Asking $2M, a Striking Victorian-Style Home in San Diego Features All Its Original Trimmings

The historic 1896 residence features preserved furnishings, ornate wallpaper, and a gazebo to match in the backyard.
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Property Details:

Price: $1,999,999

Footprint: 3,300 square feet (four bedrooms)

Year Built: 1896

From the Agent: "This Queen Anne estate is nestled in the heart of the Old Escondido Historic District. Built in 1896, it has been masterfully restored to its immaculate glory, boasting an original staircase and trim in mahogany, oak flooring, and original windows. There’s no shortage of natural light. No detail was overlooked, with each fixture and finish being period appropriate; many come from all over the world including the personal homes of iconic historians and figures such as Ulysses S. Grant and Wyatt Earp. This award wining home has been updated with modern electrical, plumbing, and solar. This half-acre fully gated estate is the largest lot in the district. It is on the National Register of Historic Places and is contracted under the Mills Act. The Mills Act reduces property taxes by as much as 70 percent. Don’t miss your opportunity to own this famed piece of history!"

Sitting atop a small hill, the property features an original stairway, complete with a gate and ornamentation.

700 South Juniper Street is an ode to classic Victorian architecture, and is listed with the National Register of Historic Places.

Through the front door are warm hues with period-correct wallpaper and furnishings.

Intricate wallpapers and ornate wooden furnishings are found throughout the home. The windows are big and tall, as is standard for most Victorian-style homes.

The ceiling of the living room features an ornate pattern, one of several found throughout the rest of the home. An original fireplace anchors it all.

In the dining room, a mix of cool and warm colors ground the space, and large windows provide plenty of light.

Detailed portraits and illustrations grace the ceiling, complementing the repeating wallpaper.

The bookcases and shelves are original, as is the hardwood flooring.

This bedroom has a cooler feel with its leafy wallpaper in a muted turquoise. Sliding doors provide easy access to the backyard.

Nestled right behind the home is a gazebo draped in a muted blue, deep purple, and soothing cream color.

The gazebo provides a space for refuge and meaningful outdoor time. Like the home it sits behind, the details are all original.

In another bedroom, a sizable skylight and windows illuminate the verdant wallpaper.

The deck, anchored by stone tile, is ideal for dining al fresco or simply lounging outside.

In the kitchen, granite countertops are joined by generous cabinetry, which feature the same muted colors as the gazebo. Modern appliances and a view to the outside frame the space.

The bathroom continues the ode to Victorian architecture, with its period correct sink, mirror, and light fixtures.

In one of the bedrooms, intricate details are found on both the carpeted floor and the ceiling, featuring motifs of floral elements.

Not shying away from a bit of modernity, the bathroom, with its frosted glass and subway tiled shower, sits nicely along a vintage freestanding tub.

Channeling the gods of ancient Greece, the bathroom is encased in motifs that feature mythical beings.

Another bedroom is filled with original wooden furnishings, including a striking bed frame. The patterns of the room flow seamlessly into each other.

In the attached bathroom, a muted turquoise complements vintage patterns. A frosted glass window brings light, and when open, fresh air.

Bay windows bring light into this bedroom, illuminating its details and patterns.

A sizable attic provides both recreational and storage space.

700 South Juniper Street, in Escondido, California, is listed for $1,999,999 by Courtney Luna de la Fuente of Compass Reality.

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