One of a kind, award winning "Castle House" in the adobe only area of Las Palmas. This home was built by The Weir Bros in 1964 and has been lovingly maintained by four Escondido families over the years & is ready for its new caretakers. This beautiful home has a newer roof, original floors, hand carved doors, a large entertainers kitchen, huge master bed & bath, as well as open beam ceilings throughout. The property is on over 1.6 acres and has a separate 3 car garage with a large guest house upstairs. This home was featured on the 2014 San Diego County Adobe home Tour, and has been awarded a historic preservation award from the Escondido Historic Preservation Committee. Ask the listing agent about the opportunity to have this home added to the Mills Act for significant property tax savings. Many of the systems are newer and or upgraded. New septic system, heat and ac, whole house fan, water heater, etc.... Here is a short write up from the tour about its history... The Weir Brothers constructed this adobe home in 1964, in the "adobe only?? neighborhood of Las Palmas for James V. Jackson and his wife, Gretchen, retired cherry growers from Oregon. They then sold the home by 1975 to John W. and Elizabeth Stevens. Twenty years later, owner John Stires undertook the newer upgrades and remodels after 1991. Stires explained that because of the tall turret at the home entrance, the neighbors named it The Castle. When Stires purchased the property, it had a grove of 153 orange trees. Although changes have been made to the home, much of the original architecture remains. Features such as the curved-wall turret, the airy living room, brick fireplace, true parquet flooring and heavy ceiling beams are strong contributors to the Weir construction style. Be sure to check out the "horno?? clay oven outside as well as the outdoor fireplace and gardens. The patio facing the front of the house was added later outside the master bedroom. Notice the wrought iron work done by local Mexican artisans. This wing of the house was originally an attached garage .
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