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Beautifully Restored 40's Classic
1628 Adams Street

Saint Helena, CA 94574
Offered at US$1,090,000
MLS Number 20832935
Sold for US$995,000
Status: Sold
Type: Residential
Year Built: 1941
Bedrooms: 2
Baths: 1
Living Area 1220 Sq. ft.
Lot Size: 6969  Square Ft.
Property Highlights

  • Authentic Period Remodel
  • Old Fashioned Greenhouse
  • 2BR/1BA Main House
  • A Bounty of Old and New Trees
  • 1BR/1BA Guest House
  • Redwood Garage
  • Fabulous 40's Style Kitchen
  • Extra Deep Lot
  • Charming Cottage Garden

  • Property Description

    This classic property, wonderfully restored with design elements from both the Craftsman-style '40s and the buoyant cheerful '50s, is part vintage comfort, part fun, and pure St. Helena.  The main home, guest home, detached garage and green house are sited on an extra deep lot overflowing with lush plantings and located only 3 blocks from Main Street. Often times it's one room that embodies the spirit and style of a home. In this home it's the kitchen, a spotless, functional testament to a time when personality stemmed from character.  The kitchen features an immaculate, vintage 40" white porcelain Wedgewood gas stove with double ovens and double broilers, glass oven doors, four burners and a center griddle.  The stove is complemented with a retro Northstar refrigerator, English glass-tile counters, vertical grain fir floor, Shaw farm sink and extra prep sink, Fisher Paykel dishwasher, bead board wainscoting, bountiful storage, breakfast nook, built-in ironing board, and a Dutch door leading outside to the side porch, garage and guest house. On the far wall of the kitchen next to the Wedgewood is a wonderful whimsical touch harkening back to yesteryear: a magical button wired to a bell in the guest house to alert eager guests that breakfast is ready.  All that's missing is the fragrance of percolator coffee.  The rest of this two bedroom home is equally charming with beautiful oak wood floors, original art deco door hardware and architectural details of the period. The entry features a cherry-wood front door with stained glass detail, original hand grained closet door and old fashioned mail bin. The living room and dining room have a warm inviting glow and feature a large picture window, a restored wood-burning masonry fireplace with an art deco-grained mantel, and a swinging door of fir and glass leading to the kitchen. The bathroom boasts the original tile shower surround complimented by a modern tile floor, bead board walls, pedestal sink, bidet, vintage scale, and floor to ceiling storage cabinets.  Out of sight are on-demand water heaters and a large solar 3 kw solar panel which keep energy costs to a minimum.  The charm of the property doesn't stop with the house.  Toward the back of the deep lot is a redwood timbered garage with a laundry facility, storage, and room for one car.  Attached to the garage is a petite guest house, with distressed pine floor, original paneled walls, custom colors and an en suite bathroom. Deeper in the lot the property takes on a wonderfully authentic and rustic flavor with a vintage green house, a pen for small animals, a rambling cottage garden with flowers, herbs, vegetables, and more than ten varieties of fruit trees. This property, on one of the St. Helena's most treasured streets, is truly a rare jewel.











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