4494 Hortensia St, San Diego, CA 92103

3 beds4 baths2,500 sqft Edit

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Sold: $1,950,000
Sold on 09/15/14
Zestimate®: $1,382,783
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Meticulously Restored, Historically Designated Landmark, Mills Act Residence Designed In 1927 Is A Spanish Colonial Revival Masterpiece. It Spectacularly Aligns Its Heritage, Private Hilltop Canyon Location & Grand Luxury. Amid Entry Courtyard & Terraced Gardens, Nestled Within Mission Hill?s Historic District, One Of San Diego?s Most Prestigious Locations. Ideal For The Most Discerning, Whether As A Primary Residence, Vacation Getaway Or A Pied A Terre For Coastal San Diego & Rancho Santa Fe Residents.
Five-Star, Architectural Digest Luxury Living Within The Private Sanctuary Of This Historic Masterpiece Ideal For The Most Discerning, Whether As A Primary Residence, Vacation Getaway Or A Pied A Terre For Coastal San Diego & Rancho Santa Fe Residents.
ONLY TOTALLY RESTORED, MINT CONDITION, Luxury-Infused, Architecturally Significant Home Of This Size/Price/Acreage On Market In Mission Hills, Point Loma, La Jolla -- Beautifully Presented And Nearly All Of The Custom Furnishings/Antiques Are Available For Purchase: Turnkey Luxury, Zero Projects And A Wonderful Story For Family, Friends, Business Associates!
Shown Only To The Most Discriminating And Qualified Buyers. Own A Piece Of History, Save Hugely On Property Taxes Via Mills Act And Live Like Royalty!
With signature period design inspired by Spanish architecture and styles defined by the American Arts and Crafts Movement, this three bedroom, three and one half bath sits atop a uniquely private Mission Hills canyon surrounded by open acres that provides an intimated vista for both luxurious daily living and entertaining at every scale. Magnificent for intimate gatherings or more formal entertaining, guests will treasure their time at The Samuel & Lulu Maxwell House. Quintessential integrated indoor/outdoor Southern California living, truly must be seen to fully understand!
*Walled/gated/hedged for privacy *Peaceful quiet sanctuary, no street noise *Exquisite Spanish entry courtyard with tiled fountain *Terraced gardens overlooking private canyon *All new draught tolerant, low maintenance landscape *Large bamboo privacy hedge *Historic detail throughout *Wrought iron hardware *Period fixtures *Hardwood living/dining room/kitchen *Intricate Patterned Spanish tile floors *Coved & coffered archways *Alcoves *Built-ins *French doors *Rough-hewn wood-beamed ceiling *Spacious living room deck perfect for al fresco dining *Outdoor living room *Full-house in-wall entertainment system/network/security *All bedrooms with en-suite baths *Powder half bath in entry *Extraordinary master bedroom enclave with canyon views, walk-in closet, adjoining library/sitting room/home office with fireplace *Original fireplaces now plumbed for gas *Custom closets throughout, unparalleled storage *Central A/C *Screened windows *Elegant window coverings *Exquisite kitchen, totally gutted: Viking, Fisher Paykel appliances & Miele in-wall espresso system, custom-design lighting fixtures, hardwood floors. *So Much More!

What I love about the home

The Samuel & Lulu Maxwell House has been completely restored with a nod to both luxury and history, culminating with The City Of San Diego's Historic Resources Board designation and Mills Act contract recorded whose benefits convey to the new owner. The best and ONLY turnkey luxury 2014 current historic property on the market of its' size/price in Mission Hills, Point Loma and La Jolla -- perfect home, perfect location. SHOULD be shown to buyers thinking they want to be downtown, Mission Hills, Point Loma & La Jolla. See what the magazines, agents, historians, architects and discriminating locals are boasting about: The Samuel & Lulu Maxwell House. In Escrow, Happy To Show For Backup Offers!
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  • Lot: 0.41 acres
  • Single Family
  • Built in 1927
  • Cooling: Central
  • Heating: Forced air
  • Last sold: Sep 2014 for $1,950,000
  • Last sale price/sqft: $780


  • Attic
  • Barbecue
  • Cable Ready
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Deck
  • Fenced Yard
  • Finished basement
  • Fireplace
  • Flooring: Carpet, Hardwood, Tile
  • Garden
  • Gated Entry
  • Lawn
  • Parking: Garage - Detached, 1 space
  • Patio
  • Porch
  • Security System
  • Sprinkler System
  • Storage
  • View: Mountain
  • Wired

Additional Features

  • Central Air Conditioning, 2014 Renovations/Water Heater, New Plumbing, Electric, Walk-In Master Closet, All Closet Built Out & Much More!

Appliances Included

  • Dishwasher
  • Dryer
  • Freezer
  • Garbage disposal
  • Microwave
  • Range / Oven
  • Refrigerator
  • Trash compactor
  • Washer

Room Types

  • Breakfast nook
  • Dining room


  • Exterior material: Stucco, Wood
  • Roof type: Tile
  • Stories: 2
  • Structure type: Spanish
  • Unit count: 1


  • Floor size: 2,500 sqft
  • Heating: Gas
  • Last remodel year: 2014
  • Laundry: In Unit
  • Parcel #: 4431210100
  • Zillow Home ID: 16951069

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Zillow predicts Mission Hills home values will increase 1.7% next year, compared to a 1.2% increase for San Diego as a whole. Among Mission Hills homes, this home is valued 49.4% more than the midpoint (median) home, and is valued 50.3% more per square foot.

Foreclosures will be a factor impacting home values in the next several years. In Mission Hills, the number of foreclosures waiting to be sold is 30.3% lower than in San Diego, and 37% less than the national average. This lower local number could help Mission Hills home values rise more quickly than other regions in San Diego.

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