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3783 Mt. Rubidoux Dr., Riverside

December 9, 2013 ·

[ SOLD for $525,000 on 3/03/2014 ]   This may be your once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own a piece of Riverside history — on the exclusive slope of Mount Rubidoux with expansive views of the City of Riverside and snow-capped mountains!

This spectacular home features 3 bedrooms plus an extra room (without a closet) which is currently being used as a 4th bedroom, in addition to another small room which is being used as a sewing/craft room. The home is almost 3,000 sq ft and sits upon a large view lot of 16,533 sq ft (.38/acre).

This historical masterpiece is featured on pg 222 of “Adobes, Bungalows and Mansions” and was designed by Lester S. Moore, a Pasadena architect. Only the third owners, the sellers have lived here 50 years, and the home still retains many of the original 1912 features, as well as modern conveniences like central air/heat and updated electrical.

The formal dining room will accommodate large family gatherings, complete with built-in window seat and built-in hutch. The living room fits a grand piano, the den has a cozy fireplace, and the enclosed section of sun porch provides forever views (and currently provides the ultimate location for a Christmas tree).

This home boasts lots of storage, as well as an updated kitchen with newer refrigerator, double ovens, a pantry, breakfast nook, and a door to the basement with even more storage. Three large bedrooms upstairs (one with balcony access), an extra room without a closet (currently being used as a 4th bedroom), bathroom with tub, convenient upstairs laundry, and an additional small retreat or sewing room.

The terraced yard is gorgeous, complete with wraparound porch, raised garden beds, fruit trees, a 2-car garage, and views that go on forever!  Stunning!!!

Bit of trivia regarding this 1929 “Prairie” style of home:  Between 1893 and 1920, Frank Lloyd Wright transformed the American home when he began to design “Prairie” style houses with low horizontal lines and open interior spaces.  Also, the original owner of this home owned the Simms Flower Shop which was located in the Rotunda of the Mission Inn.

This is a STANDARD sale!

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Professional landscape by local master gardener "Nanscapes".

Professional landscape by local master gardener “Nanscapes”.

Large front porch with wood ceiling, swing, and original front door.

Large front porch with wood ceiling, swing, and original front door.

 

Alternate angle of front porch. Note the green French doors to the right of the front door. The second owner of this home modified part of the porch into a sunroom. The view from this room is spectacular and it's the most perfect display alcove for a Christmas tree!

Alternate angle of front porch. Note the green French doors to the right of the front door. The second owner of this home modified part of the porch into a sunroom. The view from this room is spectacular and it’s the most perfect display alcove for a Christmas tree!

Original front door handle hardware!

Original front door handle hardware!

Note the original 1912 wood throughout, as well as framing the spacious living room which is large enough to display a grand piano, as you can see in the far corner.

Note the original 1912 wood throughout, as well as framing the spacious living room which is large enough to display a grand piano, as you can see in the far corner.

Front entry

Front entry

Den with fireplace, window seats and coffered ceiling.

Den with fireplace, window seats and coffered ceiling.

Enclosed sun room which was once part of the front porch, now has an outstanding view of Riverside, as well as being the perfect room to display your Christmas tree.

Enclosed sun room which was once part of the front porch, now has an outstanding view of Riverside, as well as being the perfect room to display your Christmas tree.

Very large formal dining room with built-in hutch and window seat.

Very large formal dining room with built-in hutch and window seat.

Original built-in hutch and original stained glass window.

Original built-in hutch and original stained glass window.

Antique leaded-glass window above the window seat in dining room was removed from the original owner's 1891 residence from downtown Riverside (at Orange and 5th). So that means the glass is actually 122 yrs old, as opposed to the 100 yr age of the house!

Antique leaded-glass window above the window seat in dining room was removed from the original owner’s 1891 residence from downtown Riverside (at Orange and 5th). So that means the glass is actually 122 yrs old, as opposed to the 100 yr age of the house!

Updated kitchen with dishwasher, electric cook top, double ovens, lots of storage, walk-in pantry and doorway to basement area with even more storage!

Updated kitchen with dishwasher, electric cook top, double ovens, lots of storage, walk-in pantry and doorway to basement area with even more storage!

Pull-out spice rack, newer refrigerator and double oven.  A cook's dream!

Pull-out spice rack, newer refrigerator and double oven. A cook’s dream!

Ultra charming breakfast nook with original hardwood floors and built-in China hutch.

Ultra charming breakfast nook with original hardwood floors and built-in China hutch.

Downstairs three-quarter bathroom off the kitchen.

Downstairs three-quarter bathroom off the kitchen.

The upstairs landing with original leaded glass panels, which were indicative of the Prairie style homes from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

The upstairs landing with original leaded glass panels, which were indicative of the Prairie style homes from the late 1800s to the early 1900s.

Alternate view of upstairs landing with linen closet, picture railing and original light fixture.

Alternate view of upstairs landing with linen closet, picture railing and original light fixture.

The largest bedroom in the house with not only a sitting area and a walk-in closet, but original French doors leading to a very large balcony with forever views, even of snow-capped mountains in the winter!

The largest bedroom in the house with not only a sitting area and a walk-in closet, but original French doors leading to a very large balcony with forever views, even of snow-capped mountains in the winter!

A secondary bedroom with two closets and access to another room (see next photo) that could be another bedroom. nursery, sitting room, office or work-out room.

A secondary bedroom with two closets and access to another room (see next photo) that could be another bedroom. nursery, sitting room, office or work-out room.

Extra room with no closet that could be used like now as a 4th bedroom, or a nursery or sitting room. The open door leads to the upstairs laundry room. The closed door leads to the upstairs bathroom.

Extra room with no closet that could be used like now as a 4th bedroom, or a nursery or sitting room. The open door leads to the upstairs laundry room. The closed door leads to the upstairs bathroom.

Upstairs bathroom with soaking tub, pedestal sink, and cabinetry (not pictured).

Upstairs bathroom with soaking tub, pedestal sink, and cabinetry (not pictured).

Another large bedroom currently being utilized as an office. Original light fixtures, door hardware, and gorgeous windows.

Another large bedroom currently being utilized as an office. Original light fixtures, door hardware, and gorgeous windows.

Back of home view with expansive green lawn.

Back of home view with expansive green lawn.

Alternate view of back of home (taken from driveway up above).

Alternate view of back of home (taken from driveway up above).

Expansive green yard area and terraced hillside with year-round green fern to beautify the hill.

Expansive green yard area and terraced hillside with year-round green fern to beautify the hill.

View of stairway leading to detached garage and giant oak tree.

View of stairway leading to detached garage and giant oak tree.

Garage was made out of block in the 1990s and boasts lots of homemade cabinetry and an automatic garage door opener on a roll-up garage door.

Garage was made out of block in the 1990s and boasts lots of homemade cabinetry and an automatic garage door opener on a roll-up garage door.

Part of the usable terraced yard with raised garden beds, pomegranate bush and patio area.

Part of the usable terraced yard with raised garden beds, pomegranate bush and patio area.

View of the majestic home from the Mt. Rubidoux bridge crossing Mission Inn Avenue.

View of the majestic home from the Mt. Rubidoux bridge crossing Mission Inn Avenue.

View of the majestic home from famous Mission Inn Avenue.

View of the majestic home from famous Mission Inn Avenue.

One of the spectacular snow-capped views in the winter time!

One of the spectacular snow-capped views in the winter time!

View of the sunset colors framing Mt. Baldy from the Mt. Rubidoux bridge with Mission Inn Avenue meandering out of the photo.

View of the sunset colors framing Mt. Baldy from the Mt. Rubidoux bridge with Mission Inn Avenue meandering out of the photo.

Neighboring home.

Neighboring home.

Just another example of some of the beautiful homes in this downtown Riverside neighborhood!

Just another example of some of the beautiful homes in this downtown Riverside neighborhood!

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