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$ 2,895,000

1922 Georgian Colonial

2961 1st Avenue
Bankers Hill
San Diego, California

Presenting the John Henry & Katherine Zitt House

Introducing the John Henry & Katherine Zitt House (also known as Dodd-Bennett)
Introducing the John Henry & Katherine Zitt House (also known as Dodd-Bennett)
Iconic Glamour, Unparalleled Craftsmanship! Introducing an Estate befitting the most discerning palate. Awarded Mills Act Tax Status in 2012, it's easily recognized as The Bankers Hill Landmark Residence. This breathtaking home (also known as Dodd-Bennett) is majestically situated on a magnificent presiding elevation. Celebrate the rarely found Georgian Revival architecture! Its cultivated beauty, sourced from Roman & Greek architectural lines, create a modern nobility that seamlessly blends elegance and grace, form and function.
Back Courtyard with Luscious Greenery
Back Courtyard with Luscious Greenery
Grand Staircase
Grand Staircase
Formal Living Room
Formal Living Room
Expanded and Remodeled Kitchen
Expanded and Remodeled Kitchen
Top of the Line Appliances
Top of the Line Appliances
Formal Dining Room
Formal Dining Room
Breakfast Area adjoining to Back Patio
Breakfast Area adjoining to Back Patio
Relaxing Back Patio
Relaxing Back Patio
Master Bedroom with Bay Views
Master Bedroom with Bay Views
Master Bathroom with Carrara Marble and Two Separate Vanities
Master Bathroom with Carrara Marble and Two Separate Vanities
Massive Master Closet
Massive Master Closet
Side Entry to Estate with 2-Single Car Garages
Side Entry to Estate with 2-Single Car Garages
Detached Guest Suite
Detached Guest Suite
Formal Front Entry
Formal Front Entry
Mills Act Tax Status
Mills Act Tax Status
Bedrooms 4
Full Baths 4
Half Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,130
Stories 2
Acres 0.2
Property Taxes
$ 6,772
MLS No. 180029077

Features.

  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 2nd Floor Laundry Room
  • Attic
  • Basement
  • Dining room
  • Gourmet Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Walk-Up Attic
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Gated Entry
  • Guest House
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Detached Workshop
  • Built-in Cabinets
  • 4 Fireplaces: Gas logs
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Walk-In Closets
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof
  • Central air
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Butler's Pantry
  • Plaster Walls
  • Mills Act Tax Status

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Ascent Real Estate
944 Orange Ave
Coronado, CA 92118

Ken Pecus

Phone: 619 878-5098

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History

This residence has undergone a renaissance like few others before. Its evolution from the original Colonial Manor to a brilliant 21st Century masterpiece was an act of love. A comprehensive plan of historic preservation and restoration was completed, and in concert with the Historic Resources Board of San Diego. The home was renovated and substantially expanded without compromising original architectural elements. It was awarded Mills Act Tax status in 2012 and carries a significant benefit of property tax reduction. Moreover, at the time of its addition to the historic registry, this home was the ONLY Georgian Revival in all of San Diego County’s historic homes. Structural element changes include the addition of over 1100sf including a completely repurposed flow of the kitchen, dining, and family rooms. This was accomplished with the incorporation of a beautiful new breakfast room, both wet and dry butler pantries, and a more than doubling of the original kitchen square footage. The kitchen is a sumptuous presentation on a grand scale. You will revel in the intelligence of design and the abundance of beauty. Features include a 6 burner Viking with grill, French Door SubZero Refrigerator complete with auxiliary cooling drawers; plus a delicious helping of Carrara marble throughout. The counters, massive island, and endless cabinetry will have even the pickiest of Chef, in a state of constant felicity! Included in the expansion but not counted in the square footage, was the addition of the coveted 2nd garage & a garden utility room, which has been pre-plumbed! The master suite is a spacious enclave with ornamental fireplace which can be made functional. It offers a panoramic view of San Diego Harbor & surrounds which will keep you captivated. The master bath & wardrobe can rival the best. Get lost in the inviting soaking tub or perhaps take a trip to the Mediterranean with a shower in the Carrara Tile Grotto! Walk past the dual Spouse & Spouse mahogany vanities framed by floor to ceiling marble, and you will be delighted by the 21st century wardrobe; no description, you just have to experience. Perhaps one of the most amazing features of this estate was the addition of the guest suite, detached, but connected through a covered walkway. It is self-contained with an en-suite bath and convenient fridge. Feel like you are nestled in Cape Cod with the quaint surroundings overlooking the gardens. In addition, the estate's 2 individual garages have high ceilings, so you don’t have to compromise on your choice of vehicle. Additionally, all expectations are met as the residence provides 4 fireplaces, dual system forced HVAC, all plumbing and electrical has been replaced, all walls and ceilings are new and replastered, original Crown Molding has been retained, & large areas of wainscoting has been installed & enhanced. There are 2 tankless water heaters, Sound Advance in-wall invisible speaker system, & CAT 5 & 6 wiring. Hidden features include huge standup attic in house & garage. Bankers Hill is the Crown Jewel of San Diego. The stately homes & estates beckon to a bygone era, yet they seamlessly mix with our 21st Century adaptation. No matter which direction you go: North, South, East or West, in a matter of minutes you will be immersed in the most important cultural zones of San Diego. Balboa Park with its museums, theaters and stunning architecture is a short stroll East over a romantic wooden trestle bridge spanning Olive Canyon. Hillcrest with it's vibrancy of nightlife & shopping is to the north, & a few blocks to the West is the current destination of choice for all things dining- Little Italy. Finally Downtown with all it's offerings sits regally to the South! This home also carries an amazing recent pedigree. It has been the featured home in both San Diego Magazine & San Diego Home and Garden. It was also featured as the Historical Society's San Diego County Designer Showcase Home!

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Listing No. 28021

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www.kenpecus.com

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