Built in 1908 by Charles E. Brown, a local tailor in the historic coastal city of Pacific Grove, this heritage foursquare Victorian-style home with arts and craft touches throughout has been featured in American Bungalow and various newspapers noting the meticulous period details. Sweeping ocean views from most windows emphasize the close proximity to some of the most beautiful coastlines in the world. Walk along the ocean side path to the Monterey Aquarium and Lovers Point, as well as to all points of interest that this quaint community has to offer. Pacific Grove was established as a Chatauqua Methodist retreat in the 1870s. The Chautauqua movement was seeking to build communities that lay a foundation for people to develop intellectually, spiritually, emotionally, and physically. Much of the charm of this area, rich in history and natural beauty, has been well preserved. It’s like stepping back in time. This home is priced at $1,995,000.
This three-bedroom, three-bathroom, three-level loft is located in a historic conversion building, which was formerly the Riviera Movie Palace and is now the Theatre Lofts. The loft is in a fantastic location in the Lower Haight near Duboce Park and Hayes Valley in San Francisco, and is extraordinarily spacious and voluminous, being approximately 32 inches wide with 14-inch ceiling height. It received a high-end renovation, and now the kitchen boasts Viking appliances, and the bathrooms have sophisticated finishes. Serenely sited in the center of the block, it is ideally located in the middle of many great restaurants, parks, shops, and transportation. It also has a two-car tandem parking stall. Currently priced at $1,550,000.
Nestled on a quiet, tree-lined street in the coveted Palisades Riviera in Pacific Palisades, California, this charming, 1920s Spanish-style estate is tastefully updated, while staying true to the era the home was built in. Just under 5,000 square feet, the home with five bedrooms, five-and-a-half bathrooms, and an office with built-ins, includes a roomy detached guest house on a large 13,362-square-foot lot with sparkling pool, lawn, and patio. From the moment you walk into the circular entry, you are surrounded by the home’s stunning features, including high ceilings and beams, original windows, wood-burning fireplaces, mosaic tile, detailed molding, wrought iron accents, delicate light fixtures, and gorgeous hardwood floors. Additionally, the kitchen features top-of-the-line appliances, and the home has built-in speakers throughout. The master suite comes with a large walk-in closet and a bathroom with heated floors. Large, secondary bedrooms are en-suite. Previously the residence of Benny Goodman, the guest house is currently set up as a music studio but would be perfect for a home office or for guests. Currently priced at $6,195,000.
Sheltered under pine trees, redwood trees, fruit trees, and majestic oak trees in Yucaipa, California, is this 1924 historic estate that is nestled on almost 15 pristine acres of land with park-like grounds. A stream also meanders through the property. There are two homes on this property, which have been carefully updated over the years reflecting the best of the past with all the comforts of the present. The main house features six bedrooms; four and a half bathrooms; an attic with a large living area, wet bar, bedroom, and bath; and a large basement that has been stuccoed. Original hardwood floors have been refinished and three stone fireplaces adorn this historic home. Two big balconies on both ends of the house give you breathtaking views of the mountains. The winding driveway, which is constructed of pavers, will lead you to this magnificent home. The swimming pool has been updated, and the tennis court is original by design with a granite stone fireplace standing at one side, along with a second sport court that also has a stone fireplace.The second home has four bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a two-car garage which has recently had new doors installed. Also inlcuded is a 1,700-square-foot workshop as well as other outer buildings. This home, which could be a corporate retreat or bed and breakfast, is now available for $1,690,000.