Ca. 1894 ‘English Cottage’ For Sale in San Dimas, CA – $599,900

More curb appeal from 5th Street

When I hear “English cottage,” I don’t tend to think of California.  Yet this house seems to blend English cottage with Arts and Crafts architecture to create a quaint home that fits perfectly into a west coast landscape full of Craftsman bungalows.  Located in San Dimas, California, and called “one of the prettiest [houses] on San Dimas Avenue” by the Realtor, 500 N. San Dimas Avenue seems to blend seamlessly into its natural surroundings.  This is the result of its low-pitched, “jerkin head” roof (I swear I’m not making that name up — Google it!) on both the house and garage, as well as its stone walls, wide awnings and eaves, and lush trees and shrubbery.  Since the house is almost 120 years old, it’s pretty historic by California standards, and so it’s perhaps not surprising that the house enjoys designation as a result of the Mills Act, resulting is property tax savings.  The house is currently being offered for sale at $599,900.  Note:  There is an Open House is this Sunday, August 11th from 1:00-4:00pm!  

Wonderful curb appeal

According to the Realtor, Karol Curtis, the house features new hardwood floors and baseboards downstairs, with original hardwood floors upstairs.  There is professional faux painting in the living room and dining room, and a gas log fireplace with a marble surround and beautiful wood mantle.  The property also has undergone a great deal of renovation and modernization.  The house features new Green River Class B treated shake roof, copper rain gutters, some new wood windows (in keeping with the historical nature of the home), some electrical upgrades, and a two-car garage built in 1998.

Side yard with rose garden

From the listing:  “You enter this English Cottage style home through a delightful entry way that leads to the most charming living room, dining room and family room. The kitchen offers newer appliances and a sub zero refrigerator along with a delightful breakfast room that begs you to sit and stay awhile on the built-in storage bench. There is also a separate laundry room and half bath. Upstairs bedrooms are quite large and all have ceiling fans. The main bath has lots of storage and dual sinks. One bedroom has an on-suite 3/4 bath and a balcony.”  More information can be found on the Realtor’s MLS listing page here.  And the Open House is this Sunday, August 11th from 1:00-4:00pm!  

More pics below:

Side yard and garage


Wisteria covered side yard patio


Patio with built-in BBQ and Back Door to Garage


Balcony off of Bedroom #3


Fountain and small patio at back door


Whimsical entry


Lovely living room with gas log fireplace and hardwood floors


Formal dining room leading to family room


Sub zero refrigerator




Delightful Breakfast room


Dressing area off of Bedroom #1


Bedroom #1


Bedroom #2


Main bath with dual sinks


View of back yard from balcony


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