About This 1890 Victorian In Santa Cruz California
Known as the Crown Jewel of Santa Cruz; this one-of-a-kind Villa was exquisitely designed by Thomas Welsh in Queen Anne Victorian style. The Golden Gate Villa was completed in 1891 with its original character immaculately preserved to this day, a monument to the lavish era of elegance and craftsmanship in which it flourished. With over 10,500 square feet of living space, this magnificent residence features 10 Suites, 11.5 Bathrooms, including a penthouse overlooking the ocean and the city, a turreted carriage house, beautifully landscaped grounds & ample off street parking.
A Gold Parlor modeled after one of the rooms in the Palace of Versailles with a pure Onyx-faced fireplace and gold-plated chandelier, speaks well of the rest of the Villa. The grand entry with the sweeping stairway, intricately carved mantels of exotic woods, high ceilings with plaster rosettes, 20 museum grade Tiffany quality stained glass windows throughout the house, gilded ornamental detailing throughout.