3190 Lemon St., Riverside

3190 Lemon St., Riverside CA 92501 listed by "The Sister Team"

[ 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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Front door entry with original ceiling light and wood ceiling. Light flanking door is a replica.

Expansive wraparound front porch with areas for entertaining. Note the wood ceiling and impressive columns.

The other side of the front porch -- even more areas to entertain or just sit and watch the world go by. During the Christmas holiday, you'll see horse and buggies ride by as they admire the historic homes in this neighborhood!

Living room with original hardwood floors, original box beam ceiling with the original light fixtures! Window seats too!
The parlor is to the left as you walk through the front door. Gorgeous original hardwood floors, crown molding and built-in shelving. A grand piano would fit perfectly in this room!

Craftsman columns with built-in bookcases separate the parlor from the living room (to the left).
Large formal dining room with gorgeous original hardwood floors, box beam ceiling, built-in China hutch and swinging door to the left that leads to the kitchen.

Built-in China hutch with leaded glass and a plate rail that runs the perimeter of the dining room.

Intricate box beam ceilling in dining room with original light fixtures. Photo was taken from floor to expose as much of this amazing ceiling as possible.

Original functioning pocket doors separating living room from formal dining room.

View of formal dining room to the right (through the open pocket doors), stairway to second floor and doorway at bottom of stairs leading to kitchen, and to the far left is the parlor. This is another perfect vantage point to admire the box beam ceiling.

Parlor to the left, and to the right of the stairs is a short hallway that leads to the kitchen -- there is another stairway (originally for the servants) on the other side of the basement door access in same hallway.

Spacious kitchen large enough for a preparation island, with original floors, new granite counter top, and built-in hutch. Breakfast nook far back right door.

Built-in kitchen hutch.

How adorable is this breakfast nook, overlooking the backyard!!!

Built-in bookcase in the breakfast nook. Photo taken from nook bench and looking into the kitchen.

Stairway mid-landing viewed from second floor landing.

Extra large second floor landing which leads to four large bedrooms and a large bathroom too!

One of four large bedrooms on the second floor. Notice the original wood floors, crown molding and original light fixtures!

Alternate view of bedroom, with TWO closets and gorgeous original windows.

Second of four large upstairs bedrooms. Note the original wood floors, gorgeous windows and crown molding. Plus there is a walk-in closet!

Third of four large upstairs bedrooms with a walk-in closet, original light fixtures and original wood floors.

Fourth spacious upstairs bedroom overlooking the backyard, currently being used as office space.  This room has one large closet and another door that leads to extra attic storage!

Upstairs bathroom with original sink, tile flooring, medicine chest, and claw foot tub!  There is also a separate tiled shower enclosure even though the claw foot tub has a circular shower curtain rod and stationary shower head.

Original bathroom tile flooring!

Original claw foot tub.

Downstairs bathroom adjoining guest room/office, also accessible through laundry room.

View of home from pool-sized backyard. Homeowner has not decided whether above ground spa will stay with home or not. Citrus trees, pomegranate and shade trees.

Low-maintenance side yard viewed from the wraparound porch.

City of Riverside Structure of Merit  #210


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