c. 1927 Tudor Revival
Mission San Jose
The Starr Estate
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|Heated Sq. Ft.||5,973|
|Unheated Sq. Ft.||1,085|
|Under Mills Act, less than $12,000|
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More About This HouseA work of art and a true historic treasure, the Starr Estate offers the opportunity to own a grand estate in an incredible garden setting. Tucked away in the over 5.4-acre Gardens of Palmdale in Fremont’s prestigious Mission District, the stunning Tudor Revival style home has been meticulously restored and renovated by a team of renowned architects, designers and craftsman. All of the character of the 1920s mansion has been lovingly preserved and the finest of modern amenities have been incorporated. The result is a one-of-a-kind estate offering a four bedroom main house with large basement, detached two-car garage with two bedroom guest house, and expansive flat wooded backyard. Under the Mills Act, the registered historic home also offers significant property tax benefits that will add value for years to come.
Palmdale originated in 1858 as the residential estate of Eliam Lynman Beard, an early pioneer who helped to establish commercial agriculture and horticulture in the region. Its next owner, Juan Gallegos, played important roles in the development of the Fremont area in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. The land passed through the hands of several other families until the 1920’s when it was sold to two sisters, Irene Wagnes Hansen and Hazel Wagnes Starr. Each built a summer home on the property, The Starr House being the later sister’s. The striking pink home fronts onto the sprawling lawns of the Gardens of Palmdale, which is now permanently preserved as a passive public park.
The open concept Starr House is flooded with natural light, washing in from the abundant leaded and stained glass windows, all original or restored. Historic millwork, original hardwood floors and neoclassical murals pair with luxurious traditional finishes such as Italian marble and limestone to create a transitional home that is both clean and detailed. This home must truly be experienced to appreciate. Please call for a private showing.
Surrounding AreaThe Starr House is tucked away in the 5.4 acre Gardens of Palmdale, with sprawling lawns and majestic trees, in Fremont's prestigious Mission District. The home is walking distance to the neighborhood's top performing schools, the highest rated in the Bay Area, and a short drive to the Silicon Valleys top employment centers.
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