Renovated Victorian Home in Santa Ana by Citivest Inc. & Creative Renovations Is Listed for Sale

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History buffs will be captivated with the story of 212 E. Chestnut and its architectural significance to the City of Santa Ana.

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History buffs will be captivated with the story of 212 E. Chestnut and its architectural significance to the City of Santa Ana. 212 E. Chestnut is historically known as the C. W. House and is located in the City of Santa Ana within the East-side neighborhood. The East-side neighborhood is bounded by First Street on the North, McFadden on the south, Standard Avenue on the East and Main Street on the West. The neighborhoods beginning date is recorded as 1870.

The home was owned by the West family, including Captain John West, Charles W. West and his wife, Nellie West. Charles W. West was a joint proprietor with Edwin Waffle of a livery business called Waffle and West. Mr. Waffle was the husband of Dr. Willella Howe-Waffle, Orange County’s first woman doctor. Later, the house was occupied in 1915 by Edward F. Gaebe, a pipe fitter, mechanic and foreman at the Holly Sugar factory. The Gaebes remained in residence until 1963. One local family of 10, raised their children in this home until it was purchased by Citivest Inc. for restoration.

The C. W. House is an outstanding example of Queen Anne (Late Victorian) architectural style and was constructed during the post 1880’s boom period when Queen Anne architecture was all the rage for those who could afford a quality home. The high pitched roofs, Victorian details and trim, ten foot high ceilings, and the eight foot high doors in the entry is an excellent Santa Ana example of the Victorian genre. The house has been categorized as “Landmark” for its unique architectural significance as a Queen Anne (Late Victorian) residence.

Fast forward to 2014; Citivest Inc. in association with Creative Restorations purchased and restored this Victorian gem; turning it into a modern family home using all new world conveniences and charming finishes while retaining the historic charm of this architecturally significant home. All 1,920 square feet of this three bedroom, 2 bathroom home have been renovated. This home is for families that have a yearning to be part of history with a love of the Queen Anne architectural style and the desire to live in a city that is a vibrant part of the Orange County heritage.

The C. W. House is being marketed for sale by Citivest Realty’s top producing agent, Matthew D. Hopkins. Matthew is a lifelong Orange County resident and alum of Mater De High. Matthew has intrinsic knowledge of local Santa Ana market and the history of the C. W. House. For more information on the historic details or to purchase this home, please contact Matthew at (714) 612-0257 or email him at mhopkins(at)citivestinc(dot)com.

Citivest Realty is located at 4340 Von Karman Ave., Suite 200 Newport Beach, CA 92660

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