Welcome to Historic French Park! This Santa Ana home for sale is a majestic 1907 Craftsman jewel that is just waiting for some tender loving care to restore it to its former glory. With its distinctive Craftsman style and Victorian influence displayed through detailed woodworking and design, this property is truly a diamond in the rough.
Located in the heart of French Park, this home offers an unobstructed view of the park and is surrounded by rich culture and history. In fact, the property is designated as a landmark and is eligible for the Mills Act Property Tax Program, which offers potential tax incentives (please contact the city for more details).
As you approach the grand full-width front porch, you’ll be greeted by a formal living area and dining room adorned with fireplaces, built-ins, and Craftsman details. Currently boasting 8 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms, this property has served as a “rooming house”for decades. However, with 2 electric meters and an exterior staircase, it could easily be converted into a duplex, a multiple-family home, or simply a grand old estate – the choice is yours!
Zoned SD19, this property allows for multiple uses but must be kept historic. Situated near office professional spaces, retail outlets, and restaurants, it offers the perfect blend of residential tranquility and downtown amenities.
Inside, you’ll find period built-ins, moldings, mopboards, picture rails, and original wood floors that enhance the irreplaceable charm of the era. The abundance of windows, arched openings, and original doors create a light and airy atmosphere. Multiple kitchen areas, a rear staircase exit for easy access, and a spacious basement area, along with a large attic, provide endless possibilities for customization.
Outside, the large rear yard offers ample parking space, the potential for an accessory dwelling unit (ADU), or simply a tranquil outdoor setting. The oversized 2-car+ (horse) garage, also known as a carriage house, features high ceilings that may have once housed a hay loft. The long drive back off the street provides plenty of off-street parking for convenience.
This irreplaceable property has not been on the market for decades, making it a rare find for those who appreciate and love historic homes. Don’t miss out on the opportunity to own a piece of Santa Ana’s history and create your own legacy within this stunning Craftsman home.
918 French Street, Santa Ana, CA 92701