3031 Kalmia St

San Diego, CA 92104 View Map $1,800,000 Ask a Question
3031 Kalmia St San Diego, CA 92104 | MLS 220001279 Photo 1
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Status: Sold
Listing Office:Coldwell Banker West
Property Type:Detached
MLS #:220001279
Sq. Feet:1,792
Date Sold:3/14/2022
Lot Size:0.15 Acres
County:San Diego
Designed by renowned architects; a fascinating and historical legacy; 100% unique character and overflowing personality; plus, its own officially published name: Welcome to the Observatory House!Located in idyllic Burlingame, this one-of-a-kind home was originally built in 1922 as a craftsman bungalow. Today, 3031 Kalmia St. is known as the "Observatory House" for its stunningly unique 26 stucco and marble clad tower. Distinguished architects Rene Davids and Christine Killory (the homeowners at the time) constructed the tower in the late 80s as a library/reading room and observatory. The 19 library portion has 145 floor-to-ceiling cubbies; enough room for 5,000 books... Pls see suppl.

...plus small windows to admit light without compromising privacy. A dumbwaiter moves items from the ground floor up to the reading room/office and continues all the way up to the top of the tower. There is even a slit skylight in the ceiling that perfectly frames the North Star! A steel staircase leads you up to the cozy reading room with a built-in desk and neighborhood views. Out the Dutch door are not one, but two observation decks! Breathtaking vistas abound, the taller of the two decks providing a complete 360 degree panorama. It’s no wonder the Observatory House has won five national and regional awards, including an AIA Honor Award and San Diego Home & Garden Home of the Year. Recently painted inside, the home retains many original characteristics, including built-ins, a wood burning fireplace, gumwood crown moulding, maple hardwood floors (recently refinished), and five sets of gumwood French doors that encircle a courtyard. The kitchen features Birdseye Maple cabinetry, granite counters, slate tile, and a conversation bench with storage. The hall bathroom has been updated with the same cabinetry and slate tile, while the primary ensuite bathroom has most of its charmingly original elements, including a cast iron pedestal sink and vintage tile. Every window is original to the home. In the yard, a 100+ year old ficus tree is the backdrop for a gazebo, custom koi pond with water feature, and hot tub. The detached 2-car garage can be accessed from both sides and houses the W&D. The driveway can fit an additional 4+ cars. The whole home exterior was recently re-stuccoed and the observatory tower painted inside and out. Sandwiched between North Park and South Park, Burlingame is famous for its fanciful house styles and trademark pink sidewalks that date back to 1912. This home is a short walk away from a plethora of restaurants, boutiques, entertainment, and transportation. Own a piece of historic San Diego! *All information is reliable but not guaranteed and should be verified by buyer before close of escrow*

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Community Information

Address:3031 Kalmia St San Diego, CA 92104
Area:North Park (92104)
County:San Diego
City:San Diego
Area (MLS Code):Metro Uptown
Zip Code:92104
Community:NORTH PARK

School Information

High School:San Diego Unified School District
Middle School:San Diego Unified School District
Elementary School:San Diego Unified School District


Bedrooms: 3
Bathrooms: 2
Year Built:1922
Style:Craftsman,Custom Built,Modern,See Remarks
Exterior: Stucco
Interior Walls: Plaster
Total Stories: 2
Roof: Flat
Garage: Detached, Garage, Garage - Front Entry, Garage - Rear Entry, Garage Door Opener
Parking: Uncovered, Driveway, Driveway - Concrete, Private
Parking for RV: Potential Space

Features / Amenities

Interior Features: Bathtub, Built-Ins, Dumbwaiter, Granite Counters, Pantry, Recessed Lighting, Remodeled Kitchen, Shower, Shower in Tub, Track Lighting
Equipment: Dishwasher, Disposal, Garage Door Opener, Microwave, Refrigerator, Washer, Water Filtration, Convection Oven, Electric Oven, Gas Stove, Self Cleaning Oven, Vented Exhaust Fan, Water Line to Refr, Water Purifier, Counter Top, Gas Cooking
Flooring: Stone, Wood, Slate
Sub-Flooring: Wood over Crawlspace
Pets Allowed: Yes
Fireplace: FP in Living Room
Laundry Location: Garage
Laundry Utilities: Washer Hookup, Gas & Electric Dryer HU
Rooms: Bedroom Entry Level, Den, Dining Room/Separate, Library, MBR Entry Level, Office, Kitchen, Living Room, Master Bedroom, All Bedrooms Down, Master Bathroom
Patio: Brick, Deck, Gazebo, Stone/Tile, Patio, Roof Top
Spa: Above Ground, Private
Spa Heat: Electric
Miscellaneous: Value in Land, Gutters, Street Lighting
Security Features: Smoke Detector, Carbon Monoxide Detectors
View: Evening Lights, Panoramic, Landmark, Neighborhood
Accessibility Features: See Remarks
Heating: Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Heat Source: Natural Gas, Wood
Water Heater: Gas


Bedroom 4
Bedroom 5
Breakfast Area

Property Features

Lot Size: 0.15 Acres
Lot Dimensions:4,000-7,499 SF
Site: Curbs, Public Street, Sidewalks, Street Paved
Irrigation: Manual, Sprinklers
Topography: Level
Water: Meter on Property, Public
Sewer: Sewer Connected, Public Sewer
Telecommunications: Satellite Dish
Utilities: Electricity Connected, Natural Gas Connected, Sewer Connected, Water Connected
Fencing: Brick Wall, Wood
Directions:From 30th, East on Kalmia

Tax and Financial Info

Terms: Cash, Conventional, FHA, VA, Submit



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Description: The home at 3031 Kalmia St San Diego, CA 92104 with the MLS Number 220001279 is currently listed at $1,800,000 and has been on the San Diego market for 119 days.


List Price: $1,800,000

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Listing information last updated on May 19, 2022 5:15 PM PST.