[ SOLD for $345,000 — 02/01/2013 ] This 1911 museum-quality Craftsman is best known as the Walter D. Clark House and was designed by master Riverside architect G. Stanley Wilson, who also designed the world-famous Mission Inn and the Riverside Municipal Auditorium.
Homes of this quality, that have sustained their originality for over 100 years, are few and far between. The original wood throughout the dining room, living room and parlor has never been painted, and most of the original light fixtures were found in the basement and lovingly cleaned and returned to their original locations. This incredible piece of history has been the focus of several home tours, and deserves to be purchased by someone who will appreciate the grandeur and promote the sophistication and diverse cultural elegance of downtown Riverside.
This home sits on a corner lot among other historic homes in the Heritage Square Historic District and boasts over 2700 sq ft with 4 large bedrooms upstairs, small guest room and adjoining bath downstairs, a large living room with box beam ceiling with original light fixtures and fireplace, a parlor with built-in glass-fronted cabinetry, and a large formal dining room with an amazingly intricate box beam ceiling along with a built-in China hutch.
In addition, there are working pocket doors that separate the living room from the formal dining room. A swinging door leads to the spacious kitchen with granite counter tops and the most charming breakfast nook, and separate laundry room with laundry chute and two utility sinks. There are creature comforts like central air/heat, newer interior/exterior Benjamin Moore paint, newer water heater and updated electrical. The large upstairs bathroom retains the original tile floor, sink, and claw foot tub.
A long wraparound porch extends itself along the front facade and toward the low-maintenance side yard. There is a large basement with interior and exterior acess — perfect for storage and/or a wine cellar. The fully fenced pool-sized lot is 8712 sq ft (.20/acre) with many citrus trees, a gigantic pomegranate tree, and mature shade trees.
This is a STANDARD (equity) sale — no banks to deal with!
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