From the street, a modest Mills Act Craftsmen opens to three levels of private, canyon living. This distinctive contemporary Mills Act Craftsman in the heart of the historical and proud Mission Hills community opens to 3 levels of private canyon living. This historic home has been expanded to 3999 sq ft and boasts decks and views from every room. Entry level is an entertainer’s dream or the family great room. The original second level has 3 large bdrms/offices and the garden-level is a 1600 sq ft private suite with mini bar and patio/canyon access. Please see supplement for specifics.
Sited on a . 48 acre sloped lot, this 3999 sf (from plans of latest modification) Modern and Historic home brings you both ease of move-in ready and freedom to use spaces to suit your needs. Entering the large living room with fireplace and original oak flooring, you sense an openness with the view windows, the dining room open to the 1st deck and kitchen and a patio to the front for BBQ and neighbors. Turn to the right and look down the hall to multi-use room, powder room, and stairs. In the big, modern kitchen, Siematic cabinets and recycled glass tile, surround stainless steel appliances and reflect a more contemporary look. An arch between the kitchen and dining room was opened, a floating glass bar built-in that now provides a visual opening to the kitchen and a frequent site for cocktails. The main floor is obviously focused on gracious living and entertainment possibilities with whomever is cooking still in the mix! The 3 rooms and two baths on the second floor are currently used as an art studio, office, and guest room. 2 of the 3 rooms share the second deck; one of these rooms is the original master suite with an en-suite bath. The Master Retreat is the entire lower floor with its own small fridge and dishwasher for step-saving, private laundry, and enormous closets (yes, plural). There are spaces for lounging, desk work, huge screen tv, gym, or whatever fancies, as well as a direct walk-out to patio and adjacent garden and sculpture patio. Unique and meticulously designed, the very large nature canyon is bordered by a “paper street” providing a significant buffer and the canyon is completely walkable. it is drought tolerant with a self-watering system. It’s like living in a private preserve! The home has 2 new heat and a/c systems, and, amazing for mid-city, a respect for both nature and silence. Close the door and try it! Mission Hills is the historical hillside hub of original San Diego. Original downtown was scrubby with horses, dirt streets and sea traffic. A quick uphill trek opened a community of fine living and convenient leadership housing. 2 blocks from Mission Hills’s first home, this home shares the culture. The neighborhood celebrates history and architecture, as well as a host of community activities like the annual 4th of July celebrations in the park, a Mission Hills Town Council and Business Associations, San Diego’s finest garden club and tour, excellent schools, and of course school and church and youth sports groups. Embracing new neighbors and engaging with great people is a practice long valued in Mission Hills.