HISTORIC HOME FOR SALE
FRONT OF HOUSE
Offering a rare opportunity to own the Horace Willson home in Gilroy, CA. Horace Willson was an expert masonry builder and his brick Southern Colonial style home was built in 1859, with bricks handmade on the property.
This home is reported to be the first brick home built in Santa Clara County. The foundation of the kiln used to bake the bricks is still on the property. This property is pictured in many books that feature historic homes and books that contain Gilroy history.
The house features 3 stories: First floor has living room, formal dining room, kitchen, bathroom, laundry room and a screened porch. There is also a covered brick veranda that goes around the house on 3 sides. In the entry, you will find a staircase with a beautiful hand carved banister. A huge crystal chandelier also hangs in the entry. Smaller crystal fixtures are in two other areas of the hallway which runs the full length of the home. Second floor has a master suite which takes up half of the second floor. The suite includes the bedroom, a dressing area, 3 closets and a beautifully tiled bathroom. Across the hall, there are two bedrooms with a full bathroom between them. The second floor has a veranda that goes completely around the home. There are doors in the front and back of the second floor that access this veranda. Third floor is accessed by a spiral staircase leading to a sitting room with a gorgeous arched window which overlooks the front yard and swimming pool. There are two bedrooms or play rooms on either side of the sitting room.
The walls of the brick home are 12” thick which keeps the home cool in the summer and keeps the heat in during the winter. You won’t believe how cool this home can be when it is sweltering outside!
WELCOME TO OUR HOME
HALL WAY FROM FRONT DOOR
STAIRS GOING TO SECOND FLOOR
UPSTAIRS HALLWAY - VIEW FROM BACK OF HOUSE TO FRONT
MASTER SUITE - VIEW TO DRESSING ROOM AND BATHROOM
VIEWS OF DRESSING ROOM IN MASTER SUITE
BUILT INS BETWEEN MASTER BEDROOM AND MASTER BATH
MASTER BATHROOM SHOWING TOILET, SINK AND TUB
SPARE BLUE BEDROOM
BATHROOM BETWEEN BLUE BEDROOM AND GREY BEDROOM
SPARE GREY BEDROOM
SPARE GREY BEDROOM
SPIRAL STAIRS GOING TO THIRD FLOOR
THIRD FLOOR SITTING ROOM
THIRD FLOOR CIRCUS ROOM
THIRD FLOOR CIRCUS ROOM
THIRD FLOOR SPARE ROOM
BACK OF HOUSE
ENTERING HOUSE FROM BACK DOOR
FULL DOWNSTAIRS BATHROOM - OFF OF REAR ENTRY
CONTINUING DOWN HALL TOWARD FRONT DOOR
LIVING ROOM - VIEW FROM REAR TO FRONT
VIEW OF LIVING ROOM FROM FRONT TO BACK OF HOUSE
LIVING ROOM FIREPLACE
LEFT AND RIGHT SIDE OF KITCHEN
FORMAL DINING ROOM WITH FIREPLACE AND BUILT-INS
Also on the property, a 3000 sq. ft. two story barn built in 1835. Master craftsmanship abounds in this beautiful barn which has the original square nails and beautiful barn wood. The upstairs of the barn has two 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartments. There is another 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment on the ground level of the barn, in the former “carriage house.”
BARN UPSTAIRS APARTMENT #1
BARN UPSTAIRS APARTMENT #2
bARN DOWNSTAIRS APARTMENT #3
TANK HOUSE DUPLEX
There is a two story “tank house” which has a 1 bedroom, 1 bath apartment on each level. This 1600 sq. ft. house is wood framed. The first floor features knotty pine paneling throughout and a bonus room off the kitchen.
ONE BEDROOM COTTAGE
Finally, there is a 600 sq. ft. 1 bedroom, 1 bath cottage, with a patio area and small fenced yard.
Cottage Living Room
This totals: One single family home, 1 -1 bedroom Triplex, 1 – 1 bedroom duplex and 1 – 1 bedroom Cottage.
The 6 rental units rent for $800 - $1200 per month.
Asking price: $1,800,000.00.
We are happy to work with Real Estate Brokers. 4% sales commission will be given to buyer’s agent.
For more information please call 831-663-5090.
VIEW OF SWIMMING POOL - NOW A POND WITH LILY PADS AND KOI FISH
The swimming pool on the property is 20’ x 40’, 4 feet deep on the shallow end and 12’ deep on the deep end. At this time, the pool is being used as a koi pond with lots of fish and water lillies.
An built-in brick BBQ with a brick deck, is great for entertaining.
The property sits on a completely fenced 3.23 acres with an asphalt horseshoe driveway. Both entrances have wrought iron gates. There is also a concrete parking area in front of the barn. There are many mature trees and hundreds of roses and other flowering plants. Some of the roses are rare antique varieties.
Some of the fruit and nut trees are:
Fruit Trees Nut Trees
Apple (many varieties) Black Walnuts
Plum (several varieties)
Persimmon (both varieties)
Grapevines (many varieties)
Berry vines (many varieties)
The property has it’s own well.
The electrical panel was replaced in 2007 and the wiring updated in the brick house at that time.
A new septic system was installed in 2011.
A new roof was installed on the main home in 2014.
A new forced air heating system was installed in 2009.
There are multiple opportunities for this property. Located just ½ mile from three large shopping centers and 1 ½ miles from hundreds of outlet stores, there is so much the property can be used for. Rent the apartments or start a Bed and Breakfast. A corporate retreat or a family compound. This property can be anything you want it to be.
BEN BLUE - THE RESIDENT PEACOCK