In 2001, the current owners purchased the property and worked with local architects and planners to design a unique enclave that now serves as a "living preserve" to three of these rare early cottages. They designed the enclave to function as a family compound for themselves and their five children and spent tireless hours to complete the extensive award-winning restoration project.
The Rhoads House - Historic Site No. 128
This 1917 Craftsman-style bungalow began its life as a duplex and was already on the site when the Schaelchlin's purchased the property. It was moved to the location in 1928 from, by Horace Rhoads, a newspaperman who was instrumental in development. He made the home his residence after moving it to the Barber Tract. In 2006, under the direction of the current owners, the Rhoades House was impeccably restored and expanded to approximately 3,000 square feet. The home now boasts an open modern-style floor plan, with four-bedrooms, three-baths, and a studio guesthouse.
The Galusha B. Grow Cottage - Historic Site No. 133
Moved in 1979, the cheerful yellow 1895 Victorian Vernacular home is known throughout as the "Yellow Cottage." The home was built by a baker, Galusha Grow, who lived in downtown. Grow used the house as a vacation home when it was located in the Village. In the 1970s, owners of the home wanted to demolish it and build an office/shop complex. Thankfully, they were able to work with the Schaelchlin's to have it moved. The home offers two-bedroom, 1.5-bath, high ceilings and a charming ambiance that tugs at your heartstrings.
The Cory House - 494 Arenas Historic Site No. 375
The final endangered home, moved to Heritage Place, was the home and office of La Jolla's first woman doctor, Martha Dunn Corey. The Victorian Bungalow is believed to have been built in 1913 and during its lifetime it was moved to several different locations before finding a home at Heritage Place in 2003. Beautifully restored, it offers an open floor plan with a large living, dining and kitchen area, loft-style bedroom, one-bathroom, board and batten details and has an inviting front porch.
There are only a handful of these early examples of early architectural history left since most have been demolished over the years to make way for new construction. Heritage Place is currently listed for sale with Linda Marrone at Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage. This one-of-a-kind historic property comes with the Mills Act property tax savings and offers a variety of useful options, including utilizing a condo plan that is currently in process.
For more information, visit HeritagePlaceLaJolla.com, or call Linda Marrone at 858-735-4173.