SOLD: 4640 Massachusetts St, San Diego, CA 92116. 7-bedroom 5-bath, 6282 sf, 1929 UNIVERSITY HEIGHTS $3,350,000 begin new search
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Welcome to Kneale Park—a historic estate that is the only one of its stature available in the idyllic University Heights. This Spanish Colonial revival home offers amenities galore, including breathtaking daytime coastal views and a show of bay fireworks at night. The stately 5-bed/3-bath home, built in 1905 by construction magnate Thomas Kneale, boasts original hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, historic light fixtures, and large, picturesque windows. The gourmet kitchen features SS appliances and easy access to sunroom, laundry, BBQ, and wine cellar. The foyer opens to spacious dining, living and family rooms. A large and luxurious master suite features an oversized bathroom, with stone shower with body sprays and a Roman soaking tub. Remodeled, custom-finished closets in all bedrooms and casita attic space offer ample storage. Situated on .54 acres, this walled, private compound is perfect for entertaining with its ample yard and patios, in-ground heated pool and spa, a waterfall koi pond, herb and rose gardens, fruit trees, aviary, play structure, and parking for multiple cars and RV/boat. A 1-bed/1-bath apartment above the front 4-car garage, and the Spanish casita, with a second 3-car garage and attached home office/gym space, offer the potential for rental income, guest accommodations and work-from-home. The location of a property of this size and beauty is unmatched. It’s walking distance to restaurants, shops, parks and is ten minutes from downtown, the airport, and Balboa Park/Zoo. It’s a rare find in urban San Diego and it won’t last! The homeowners are taking the property off market for the holidays while they are out of town! Do not contact the sellers, the property will be back on the market after the new year!If you would like to see the property or have any questions please email us at The first floor offers a large living room with bonus area and huge bay windows with newly installed window coverings. A library/computer room provides a place to relax and read, do work, or crafts. A first-floor bedroom with walk-in closet offers convenient sleeping quarters or another home office space. The glassed-in sunroom will quickly become your favorite place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as you great the day! Three additional second floor bedrooms with ceiling fans, large double pain windows and custom finished walk-in closets provide plenty of flexibility for children, guests, and work/play spaces. Upgraded electrical panel, lined pipes, a newer roof (2009), geological survey, central heat and air, and Cat5 wiring make this home move-in ready. A one bedroom “granny flat” with private entrance, above the front 4-car garage (650 sqft), is perfect to generate rental income or to house a live-in nanny or relative. In 2015 the back property structures were remodeled to include a spacious home office (255 sqft.), 3-car garage, gorgeous 1- bedroom Spanish casita/pool house with full kitchen (300sqft), and large attic storage space (350sqft.). You won’t find another home like this, located in such a convenient area! West University Heights/Mission Cliffs offers easy walking to restaurants and shops on Park Blvd., while being nestled in on a quiet horse-shoe street. Situated ten minutes to downtown and the airport, ten minutes to the zoo and near highly-rate Birney Elementary and several private schools. You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime home. This property historically has only been available every 25-30 years. Now is your chance! Simran’s Edit of our description This historic and private compound is the only one of it’s stature available in the idyllic University Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods. The grounds consist of 3 buildings:, a large main house;, a 600 sq ft. pool house;, and a 4-car garage with a granny flat, plus drive-way parking for multiple cars, boat, or RV. . There is an additional 3 car garage that includes a home office and/ gym space attached to the pool house. The property, situated on .54 acre lot, also features a heated pool and spa, a Koi pond with a waterfall, an aviary structure, a play structure, fruit trees, and rose and herb gardens, with space left over for pure enjoyment and entertainment purposes. The large yard lot leaves/provides plenty of open room so for you can to add your own personal touch as well. The stately 5 bedroom5-bedroom, 3- bathroom main home was built by prominent construction magnate Thomas Kneale in 1905, and still has boasts original hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, historic lighting fixtures, and large picturesque windows with breathtaking coastal views during the day and a show of fireworks from around the bay at night. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and easy access to the wine cellar, sun room and barbeque. A luxurious master bedroom continues with the ocean views and historic charm, accompanied by the ensuite, which has features a stone shower with body sprays and a separate oversized soaking tub. Remodeled, custom-finished California Closets® throughout the main home and attic space off the casita offer ample storage space. The closets in the house have been redone and expanded, some are even custom. The location of a property of this size is unmatched. It’s walking distance to the best restaurants in University Heights, shops, and Trolley Barn Park and is ten minutes from downtown, the airport, and Balboa Park/Zoo.. You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime home!

Address 4640 Massachusetts St

San Diego, CA 92116
Listing Status SOLD
Sold Price $3,125,000
Asking Price $3,350,000
Original Listing $3,350,000 @ 2021-09-20
Terms Cash,Conventional
Sold Terms Cash
Escrow Date 2022-02-11
Closing Date 2022-03-18
Days on MLS 144
Age Restriction N/K
Property Type Fee Simple
Property Restrictions None Known
Sales Restrictions N/K
Mello-Roos Fee $0
HOA Fee $0
Guest Maid, Master Retreat, Office, Wine Cellar, Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom
Square Footage 6282 sf
Bedrooms 7 + 0 optional
Full Bathrooms 5
Family Room 24x16
Living Room 20x13
Dining Room 18x12
Kichen 17x11
Master Bedroom 18x16
2nd Bedroom 15x11
3rd Bedroom 15x11
4th Bedroom 20x14
5th Bedroom 17x14
Directions Not Provided
Cross Street Madison Ave
Market Area Metro Uptown
Neighborhood University Heights
School District Not Listed
Public Records
County San Diego
Assessor Parcel# 444-131-07-00
Geographic Areas

Airport Compatibility Zone: Montgomery Field

Community College District: San Diego CC

School District: San Diego Unified

Zip Code: 92116

Highway Locator

West of I-15

East of I-5

South of I-8

West of I-805

East of SR-163

South of SR-52

South of SR-56

South of SR-78

Ocean Distance 9.0 miles
Year Built 1929
Laundry Location Laundry Room
Elevator Not Listed
Cooling Central Forced Air, Dual
Heating Natural Gas Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Sewer/Septic Sewer Connected
Fireplaces Not Listed
Equipment Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
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Listing Source
Platform SDMLS
AOR San Diego Association of REALTORS (SDAR)
MLS Number 210026690
Courtesy of Pemberley Realty Inc.
Style Detached 2 Story
Material Stucco
Lot Size .5 to 1 AC
Fencing Full
Topography Bluff/Canyon Rim,Level
Roof Tile/Clay
Swimming Pool Heated with Gas
Total Spaces: 13
Garage Spaces: 7
Non-Garage Spaces: 6 - Driveway
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