Friday, March 27, 2009
Historical Riverside - Mediterranean Home
For the past year or so I've been checking out the vintage homes in the downtown Riverside historical districts. Sooner or later I want to live in one! It may be in Riverside, or it may be in Old Towne Orange, or even OT Tustin. Or somewhere else. I don't have a favorite architectural style. I like them all....Craftsman, Mediterranean, Spanish, Tudor, Bungalow. Not so much Victorian though, too much "gingerbread".
This mediterranean period home was built in 1924 by famed local architect Henry L.A. Jekel. In 1933 another local architect, G. Stanley Wilson, designed and built the second story. It is featured in the book "Cottages, Colonials, and Community Places of Riverside, California" by Joan Hall. This is the highest priced historical home currently available in Riverside. It's been on the market for a long time now which indicates it's overpriced. Riverside has been hit hard with foreclosures, so it's almost impossible to sell a high-end house like this one. Currently listed at $699,000. http://www.redfin.com/CA/Riverside/4428-Houghton-Ave-92501/home/4927004