Quick Take: Historic Mansion – Historic Price

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. 

825 N Lacy Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701 (MLS # PW17207659)

(all data current as of 8/16/2018)
Price $685,000
Beds 4
Baths 2 baths
Home size 2,440 sq ft
Lot Size 10,454 sqft
Days on Market 229
Status Sold
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
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Price History

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

Additional Details

Lot 10454 sq ft Area 70 - Santa Ana North of First
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 4.00
Pool Description None Stories 2
Subdivision Other (OTHR) Utilities Public;
View Description Trees/Woods Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Stove
Fireplace Yes
Garage Driveway - Concrete, Garage, Garage - Rear Entry
Heat Central Furnace
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
Style Victorian
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Brian Righetti, First Equitable Financial

(view all details for MLS #PW17207659)

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