Listed at Allisons Subdivision: 8602 Echo, La Mesa, CA 91941. 3-bedroom 3-bath, 1931 Allisons Subdivision $1,999,000 begin new search
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A unique opportunity to acquire a historical estate not offered for 45 years. Secluded on the hill at the end of a private road with just shy of one acre. This historic property holds a special place in the local community, boasting a rich history and captivating architectural design. Originally constructed in 1891, the Frederick and Marta Binney Ranch House has stood the test of time. Its significance lies in its exquisite Folk Victorian style, which represents the period of Victorian architecture during La Mesa's earliest agricultural growth. As you approach the house, you'll be greeted by a sight that epitomizes the charm of Folk Victorian design. The exterior proudly showcases a steeply pitched roof, adorned with decorative fish scale shingles that add texture and visual appeal. The front porch is a delightful feature, complete with intricate spindle work details, inviting you to relax and take in the surroundings. The pierced barge boards and divided-lite windows add further character and authenticity to this architectural gem. Situated on the high point of the property, the house offers breathtaking views of the neighborhood and Mount Helix. Imagine waking up to panoramic vistas that stretch as far as the eye can see, providing a sense of tranquility and connection to the surrounding natural beauty. It's a perfect vantage point to relax and and enjoy the picturesque landscape of Mount Helix. Beyond the historical significance and architectural splendor, the Binney Ranch House stands as a testament to the early pioneers and ranchers who played a vital role in the agricultural development of Helix, Spring Valley, Lemon Grove, and La Mesa. While preserving the original architecture, the home has undergone thoughtful additions and alterations that remain sympathetic to its heritage. This harmonious blend of old and new ensures that the property maintains its historical integrity while accommodating modern-day comforts and conveniences. The interior of the home features three bedrooms, a bonus room and three bathrooms, offering ample space for comfortable living. With a two-story layout, the residence provides a sense of privacy and separation between living areas. In addition to the main house, the property also includes a guest house and a pool house, providing additional space for visitors or potential uses such as a home office, studio, or recreational area. It's worth noting that 8602 Echo Drive, La Mesa 91941, holds a prestigious position in the community. The property is listed as home #43 on the Designated Historical Landmarks for the City of La Mesa, further highlighting its historical and cultural significance. A new Owner can take advantage of the Mills Act to reduce property taxes. The lot itself spans just shy of 1 acre, providing ample space for outdoor activities and privacy. You'll discover a refreshing pool that invites you to take a dip on hot summer days and a pool house for entertaining. Enjoy a game of tennis if you are so inclined. 8602 Echo Drive, La Mesa 91941, is not just a property; it's a cherished piece of local history. Embrace the opportunity to own this remarkable residence, with its fascinating architectural style, historical value, guest room, pool house, and a prominent place among the Designated Historical Landmarks for the City of La Mesa. Immerse yourself in a bygone era while enjoying the comforts of contemporary living.

Address 8602 Echo

La Mesa, CA 91941
Listing Status Active
Asking Price $1,999,000
Original Listing $2,200,000 @ 2023-06-08
Age Restriction 0
Property Type
Mello-Roos Fee None Listed
HOA Fee $0
HOA Features Gutters
Family Room, Kitchen, Laundry, Library, Living Room, Main Floor Bedroom
Square Footage Not Disclosed
Bedrooms 3
Full Bathrooms 3
Directions Take Spring Street, to Palm Avenue to Echo Drive.
Market Area 91941 - La Mesa
Complex Allisons Subdivision
School District Not Listed
Public Records
County San Diego
Assessor Parcel# 4947122000
Geographic Areas

Airport Compatibility Zone: Montgomery Field

Community College District: Grossmont-cuyamaca CC

Zip Code: 91941

Highway Locator

East of I-15

East of I-5

South of I-8

East of I-805

East of SR-163

South of SR-52

Ocean Distance 17.5 miles
Year Built 1931 (source: Assessor)
Laundry Location Individual Room
Elevator Not Listed
Cooling See Remarks
Fireplaces Family Room,Game Room,Living Room,Primary Bedroom (1)
Appliances No
Assessments No
Association No
Attached Garage Yes
Common Walls No Common Walls
Cooling Yes
Eating Area Breakfast Nook, Dining Room
Entry Location Front Porch
Heating No
High School District La Mesa-Spring Valley
Land Lease No
Laundry Yes
Levels Two
Living Area Source Assessor
Living Area Units Square Feet
Lot Features 0-1 Unit/Acre, Back Yard, Front Yard, Lawn
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Main Level Bathrooms 1
Main Level Bedrooms 1
New Construction No
Parking Yes
Pool Private Yes
Property Attached No
Sprinklers No
Tax Model
View Yes
Monthly Payment Calculator
Listing Source
Platform CRMLS
AOR Pacific Southwest
MLS Number PTP2302729
Courtesy of Coldwell Banker West
Listing Agent Amber Tannehill
Style Single Family Residence
Material Not Listed
Lot Size ~ 39,204 sf
Fencing Not Listed
Topography Not Listed
Roof Composition
Entry Steps 1
Swimming Pool In Ground, Private
Exclusive Yard 0
Garage - Three Door
Total Spaces: 3.00
Garage Spaces: 3.00
Non-Garage Spaces: 0 -
View Mountain(s), Neighborhood