Christine Baker ¦ Willis Allen Real Estate ¦ 858-449-3200
About This 1889 Victorian For Sale In San Diego California
This exclusive offering, referred to as the Long-Waterman Mansion, is a Queen Anne Victorian style built in 1889 and located in the heart of Bankers Hill near downtown San Diego. The elegant residence, listed on the National Register of Historic Places as site #37, boasts an impressive 6,180 square feet on a 14,415 square foot lot, blocks from San Diego’s iconic Balboa Park.
The exquisite craftsmanship is noted by the turrets and balconies resplendent with ornate iron work. Upon entering the main house, you will embrace the prominence of this true architectural masterpiece. The grand foyer showcases original carved anaglyph on the staircases curved facade creating a stunning focal point. The intricately designed mahogany fireplace and artisan-stained leaded glass window add to the grandeur.
Some notable features of this four-bedroom residence include ornately hand carved wood details, four fireplaces of mahogany, Italian tile and beveled glass, original stained glass, delicate crystal chandeliers and solid brass hardware. The grounds and gardens further complement this one-of-a-kind property. A grand magnolia and stunning jacaranda tree near the front entrance have elegantly welcomed prominent guests of past eras. One of the largest camphor trees in California provides a magnificent canopy over this timeless estate.
The original Carriage House stands prominently near the main residence with 1,530 sf of space currently used as commercial offices. This unique property is zoned for commercial and residential with mixed use, offering various options to a new owner. Additionally, the Long-Waterman Mansion is approved for the Mills Act, providing a notable tax benefit to the new owner. This is an unparalleled opportunity to own a piece of San Diego’s rich history.