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Meticulously restored historic Victorian asks $2.5M

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A dollhouse come to life

A three-story house with rounded porch is surrounded by lawns and shrubs. Courtesy Red Real Estate

This historic stunner, dubbed the “Beach House”, is a marvelous juxtaposition of vibes. Located in Escondido, California, about 30 minutes northeast of downtown San Diego, and perched atop a perfect grassy knoll, the elaborate Victorian looks like a real life dollhouse set down in a laidback tropical paradise (the closest beach, however, is still 20 miles away).

Built in 1896 and listed on the National Registry of Historical Places, the four-bedroom, three-bathroom residence truly lives out its period charm.

The house has been painstakingly restored to its original glory—think loads of patterned wallpaper, gorgeous woodworking, and chandeliers galore. Yet it also has a host of modern features, like LED lighting, central air, and a solar power system.

Then there’s the impeccable landscaping, which features manicured lawns, shrub walls, and abundant local flora. A gazebo built in Queen Anne style sits in the middle of it all.

If you’ve ever dreamed of living in a real world Victorian dollhouse, you can nab this gem at 700 S. Juniper Street for $2.5M.

Entryway with curved staircase banister and patterned wallpaper. Courtesy Red Real Estate
Living room with ornate ceiling, 1800s period furniture, and lots of rugs. Courtesy Red Real Estate
Bedroom with patterned wallpaper and three windows. Courtesy Red Real Estate
Kitchen with cream-colored cabinetry. Courtesy Red Real Estate
Gazebo modeled after Victorian home. Courtesy Red Real Estate