Santa Cruz, CA 95060
This is a rare opportunity to become the owner of a Victorian landmark situated on Mission Hill, which overlooks Mission Plaza park and offers beautiful views of downtown just a short distance away. Originally constructed in 1887 by Henry Willey, the first President of the People's Bank, this Stick Eastlake home has undergone loving restoration over the years, while still retaining much of its original character. As with most Victorians, the first floor is grand, designed as a showcase for entertainment and enjoyment. The main level boasts a two-story wrap-around veranda and a sunroom on the exterior, and on the interior, an intricate curved wood carved staircase at the entry, newly refinished hardwood floors with beautiful inlays, high ceilings, crown moldings, custom woodwork, detailed tiled fireplaces, and original stained glass windows. The living room and dining rooms both have fireplaces and pocket doors that can be closed if desired. The kitchen features the original pass-through window into the dining room and a walk-in pantry, with plans in place to update and expand the space. On the second level, you will find three bedrooms, a bathroom, and a large sitting room with a temperature-controlled wine closet and access to the walk-around deck. The top floor of the home offers another central sitting area with three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and a walk-in closet with access to the attic. Situated on the beautiful grounds and attached to a shared laundry area, there is also a studio cottage with a patio and garden area, including a hot tub. This is a unique and exceptional property that could now be yours.