The Landmark Estate
An Extraordinary “Center of Town” Five-Bedroom Luxury Estate.
3,569 sq. ft. Situated on Four Standard-Sized Lots with Plentiful Grounds,
Orchards, Lawns, Parking for Nine-Cars, Business
Vehicles or a Semi if Wanted.
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Fullerton Historical Landmark No. 61 / Historical Landmarks are buildings, structures, sites, or places that have been determined to have statewide historical significance by being the first, last, only, or most significant of its type in the state or within a large geographic region like Southern California.
The property, generally, must be a prototype of an outstanding example of a period, style, architectural movement or construction or is one of the more notable works or the best surviving work of a master builder. This property has met all these criteria and is designated on the Fullerton Historical Landmarks Register as No. 61.
An Architectural Masterpiece / Built in 1923 of the heaviest construction, this elegant, upgraded, and superbly maintained Colonial Revival House was the residence of one of the area’s pioneer families. The house sits on what remains of a 40-acre parcel that was bought by Alexander Gardiner, a Scotsman, who came to the area in the late 1860s. The house remained in the Gardiner family until 1973, at which time it was sold to the current owner (just two owners in ninety-four years).
The Colonial Revival style of this residence is patterned after houses of the day in Tennessee. The residence is oriented with its front facing eastward, overlooking an entry driveway with gates at both the front and rear of the oversized lot: 238 ft. long from front to back. The defining feature is the centrally located entrance, where a large sheltered porch is topped with an impressive balcony enclosed by wrought iron railing. The residence was constructed with a pump house on its north side, now a laundry and storage facility; other uses are optional. Both structures have been well maintained and, apparently, no major exterior alterations have been made to either one. A true gem.
Fullerton / Fullerton, founded in 1887, is a city located in northern Orange County, California, and has a population of approximately 135,000 people. It is home to numerous higher educational institutions, particularly California State University Fullerton, and Fullerton Junior College.
Fullerton is located approximately twenty-five miles southeast of downtown Los Angeles, and approximately eleven miles north-northwest of Santa Ana, the county seat. The city has a mean elevation of 150 feet above sea level and lies approximately eleven miles northeast of the Pacific Ocean. It has a Mediterranean climate, with a mean temperature of 62.2 degrees Fahrenheit. It is approximately 22.4 square miles in size and is boarded by La Habra and Brea on the north, La Mirada on the Northwest, Buena Park on the west, Anaheim on the south, and Placentia on the east.
At the time of this writing, May 2017, in the California State Legislature, Fullerton is in the 29th Senate District, represented by Democrat Josh Newman, and in the 65th Assembly District, represented by Democrat Sharon Quirk-Silva. In the United States House of Representatives, Fullerton is in California’s 39th Congressional District, and is represented by Republican Ed Royce.
The Landmark Estate.
The Lot / The lot is comprised of four standard-sized residential lots, 120 feet wide by 238 feet deep, approximately .66 acres in all, and is usable as follows: the driveway runs from front to back and is accessed by a remote-controlled luxury wrought gate at the front, and gate at the back. There’s ample parking for nine cars or more and ample space for business vehicles of all types, including access and parking for a large vehicle like a semi-truck. There are ample grassy areas and orchard grounds with eleven orange trees overall, some are picturesquely located alongside the drive. There are eight zones of sprinkler systems. Ample watering runs approximately $200 per month winter and $300 per month summer.
The Main House / The above ground property is built on a heavy concrete foundation with many concrete support pillars. The structural integrity of the property is evidenced by its long history of unfaltering stability in the face of all things thrown at it by California’s four seasons: earthquake, drought, wind and fire. The property looks virtually new throughout.
Facts and Features Provided by Seller.
(Not Guaranteed by Broker)
Below / (1) Below ground basement approximately 8’ x 30’ in size (2) All solid redwood posts support the house with solid redwood under flooring throughout (3) New 95% efficient forced air heating unit (4) Seven year new fifty-gallon water heater with a twelve year use rating (5) Sewer lines replaced approximately 2015 with automatic check-valve.
First Floor / (1) Traditional entry with high-grade finished oak stairway (2) Traditional formal living room with gas or wood fireplace, 17.5’ x 28’ in size, hardwood oak floors, French doors to front patio and traditional dining room, traditional window coverings (2) Traditional dining room 17’ x 15’ in size, with French doors to living room and swing-door to kitchen, hardwood oak floors, traditional window coverings (3) Traditional family room, 15’ x 23.5” in size, with French doors to front patio and swing-door to kitchen, with 95% efficiency gas only fireplace with hand-held remote, swing-door to kitchen, hardwood oak floors, traditional window coverings, and built-in hutch and book shelves, also has casual dining area (4) Kitchen is traditional, nicely upgraded for historical-landmark, renovated 2017, turnkey but can use modernization, two pantry’s off kitchen (5) Half bath downstairs (6) Nine-foot ceilings throughout.
Second Floor / (1) Five carpeted bedrooms, all with walk-in closets and carpeting new 2017. (2) Two full baths with showers. Original sink and tub in master bath from date of original construction of house, beautiful condition. (3) Attic with easy to use fold-down ladder. Flooring at center of attic for storage (4) Dumbwaiter (5) Nine-foot ceilings throughout.
Above / (1) The composite roof over the house and garage are approximately nine-years new with an estimated life of thirty-five years (2) The roof over the pump house was installed at the same time as the house and garage, but is made of a different material.
The Water Tower / (1) The water tower was originally used to house a tank that held water for use on a forty-acre farm that made-up the original property, pumped from a well below. (2) The tank above is gone and is now a floored storage area (2) The well remains, but is covered by a steel plate and is not accessible by law. (3) The building is approximately 12’ x 12’ in size and 45’ high. (4) The downstairs area is plumbed for use as a laundry.
Miscellaneous / (1) Two-car garage with automatic door openers (2) Two-car carport built approximately 1997 (3) Full house alarm system, all windows and doors with motion detectors (4) Water sensor in basement (4) Water filtering system that filters and softens at the same time that serves the main house (5) Separate basement water filter plumbed to the upstairs refrigerator (6) Separate water filter and softener plumbed to the pump house to serve the laundry facilities (7) Tankless water heater to laundry facilities (8) All copper wiring with 200 amp electric service from pole to house and 50 amp to garage (9) Copper plumbing throughout.
!!! Now Selling by Auction !!!
The Landmark Estate is now selling by both conventional means and by auction. This is a strong indication of a willingness by the seller to consider reasonable bids.
A Sale-by-Auction Bid Form, Letter of Explanation and Instruction, and a Sealed Bid Envelope are available at the property or by email upon request. There is no minimum or maximum bid established. You can submit a bid using our exclusive non-binding bid form at any price whether "Up" or "Down" from the list price.
If you are a real estate agent or a buyer working with an agent and have questions regarding this property or the bidding process, or wish to submit a bid in person, by mail, email or fax, please call any time to discuss and coordinate the process.
How to See this Property.
The Landmark Estate Can be Seen Most Any Time by Appointment.
Al Lewis / Broker
Real Estate Professionals World Enterprise Marketing
Real Estate Prof's Allstate Marketing
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