This William S. Hebbard original is a golden opportunity! Located in the heart of Hillcrest, the Blankenburg Residence is rich with the craftsmanship of a master architect (recognized perhaps most for his work with Irving Gill on the Marston House) & the provenance of generations of the fascinating family that made it their home. Over $300K […]Read More 3675 8th Avenue – William S. Hebbard Original Home is a Golden Opportunity
What lies ahead in real estate in 2017? Many clients have asked me what they should expect in the coming year(s). Real estate is a critical sector of the economy that affects buyers, sellers, renters, landlords and homeowners and there is always some uncertainty that occurs whenever a new administration comes into […]Read More What Lies Ahead in Real Estate in 2017?
From the City of San Diego Most people aren’t aware of how many gallons of water the average household uses each week. In San Diego, a typical household uses around 14 hundred cubic feet (HCF) of water a month (more in the summer, less in the winter.) One HCF of water is equal to 748 […]Read More How to Save Water in Your Home
Now that the dust has settled with the house and the Mills Act contract has been approved, it is time to start prioritizing other projects- the sidewalk, curb, and driveway apron need to be replaced, the lot needs to be landscaped, the patio needs to be tiled, the permitted structure in the back needs to […]Read More If these walls could talk…. (updated)
A new owner adds their personal touches, San Diego makes it through the 60’s and some guidance on how to select a contractor. . . In 1960 the family I purchased the house from bought the property and added their personal touches to it with a foyer, additional square footage creating an eat-in kitchen […]Read More If These Walls Could Talk … Updated
In the course of serving my clients who show interest in older San Diego communities, we often talk about historic preservation, the Mills Act, renovation costs and other related issues to consider when investing in older properties. The issue became more personal to me in the last year when I purchased a home […]Read More What makes a property historically significant
The house welcomed new owners in 1926. The Taylors would keep it in the family until 1944. One of these days I will do some research on this family and share tidbits of their history with you. Work is coming along nicely, we are about six weeks out from final sign-off by the City! Notice the new […]Read More If These Walls Could Talk…
This little house would change hands quite a bit early in its life. The plot thickens sometime in 1924 when the Whitney’s, likely falling on hard times, transfer ownership to Helyn Trumer Young and then in 1926 she transfers title to Matthews E. Trumer and Myrtle Trumer. Unfortunately, preliminary research into Helyn’s past leads us to more questions than answers. It does appears […]Read More If These Walls Could Talk..
In 1923 Ralph Whitney and his wife Edna purchased the lot and he is listed in the old 1923 directory at the San Diego History Center as living at a nearby address with a profession of “carpenter”. It is likely that Mr. Whitney built the house as no other builder has been uncovered and it was common in […]Read More If These Walls Could Talk
When last we left our little house it was 1923 and she was getting ready for her first official occupants. Let’s take a step back in time for a moment to 1916 when the lot she was built on was purchased by a Mr. J. W. Toland from Bisbee, Arizona. It just so happens that […]Read More If These Walls Could Talk