December 3, 2012
Shorter Still For The Tall McSweeney Home On Santa Paula Avenue
The Angus McSweeney designed home at 250 Santa Paula Avenue was purchased for $910,000 in 2003 having sat empty for 25 years. Following a major renovation and expansion, the St. Francis Wood property returned to the market in 2008 listed for $2,995,000 but failed to sell.
While McSweeney would likely have still recognized his house's Santa Paula façade above, we're not so sure about the unexpected expanded rear below:
∙ Listing: 250 Santa Paula (5/6) 4,338 sqft - $2,100,000 (short sale) [Coldwell Banker]
∙ A Restored 250 Santa Paula Avenue Comes Up Short [SocketSite]
First Published: December 3, 2012 12:45 PM
Comments from "Plugged In" Readers
This is across the street from the $5M 299 Santa Paula.
Posted by: fred at December 3, 2012 4:59 PM
This is a very odd expansion of the old house. The expansion is all below the original house, and most of it quite dark. Saw it a few years ago and felt that it lacked coherence.
Posted by: briefremarks at December 3, 2012 5:09 PM
Five story house? Is there an elevator?
Posted by: jenofla at December 3, 2012 9:34 PM
i agree it is disjointed; and iirc, there is an elevator.
Posted by: Geo at December 5, 2012 12:41 PM