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c. 1880 Italianate

Old Town Tustin
Tustin, California 92780

Beautiful Victorian Italianate

Historical Victorian Italianate Home
Historical Victorian Italianate Home
This home is one of the few larger historic homes in Old Town Tustin. It has a large front porch that looks out towards the two 100+ year old camphor trees.
This beautiful Victorian Italianate home, nestled among ancient camphor trees on a huge 17,000 SQFT LOT, is a fine example of Tustin's historical past. Once a hotel on the stagecoach route in the 1800's, it was later converted to a residence called "The Villa". The interior boasts exquisite hand-carved wood moulding and casings and a spectacular wood-paneled library/den with the first known use of eucalyptus wood as an interior finish. The three bedrooms and grand stairway are beautifully detailed and one of the bedrooms has a “baby” room off one side. The property also features a DETACHED GUEST HOUSE which includes a guest bedroom with bath downstairs and a 500 sqft one bedroom caretaker's apartment upstairs.
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Wood paneled library
Wood paneled library
Tustin's pioneer, Charles Wilcox, had this library built to house his special collection of books. This is the first interior use of eucalyptus wood. The room closes off from the rest of the house completely.
Grand staircase
Grand staircase
The beautiful grand staircase leads to the bedrooms upstairs. It features burled wood accents and is wood under the carpet.
Bedrooms 3
Full Baths 1
Heated Sq. Ft. 2,600
Stories 2
Lot Size 17000


  • Breakfast Room
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Kitchen
  • Living room
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Garden
  • Guest House
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Built-in Bookcases
  • Carpet
  • Fireplaces
  • Grand staircase
  • Original wood windows
  • Vinyl floors
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Wood floors
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Refrigerator
  • Sprinkler System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • Claw-foot Tub(s)
  • Hand carved casings
  • Hand carved mouldings
  • Original hardware
  • Two fireplaces
  • Wood paneled library

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Historical Past

This historically significant property was once a hotel and a stagecoach stop. In fact, there are photos of the property with a horse-drawn stage in front of the house taken in the late 1800's. The house was converted to a residence called "The Villa" by owner Charles Wheaton Wilcox who is one of Tustin's major pioneers. Wilcox's large collection of books was housed in The Villa's eucalyptus wood-paneled library, which is believed to be the first such use of this wood. Wilcox helped found and was a director of the First National Bank of Tustin. He also helped start the Episcopal Church of Tustin.

Archived in July, 2012

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