Is this Historic Home worth fixing up?

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Historic Home Moss Landing California 2012

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    I have seen my far share of "Fixer-Upper" homes in my day, but this one might be a little far gone.

    This home sits on the edge of Hwy 1 on the shirts of Moss Landing California around 30 miles south of Santa Cruz. I don't really know the history of this home but it sits on a HUGE piece of acreage with a very well know business attached to it.

    At one time the owners of this home were very wealthy and the ancestors that took over the home, business and acreage probably still are ... "So why did they let this home become run down like this?"

    Is this home a tear down or is it worth fixing-up? And this home may be old enough and have enough history connected to if for it to become a (Historic Landmark) and restored.

     

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Rainmaker
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Doug Dawes
Keller Williams Realty - Topsfield, MA - Georgetown, MA
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Oh my goodness. I guess for most eyes this would be a teardown. BUT in trained eyes this could probably be resurrected, albeit, with much cost. Was it resurrected.

Jun 24, 2012 02:21 AM #1
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Hello Doug ... This home continues to sit like this, for what reason I don't know. I took this photograph around one month ago on my travels through California.

Vegas Bob ;o)

Jun 24, 2012 02:26 AM #2
Rainer
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David Grbich
Realty One Group - www.FindCARealEstate.com - San Juan Capistrano, CA
Orange County Real Estate - 949-500-0484

Guessing that the land is worth far more than the house - also guessing it would be far cheaper to tear down and rebuild than it renovate . . . but there is probably history in this home.

Jun 24, 2012 02:26 AM #3
Rainmaker
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Nancy Conner
Olympia, WA
Olympia/Thurston County WA
What a fascinating house! Does look like it'd require a MAJOR redo....but what a shame it was let go to this extent.
Jun 24, 2012 02:29 AM #4
Rainmaker
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Adrian Willanger
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Bob, I think there is enough there to say I think it is a good fixer (major fixer) and perhaps some Historical Landmark opportunities, it's a beauty.

Jun 24, 2012 02:30 AM #5
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Jeffrey Funk
eXp Realty - Windermere, FL
Broker Associate | Team Leader

Bob, WOW! This home must have been gorgeous in its day. It would be so great to see it restored to its original glory, if someone had the resources for the renovation.

Jeff

Jun 24, 2012 02:37 AM #6
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Thanks for stopping by everyone and there are guest houses and other buildings on the acreage so I am thinking that this has become a "Historical Landmark" ... We will see with time and Vegas Bob will have to keep tabs on this home, because there is a Seafood Restaurant in Moss Landing that I returned to 3 different times because of their great food ... 

VB ;o)

Jun 24, 2012 02:44 AM #7
Rainmaker
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Kevin J. May
Florida Supreme Realty - Hobe Sound, FL
Serving the Treasure & Paradise Coasts of Florida

Looks like a goner to me VB.  What a shame with such beautiful design features.  Much more than a redo it'd be a resurrection for sure with little of the original structure usable.  Too many openings that let mother nature in and party.

Jun 24, 2012 04:27 AM #8
Rainmaker
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Teral McDowell
Referral Patners LLC - Murphy, TX

Your photo sure makes it look interesting enough to catch one's eye; like you I can't help wondering why someone would allow it to sit and decay.

Jun 24, 2012 04:44 AM #9
Rainmaker
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Than Maynard
Coldwell Banker Heart of Oklahoma - Purcell, OK
Broker - Licensed to List & Sell - 405-990-8862

Is that front porch no considered enclosed or a screened in porch?  ;-}

Jun 24, 2012 06:04 AM #10
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Jennifer Chiongbian
Specializing in all types of Manhattan apts & townhouses - Manhattan, NY
Real Estate Broker - NYC

I guess that will depend on what will bring people out to that neck of the woods after one has plunked down a ton of money for restoration and renovation.  Probably cost the owners too much to maintain a white elephant.

Jun 24, 2012 08:20 AM #11
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By just glazing quickly at the photo ... It looks like it need a new roof, windows, some siding, etc. and as long is there's no termites, mold, etc I really think this home could be fixed up and be worth a great price!

PS ... I am sure it will need electrical work, plumbing and some interior work also ...

VB ;o)

Jun 24, 2012 12:17 PM #12
Rainmaker
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Wallace S. Gibson, CPM
Gibson Management Group, Ltd. - Charlottesville, VA
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VB * I suspect it is in the process of being moved and that it is "resting" while the final site it prepared....beautiful home for someone with DEEP POCKETS!

Jun 24, 2012 09:21 PM #13
Rainer
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Sally Weatherley
EXIT STAGE RIGHT - Vancouver, BC
Vancouver Home Staging, Home Stager Vancouver, B.C

VB - This would certainly be a labour of love to restore, but what a stunning home it once must have been.  Have you done any research into its history?  Would be fascinating to know what ghosts roam there...

Jun 25, 2012 01:33 AM #14
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Randy Ostrander
Lake and Lodge Realty LLC - Big Rapids, MI
Real Estate Broker, Serving Big Rapids and West Central MI

Having fixed up an old school house I can say YIKES!!!! I used to think of the historic value now I think it could use a good coat of flame. lol

Jun 25, 2012 01:50 AM #15
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Louise Thaxton NMLS 69996
Fairway Independent Mortgage Corp Louisiana NMLS#2289 Equal Housing Lender - Leesville, LA
Military Mtg Specialist - 866-960-9115 VA FHA USDA

Well, I love old homes so I would say YES to fix it up - BUT probably would scream NO when I saw the price tag!  It is an absolute shame though for such a landmark - and piece of history - to just deteriorate like this.  Keep us posted on the progress of the home!

Jun 27, 2012 09:20 AM #16
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