435 W Thorn St


Beds: 5
Baths: 3 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 4,320
Listing #170033289
Reduced to sell, bring your offer. At the peak of the prestigious historic walking district of Bankers Hill, this one of a kind 1926 Italian Palladian home reflects the neo-classical symmetry and grandeur of 16th century Andrea Palladio's architectural vision. While it could be found alongside the grand villas of Lake Como, San Diego is proud to claim it. Mills Act property savings. See Supplemental. At the peak of the prestigious historic walking district of Bankers Hill near balboa park, this one of a kind 1926 Italian Palladian home reflects the neo-classical symmetry and grandeur of 16th century Andrea Palladioâ??s architectural vision. While it could be found alongside the grand villas of Lake Como, San Diego is proud to claim it as its own. Featuring a grand centralized hall graced by porticos on both floors, this masterpiece features pilasters, magnificent Venetian windows, a quartet of arched French doors and curved entry ways throughout. The intricate wooden floors, abundant gumwood windows, doors, beams, and even a built-in confessional, display the artful and painstaking craftsmanship of bygone years and the influence of the original owners, lumber baron N. N. Herriman, and his wife. Lillian. The Herrimans travelled by rail from New York to San Diego. They brought the blueprints of the home they left behind, and replicated it at 435 West Thorn Street. A recessed dome overlooks a grand dining room that opens out to a spacious back veranda trellised by wisteria and red trumpet vines. Original wooden beams crown the palatial living room warmed by a welcoming, over-sized fireplace. Expand the living area by opening a trio of beautiful arched French doors into a parlor room with bar and resplendent with dramatic Venetian arched windows. The gourmet kitchen is over 300 square feet with all Viking appliances, double oven, walk-in pantry, large iron pot holder, French chefâ??s island and separate eating area, with arched doors leading to the veranda on one side and to the side patio on the other. Ten foot walls, and six-foot arched windows stream in natural light, and make this a wonderful gathering place for family and friends. Coved ceilings throughout complement the soaring walls. Exquisite original built-in cabinets adorn the upstairs library, which features an arched confessional gateway, reflecting previous residence by a Bishop. The library French doors open onto a balustraded grand balcony overseeing the front of the residence. Original, one-of-a-kind light fixtures illuminate every room. The back office opens onto a loggia that reveals spectacular views of downtown San Diego and the Bay. A downstairs room may be used as a bedroom, office, studio or playroom. A detached guest house, with a full kitchen and steam shower, an opulent over-sized Jacuzzi, mature landscaping and Venetian fountains are hidden within the propertyâ??s Italian espalier garden walls. A stand up, 1200 square foot attic provides for ample storage and leads to a hosting rooftop with sweeping 360 degree views of downtown, San Diego Bay and Point Loma. No better place to watch Fourth of July fireworks shows! An air-conditioned 200 square foot basement provides for wine storage. Easy walking distance to Hillcrest, Balboa Park, Little Italy and Mission Hills..
Property Features
Location Information
City: San Diego
County: San Diego
Map Code: 1268J7
MLS Area: Metro Uptown
Neighborhood: Bankers Hill
Interior Features
Spa: Private Below Ground, Yes, Heated
Master Bedroom Description: 19x17
1/2 Baths: 1
Dining Room Description: 19x19
Family Room Description: 16x12
Living Room Description: 29x16
Kitchen Description: 21x16
Amenities: Other/Remarks
Has Fireplace: yes
Number of Fireplaces: 1
Fireplace Description: FP in Living Room
Heating: Radiant
Cooling: None Known
Floors: Tile, Wood
Laundry: Closet Full Sized, On Upper Level
Exterior Features
Style: Other
Stories: 2 Story
Exterior: Stucco
Roof: Composition, Tile/Clay
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Meter on Property, Public
Minimum Age for Community: N/K
Security System: Security Lights, Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Det
Has Garage: yes
Garage Spaces: 2
Irrigation: Sprinklers
Fencing: Full, Gate, Other/Remarks, Masonry
Patio / Deck Description: Balcony, Brick, Deck, Gazebo, Slab, Patio
Has a Pool: No
Pool Description: None Known
Guest House: Detached
Site Description: Corner Lot
Lot Description: 7, 500-10, 889 SF
Topography: Level
Lot Size in Sq. Ft.: 7, 500
Has View: yes
View Description: Bay, City, Evening Lights, Water
School District: San Diego Unified
Additional Information
Financing: Conventional
List Date: 06/26/2017
Property Type: SFR
Property SubType: RESIDENTIAL
Year Built: 1927
Status: ACTIVE
Restrictions: None Known
HOA Fee: 0
Miscellaneous: Urban
Garage Description: Detached, Garage

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Bennion Deville Homes
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