3031 Kalmia St

San Diego, CA 92104 View Map $1,800,000 Ask a Question
3031 Kalmia St, San Diego, CA 92104 | RubyHome Photo 1
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Tony Mariotti

Tony Mariotti

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Status: Sold
Property Type:Single Family Residence
MLS #:220001279SD
Sq. Feet:1,792
Date Sold:3/14/2022
Lot Size:6,400 Sq. Ft.
County:San Diego
Designed by renowned architects; a fascinating and historical legacy; 100% unique character and overflowing personality; plus, its own officially published name: Welcome to the Observatory House!Located in idyllic Burlingame, this one-of-a-kind home was originally built in 1922 as a craftsman bungalow. Today, 3031 Kalmia St. is known as the Observatory House for its stunningly unique 26' stucco and marble clad tower. Distinguished architects Rene Davids and Christine Killory (the homeowners at the time) constructed the tower in the late 80s as a library/reading room and observatory. The 19' library portion has 145 floor-to-ceiling cubbies; enough room for 5,000 books... Pls see suppl. ...plus small windows to admit light without compromising privacy. A dumbwaiter moves items from the ground floor up to the reading room/office and continues all the way up to the top of the tower. There is even a slit skylight in the ceiling that perfectly frames the North Star! A steel staircase leads you up to the cozy reading room with a built-in desk and neighborhood views. Out the Dutch door are not one, but two observation decks! Breathtaking vistas abound, the taller of the two decks providing a complete 360 degree panorama. It's no wonder the Observatory House has won five national and regional awards, including an AIA Honor Award and San Diego Home & Garden Home of the Year. Recently painted inside, the home retains many original characteristics, including built-ins, a wood burning fireplace, gumwood crown moulding, maple hardwood floors (recently refinished), and five sets of gumwood French doors that encircle a courtyard. The kitchen features Birdseye Maple cabinetry, granite counters, slate tile, and a conversation bench with storage. The hall bathroom has been updated with the same cabinetry and slate tile, while the primary ensuite bathroom has most of its charmingly original elements, including a cast iron pedestal sink and vintage tile. Every window is original to the home. In the yard, a 100+ year old ficus tree is the backdrop for a gazebo, custom koi pond with water feature, and hot tub. The detached 2-car garage can be accessed from both sides and houses the W&D. The driveway can fit an additional 4+ cars. The whole home exterior was recently re-stuccoed and the observatory tower painted inside and out. Sandwiched between North Park and South Park, Burlingame is famous for its fanciful house styles and trademark pink sidewalks that date back to 1912. This home is a short walk away from a plethora of restaurants, boutiques, entertainment, and transportation. Own a piece of historic San Diego! *All information is reliable but not guaranteed and should be verified by buyer before close of escrow* Architectural Style: Custom Built View: Custom Built Equipment: Garage Door Opener, Washer, Water Filtration Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer Topography: LL

Property Details for 3031 Kalmia St

This 3-bedroom / 2-bathroom single family residence for sale sits in the North Park neighborhood of San Diego in San Diego County. The interior size of the home is 1792 square feet and it sits on a parcel of land that is approximately 0.15 acres.

The current asking price is $1,800,000. Our experienced agents can help you determine whether that is a fair amount for the property. What's more, we'll help you strategize and submit a smart offer that will get accepted based on current market conditions.

The property at 3031 Kalmia St represents an excellent opportunity for homebuyers to own a home in San Diego.

Buying 3031 Kalmia St

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Community Information

Address:3031 Kalmia St San Diego, CA 92104
Area:92104 - North Park
County:San Diego
Subdivision:North Park
Zip Code:92104


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built:1922
Style:Craftsman, Modern
Construction Materials: Stucco
Stories Total: 2
Roof: Flat
Garage Spaces: 2.0
Parking Features: Concrete, Driveway, Garage Faces Front, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Private, Garage Faces Rear, Uncovered
Open Parking Spaces: 4.0
Parking Total: 6.0

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Built-in Features, Dumbwaiter, Granite Counters, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Track Lighting, AllBedroomsDown, Bedroom on Main Level, Main Level Master
Appliances: Convection Oven, CounterTop, Dishwasher, Electric Oven, Gas Cooking, Gas Cooktop, Disposal, Gas Water Heater, Microwave, Refrigerator, Self Cleaning Oven, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water Purifier
Fireplace Features: Living Room
Flooring: Stone, Wood
Laundry: Washer Hookup, Electric Dryer Hookup, Gas Dryer Hookup, In Garage
Patio And Porch: Brick, Deck, Patio, Rooftop, Stone
Pool: Heated
Spa: Above Ground, Private
Entry Level: 1
Security Features: Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Smoke Detector(s)
Heating: Forced Air, Fireplace(s), Natural Gas, Wood


Master Bedroom
Master Bedroom
Living Room
Master Bathroom

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.15 Acres / 6,400 Sq. Ft.
Lot Features: SprinklersManual, SprinklerSystem
View: Landmark, Neighborhood, Panoramic
Utilities: Sewer Connected, Water Connected
Water: Public
Fencing: Brick, Wood
Directions:From 30th, East on Kalmia Cross Street: San Marcos.

Tax and Financial Info

Buyer Financing: Conventional
Terms: Cash, Conventional, FHA, Submit, VALoan
Land Lease: No

Listing Agent/Office

Listing agent / office Andrea Frank, Coldwell Banker West.



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