3811 Mount Rubidoux Dr. Riverside, CA 92501
JUST SOLD $670,000
Located in the picturesque Mt. Rubidoux Historic District, in downtown Riverside, is the Leroy Simms House perched against the mountain. Designed by Pasadena architect Lester S. Moore, and built by H.L. Travers & Sons in 1912 this two-story home is a gorgeous example of the popular, at the time, prairie style which has panoramic views of downtown Riverside through many of the windows. This home is recognized by the City of Riverside as Structure of Merit #354. It is flat roofed, two stories, has large rooms, beamed ceilings, original wood windows, and many wood details. Original light fixtures hang from the ceilings as they did in 1912; a built in buffet and numerous book cases can be found throughout the home. The large formal dining room is highlighted by a beautiful antique glass window that was removed from Mr. Simms 1891 residence on Orange and 5th. The kitchen has been remodeled and includes a butler's pantry, laundry area, and breakfast room. The jewel of the home is the wood paneled den with tiled fireplace that looks out on to the porch, trees and downtown below. The second floor has 3 bedrooms including a master suite with two walk-in closets and an attached office. The attached office and 2nd walk-in closet could be converted back in to a 4th bedroom. This is a rare find and a real Riverside treasure! Just steps away from the 9th street entrance to Mount Rubidoux Park and just blocks away from the Mission Inn, downtown eateries, and Fairmount Park.