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Redwood Victorian

Screenshot at 2019-06-04 16-47-42

Blog on preservation of this historic 1888 Victorian home in Eureka CA

  • Listing May 16, 2019 It was listed for a year and there are more than one version of the description below  MAP oldhouseaddicts – $575,000 Fixer Upper in Eureka California Circa 1888 1237 I ...
  • Make an offer June 1, 2019 The real estate market seemed to be peaking in our area and we did not want to miss it this time. Last time it was ...
  • Property Inspections June 2, 2019 Our offer was made “as is” so the seller will not pay to fix problems and our offer amount reflects that. Once the offer was ...
  • Research property history June 3, 2019 A 1900 insurance plat map showing that a second building had an address of 1237-1/2 (which the fully attached building wing still has) and included a water ...
  • Research building June 4, 2019 Some comments on this home in an old home hunter blog identified this home as an Italianate Victorian. While the blog administrator insisted it was Stick ...
  • Examine local historic register June 5, 2019 The preliminary title report shows that this property in on the official list of designated buildings, structures, sites, and districts worthy of preservation because of ...
  • Frank Herrick’s Family June 10, 2019 This home was built for Frank Herrick, a surveyor by trade and an investor in land, timber and oil. His father and mother were well ...
  • Eastlake Designs June 16, 2019 Around the turn of the 20th century there was a lot of anticipation of the dawning age and design reformers worked to simplify and get ...
  • Post Inspection Blues July 7, 2019 We found things to fix that were not found by the property inspector. There is not much control or way to change a property inspector to observe ...
  • Six Porches July 9, 2019 One of the unique characteristics of this home is the number of exterior entrances. The two finest entrances face i street; the main front double ...
  • English Ivy July 9, 2019 The exterior of the home had old large tree like shrubs and ivy growing on the building. The English ivy has clinging roots that have attached ...
  • South Exterior Staircase Preservation July 15, 2019 The exterior stairs on the garage are built out of old growth redwood and include decorative post tops, railings and balusters. The stairs have a south exposure, ...
  • The Simpson Period 1901-1974 July 22, 2019 The Herrick house was occupied by a James Simpson, builder by 1914, according to the Polk-Husted Directory of 1914. The Herrick family had relocated to ...
  • Jerry Carlson Period 1974-2018 July 23, 2019 The occupant of the home prior to sale was Jerry Carlson a carpenter and landlord of several properties in Eureka and Redwood Creek. He was ...
  • Homeowners Insurance Ouch July 25, 2019 Our insurance broker never got back to us on getting insurance. A local insurance company recommended by the real estate agent got back to us ...
  • Victorian Style Hunters July 28, 2019 We have become hunters of household decor and material from the late Victorian era. We are indeed guilty of the pack rat mode of life ...

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