1896 Queen Anne – Placerville, CA

Added to OHD on 3/21/19   -   Last OHD Update: 9/4/20   -   Comments Closed
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Placerville, CA 95667

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  • 4 Bed
  • 2 Bath
  • 2199 Sq Ft
  • 0.14 Ac.
One of the original Fox Mansions, rich in history and sitting within the heart of historic Placerville. Charming Victorian is walking distance of downtown Main Street...a great place to explore noted restaurants, shops, community events, farmers market, businesses & eateries. Built for gracious living in 1896 w/1st floor master bedroom & full bath. Spacious kitchen, formal dining, parlor and family room on first floor w/HVAC & wood stove. Three bedrooms & bath upstairs. 50 yr cement roof, 1-car, extra deep garage with workshop and ample parking in driveway. Bonus game/pool room downstairs (not included in noted square footage) could also be converted to additional work shop, wine cellar? Welcoming front porch, 12' ceilings, wrap-around staircase, original hardwood floors plus distinct features/charm of days gone by (and don't miss the root cellar)! Spacious front yard provides a good buffer from the busyness of a hustling rural city! First time on market in 43 years. Awaits new owner.
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Alisa Troise, RE/MAX Gold Cameron Park
(530) 676-8600
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17 Comments on 1896 Queen Anne – Placerville, CA

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  1. MJGMJG says: 2278 comments
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    Picture 9 gives you a good example of “Graining” or faux woodwoork.

    • Handymam says: 55 comments

      That graining really adds something to the wood. I didn’t know what it was until you pointed that out and I took a second look. It’s lovely.

      • MJGMJG says: 2278 comments
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        It’s very cool. Glad no one painted over it. My front doors were grained. Everyone thought they were stained. I told them to look closer at the corners where there were some chips and dings. You can see some yellow paint. The doors were made out of ash inside and the ceiling and staircase as well. But they wanted to appearance of a different wood on the outside and grained them. Unique part of this period history.

  2. Woeisme says: 153 comments

    Hangtown! A great little town on the way to
    Lake Tahoe from Sacramento.

  3. Handymam says: 55 comments

    So many beautiful details included in the listing…the doorknobs, the beautiful hinges!
    Is it just me, or does anyone else think that with the right color paint, they would keep that blue and green patterned carpet in the bedroom? (At least for a while. ? ) And the front door, and the pantry and builtins in the dining room. Beautiful.

    • David Sweet says: 258 comments

      I also noticed the door hardware; Some of the knobs and plates are different, but in no way does it detract from how beautiful this home is. It only adds a little more character!

  4. SandyF says: 130 comments

    I am digging the 70’s rec room and bar action…

    • Bugs says: 1 comments

      The house and everything about the area is off the charts. I used to live 2 doors away.
      The Victorian era is amazing. Wow! What a GEM!! I would snatch up this house in a minute!!!!!

  5. Stephanie says: 9 comments

    I’m trying to recreate that exact front door on our 1896 Victorian. It’s stunning!

  6. Dina says: 1 comments

    Its absolutely positively outstanding!

  7. Diana says: 1 comments

    Ive been searching for an older home with character and beauty, two story with a basement and a couple of fireplaces yet even though this Victorian does not display any fireplaces, its the closest to becoming my reality! Just georgeous!

  8. WordweaverlynnWordweaverlynn says: 5 comments
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    Hayward, CA

    What a warm, beautiful house.

  9. kate cahill says: 62 comments

    yes- gorgeous house and wonderful example of wood graining! I’d moe in in a heartbeat!!

  10. Anne M.Anne M. says: 953 comments
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    1972 raised ranch.
    Hopkinton, MA

    A realtor who gets us! 🙂 All the detail pictures are great, I particularly appreciate the light fixtures. Something about that pantry speaks to me, too and that front door!

  11. Rebecca Campbell says: 144 comments

    I love everything about this house. However, my absolute favorite part is the carpet(especially on the stairs) and the basement. I wouldn’t change either one!

  12. NC Native says: 29 comments

    An old family friend and his wife restored this house back in the late 70’s. All of the interior trim is redwood and Clem painstakingly removed old paint to reveal a lot of the original graining. When they bought it, my folks thought they were crazy, but Clem had walked past this house everyday in high school and said one day he’s going to live in that old house. Clem was the one who got us interested in Victorian houses and told us when the old Shafsky house across the street came on the market, you can see it through the bay window in the parlor photo. He gave us plenty of help and advice during our restoration. While we moved away 25 years ago to another Gold Rush town to restore more Victorians, we kept in touch. Clem and Karen didn’t have any kids, so this house was their life and was always treated with love.

    • BethanyBethany says: 3450 comments
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      1983 White elephant
      Escondido, CA

      Thanks for the backstory! I love this place. It offers the kind of home I love while still staying in CA at an affordable price.


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