4410 Houghton Ave. Riverside CA 92501
The A.E. Hirst House
Beauty abounds in this 1927 Mediterranean Revival Jewel, built by prolific architect Robert H. Spurgeon, for the prominent Hirst family and awarded a Riverside City Structure of Merit. This fairytale home is nestled in the charming enclave of the North Hill Historic District made up of just 24 unique historic homes. Masterfully crafted at 3015 sqft you will find the spacious 3bed 2ba floor plan to be meticulously maintained by a total of 4 owners, perfectly preserved with all the original light fixtures and hardware throughout. As you approach you will be aww inspired by the Original arched door surrounded with custom plaster work. Inside you will find that the Old-World Great Room features exquisite quarter sawn oak floors, open beamed ceilings, floor to ceiling windows, built-ins and 2 fireplaces; this is the perfect space for entertaining or just curling up with a book. The chef’s kitchen has been tastefully remodeled with marble counters and back splash, high-end appliances including a 6 burner Viking Range. Newly remodeled ½ bath is conveniently located between the formal living and kitchen, and easily accessed from the back yard. Stunning formal dining room for the most eloquent dinner parties showcases arched casement windows with courtyard views, unique built ins and coved ceilings. Climb up the rod iron staircase to find 3 ample sized bedrooms, 2 of wich offer private balconies with beautiful courtyard/Mountain views. The full bath was completely remodeled with historic style tile and bath fixtures (a cost of 40k). Amenities for modern living include central air/heat, whole house fan, alarm system, updated plumbing and electrical. Front and back yards have been beautifully landscaped with Mediterranean plants creating a peaceful oasis. 2 car garage has been converted into office space and storage with separate AC system, add a bathroom and you would have a lovely little guest unit, or easily convert back to garage space. Walking distance to Fairmount Park, Mt Rubidoux, and Downtown. This home has been truly loved and cared for and is ready to meet its new Conservators. This home is eligible for the Mills Act which can save you thousands of dollars a year in property taxes.