3444 Louisiana, San Diego, California
Prime North Park location, R1 zone, one block from Morley Field. Walking distance to shops, bus lines, schools, Balboa Park and the Zoo. Easy access to Downtown. Property faces East.
This unique property has been in the same family since 1952. It sits on a corner lot that is one block from Morley Field. Recently remodeled kitchen and baths. Upgraded plumbing and electrics. Ready for cable and computers. Generous amount of storage/closet space for the average family.
Entry hall at front door with closet. Living room has original wood burning fireplace/tiled hearth with newly designed mirrored-mantle area, chimney was repaired and top damper and fireplace innards done in 1999. The room has a recessed ceiling and built in bookcase. Original red oak flooring throughout most of the house. House walls are painted in neutral off white. Unique ceilings in living room and one bedroom has an artist painted ceiling of clouds.
Dining room has a unique built in china cabinet with variety lighting mirror and electrical outlets and ceiling fan.
Gas floor heater in the back hall, provides warmth for the bedrooms. Energy saving whole house Bosch tankless hot water heater. Most windows upgraded to larger vinyl dual pane with wooden surrounds, making the home light and airy. Celulose insulated attic, keeps the home warm in the winter and cool in the summer. Master bathroom remodeling (with our design) was done by John Healy Co. in 1997. Walk in shower with sit down seating and glass block window. Sliding door with rain glass. Modern vanity lighting cabinets, heat lamps and vents.
Master bedroom is being used as an office, and has large dual pane windows and ceiling fan. Back bedrooms have soundproofing on the wall between them. Back bath has original 1942 light blue tile floor, recently redone shower/pan and tiling, wide wash basin and storage unit, and new low flush toilet. Interior laundry/utility room off the kitchen. Inside of house repainted completely over the years since 97, except for utility room. That room has an Energy efficient front load washer/dryer.
The good sized kitchen has, a Professional gas range with service contract through Dec. 2009, and a Stainless bottom freezer/fridge. Kitchen and pantry recently upgraded with refaced uppers and all new bottom cupboards, including roll out drawers and a corner lazy susan. Corian countertops and deep double stainless sinks. Some recessed lighting and a wonderful transam window with wooden counter above the sink. Breakfast nook has parquet floors and the kitchen has padded Tundra flooring.
There are 4 ceiling fans throughout the house. Electric air venting in each bathroom. Glass block windows in master bath, and in one bedroom. In bedroom 2 there is oak paneling and shelving designed by owner.
Concrete/block foundation. Exterior walls are stucco. 1942 Expanded steel mesh surrounds the inside walls of this house.
The home has copper house plumbing pipes put in and Maio Plumbing replaced all sewer lines. Complete house rewiring and load centers done in 1996...all up to code...checked and rechecked by the city. Roof is composite shingle with wood surrounds underneath installed by Sully’s Roofing.
Fencing is in compliance with city codes. Redwood lattice, gate and trellis handmade by owner...one of a kind design. Fenced and walled back garden has area for picnic table and benches under tent canopy, and a wonderful space for a hammock plus more. Covered back porch with stairs.
Front serpentine walkway (2002), and back walkway (2007) designed and hand done by owners with cement mixed and poured by Tony Maderias of North Park. Tiles are sealed Indian slate from the 90s and actually have fossil ferns embedded in quite a few of them. The tiles were purchased from a woman in Coronado.
Extensively landscaped, ESTABLISHED perennial gardens surround the house and detached 2-car garage. (generally needs water only once a week). There are a variety of bountiful organic fruit trees and herbs front and back. (lemon, lime, orange, pixie mandarin, kumquat, passion fruit and grapevine.). A beautiful deciduous Chinese flame tree helps shade the house in the summer and provides more light in the winter when it drops it's leaves. 50+year old Camelia bushes flower twice a year. A Japanese and Chinese wisteria, once a year. Different roses will astound when they bloom. Fertilize the garden 1-2x a year with a general natural fertilizer broadcast over the entire area. Feed fruit trees and roses 2x a year.
Gardens have been double dug and created using home made compost and very little chemicals. Because of this, the garden cycles of the year will bring wonderful surprises of butterflies, birds and wildlife.
The large garage (approx. 369.56 sq ft) has some wonderful spaces for storage (even overhead in the rafters). Being a corner property there is plenty of space to park several cars and use the garage as a proper home workshop. The double garage doors had new springs installed in 2003. A cottage shed (approx. 84.56 sq. ft.) between the house and garage is perfect for storing garden items.
There is an easement on the South side of the property for the water pipes belonging to the next door house on Myrtle.
Also, When Mrs Brown's parents had the dividing west wall built on the west side of the property, it was built aprox 6" inside the property line, as a courtesy accommodation to the elderly owners, so that they could use their back door. Each time that neighboring property has changed hands, the new owners have been made aware of this, and know that they do not have domain. Current owner of that property signed a paper to that effect.
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