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5121 Magnolia Ave., Riverside

June 1, 2017 ·

5121 Magnolia Avenue, Riverside, CA 92506 listed by THE SISTER TEAM

[ SOLD for $720,000 on 8/25/2017 ]  This 1923 quintessential American Colonial Revival “Father of the Bride” home located in the heart of the historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood was designed by renowned architect Henry L.A. Jekel, who designed many impressive and opulent Riverside homes from 1923 thru 1940.

From the elegant entry with grand staircase to the newly remodeled kitchen to the spacious master bedroom en suite, your head will spin with delight at the upgrades that meld seamlessly with the original features of this extraordinary home.

With approximately 3,000 square feet, you’ll be WOW’d with two fireplaces, central air/heat, whole house fan, original hardwood floors, newer int/ext paint, updated electrical, indoor laundry, laundry chute, basement, and paid electric solar. The newly remodeled eat-in kitchen boasts Onyx counter tops, farm sink, dishwasher, refrigerator, stainless steel stove and microwave, and breakfast bar overlooking the step-down family room with fireplace, built-in entertainment center, and comfy carpeting to lounge while hanging out with family and friends.

There’s a powder room on the main floor, as well as a bedroom that’s been modified into an office, with an additional four bedrooms and two bathrooms upstairs. This home is part of the Mills Act, which equates to saving over 70% on property taxes! !

All of this situated upon a landscaped quarter acre (10,454 sq ft lot) with in-ground pool/spa with diving board and slide, as well as covered patio, citrus trees, smart Wi-Fi irrigation, brick and stainless steel BBQ, and plenty of space with shade trees, along with some grassy areas, for entertaining year-round. In addition to a three-car carport, there is also a one-car garage.

This stately home has been featured in magazines, been on the Panhellenic Home Tour and the Old Riverside Foundation home tour, and has been admired for years. An exquisite home and a rare opportunity to own a piece of Riverside history!

 


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What a stately structure in the heart of the historic Wood Streets neighborhood, with lovely rose trees lining the brick sidewalk, as well as mature shade trees dotting the landscape.

What a stately structure in the heart of the historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood, with lovely rose trees lining the brick sidewalk, as well as mature shade trees dotting the landscape.

 

Elegant brick walkway leading to the front entrance.

Elegant brick walkway leading to the front entrance.

 

The front entrance is just as stately today as it was when built in 1923, as designed by renowned architect Henry L.A. Jekel.

The front entrance is just as stately today as it was when built in 1923, as designed by renowned architect Henry L.A. Jekel.

 

Original front door entryway with leaded decorative glass.

Original front door entryway with leaded decorative glass and original hardwood floors throughout most of the main floor.

 

Grand staircase view as you enter the home.

Grand staircase view as you enter the home and gorgeous views of the original hardwood floors.

 

Living room with gorgeous hardwood floors, French doors leading to back porch, recent decorator paint, and lovely fireplace.

Living room with gorgeous original hardwood floors, French doors leading to back porch, recent decorator paint, and lovely fireplace.

 

Alternate view of elegant living room.

Alternate view of elegant living room.

 

Recently remodeled kitchen with hardwood floors, dishwasher, stainless steel gas stove and built-in microwave, and refrigerator that's included.

Newly remodeled kitchen with hardwood floors, dishwasher, stainless steel gas stove and built-in microwave, and refrigerator that’s included.

 

Newly remodeled kitchen with Onyx counter tops, farm sink, and subway tile back splash.

Newly remodeled kitchen with Onyx counter tops, farm sink, and subway tile back splash.

 

Built-in hutch with seemingly endless cabinetry and Onyx counter tops. To the left is the door to the laundry chute from the second floor.

Built-in hutch with seemingly endless cabinetry and Onyx counter tops. To the left is the door to the laundry chute from the second floor.

 

Chic breakfast nook with hardwood floors and lots of natural light. You could reach out the windows to the left and pluck lemons right from the tree!

Chic breakfast nook with hardwood floors and lots of natural light. You could reach out the windows to the left and pluck lemons right from the tree!

 

View of the breakfast bar in the kitchen with a view into the step-down family room with built-in entertainment center and fireplace.

View of the breakfast bar in the kitchen with a view into the step-down family room with built-in entertainment center and fireplace.

 

Step-down family room with built-in display shelves, fireplace, and soft carpeting for lounging around and watching morning cartoons or family movies together.

Step-down family room with built-in display shelves, fireplace, and soft carpeting for lounging around and watching morning cartoons or family movies together.

 

Alternate view of family room looking towards the kitchen.

Alternate view of family room looking towards the kitchen.

 

 

Spacious formal dining room idea for family gatherings throughout the year.

Spacious formal dining room idea for family gatherings throughout the year.

 

Alternate view of long formal dining room with an alcove for your sideboard or buffet.

Alternate view of long formal dining room with an alcove for your sideboard or buffet, and beautiful original hardwood floors.

 

Main floor bedroom has been custom fitted with a desk for office use, or turn it back into a bedroom.

Main floor bedroom has been custom fitted with a desk for office use, or convert easily enough back into a bedroom.

 

Main floor powder room is conveniently located near the main floor bedroom.

Main floor powder room is conveniently located near the main floor bedroom.

 

Indoor laundry.

Indoor laundry.

 

Upstairs master bedroom suite with ceiling fan, carpeting, and lots of natural light from the many beautiful windows. Large sitting area, as well as a walk-in closet.

Upstairs master bedroom suite with ceiling fan, carpeting, and lots of natural light from the many beautiful windows. Large sitting area, as well as a walk-in closet.

 

Master bathroom with shower in tub, tile floor, and double vanity for the discerning couple.

Master bathroom with shower in tub, tile floor, and double vanity for the discerning couple.

 

The second of four upstairs bedrooms with new decorator paint, comfy carpeting, and ceiling fan.

The second of four upstairs bedrooms with new decorator paint, comfy carpeting, and ceiling fan.

 

Upstairs landing with spacious linen closet with doorways leading to two more bedrooms

Upstairs landing with spacious linen closet with doorways leading to two more bedrooms.

 

The third of four upstairs bedrooms, with comfy carpeting, new decorator paint, and ceiling fan.

The third of four upstairs bedrooms, with comfy carpeting, new decorator paint, and ceiling fan.

 

The fourth of four upstairs bedrooms with carpeting, ceiling fan, and a smaller walk-in closet.

The fourth of four upstairs bedrooms with carpeting, ceiling fan, and a smaller walk-in closet.

 

Lovely and bright upstairs hallway bathroom.

Lovely and bright upstairs hallway bathroom.

 

Quite spacious back covered porch with French doors off the living room.

Quite spacious back covered porch with French doors off the living room.

 

View of the back porch from the side gate along Chapman Place.

View of the back porch from the side gate along Chapman Place. There’s also smart Wi-Fi irrigation!!

 

The inground pool not only has a diving board, but a slide too. The kids, both young and old, will stay busy for hours with these features.

The in-ground pool not only has a diving board, but a slide too. The kids, both young and old, will stay busy for hours with these features.

 

The pool comes with a removable pool fence to protect children and pets.

The pool comes with a removable pool fence to protect children and pets.

 

Built-in BBQ area next to the covered patio -- great backyard for entertaining!

Built-in BBQ area next to the covered patio — great backyard for entertaining!

 

Side yard entrance off of Chapman Place with custom-made wrought iron Riverside Raincross emblem. Mission Inn founder Frank Miller obtained a U.S. patent in 1908 for this design featuring a two-armed cross above a mission bell in a trapezoid which are now found everywhere in Riverside.

Side yard entrance off of Chapman Place with custom-made wrought iron Riverside Raincross emblem. Mission Inn founder Frank Miller obtained a U.S. patent in 1908 for this design featuring a two-armed cross above a mission bell in a trapezoid which is now found practically everywhere in Riverside.

 

 

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