On Site:201 Days
Lot Size:0.45 Acres
The "Beach House" (c. 1896), one of San Diego's cherished, architectural treasures on the National Registry of Historical Places & part of the Mills Act. The Victorian estate sits atop a private, .5+ acre knoll, surrounded by exquisite gardens, mature trees, Swiss Victorian gazebo, two porches & rear patio. The interior is a romantic, articulately planned turn-of-the-century masterpiece with one of the most intricate collections of hand-printed Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper in the country. Ideal location.
Upgraded/new plumbing, electrical, HVAC, solar, wireless alarm, outdoor lighting and more. The A.H. Beach House, also known as the Bergman House, was built in 1896. This famed Queen Anne Victorian estate is one of San Diego's cherished architectural treasures on the National Registry of Historical Places and part of the Mills Act, a state law allowing local governments to reduce property taxes (by as much as 70%) on historic properties in exchange for the preservation of such properties. Escondido's "Crown Jewel" sits on a corner lot, atop a private knoll on a flat .5+ acre lot, surrounded by exquisite gardens, mature trees and a 360 degree gold-tipped, hand-welded privacy gate. An elaborate 2001 Award Winning Swiss Victorian gazebo provides a private, serene environment to enjoy afternoon tea and entertain family and friends. The interior is a warm and romantic, articulately planned, hand-designed masterpiece. A virtual gallery of music quality adornments, 700 S Juniper boasts one of the most intricate collections of hand-printed Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper in the country. The estate features generously proportioned sunlit rooms, a formal living room, 4 bedrooms, 2.5 bathrooms, a garden and breakfast room, stately porches and a SOHO award-winning gazebo, hand-crafted wood doors, trim, knobs and hinges, genuine antique lighting and fixtures, turn-of-the-century finishes and furnishings from all over the world, including the personal homes of famed historians and figures, such as Ulysses S. Grant and Wyatt Earp. Located within walking distance of a charming downtown area and the Mingei Museum, antique and art showrooms, as well as the California Center for the Arts, this home is in the heart of the Old Escondido Historic District. The house was originally built in 1896 by real estate agent Albert Beach, at a time when Escondido had 1,000 residents, according to census records. The house's restoration has received more than 18+ editorial and design awards and in 2001 was the subject of the PBS TV show "Restore America." Previous owners, Virgil and Natalie Bergman, were responsible for placing the house on the National Register of Historic Places in 1994. Bergman was a former dean at Palomar College and president of the Escondido Public Library's board of trustees. *Additional, in-depth details about the home's history, renovations, finishes and furniture available upon request.