A million dollars isn’t what it used to be, and many properties we see these days at $1M are a bit underwhelming. So imagine our delight when we came across a historic mansion, walkable to restaurants / bars / art galleries for just $850k? The community of French Park has a nice name, but around the turn of the century, it could have been named Rue de Riches or Millionaire’s Row. In the 1950s, the average home size in California was about 1200 square foot. So imagine, if you will, a 1906 home that was over twice that size on an urban lot with over 10,000 square feet. The woodwork and craftsmanship in this home are irreplaceable. The biggest conundrum of a house like this is how to honor the history and craftsmanship, while also making it functional for contemporary living. We have some ideas, and we’d love to share.
If you’d like to get the live show of our thoughts on this one, give us a call, we’d be happy to show you.
|Home size||2,440 sq ft|
|Lot Size||10,454 sqft|
|Days on Market||229|
Historic Duggan House located in French Park. Listed in the Santa Ana historic registry, eligible for the Mills Act tax savings. This beautiful property features 4 large bedrooms and full bath upstairs with 9 1/2 foot ceilings. Rear bedroom has a large balcony. Lower level features: Living Room, Family Room with fireplace & Formal Dining Room and a full Bath, all with 10 foot ceilings. The classic oversized Kitchen has beautiful cabinets and a O'Keefe Merritt freestanding stove. Most notable feature of this two-story house is the pentagonal turret with conical roof projecting from its upper southwest corner. Recessed front & side porches. The large yard is tastefully decorated with roses and various plants. The mature trees offer that comfortable feeling of home. Side yard has a pond with fountain. Relocated in 1988 with new foundation along with 2-car detached garage. In 1989, extended kitchen, bathroom, install laundry room, remodel second floor bathroom, extended second floor deck and install air conditioning. In 1992, remodel second floor bathroom.
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||4/26/2018||Tract||Other (OTHR)|
|Year Built||1906||Community||70 - Santa Ana North of First|
|Prior to Sep 8, '17||$872,000|
|Sep 8, '17 - Oct 17, '17||$828,400|
|Oct 17, '17 - Dec 10, '17||$780,000|
|Dec 10, '17 - Feb 6, '18||$759,000|
|Feb 6, '18 - Today||$729,000|
|School District||Santa Ana Unified|
|Lot||10454 sq ft||Area||70 - Santa Ana North of First|
|HOA Dues||0.00||Parking||Spaces: 4.00|
|Appliances||Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Stove|
|Garage||Driveway - Concrete, Garage, Garage - Rear Entry|
|Interior||2 Staircases, Balcony, Ceiling Fan, Copper Plumbing Full, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Storage Space, Tile Counters|
|Lot Description||Front Yard, Garden, Lot 10000-19999 Sqft, Near Public Transit|
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Listing provided by : Brian Righetti, First Equitable Financial