[ SOLD for $550,000 on 6/27/2019 ] Welcome home to this grand and ultra-charming orange grove home in the desirable historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood, with just under 3,000 sq ft. The home sits back on a corner lot and is surrounded by a black wrought iron fence providing style and privacy.
On the main floor, you’re welcomed by a sizable living room built for a party, with an adjacent step-down sitting room with fireplace, which is an ideal retreat. The family room connects to the formal dining room (both with refinished original oak floors) and then through the double French doors, you’ll step down into the most delightful sunroom, which overlooks two gardens.
A country kitchen, with antique stove and original wood floors, beckons the hidden chef to create and serve appetizing meals to family and friends either in the formal dining room or the informal breakfast room with its collage of wine labels covering the doors of an original cabinet with added marble top. Just off the kitchen is a pantry and a 3/4 bathroom, and then there’s a half bath and laundry room adjacent to the breakfast room.
There are two stairwells to reach the 2nd floor, with three large bedrooms with ample closet space, plus an additional guest bedroom or office space. There is new carpeting and two restored and remodeled bathrooms as well.
Enjoy the quality of turn-of-the-century craftsmanship, with modern updates such as electrical (no knob & tube) and plumbing, central heat and air with two newer A/C units, new duct work, insulation, 10-yr-old 50-year roof on house and garage, earthquake retrofit, as well as a newer pump and filter for the in-ground pool.
The lot size is 11,260 (.25/acre) with an impressive 2-car garage and 2-story barn (oodles of storage), and a black-bottom pool and spa. Close to 50 rose bushes adorn the grounds, including climbers, hybrid teas, Floribunda, Old English, and miniatures. The gardens also include Iris, Freesias, Borage, a mature Magnolia tree, 7 fruit trees, 2 raised veggie beds, and a strawberry patch.
Built in an era when quality was paramount, this corner home with two porches, fully enclosed yard, and a driveway off Ramona Drive with space for two vehicles plus the 2-car garage, is a focal point in the historic “Wood Streets” neighborhood. Just blocks from the abundant culture in downtown Riverside and the historic Mission Inn Hotel and Spa, as well as convenient proximity to GREAT schools, entertainment, and freeways if you’re a commuter. A spectacular piece of history in one of Riverside’s finest neighborhoods.
For a private showing, call April Glatzel at (951) 205-4429.
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