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$ 899,000

Listing No. 26965

c. 1880 Adobe
Valley Center, CA

Main House Front View

Side View w/ Water Tower/Summer Kitchen

Living Room w/ 10' Ceilings & 12

Formal Dining Room w/ 10' Ceilings

~1880s Adobe On 5 Acres w/ Stable, Bonus Buildings, Workshop, Orchard, & More, In San Diego County!

History buffs will love this charming adobe home, among the first built by homesteaders in this area of San Diego County in the late 1800s. It has been impeccably maintained and updated with all the necessary modern conveniences, with a sensitivity to the home’s genealogy and historical charm.

The original portions of the home offer 10-foot ceilings, 12-inch adobe walls, and gleaming hardwood floors. Expanded in the early 1900s, each room showcases unique architectural features, such as French doors and wood beamed ceilings. Natural light pours in through skylights while vintage windows, both craftsman stye and true light, highlight the unique character of the home.

Updates by current owners include new 50-year roof, redwood siding, rain gutters, 4-zone central heat & A/C, remodeled kitchen & bathrooms, tankless water heater, refinished hardwood floors, and new carpet.

The kitchen is a gourmand’s delight, with shaker-style cabinets, granite counters, hardwood floors, Viking range and Sub-Zero refrigerator. It leads to a bright and airy breakfast room with leaded craftsman windows opening to a brick patio, walkways and gardens.

The property has numerous buildings: A cedar horse stable with 5 stalls and a tack room. A 2-story water tower building which now offers a summer kitchen opening to the gardens and a meditation room on the second floor. A 2100 sq ft warehouse which can house boats, RVs, or antique cars. Plus, an 836 sq ft overflow building, currently used as a media room, office, and additional guest quarters.

A seasonal stream borders the property, which has both well and city water. The orange orchard is irrigated by well water, and there is 240v electric throughout the property, from 3 separate meters. Almost 5 level acres offer room to add horse corrals or additional agriculture.

Truly one of a kind, this beautiful gem feels worlds away, yet is just minutes from restaurants, shopping, professional services, great schools, 2 golf courses, and several lakes and nature preserves.

Schedule a tour of this exquisite property today!
Bedrooms: 4
Full Bath(s): 3
Half Bath(s): 0

Heated Sq. Ft.: 2,247
Stories: 2.0

Lot Size: 205,603
Acres: 4.720

Agent Contact Information

Call listing agent Lauren Empey to schedule a tour of this amazing estate!

Lauren Empey

Phone: 858 230-8644
Mobile: 949 433-9899

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  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Dining room
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Barn
  • Garden
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Restored exterior
  • Sprinkler System
  • Storage Building
  • Detached Workshop
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • Carpet
  • Ceiling Fans
  • 1 Fireplaces
  • High Ceilings
  • Original wood windows
  • Skylight
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Septic Tank
  • Sprinkler System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Carriage House
  • 12" Adobe Walls
  • Craftsman Windows
  • Summer Kitchen
  • True Light Windows
  • Well Water

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