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Seeking a project with incredible potential? Take a trip back in time in this vintage home in need of renovation. In the late 1800s, Ventura became incorporated as a town, a courthouse and wharf were built, and the Southern Pacific Railroad began service to the area, connecting inland California communities with the gold coast. This original home was built in 1893 on a large, deep lot. There is a detached garage fronting an alley for access on both sides. Step onto the raised front porch, catch a glimpse of the sparkling Pacific Ocean, and imagine Ventura life at the turn of the century. This Victorian home has a traditional floorplan with 10-ft. ceilings, a grand foyer, an oversized parlor, and a downstairs bedroom. Upstairs, four bedrooms all have walk-in closets, and one bedroom features sweeping ocean views. The dining room is bright with lots of windows and there is a service porch off the open kitchen. The lot gently slopes up toward the detached garage, and there is plenty of room to recreate a stunning garden. Bring your imagination and your contractor to restore this vintage beauty, or explore possibilities for an ADU (or two?) or additional development. Built with old-growth redwood, the home features classic and elegant details, a striking staircase, imported European chandeliers, beautiful woodwork and stained glass. It will need extensive improvements but could be restored to grand stature.

Additional Details

  • Bedrooms 5
  • Bathrooms 1/1
  • Square Feet 2237
  • Lot Square Feet 8740
  • Year Built 1893
  • Floors 2
  • Style Victorian