The Britt-Scripps House is San Diego Historic Landmark No. 52 & receives Mills Act property tax abatement. This 6,270 sf Queen Victorian underwent a thorough renovation with impressive updates! The property has served as a residence, venue, law office and Bed & Breakfast. Situated in the heart of Bankers Hill on a large, corner 15,128 sf lot, this beautiful estate is just a few steps from world famous Balboa Park & minutes to Little Italy, the Gaslamp Quarter & the SD International airport!
The exquisite residence is fully gated for maximum security. Lush foliage & mature hedges line the property's perimeter for additional privacy. Serene yards, patios, lawn space & an extraordinary tree are also situated amongst the grounds. The main residence offers 6,015 square feet of living space spread amongst 3 stories complete with two stairwells. Enjoy nine spacious en-suite bedrooms, multiple decks & balconies, an elegant dining room, social parlor, catering kitchen w/ commercial grade appliances, secret library & more! There is also a 255 square foot one bed/one bath carriage house & garage/storage room w/ powder bathroom on premise. Plenty of space for staff, security & guests. The mansion was originally constructed as a three story Queen Ann Victorian residence by James Britt, a young attorney in 1887, and was the most expensive home in San Diego at the time. It was later purchased in 1906 by newspaper mogul & founder of United Press International, Edward W. Scripps, as a second home. The building became a Bed & Breakfast Inn during the late 1970's then law offices, chiropractors office, hotel & back to a Bed & Breakfast Inn. It operated as an Inn until 2017 when it was transformed into the Britt Scripps Manor and began offering weddings & events in addition to accommodations. The property boasts all of its original doors, wood windows, paneling & casing, as well as it's signature two-story stained glass window. Bring your creativity & passion! This is an opportunity of a lifetime to own a piece of history!
Age: 31-40 Years Old
Lot Size: Under 1/2 Acre
Special Program: In-City
Special Program: QC Approved Listing