on paper.  Heard at least 2 people ask if there is any “extra cost” to purchase a view lot...  ha, rookies.

I did think you meant slanted... and yes, at least 2 of my homes had the slanted type vaulted ceilings which I did not mind.

Do you have a particular issue with sloped surfaces? As if they are closing in on you? :)

Actually yes, I have some on and off problems with vertigo and these don't help.  That aside, I just hate visually when things aren't symmetrical.  I can manage the vault with the slant when the 2 meet in the middle (something like this picture at the top: https://www.bobvila.com/articles/vaulted-ceilings/), but when one side is considerably higher than the other it drives me mad.
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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #457 on: December 09, 2018, 03:41:38 PM »
I visited Ravello over the weekend, plan 1 has a really awkward entrance.  Great room was too small (my current old school family room is bigger plus I have a living room).  One bedroom upstairs has a walk in closet.  Loft does not overlook below so claustrophobic feel to it,  might as well convert to a bedroom.   Not a fan of plan1.  Plan 2 has a much better entrance and the loft overlooks into the family room.  I’m no expert but that to me is a better loft experience when it open to below.  The vaulted ceiling has a big uneven slant though.  For those with OCD, not recommended :)  and the great room is noticeably darker than the two other floor plans.  Not sure if it’s due to the severe slanted roof.  The TV wall for plan 2 is facing the backyard and unless you cover up those beautiful sliding doors, glare would be an issue in day time.  Putting the TV on the other wall is probably a must but might look weird since the original spot has a wall cutout for entertainment center.  Master bed has his/her closets.  Not much counter space in bathroom.  No walk in closets I believe for the secondary bedrooms.  Plan 3 has a similar entrance feel with plan2, the vaulted entrance is nothing special, they just ‘pushed’ up the entrance ceiling a little.  I though it would be open to 2nd floor or something.  Lots of counter space in kitchen.  And the TV wall setup is better than plan 2.  Master bath has little counter space and a huge walk in closet.  Like plan 1, the upstairs loft is cut off from overlooking the family room below, so might as well make it a bedroom. 

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #458 on: December 09, 2018, 04:26:52 PM »
Floor plans kind of choppy, smallish secondary bedrooms, and really doesn't scream luxury

There’s nothing more luxurious than Walmart handsoap in the sales office bathroom.

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #459 on: December 15, 2018, 07:51:41 AM »
IP sold two Verdi homes at a discount:

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/137-Donati-92602/unit-54/home/146163450
Took 5 months to sell with a $40K haircut

https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/206-Villa-Rdg-92602/unit-50/home/144680014
Took 8 months to sell with a $60K haircut

First resale:
https://www.redfin.com/CA/Irvine/224-Oceano-92602/home/145683227
Took 6 months to sell - remember reading they paid over $100K extra for the lot.
 
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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #460 on: December 15, 2018, 09:39:25 AM »
Do people still smell asphalt odor from All American Asphalt in OH3?  It seems Ravello is very close to AAA, like less than 3,000 feet away from AAA.

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #461 on: December 17, 2018, 04:41:34 PM »
Do people still smell asphalt odor from All American Asphalt in OH3?  It seems Ravello is very close to AAA, like less than 3,000 feet away from AAA.

No.  The only reason the prior poster smelled asphalt was because of the newly paved roads.  Completely independent of AAA factory.

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #462 on: December 17, 2018, 05:53:29 PM »
As far as I know, some (at least a couple of residents) were complaining all the time. Someone said the odor was so unbearable  she had to sell her house and moved to somewhere else. Initially IP said the odor was due to the new pavement, and I don't know what is their new excuse.
Do people still smell asphalt odor from All American Asphalt in OH3?  It seems Ravello is very close to AAA, like less than 3,000 feet away from AAA.

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #463 on: January 04, 2019, 12:08:11 PM »
Do people still smell asphalt odor from All American Asphalt in OH3?  is All American Asphalt  still there? do they produce any Asphalt daily?  any resident complains?

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Re: Orchard Hills Neighborhood 3
« Reply #464 on: January 07, 2019, 11:01:58 AM »
Looks like KB homes bought the land thats higher than the Varenna tract in the Groves at Orchard hills. It's right below the Meadows park.

I wonder what it's going to be !

 

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