Historic Hearst Mansion

  • $895,000
3003, Craig Avenue, Palermo, Butte County, California, 95966, United States
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Historic Hearst Mansion

3003, Craig Avenue, Palermo, Butte County, California, 95966, United States
  • $895,000


Take a step back in time with all the amenities of today! Historic ‘Queen Anne’ Victorian era home situated on a private country estate that spans over 16 acres. The property once comprised over 800 acres of Orange and Olive groves and was built by the famous Californian couple, Senator George Hearst & Phoebe Apperson Hearst, parents of the equally famous William Randolph Hearst. Several renovations completed in the 1970’s brought the home and grounds into the modern era while maintaining the finishes, detail and beauty of the Victorian times. The home features 4 large bedrooms, 3 full bathrooms, 4 fireplaces, 2 staircases, formal foyer, parlor, great room, elegant double column wrap-around porch, and so much more. The stunning foyer boasts original wood floors and woodwork and ornate staircase. The impressive parlor, boasts a beautiful fireplace, and large curved windows overlooking the porch and grounds beyond. Through the tall pocket doors you will find the great room featuring a brick fireplace, stunning coffered ceilings, wainscotting and large bay windows with built-in seating and views of the koi pond. The formal dining room has another fireplace, chandelier, and stained-glass doors leading to the kitchen. The skillfully updated kitchen boasts a large island, tons of counter and cabinet space, large windows and is open to the sun-filled breakfast room. Downstairs features a full Victorian era bathroom with claw-foot tub, laundry room and another bathroom. Upstairs you’ll find the sleeping quarters and another full bathroom. Each bedroom is unique and beautiful with custom wallpaper and drapes, large windows and tall ceilings. The primary bedroom features bay windows and a fireplace. The renovated bathroom has an inviting soaking tub, marble top vanity, wainscoting and tile flooring. In addition, there is a full, partially-finished basement with multiple rooms and exterior access. The house is situated in a park-like setting surrounded by extensive lawns, walkways, flowering shrubs and trees. The large swimming pool, fountain, hot tub, gazebo and established koi pond complete the inner gardens. The extended grounds include over 100 olive trees, fruit orchard, fenced garden, an elegant front gate, gated pastures, historic barn, large metal shop and solar array to power the entire property. This is a rare opportunity to own a true Victorian Mansion and a piece of California history. Call today to arrange your private viewing of this historic home!


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Updated on April 13, 2022 at 2:11 pm


  • Address 3003 Craig Ave.
  • City Palermo
  • State California
  • Zip/Postal Code 95966
  • Country United States

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