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Stanford Ct.
Irvine, CA92612


MLS#: OC14181173

2 beds1 full bath5 half baths1191 sqft

Year built: 1986


17 Stanford Ct. Irvine CA 92612

This immaculate, upgraded 2 bedroom, 1.5 plus 1/4 bath (extra sink in the master bedroom)2-story town home, with a one-car attached garage + a covered carport, has an emotional appeal from the moment you enter the gated front porch with a custom built-in bench trimmed in red brick. Princeton Townhomes is a wonderful neighborhood within the University Town Center village, surrounded by mature trees and vegetation, cool breezes from the Upper Newport Back Bay, and resort-style community and association amenities.

About the Neighborhood

Princeton Townhomes:
Close to U. C. Irvine

A Brief History of Princeton Townhomes

The community of Princeton Townhomes was developed in 1985-86 by the Irvine Pacific Company and, at the time, was the newest neighborhood built around the University of California's Irvine campus. At its hub, U. C. Irvine's campus, with its extension courses, lectures, sports, and cultural events infused the entire community with its vision and vitality. While Princeton Townhomes is the name of the neighborhood, all of the condos have a Stanford Court street address. Condos are are owned and/or may be leased by the homeowners. These condos are numbered from 1 to 391.  

Nearby Shopping at University Center

University Center at Campus Drive In time, the Marketplace, subsequently renamed the University Center (so as to not be confused with the Market Place on the Tustin/Irvine border) became a new dynamic setting for social interaction and commerce. Across Stanford Street, the main thoroughfare in which the Princeton Townhomes neighborhood is located, is where the Farmer's Market has become a Saturday morning eclectic experience creating a social as well as a shopping treat with its open air stands laden with produce and a variety of goods and services. In addition, shops, restaurants and offices abound as well as an Edwards University Town Center 6 movie theater which features independent art films. It is here that you may drop in to Peet's Coffee for that early morning cup of latte, shop at Trader Joe's for your favorite indulgence, dine at any one of a number of restaurants from vegetarian fare at the Veggie Grill, Chakra Indian Cuisine, Steelhead Brewery, etc. or fast food establishments from In-N-Out Burger to Taco Bell.  

Situated Near U.C. Irvine Campus: Many have Views

Princeton Townhomes borders Harvard, Stanford, and University Drive, and has as its backdrop open views toward the University Center, views over either Princeton or Stanford Parks, pastoral views over various paseos or greenbelts, panoramic views across Stanford Street or Harvard Avenue or views over University Drive of the mountains, city lights, sunsets, and Upper Newport Ecological Reserve. There are also apartment homes interspersed within the community of which Stanford and Dartmouth Courts are a part.  

Access to a Multiplicity of Association Amenities

Residents of Princeton Townhomes have access to four separate University Town Center Association facilities the closest of which are Princeton Park recreation area in which there is a swimming pool and spa (barbecues at the pool), a soccer field and two lighted tennis courts and Stanford Park recreation area in which there is also a pool/spa/barbecues, and a sand volleyball court, tot lot and picnic area. Additional recreational facilities open to residents of the University Town Center of which Princeton Townhomes is a part include Cornell Commons where there is a Junior Olympic size pool and spa, two lighted tennis courts, a basketball court, and a soccer field, and Columbia Square park in which there is also a pool, spa (barbecue at pool), a tot lot, sand volleyball court, basketball court and picnic area.  

Princeton Townhomes Models Named for Nobel Laureates

The models at Princeton Townhomes were "dedicated to the spirit and mission of the great universities, and embodying that spirit were individuals who have won the Nobel Prize."  
The Aston model was named after Francis Aston. Aston's Nobel Prize was earned in 1922 for his work in Chemistry. His primary invention was the mass spectragraph with which he used to discover the isotopes of non-radioactive substances.  
The Aston model is 2 bedroom, 1 1/4 baths and is a carriage unit situated over its own single car enclosed garage. It has a large entry deck, a dramatic living room with a fireplace and formal dining room, both of which have volume ceilings, a large master bedroom with volume ceilings, a triple closet and doors leading out to a private enclosed patio deck. The secondary bedroom is of ample size and the overall floor plan gives one an open, airy feeling.  
The Beckett model was named for the author Samuel Beckett who won the Nobel Prize in 1969 for Literature. His best-known work, "En Attendant Godot" ("Waiting for Godot") is a literary encapsulation of existentialist philosophy.  
The Beckett model is a 2-story, two bedroom, one and a quarter plus a Powder Room (1/2 bath) with a one-car direct access garage and an additional carport directly in front of the home. This floor plan is quite dramatic with volume ceilings in both the living and master bedrooms. The living room has a fireplace and there is a formal dining room with doors out to a large enclosed backyard patio area. The master bedroom suite has a large walk-in closet, and there is an ample sized secondary bedroom as well.  
The Curie model was named for Madame Marie Curie who won her first Nobel Prize in 1903 for Physics in the discovery of radioactivity. Her second, in 1911, was for Chemistry. Madame Curie was one of only two individuals to win two Nobel Prizes.  
The Curie model is a 2-story, 3 bedrooms (or 2 bedrooms + den) and 3 baths with a one car direct access garage plus either an assigned parking space or a carport (depending upon location). There is a main floor bedroom or den downstairs plus a shower, and two bedroom suites upstairs each with their own private full bath. There are volume ceilings in the living room and both bedroom suites. There is a formal dining room with doors out from both living and dining rooms to a large, private enclosed backyard patio area.  

University at California Irvine's Nobel Laureates

It is fitting that these models be named after Nobel Laureates. As the University of California at Irvine has grown and evolved into a world-class institution of higher learning, the faculty has become well-renowned in their own right. In 1995, F. Sherwood Rowland won the Nobel Prize in Chemistry for his work in atmospheric chemistry, particularly concerning the formation and decomposition of ozone. In the same year (1995), Frederick Reines won  the Nobel Prize in Physics for the detection of the neutrino. And in 2004, Irwin Rose won the Nobel Prize for Chemistry for his studies on the breakdown of proteins within cells.  

Award-Winning Schools W/In Princeton Townhomes Neighborhood

One of the reasons for moving to the community of Princeton Townhomes  is its locations within the award-winning Irvine Unified School District's Turtle Rock Elementary School, awarded a California Distinguished school in 2002 and highly sought entry for its high scores and special program for gifted children (GATE), for Rancho San Joaquin Middle School, also well rated in terms of school scores, and University High School, consistently ranked one of the best high schools in the country, and which boasts a large number of advanced placement classes, students awarded merit scholarships, and large class admission to the top University of California schools as well as the top private colleges and universities. University High School has been named both a California Distinguished School and a National Exemplary School In addition to great Irvine public schools, the community of Princeton Townhomes  is located in close proximity to two Montessori preschools, the University Montessori School located on the U.C. Irvine campus and the Village Montessori School located in University Park, several church-related preschools, and additional private preschools, all within a few minutes commute.  

Celebrate & Play in William R. Mason Regional Park

Also located across the street on Harvard, bordering Culver Drive and University Drive is William R. Mason Regional Park, well-known for its gathering of friends and family for the festive, annual celebration in the spring of the Persian New Year. Indeed, the regional park is host to many a company and family picnic as well as kite and model plane flying, model boat racing, jogging, biking, strolling or just plain relaxing around the duck pond.  

Bike, Jog, Skateboard, Kayak Along the Upper Newport Bay

For those who enjoy a longer bike ride, jog, or stroll, one can pick up the trail from Harvard and University Drive along the Santa Ana river bed that will take you all along the Upper Newport Ecological Reserve where you will see an amazing array of migratory birds, as well as an occasional, coyote or raccoon, and flora and fauna native to the area. This trail, if taken its length, will lead you past the U.C. Irvine crew clubhouse and toward the Newport Dunes where you can dine in a restaurant overlooking the bay or rent a kayak or rowboat for a fun-filled boating excursion. The Friends of the Newport Bay often host tours on the weekends throughout the year, if you would prefer something a bit more educational, and, of course, there are various charity marathons and walks in which you can participate that utilize these trails at different times of the year.  

Princeton Townhomes ~ Freeway, Airport & Beach Close

As a resident, one is also close to major business and commercial centers and major shopping centers, such as the Irvine Business District, South Coast Plaza, and Fashion Island, as well as being in close proximity to freeway access (the 405, the 5, and the 55 Freeways, as well as the 73 and the 133 Toll Roads. John Wayne Airport (Orange County Airport) is within a ten minute drive, and the Upper Newport Ecological Reserve is a bike ride, jog, stroll, skateboard, or short drive from all the communities within the University Town Center.  

Robin Fenchel: Specializing in Princeton Townhomes Since 1986

 If Robin Fenchel can  further elaborate on anything contained herein or if you have any questions regarding the neighborhood of Princeton Townhomes, or any of the other neighborhoods within the University Town Center including Cambridge Court, Columbia Square, or Oxford Court, please do not hesitate to e-mail Robin. Robin Fenchel has been assisting buyers and sellers within the University Town Center's community of Princeton Townhomes since  1986, and would delight in assisting in any way possible your move to the community. Eric has been involved in the financial, business and investment side since 1979.
Robin and Eric have raised two children in the local school district, and are actively involved in the community. Please feel free to e-mail Robin with any questions regarding real estate. Robin Fenchel would  be delighted to assist in any way possible your move to the community in and around the University of California at Irvine.

More details

This immaculate and upgraded 2 bedroom, 1.5 plus .25 bath townhome has an emotional appeal from the moment you enter the gated front porch with a custom built-in bench trimmed in red brick.
There is hardwood flooring from the entryway through to the powder room, in which you will find an elegant wood vanity with marble counter tops, a Toto commode, newer light and fixtures.
The living room has volume ceilings and a cozy fireplace which is open to a spacious dining area with a lighted ceiling fan.  There are doors out from the dining area to a low maintenance backyard patio with a fruit-bearing lemon tree, built-in planters and views of the park across the street.
The kitchen cabinetry, newer appliances, tiled counter tops and breakfast bar are in pristine condition.
Custom wool sisal carpeting enhances the living areas.  The stairway leads up to a large master bedroom with a separate vanity, vaulted ceilings, a walk-in closet and views across to the park. There is a generous full bath with updated fixtures, including a tub and shower enclosure.
Additional upgrades include smoothed ceilings, recessed lighting, rounded corners and arched entryways with a warm contemporary color palette than enhances the natural lighting and open floor plan.
There is a direct access single car garage plus an adjacent carport in front of the home.
The local schools are top scoring in Orange County, and include award-winning Turtle Rock Elementary, Rancho San Joaquin Middle, and nationally-ranked University High School. Prestigious U. C. Irvine is nearby within walking distance of the home.
There is a low tax rate of approximately 1% and no Mello-Roos or any special assessments.  The Association dues are $298 monthly to Princeton Townhomes HOA for fire and roof insurance, exterior and common area maintenance, plus dues of $202 semi-annually to the Town Center Association for access to four pools and spas two sets of tennis courts, sport courts, picnic/barbecue areas and parks.
The home is close to the Farmer's Market, Trader Joe's, movie theaters, all freeways, the Upper Newport Ecological Preserve, and the Beach. 

Robin & Eric  Fenchel

Century 21 Award
License: CALBre#00936248/#01223072
Listed by: Robin & Eric Fenchel, Century 21 Award

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