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136 W Fir San Diego, CA 92101
8 beds
5 baths
4,058 sq ft

Courtesy of Hunter & Maddox Intl. Inc..

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Matt McGinnis

Matt McGinnis

Founder®, Broker Associate

DRE# 01884435

Property Description

This Grand Victorian Lady, that can be viewed on the east side of HWY 5 as you pass downtown, proudly represents a bygone era. Built in 1887, the Sherman Doig historically designated, Mills Acted home, is in amazing condition. Zoning allows for additional uses such as doctor, dentist, phycologist and office.Buyer to confirm permitted uses before close of escrow. With new purchase price, property taxes will be only approximately $5,000-$6,000 per year [Buyer to verify before purchasing] due to the Mills Act. Buyers could live on the top two floors which is a 2000 square foot apartment and rent out the lower floors to pay their mortgage. Lower two floors are zoned commercial. Top two floors are zoned residential. There are too many options to mention. You have to tour this magnificent property to appreciate its versatility. Possibility for professional offices on the lower two floors. Or Airbnb on the top two floors or long term rental. This 15 room Victorian Lady is conveniently located just across the freeway from Downtown. It’s walking distance to Little Italy, Balboa Park, San Diego Zoo, Trolley Stops, Gaslamp, Petco Park, Waterfront Park, and San Diego Bay.The possibilities for this completely, unique property are endless. It’s commercially zoned for professional offices or you may use it as Bed and Breakfast or just do long term rentals on all five areas that could be made separate from each other. My favorite aspect of this property is that even though it’s historic, there is no deferred maintenance. Residential part has had the airport soundproofing already.

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Detached

Year Built

  • 1887


  • 5 full bathrooms
  • 5 total bathrooms


  • 8 bedrooms
  • 9 total bedrooms

Second Bedroom

  • 15×15 square feet

Third Bedroom

  • 10×15 square feet

Fourth Bedroom

  • 15×15 square feet

Fifth Bedroom

  • 20×12 square feet

Breakfast Room

  • 10×15 square feet


  • 4,058 estimated square feet
  • 4,000 to 4,999 SqFt
  • Built in 1887
  • 4 stories
  • 5 units in building
  • 4 story


  • Laundry Facilities


  • Central Forced Air
  • Zoned Area(s)
  • Gas

Dining Room

  • 15×12 square feet

Exterior Features

  • Wood


  • 2 fireplaces


  • Carpet

Family Room

  • 25×20 square feet

Guest House

  • 300 estimated square feet
  • Attached
  • Detached

Guest Accommodations

  • 300 estimated square feet
  • Attached
  • Detached


  • Meter on Property


  • High Efficiency
  • Electric

Interior Features

  • Interior wall: plaster


  • Kitchen is 15×13 feet


  • Laundry Room
  • Electric


  • Source: SDMLS
  • For Sale
  • 61 days on market
  • Listed on 2022-06-23


  • Community: Downtown
  • County: San Diego


  • Approximately 5,200 square feet
  • 4,000-7,499 SF

Living Room

  • 18×15 square feet

Primary Bedroom

  • 20×20 square feet


  • None Known


  • 7 non-garage parking spaces
  • 7 total parking spaces
  • Non-Garage Parking: Driveway


  • Exclusive use yard
  • Res/Business Use OK
  • Freeway
  • Irrigation: Sprinklers
  • Bay
  • City
  • Evening Lights
  • Ocean


  • Composition


  • Sewer Connected

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