For Sale: 2408 1st Ave, San Diego, CA 92101. 4-bedroom 1.3-bath, 7710 sf, 1889 SAN DIEGO $4,885,000 begin new search
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Embrace the grandeur of San Diego's past with the iconic Long-Waterman Mansion. Once the residence of California Governor Robert Whitney Waterman, this exquisite Victorian estate is nestled in the prestigious Bankers Hill neighborhood. Occupying a vast corner double lot of 14,415 square feet, this Queen Anne Victorian-style masterpiece, constructed in 1889, lies within a leisurely stroll of Balboa Park. Spanning 6,180 square feet, the main residence is a testament to timeless elegance, including expansive attic space. Adjacent to the main dwelling, the property offers substantial parking facilities for up to 10 cars and features the original Carriage House offering 1,530 square feet under mixed-use zoning. The mansion's breathtaking architecture, highlighted by intricate ironwork, welcomes you. Inside, discover a world of detailed craftsmanship with unique carved designs adorning the staircase, a mahogany fireplace, and windows detailed with stained glass, setting a tone of warm hospitality. The estate is richly appointed with hand-carved woodwork, four distinct fireplaces, Italian tile, original stained glass, and elegant solid brass fixtures. A generous porch and an attic offering 1,820 square feet of additional space, including a bedroom with sweeping city and bay views and a widow’s walk, elevate the living experience. The outdoor space features a beautiful historic magnolia tree, a splendid jacaranda tree, a towering camphor tree, and a productive avocado tree, enhancing the property’s charm. Esteemed as a Mills Act-approved estate and listed on the National Register of Historic Places as site #37, this property promises significant tax advantages. Ideally located for effortless enjoyment of Balboa Park's myriad attractions, convenient freeway access, and a quick commute to downtown San Diego, the Long-Waterman Mansion offers an unparalleled blend of residential luxury and potential commercial utility. Seize this rare opportunity to own a piece of California's rich history.

Address 2408 1st Ave

San Diego, CA 92101
Listing Status ACTIVE
Asking Price $4,885,000
Original Listing $5,495,000 @ 2024-04-15
Terms Cash,Conventional
Age Restriction N/K
Property Type Fee Simple
Property Restrictions None Known
Sales Restrictions N/K
Mello-Roos Fee $0
HOA Fee $0
Dining Area, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom
Square Footage 7710 sf
Bedrooms 4 + 1 optional
Full Bathrooms 1
Half Baths 3
Family Room 0
Living Room 16x18
Dining Room 17x14
Kichen 14x16
Master Bedroom 21x14
2nd Bedroom 13x19
3rd Bedroom 16x17
4th Bedroom 14x10
Directions Not Provided
Cross Street Laurel St
Market Area Metro Central
Community Area SAN DIEGO
Neighborhood Bankers Hill
School District Not Listed
Public Records
County San Diego
Assessor Parcel# 533-083-06-00
Geographic Areas

Community College District: San Diego CC

Downtown San Diego: Bankers Hill

School District: San Diego Unified

Zip Code: 92101

Highway Locator

West of I-15

East of I-5

South of I-8

West of I-805

West of SR-163

South of SR-52

South of SR-56

South of SR-78

Ocean Distance 5.8 miles
Year Built 1889
Laundry Location Other/Remarks
Elevator Not Listed
Cooling Central Forced Air
Heating Natural Gas Forced Air Unit
Sewer/Septic Public Sewer
Fireplaces 4 (FP in Living Room, FP in Master BR, Other/Remarks)
Equipment Dishwasher, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Counter Top
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Listing Source
Platform SDMLS
AOR San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR)
MLS Number 240008039
Courtesy of Pacific Sotheby's Int'l Realty
Style Detached 3 Story
Material Wood
Lot Size .25 to .5 AC ~ 14,415 sf
Fencing Partial
Topography Level
Roof Composition
Swimming Pool N/K
Total Spaces: 10
Garage Spaces: 0
Non-Garage Spaces: 10 - Driveway - Brick
View Not Listed