Listing Courtesy of: San Diego, CA MLS / Coronado / Shirley Smith
  454 21st Street San Diego, CA 92102
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1869 Adorable and well-preserved “Rose House” is quintessential San Diego Heritage Designation at its best! Pioneer Farmhouse style architecture in Sherman Heights Historic District. Mills Act tax benefit w many upgrades & restorations. Gorgeous attached granny flat has brand new fit-out from floorboards to ceiling! Great home or investment. Live on one side and Air BNB the other. Excellent CAP rate. Extra Large lot. Walking distance to DT, including new Horton Plaza High Tech Park, Gaslamp & Petco Park. Steeped in history & remarkably well preserved, with few alterations, Rose House is one of the last surviving homes of its era and perhaps the last of San Diego’s Pioneer style architecture. The shiplap siding & interior four-panel doors were both common in 1860’s era construction. This simple architectural style was common before the more ornate Victorian (1870) and Queen Anne (1880) styles. Completely gutted and renovated one bedroom attached Granny flat, fits queen size bed. Stunning, brand new interior from ceilings to floorboards. The home features a simple, one-room-wide layout. The first floor contains the living room, dining room (the original kitchen), a kitchen/bathroom addition and an attached granny flat. The second floor features the original spacious bedroom and office/nursery. The living room displays a decorative linoleum inlay, applied over well-preserved wood flooring. Replaced all electrical wiring & added new sockets, light fixtures & circuit breaker box in 2003. Replaced all plumbing to include: main sewer line, copper pipes, PVC sewer pipes, sinks, tub & shower pipes in 2000. Repaired/replaced all 3 front porches in 2003. Property boasts an extra-large lot, 5506m sq ft, with the home set back unusually far from the sidewalk. This may indicate the home was first to be placed on this block, before setbacks were established. beautiful, low maintenance native landscaping; outdoor shower with hot and cold running water. Rose House was most likely moved to its current location in 1895 by John and Clara Rose, who are now both in Mount Hope Cemetery in San Diego.

Single-Family Home
Year Built
San Diego County
Sherman Heights
Bathroom Details
  • Full Bathrooms: 2
Interior Features
  • Microwave
  • Refrigerator
  • Gas Range
  • Sherman Heights
Lot Information
  • Level
Heating and Cooling
  • Combination Heating
  • None Known
Exterior Features
  • Wood/Stucco
  • Roof: Shingle
Utility Information
  • Utilities: Meter on Property
  • Sewer: Sewer Connected
  • Fuel: Natural Gas, Electric
  • Driveway
  • Driveway
  • 2 Story
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