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Home with a history

  1. 1. 890 Cordova890 Cordova A Home with a HistoryA Home with a History You may be interested to know that the house was built for Mrs. urston, the widowed sister of Reverend Granger, whose house was built next door at the same time in 1949. Reverend Granger, of some San Diego fame, leaves his name on the Granger Building downtown. e house was built by Mr. H. H. Preibisius, who was noted for building one of the first multi-storied build- ings in San Diego - the St. James Hotel. He started building in San Diego shortly aer the turn of the century and as far as is known, this house might well have been his last. e house before remodel is approximately 3,200 square feet with an entry, formal living room with fireplace, formal dining room with small antique fire- place, modern kitchen with sub zero and dacor appli- ances. ere is also a beautiful dining area off the kitchen that looks out on the family room with fire- place and back garden patio. e home includes a master suite with bath and two large bedrooms down- stairs that also has a bath. ere is a half bath off the family room with a large bedroom upstairs that could also be another master suite. All the bedrooms are large and well appointed. e home includes hard- wood flooring throughout with unique custom carved wood fireplaces. e family room includes high wood ceilings and high windows looking out on an upper and lower stone patio with mature landscape and landscape lighting that is ideal for parties year round. e home was updated in 2004 by Sherod Construc- tion, a high end builder from Rancho Santa Fe, who worked with the interior designer, Christine Brun, to finish the house as you currently see it. e remodel was born out of what I would like to see done with the house aer living here for almost 40 years and in keeping with the update done in 2004. I worked with John Stewart McGaughy of John Stew- art Studios on the remodel design. John has designed a number of high end home remodels that I liked and we worked together through to the final design. John brought in Palos Verdes Engineering to complete the second floor engineering and worked with the City of San Diego to obtain all plan approvals. e remodel is now ready for construction with the only outstanding subjects being the variable cost additions depending on choice of appliances, fixtures and finishes. Due to changes in my personal life, I have decided to sell the house aer all these years and the work put into the remodel. I think the background that John and I put into the house affords the potential buyer the opportunity to buy a special home that has "old world" charm in addition to high end construction not usually found in this ocean view community. e home is being offered for sale as a new 6000 sq. . remodel for $2,650,000 based on the completed plans, website and brochure. ere is the opportunity for the new buyer to "buy now and save $$$" through purchasing the home now for $2,100,000 and working directly with the remodel designer and contractor to complete the remodel and to possibly make changes or choose appliances, fix- tures and finishes that are more to the new buyer's lik- ing. It is estimated that the new owner could save at least $150,000 through this method by purchasing the home for $2,100,000 and working directly with the designer and contractor - which is preferred by the current owner and should be appreciated by a poten- tial buyer. e construction should take 6 - 8 months to com- plete. e designer, contractor and myself are ready to meet with any potential buyer to review the planning, designs and timelines. Philip M. Hertzog Imagine Paradise at Sunset Cliffs 1