523 S Illinois St

Anaheim, CA 92805 View Map $1,100,000 Ask a Question

Allison Van Wig

(562) 306-0552

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Status: Sold
Property Type:Single Family Residence
MLS #:OC23181244
Sq. Feet:1,196
Date Sold:10/27/2023
Lot Size:4,428 Sq. Ft.

Listing Agent/Office

Agent:Chris Sidlow
Office:Reason Real Estate
Step into a world where history meets modern luxury in this enchanting Spanish bungalow. Nestled within the Colony Historic District, this meticulously restored gem at 523 S. Illinois Street stands as the crown jewel of a captivating streetscape, where each home tells a story of timeless elegance.
Originally constructed in 1928 by the visionary Ernest Gregory, this home is part of a select group of 20 residences on the picturesque 500 block of S Illinois Street. Unlike custom homes that reflect their owners' tastes, these homes radiate a unique charm that transcends time.
This bungalow, once a modest 2-bedroom, 1-bathroom, 900-square-foot haven, underwent a lavish transformation between 2016 and 2018. Today, it welcomes you with open arms, offering 1,206 square feet of luxurious living space. Inside, you'll find three generous bedrooms, two resplendent bathrooms, and a modernized kitchen adorned with laminate and butcher block counters. The two additional bedrooms at the rear of the house stretch to lofty 9-foot ceilings, creating a sense of spaciousness.
The master bedroom indulges you with a vast tiled walk-in shower, complete with three rejuvenating shower heads, and a walk-in closet that dreams are made of. Recessed lighting graces every room, casting an inviting glow on your daily life. And when you crave the outdoors, ascend the tiled exterior staircase to your private rooftop deck, a custom-designed oasis that grants 300 square feet of open-air bliss. From here, you can bask in panoramic views, including Disneyland fireworks displays.
Not a stone has been left unturned in the quest for perfection. Every system in the house, from plumbing to HVAC, has been entirely replaced and approved. A new tankless water heater, water softener, Cat 5 network wiring, and hardwood flooring all stand as testaments to uncompromising quality. Literally, everything within this home has been carefully curated to honor its rich history while delivering modern comfort.
A three-car garage, meticulously drywalled, presents a possibility of an Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU). Concealed behind a custom fence with a sliding gate.
Remarkably, this once in a lifetime home has earned the coveted Mills Act designation from the city of Anaheim. It's a testament to the commitment to preserving the original exterior character, resulting in property taxes that smoothly transition to the new owner without any supplemental tax bill. At just $3,200 per year, don't miss out

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Community Information

Address:523 S Illinois St, Anaheim, CA 92805
Area:699 - Not Defined
School System:Anaheim Union High
Zip Code:92805


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built:1928
Total Units: 1
Stories Total: 1
Roof: Spanish Tile
Foundation: Raised
Garage Spaces: 3.0

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: AllBedroomsDown
Appliances: Gas Oven, Gas Range, Refrigerator, Water Softener, Tankless Water Heater
Flooring: Wood
Laundry: Inside, Stacked
Accessibility Features: Safe Emergency Egress from Home
Patio And Porch: Brick
Door Features: ENERGY STAR Qualified Doors, French Doors
Entry Level: 1
Entry Location: 1
Common Walls: No Common Walls
Parking Features: Boat, ControlledEntrance, Door-Multi, Driveway, Garage, Garage Door Opener, Oversized
Parking Total: 3.0
Cooling: Central Air
Heating: Central


Master Bedroom
Family Room
Master Bathroom

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.1 Acres / 4,428 Sq. Ft.
Lot Features: Item01UnitAcre, Back Yard, Front Yard, Zero Lot Line
View: Hills, Neighborhood
Utilities: Cable Connected, Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected
Sewer: Public Sewer
Water: Public
Electric: 220 Volts in Garage
Fencing: Wood
Directions:Cross Street Illinois and Santa Ana

Tax and Financial Info

Buyer Financing: CashtoNewLoan
Current Financing: Conventional
Terms: Cash, CashtoNewLoan, Conventional, Item1031Exchange, FHA, FannieMae
Land Lease: No



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