Built in 1929 on .69 acres with gated access from 3 different streets, the home harbors a rare swath of secluded land in a neighborhood where privacy and space are at a premium.
Unconfirmed rumors link the property to famed architect Lillian J. Rice who designed a handful of marquee structures in the area and was actively working in North San Diego County during the time of construction.
The home’s character and commanding presence are undeniable and polished details of the architectural style and handsome vintage are everywhere. This is not a fixer-upper. Yet, opportunities for improvement and expansion are virtually endless due to the impressive lot size, multi-street access, and R3 zoning.
Through the spherical entry laid with hexagon Spanish tile, guests enter the grand room and are greeted by bold redwood beamed ceilings, charming recessed niches, and arched
"Architectural Treasure On Oversized Ocean-View Compound "
windows. The connected study presents an arched entry, oak hardwood underfoot, and antique brass accents that are original to the home. Two downstairs bedrooms bookend a Jack and Jill bath next to an enclosed patio that provides a sunny space for lounging thanks to floor-to-ceiling windows. A quaint office, half bath, and unfinished basement can also be found on the home’s lower level.
A generously appointed kitchen updated in 2015 offers all the conveniences that a contemporary family requires and is a welcome touch of modern in an otherwise period correct home. The adjacent dinning room with opulent coved ceilings and recessed buffet nook is fitted with regal wrought iron light fixtures. A newer addition off of the kitchen serves as a comfortable family room and is equipped to power all of the electronics needed for 21st century entertainment and Internet access.
Efficient heating, three-zone air conditioning, two tankless water heaters, and one whole-house filtration system offer present day comforts rarely found in a home with this age.
At the top of a stunning staircase with the original wrought iron railing and a charmingly worn oak banister, an open study area with built-in cabinetry is found nestled along side an enclosed loft that doubles as a children’s play room. The master suit sits above the surrounding neighborhood giving full width views of the Pacific accented by old growth treetops and access to an unfinished, ocean-view balcony area that can be updated at the homeowner’s discretion. His and hers window seats with built in shelving, a deceptively large closet, and full bath complete the room. A secondary master upstairs with full bath and balcony area offer flexibility for large families or hosting guests.
Outside, a jacuzzi and shower can be found on the patio within the courtyard and mature landscaping with fruit trees line the stucco brick walls that enclose the compound. A long paved driveway lead to an oversized ¾ enclosed carport and detached 1000sf structure that has massive potential for updates and would serve as an excellent guesthouse or rental unit.