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10088 Sierra Vista Ave., LA MESA, CA 91941


Bedrooms: 5
Bathrooms: 2 | 1
Sq. Ft.: 2,523
Type: Single Family Home
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This unique Mid-Century Modern masterpiece was designed by one of San Diego's pioneering modernists, Master Architect Lloyd Ruocco, and it benefits from both Historical Designation and Mills Act. T&G heart redwood, floor-to-ceiling walls of glass, beamed ceilings, 2 fireplaces, original features in kitchen/baths, wrap-around deck, built-ins throughout the home, expansive views, and exceptional privacy are just some of the features of The Wexler House that will knock your socks off! See attachments above Please click on Virtual Tour link to experience the property in all of its 3D glory! Attention History Buffs and Historic Home lovers! This exquisite example of the mid-century modern style was built in 1963 in the Grossmont Park area of Mt. Helix. Mt. Helix is a hilly, semi-rural pocket of La Mesa with rambling roads and secluded homes tucked into a landscape of gardens, boulders, citrus, and shade trees. The home boasts 4 bedrooms, 2.5 baths and approximately 2523 sq. ft., all on a single level. Additional rooms and full bathroom on a lower level are accessed from a separate outside entrance. Approximate area is 615 square feet per previous appraisal and is not included in the square footage listed in the MLS. The possibilities for utilizing this area are endless. Extended family, teenager, office, art studio, man-cave, Air BnB.... This 1.66 acre parcel hosts multiple varieties of fruit trees--avocado (Fuerte and Haas), grapefruit, lemon, navel orange, juicing orange, Mandarin orange, persimmon, apple, and fig trees. There are Canary date palm trees, a palm grotto, and two main-level garden areas. There is ample space for another large garden area or possibly a vineyard? Large synthetic grass area and soothing waterfall and pond are ideally located just off the outdoor patio and entertaining area, and boulders are scattered about the property. You will enjoy views of the city lights, mountain peaks, and trees. There is plenty of space for parking, and room for an RV, if desired. The house features high ceilings and a graceful, open and flowing floor plan, ideal for entertaining and peaceful daily living. Attractive and practical built-ins are found throughout the homeâ??shelving, display cases, desks, and drawers. Marvel at the original Pomona tile in the kitchen and baths, original built-in speakers, under-lit hanging kitchen cabinets, 2 fireplaces, a heated jetted tub in one bathroom, ample storage through the home and on a lower level, and a remarkable custom designed redwood walk-in closet in the master suite. All rooms have outside access and huge windows to enjoy your views. Expansive outdoor areas are connected to the interior by 12' wide sliding doors that bring the outside in. When the current owners purchased the property in 2015 from the original owners, it required substantial TLC. They embarked on a major restoration process to both the interior and exterior. All improvements were made while honoring the architectâ??s original vision. The renovation resulted in the Historical Designation of the home and a Mills Act contract with the County that offers substantial tax benefits which will transfer to the new homeowner. The property is now known on the San Diego County Historic Register as The [Sidney & Henrietta] Wexler House. The next owner will become only the 3rd caretaker of this authentically preserved custom home, designed by Master Architect Lloyd Ruocco. It is believed that Ilse Ruocco, a gifted interior and textile designer, chose the unique, original lighting fixtures found throughout the house. This timeless property exudes warmth and serenity, in part because the indoor and outdoor spaces blend seamlessly. Ruoccoâ??s gift forâ??and insistence onâ??placing buildings for optimal enjoyment of and minimal intrusion on nature are traits he shared with Frank Lloyd Wright. Original design blueprints are available and will convey to new owner. Please see MLS attachment under D tab for Improvements List and Features List.
Property Features
Location Information
City: La Mesa
County: San Diego
Map Code: 1271D1
MLS Area: East County
Community: MOUNT HELIX
Neighborhood: Grossmont Park
Interior Features
Master Bedroom Description: 15x16
1/2 Baths: 1
Dining Room Description: Combo
Family Room Description: 14x18
Living Room Description: 25x29
Kitchen Description: 10x18
Has Fireplace: yes
Number of Fireplaces: 2
Fireplace Description: FP in Family Room, FP in Living Room
Heating: Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Cooling: Central Forced Air
Floors: Carpet, Linoleum/Vinyl
Laundry: Laundry Room
Exterior Features
Style: Modern
Stories: 1 Story
Exterior: Wood
Roof: Composition
Sewer: Septic Installed
Water: Meter on Property, Public
Minimum Age for Community: N/K
Security System: Security System
Has Garage: No
Garage Spaces: 0
Irrigation: Other/Remarks
Fencing: Partial, New Condition, Wood
Patio / Deck Description: Brick
Has a Pool: No
Pool Description: None Known
Lot Description: 1+ to 2 AC
Topography: Slope Gentle
Lot Size in Sq. Ft.: 72, 309
Has View: yes
View Description: Evening Lights, Mountains/Hills
Additional Information
Financing: Cash, Conventional, VA
List Date: 01/29/2018
Property Type: SFR
Property SubType: RESIDENTIAL
Year Built: 1964
Status: ACTIVE
Restrictions: None Known
Pets: Yes
HOA Fee: 0
Garage Description: None Known

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