9633 El Granito

    La Mesa, CA 91941
    • $1,140,000
    • STATUS: ACTIVE
    • ON SITE: 43 days
    • ID#: 190049595
    UPDATED: 52 min ago
    $1,140,000
    • 4
      BEDS
    • 0.83
      ACRES
    • 3
      BATHS
    • 0
      1/2 BATHS
    • 3,200
      SQFT
    • $356
      $/SQFT
    Neighborhood:
    Type:
    Single-Family Home
    Built:
    1910
    County:

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    Description

    WILLIAM GROSS HOUSE: Historic Compound on Mt. Helix’s Grossmont Summit! Designated by the Mills Act, this well-maintained property features stained glass windows and James Hubbell doors, beautiful views, and .83 acre of wooded privacy. 2 bedroom-2 bath main house, a stunning Artist Studio with vaulted ceilings, a 2-bedroom guest house with kitchenette, and a garage/workshop! all just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego! Mills Act property tax was $2526 last year. The guest cottage last rented for $1200/mo. The William Gross House, built in 1910. Historically designated compound with 3 separate living quarters. Main house is 2 bdrm 2bath. Guest cottage has 2 suites. Artist Studio is expansive and can seat 50 for a music recital. Breezes and views abound on this verdant .83-acre spread with tall palm trees & privacy on 2 parcels. This is the 1st home constructed in the "Colony for Artists" on Mt. Helix that attracted famous actors & singers of the era. Mills Act! Property taxes paid in 2018: $2526. 9633 El Granito: a Big Sur aesthetic meets up with the Mount Helix convenience to create a 1 of a kind property. Wood-clad architecture on the multiple structures sited in the densely planted double lot evoke a time from the past. The artist studio has a bank of windows to take in the views of the El Cajon Valley and beyond. Situated on the north slope of Mount Helix, this wooded lot captures the ocean breeze. For most of its history, the property has been owned & cared for by musically-talented folks & artists who find inspiration and creativity there. The Mills Act provides a reduced annual property tax bill. The historical designation was awarded based on 3 separate criteria, including Criterion B: people. The house is associated with people of local and international importance including the namesake of Grossmont, actor & director & author William Gross; Ed Fletcher who was an investor with Gross and whose name is synonymous with development throughout San Diego & is memorialized in the names Fletcher Hills and Fletcher Parkway; legendary opera singer Madame Ernestine Schumann Heinck, one of the world's best operatic contraltos who also entertained US troops during WWI and sold millions of dollars of US War Bonds. The art colony concept attracted many singers and actors, more so as a place of respite from the long tours required back in the days before television to self-promote; rather than a place of creative collaboration that a pure artist colony would cultivate, this popular Mt Helix colony was a status symbol for the owners. Some of the others who invested & owned a home in the colony: composer & lyricist Carrie Jacobs Bond; novelist Owen Wister who wrote "The Virginian" in 1904; poet John Vance Cheney; baritone Charles William Clark; music critic Havrah Hubbard; composer Charles Wakefield Cadman; horticulturist Kate Sessions was involved in landscaping and furnishing trees in the colony; actress Lillian Russell; NYC nightclub owner Grace Godwin-Sperry.

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    9633 El Granito La Mesa, CA 91941

    • Price: $1,140,000
    • Status: ACTIVE
    • Updated: 52 min ago
    • ID#: 190049595
    4
    Beds
    3
    Baths
    0
    ½ Baths
    0.83
    Acres
    3,200
    SQFT
    $356
    $/SQFT
    1910
    Built
    Neighborhood:
    Grossmont
    County:
    San Diego
    Area:
    La Mesa (91941)
    Property Description
    WILLIAM GROSS HOUSE: Historic Compound on Mt. Helix’s Grossmont Summit! Designated by the Mills Act, this well-maintained property features stained glass windows and James Hubbell doors, beautiful views, and .83 acre of wooded privacy. 2 bedroom-2 bath main house, a stunning Artist Studio with vaulted ceilings, a 2-bedroom guest house with kitchenette, and a garage/workshop! all just 15 minutes from downtown San Diego! Mills Act property tax was $2526 last year. The guest cottage last rented for $1200/mo. The William Gross House, built in 1910. Historically designated compound with 3 separate living quarters. Main house is 2 bdrm 2bath. Guest cottage has 2 suites. Artist Studio is expansive and can seat 50 for a music recital. Breezes and views abound on this verdant .83-acre spread with tall palm trees & privacy on 2 parcels. This is the 1st home constructed in the "Colony for Artists" on Mt. Helix that attracted famous actors & singers of the era. Mills Act! Property taxes paid in 2018: $2526. 9633 El Granito: a Big Sur aesthetic meets up with the Mount Helix convenience to create a 1 of a kind property. Wood-clad architecture on the multiple structures sited in the densely planted double lot evoke a time from the past. The artist studio has a bank of windows to take in the views of the El Cajon Valley and beyond. Situated on the north slope of Mount Helix, this wooded lot captures the ocean breeze. For most of its history, the property has been owned & cared for by musically-talented folks & artists who find inspiration and creativity there. The Mills Act provides a reduced annual property tax bill. The historical designation was awarded based on 3 separate criteria, including Criterion B: people. The house is associated with people of local and international importance including the namesake of Grossmont, actor & director & author William Gross; Ed Fletcher who was an investor with Gross and whose name is synonymous with development throughout San Diego & is memorialized in the names Fletcher Hills and Fletcher Parkway; legendary opera singer Madame Ernestine Schumann Heinck, one of the world's best operatic contraltos who also entertained US troops during WWI and sold millions of dollars of US War Bonds. The art colony concept attracted many singers and actors, more so as a place of respite from the long tours required back in the days before television to self-promote; rather than a place of creative collaboration that a pure artist colony would cultivate, this popular Mt Helix colony was a status symbol for the owners. Some of the others who invested & owned a home in the colony: composer & lyricist Carrie Jacobs Bond; novelist Owen Wister who wrote "The Virginian" in 1904; poet John Vance Cheney; baritone Charles William Clark; music critic Havrah Hubbard; composer Charles Wakefield Cadman; horticulturist Kate Sessions was involved in landscaping and furnishing trees in the colony; actress Lillian Russell; NYC nightclub owner Grace Godwin-Sperry.
    Exterior Features

    Exterior Wood Fencing FullGate Lot Size .5 To 1 Ac Parking Garage Description Detached Parking Non Garage Description Carport AttachedCircular Driveway Parking Non Garage Spaces 14 Parking Spaces Total 16 Pool N/K Residential Styles Detached Roof CompositionRolled/Hot Mop Three Or More Steps For Entry Yes Topography RollingSlope Gentle View Evening LightsPanoramicValley/Canyon

    Interior Features

    Bath Totals 3 Bedroom2 Dimensions 18X12 Bedroom3 Dimensions 15X15 Bedroom4 Dimensions 16X14 Bedrooms Total 4 Cooling Central Forced Air Dining Room Dimensions 14X14 Equipment Available DishwasherDisposalDryerMicrowaveRefrigeratorWasherWater Line To RefrGas Range Family Room Dimensions 0X0 Fireplace Fp in Living Room Fireplaces 1 Guest House Est Sq Ft 480 Heat Equipment Forced Air Unit Heat Source ElectricNatural Gas Kitchen Dimensions 15X13 Laundry Location Outside Laundry Utilities ElectricGas Living Room Dimensions 24X16 Master Bedroom Dimensions 18X15 Optional Bedrooms 0 Searchable Rooms N/K Stories 2 Story

    Property Features

    Age Restrictions N/K Architectural Style Craftsman Association ID Pacific Southwest Association Of Realtors (Psar) Cfd Mello Roos Fee 0 Community Mount Helix Cross Streets Fuerte Home Owners Fees 0 Mandatory Remarks None Known Market Area East County Monthly Total Fees 0 Other Fees 0 Ownership Fee Simple Property Restrictions Known Other/Remarks Sales Restrictions N/K Sewer Septic Septic Installed Short Sale No Terms CashConventionalFhaVa Water Available

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