342 West Lewis St

$1,400,000  |  342 West Lewis Street, San Diego, CA 92103

1928 Arthur Kunze Spanish home was fully renovated in 2007 by Marc Tarasuck. Short walk to Mission Hills and Hill crest, this home is an urban oasis with expansive canyon views. Wake up to birds chirping and wind down the day lounging outdoors. 2 bedrooms upstairs plus 2 rooms downstairs used as a guest room and office. The home pays homage to its history with original period lighting, beams and doors. Complete renovation from structural components to modern finishing. Paid for solar. See drone video. Virtual tour. A front courtyard welcomes you to an original front door that opens up into a quintessential Southern CA Spanish formal living room with period beams on the ceiling, a fireplace and over sized windows leading to the outdoors. The timeless design of the kitchen was updated with an over sized island, plenty of storage and an impeccably maintained 1950s O’Keefe and Merritt gas stove. From the kitchen, step outside to the upper patio to enjoy your morning coffee or dine al fresco as the sun sets. On the main level you’ll also find the master suite plus an en suite guest room. The master bedroom has dual vanities, tiled walked in shower, soaking tub and views from the balcony. Downstairs you’ll find a TV room, game room with a wet bar, wine storage, and 2 additional rooms to use as a guest room, office or exercise room. The downstairs can also be configured as a secondary private living suite. Arthur Kunze built this home for his own family plus built numerous Spanish homes in Mission Hills, some of which may be historically designated. Marc Tarasuck AIA completed a major renovation in 2007. The home was extensively renovated from the foundation to the roof, electrical, plumbing structural components. You’ll find many original period light fixtures, doors, wrought iron fixtures, to the front facade of the home that have all been maintained to preserve the period architectural design. This Eco-friendly home overlooks Dove Canyon, home to an array of birds. During the 2007 renovation, owners installed paid for solar, 2-300 gallon water tanks fed by the 2 car garage roof to be used for landscaping. Terraced landscaping offers optional gardening with original native species and low water and maintenance landscaping designed by Antigua Landscaping design. Centrally located walking distance to Mission Hills, Hill crest, Pioneer Park, and the hospital district. Minutes from downtown, Little Italy, the bay, beaches and Balboa Park.

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2,668 Sq.Ft.

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2,668 Sq.Ft.
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