The “Jewel of Escondido” – $2,195,000
Pairing antiques style with modern comforts, this gorgeous Queen Anne Victorian Estate exudes an opulent influence that is instantly recognizable. No other home in the Old Escondido Historic District can claim more than 18 awards for design and excellent restoration work. The “A.H. Beach House” stands apart from the rest. It is truly the “Jewel of Escondido”. Offering a who’s who of decor and high-quality period compositions, this home was elaborately restored by renowned art collector Harry Parashis. The interior flourishes with Bradbury and Bradbury wallpaper designed by Walter Crane and William Morris, original refinished hardwood floors throughout the lower level, grand double parlor room with a historic fireplace including Minton tile from Italy, Ulysses S. Grant’s fireplace holder and wonderful large wooden mantel from a historic home in Pasadena. The large gothic style dining room includes an 1890’s one of a kind chandelier, original mahogany chair rail, with an original stain glass door leading to the gardens. The garden room is available for viewing the mature English style gardens which then leads to the period piece yet appropriately modern kitchen including a double oven, four burner stove, sub-zero refrigerator and freezer. The original mahogany staircase leads to four large bedrooms, each with its own history and are all fully restored using period peace finishes. The bathrooms have been refurbished using period pieces including an 1890’s sink from North Sheldon Warehouse, a bathtub from the late Doris Day which actually predates the home and is made with nickel plated legs and a wooden inlet, also one of the few remaining “John Douglas” toilets is located in the master bathroom. The hand carved glass windows look over a wonderful view of the English style gardens. Outside, European perfection graces the open .5 acres with an English garden, imported Italy fountain, Swiss Victorian gazebo, willow arbor covered in flowering roses and wisterias. As you walk around the property you notice the huge array roses, three 120-year-old canary palms, avocado tree, wisterias, vegetable garden beds, herb beds and succulents. Steeped in old-world beauty and significance this 1896 Queen Anne Victorian still has all the modern comforts of new HVAC, new plumbing, new electrical, two car detached garage with alley access, and paid solar. This Historic home exudes sophistication and comfort.
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Updated on May 17, 2021 at 8:32 am