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Hello everyone! This is a friendly reminder that any of these fun places we may visit, we are a guest at. Please treat both businesses and trails with the utmost respect. We here at Hidden San Diego follow the 'Leave no Trace' mantra, meaning whatever you bring with you comes back with you. If you see trash on a trail, please do your part to help remove it. Remember, we are not picking up trash from another person but instead cleaning up for Mother Nature. Happy adventures!

This is a private residence so please do not try to go inside.  Appreciate from outside the gate if you visit

 

We recently got the opportunity to visit one of Escondido's most beautiful & historic, Victorian homes: the Albert H. Beach House.  This property is currently for sale and an open house was offered by the owners and their agency!  I have been lusting over this property for about 20 years now so jumped at this rare opportunity to see inside!

The Queen Anne-style home was built in 1896 for A. H. Beach, whom did not live in the home for long. Many notable people lived in this home including businessman and inventor, Henry W. Putnam.

Later Amelia Timken Bridges, who bears the last name that the Timken museum is named after lived here.  The gallery now houses a remarkable collection of art composed exclusively of Putnam purchases.

In more recent years, art dealer and collector Harry Parashis and his wife, Letitia, bought the home in 1997.  They spent many years and dollars bringing it back to its original Victorian ornate grandeur, then sold it for $1.2 million in 2016.  Since then it's been put back on the market!

While you're in the area, make sure to check out Grape Day Park nearby!

The interior comes with original hardwood floors and lighting fixtures, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper throughout and hand-made doors by a master craftsman.  This home does not have a bad angle, I swear!  Literally every inch was catered to it feels.  It was stunning to see in person!

The English-style backyard was also extremely exciting to explore.  There was a beautiful gazebo, lively garden, Italian-imported fountain and even a table set up and decorated for an afternoon tea.  We were in heaven walking around!

Albert H Beach House

 

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