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Tasteful Friends: A glorious new build in a new community!

Would you live here?

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by Anonymousreply 102/23/2021

A dull southern California tract house.

by Anonymousreply 202/23/2021

As they stuns...NOT

by Anonymousreply 302/23/2021

Veda Pierce would hate it.

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by Anonymousreply 502/23/2021

The gated community looks gorg!

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by Anonymousreply 602/23/2021

That place had people lining up to buy when the sales office was open the first day. It is a wildly successful project. There is no golf course, which is nice.

by Anonymousreply 702/23/2021

I like it

by Anonymousreply 802/23/2021

That's a "no" from me.

by Anonymousreply 902/23/2021

HARD pass

by Anonymousreply 1002/23/2021

I live probably less than a mile from there. I'd seen the entrance but had never been inside.

It's pleasant enough. I think it's small, inside and out, for the asking price. Our home is bigger, inside and out. But despite being a few hundred feet from Rancho Mirage's borders, we are considered to be in a less trendy area.

Some of the bits in the main living areas I like - the lighting, the layout of the kitchens, the built ins.

I don't like how crowded and just generic the beds/baths/closets look.

The back yard seems small - I suspect looks smaller than it really is, because the pavers cut it up and don't give a linear look to the area. The structure overall is very similar to lots of other homes in the area.

by Anonymousreply 1102/23/2021

*kitchen not kitchens plural

by Anonymousreply 1202/23/2021

No, I don't like it. Already looks dated.

by Anonymousreply 1302/23/2021

The inside is infinitely nicer than the outside. The street view makes it look like some tarted up mud house in Tijuana.

But no, I could never live in a house with the neighbors right up on me on 3 sides like that. Even with the wall around the back garden there could never be any real privacy. You'd have to listen to every sound the neighbors made.

by Anonymousreply 1402/23/2021

And what's up with the price increase of $170 thousand in less than a year? No way that property has increased in value that much in that short a period.

by Anonymousreply 1502/23/2021

It does look dated on the outside for something that's 2 years old.

R15 the price increase makes me wonder if a new developer came in to finish it or something along those lines. Either that or the seller is underwater on their mortgage - in which case, the appraisal won't bear out their asking price.

by Anonymousreply 1602/23/2021

It looks like a boring, been-done-to-death Irvine condo, but in a hotter part of hell.

by Anonymousreply 1702/23/2021

Overpriced. No pool??? (I know there is a community pool a four-minute walk away, but that's shit.)

by Anonymousreply 1802/23/2021

It’s huge, but very bland. Not offensive, but devoid of taste.

Is that thing in the garden a pool or just a water feature? If it’s a pool, it should be three times its size.

by Anonymousreply 1902/23/2021

Horrifying...that anyone would pay $839,000 for that hovel

by Anonymousreply 2002/23/2021

I wouldn't use it for an outhouse.

by Anonymousreply 2102/23/2021

They certainly had room for a larger pool. I mean, most of the homes here don't have Olympic sized pools but they didn't have to put those fugly pavers everywhere.

by Anonymousreply 2202/23/2021

OMG that looks depressing. Seriously, one cookie cutter house after the next is awufl.

by Anonymousreply 2302/23/2021

Fat guy in the mirror! Fat guy in the mirror!

by Anonymousreply 2402/23/2021

It is a nice house but you are paying a fortune to live in one of the very modest houses in a very wealthy community. I wouldn’t want to live in Rancho Mirage anyway; No.

by Anonymousreply 2502/23/2021

I'll bet the monthly fees are outrageous, too.

by Anonymousreply 2602/23/2021

[quote] Seriously, one cookie cutter house after the next is awufl.

Yeah, it is cookie-cutter, which isn't always a bad thing. I grew up in a tract (cookie cutter) home in the suburbs. But I think the design was really simple and the construction was good (double-walled, decent sound-proofing). This house at OP seems to incorporate too many trends that you know will pass soon.

by Anonymousreply 2702/23/2021

I hate open floor plans. It's depressingly bland. I would be suicidal after a few months.

by Anonymousreply 2802/23/2021

It looks so dated. Are the early 2000’s coming back? So much tan.

by Anonymousreply 2902/23/2021

Ugh, straighten that bathroom before taking pictures!

by Anonymousreply 3002/23/2021

What a ridiculous price for such an uninteresting nothing of a place. It will need a couple hundred grand in refurbishing its dreary interiors, and the water feature in lieu of anything less than a showstopping pool is an added insult.

by Anonymousreply 3102/23/2021

"Is that thing in the garden a pool or just a water feature?"

It's called a "Spool". Pool and spa, get it?

by Anonymousreply 3202/23/2021

PS real estate has blown up. Will be interesting to see in a few years if people will stick around or stay.

The increases the last two years are bubble-level.

by Anonymousreply 3302/23/2021

Painful at 125 F.

by Anonymousreply 3402/23/2021

This is a retirement community mostly of wealthy people who want to down size. They've had the big houses, cars and the rest of the stuff. Del Webb makes lovely communities with huge halls, card and pool rooms, crafts/painting, restaurants, bars. And that just the inside. My aunt and uncle just move to a Del Webb and they love it. They have meet new friends and walk everyday. Their community has a ten mile walking path inside the community. They never did that. You are paying for community in the price of the homes.

by Anonymousreply 3502/23/2021

R35 OK fine. But do they have to make it so aggressively cheap looking?

by Anonymousreply 3602/23/2021

That. may well be, R35, but that house is shit.

by Anonymousreply 3702/23/2021

the last picture is amazing.

by Anonymousreply 3802/23/2021

ALL new builds ARE SHIT, PEOPLE! It doesn't matter where they are located.


by Anonymousreply 3902/23/2021

Before the houses. Looks nice to me.

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by Anonymousreply 4002/23/2021

R38, it's only amazing if you step outside your retirement community tract house and stand out on the sidewalk. Hot as fuck.

by Anonymousreply 4102/23/2021

I'm in Mission Hills across Dinah Shore. Del Webb is going to be beautiful when it's completed and the landscaping matures. I love it here. It's like living in a park, with unobstructed view across the golf course to the San Jacintos.

by Anonymousreply 4202/23/2021

Other than the heat who wouldn't want to retire in a place like this? C'mon? Some of you are not telling the truth. Here's drone video of the area.

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by Anonymousreply 4502/23/2021

[quote]I'm in Mission Hills across Dinah Shore.

Sounds so glamorous. I'm in New Jersey.

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by Anonymousreply 4902/23/2021

Seems similar to Del Boca Vista.

by Anonymousreply 5002/23/2021

R42 I can probably walk to your place!

by Anonymousreply 5102/23/2021

This is nearby - bigger (4/3) more contemporary on the outside, larger pool, etc.

Not a new build, but not an old 80s thing either.

And yet almost 200K cheaper. Less amenities, and it's not in Rancho Mirage.

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by Anonymousreply 5202/23/2021

Here's what is going to be built around this community. What is MFP? The light orange color closest to the homes.

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by Anonymousreply 5302/23/2021

r42, I love Mission Hills. It's so beautiful and peaceful. My Aunt had a home on Colonial Dr. I'm still pissed my husband and I didn't buy it five years ago. Enjoy your lovely life there.

by Anonymousreply 5402/23/2021

They are making yards significantly smaller now. This is a change in the zoning code to sandwich more people together. That property is too smal for a tree or small garden, so they put in that ugly water feature to disguise this. No tree, no shade. It will be ugly there and hot as hell.

No one wants to buy these type of properties. People do want yards, some want pools. Outdoor space is very important in California.

by Anonymousreply 5502/23/2021

they are really sandwich together, so there is a NOISE problem.

by Anonymousreply 5602/23/2021

R52’s house is so much nicer, bigger. It would need to be slightly refreshed though, but nothing too expensive. And it has a real pool.

by Anonymousreply 5702/23/2021

Thanks, R54. Wishing you happiness wherever you are.

by Anonymousreply 5802/23/2021

That’s a nice house. Where’s the rest of it?

by Anonymousreply 5902/23/2021

I'd rather kill myself then to pay $839K for a house on sun-scorched flats that would go for $295K any place else in the real world

by Anonymousreply 6002/23/2021

R47 Love?

Look, it's probably a great place to live but man that house is ticky-tack.

by Anonymousreply 6102/23/2021

Taupe is hideous. When a US developers paint homes taupe, you know they NEVER hired a bonafied architect. I don't like this.

by Anonymousreply 6202/23/2021

It is a small and poorly layout grand room. Shouldn't they have covered the outdoor court yard.? It's weird. Like they had no ideas or architectural skills. Lots of problems.

by Anonymousreply 6302/23/2021

I can’t believe this was built in 2020. The community and the house look like the less nice version of the Over 55 my parents moved into in 2006 (also a Del Webb).

by Anonymousreply 6402/23/2021

It only has 2 bedrooms. Sad.

by Anonymousreply 6502/23/2021

If someone junk is all over the place, how is it a NEW build? How?

by Anonymousreply 6602/23/2021

Christ what a house of horrors. Also, that community will be unlivable within a decade. No one can live in 130 degree temps the majority of the year.

by Anonymousreply 6702/24/2021

The front landscape design looks like it was done by elementary school kids.

by Anonymousreply 6802/24/2021

[quote] Will be interesting to see in a few years if people will stick around or stay.

Aren't those the same things? LOL

Sorry, I just couldn't resist.

by Anonymousreply 6902/24/2021

[quote] It only has 2 bedrooms. Sad.

Seems like the subdivision was built for empty-nesters & retirees, so that would make sense to have 2 bedrooms.

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