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225 S Grand Street Orange, CA 92866
Sold Price $1,350,000
List Price $1,295,000
3 beds
4 baths
1,928 sq ft

Property listed by Sur West Homes, Erin Casey. IDX Contact: 949-444-4590

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  • Erin Casey

    Erin Casey

    Seller’s Agent

    CA DRE# 00971257

  • Sue Mitchell

    Sue Mitchell

    Seller’s Co-Agent

    CA DRE# 01110196

Property Description

If you are looking for that special property with a checklist that includes old world charm, historical significance and todays modern creature comforts, then look look no further! 225 S. Grand is situated in a coveted location within a short walk to all the fun and unique shops and restaurants of Old Towne Orange. This classic 1924 Mediterranean Revival is known as the “Higgins Home” to locals, the first furniture retailer here. You can only begin to imagine the attention to detail and quality. Emotions run high as you approach the opera balcony with circular portico and a generous covered porch to spend many an evening relaxing with a glass of wine. On either side of the inviting entry are oversized picture windows which highlight the large shade trees that dot the property. The living room boasts many unique features beginning with the Batchelder (a renowned artist /storyteller whose known for neutral color palette motifs) tile fireplace flanked by custom bookcases on either side. Throughout the home are treasured original oak floors, picture and chair rails, contoured ceilings, arched doorways and single light pocket doors. There are numerous period light fixtures adorning the home too. The spacious kitchen boasts an O’Keefe and Merritt stove, granite counters and 4 skylights that provide sunshine all day, along with access to the most charming side patio where hummingbirds play in the fountain. Not to be missed is the custom iron fencing and prolific fruit trees that enhance the grounds. The attractive master suite is replete with a lovely modernized open master bath. The two secondary bedrooms provide views to the yard and St John’s Steeple in the distance. The secondary hall bathroom is spacious with vibrant vintage tile and there is also a rare third bathroom in the main home. The fun really begins as you approach the inviting backyard where you find one of a handful of pool and spa homes in Old Towne and a Casita equipped with a bathroom and shower! French doors to the backyard and the kitchen/ bar area make this one perfect spot for entertaining. Multi functional as your home office, exercise room or guest house…the possibilities are endless! Lastly, take advantage of the Mills Act which translates to LOW taxes of approximately $3500 per year. This is a rare gem that a lucky buyer will get to cherish as their new old home! Offers Due Monday 9/13 @ 10am.

Property Details & Features

Property Type

  • Single Family Residence

Year Built

  • 1924


  • Orange Unified

Property Access

  • City Street

Appliances and Equipment

  • Built-In Range
  • Dishwasher
  • Gas Oven
  • Gas Range
  • Water Softener


  • Utility


  • 3 3-quarter bathrooms
  • 1 full bathroom
  • 4 total bathrooms
  • 4 bathrooms on main level


  • 3 total bedrooms
  • 3 bedrooms on main level


  • 1 total stories
  • Built in 1924
  • Stories: 1
  • 1,928 sqft living area
  • No Common Walls
  • Stucco
  • One
  • Front Porch
  • Patio
  • House


  • Street Lights
  • Sidewalks


  • Central Air


  • Historical


  • Block
  • Wood
  • Wrought Iron


  • Family Room
  • Wood Burning


  • Tile
  • Wood


  • Pillar/Post/Pier
  • Raised


  • Central

Interior Features

  • Crown Molding
  • Coffered Ceiling(s)
  • All Bedrooms Down
  • Bedroom on Main Level
  • Main Level Master


  • Laundry Room


  • Listing ID: NP21185955
  • Property Subtype: Single Family Residence
  • 8 days on market
  • Listed on 2021-09-06


  • County: Orange
  • Subdivision: Other (OTHR)


  • 6600 sqft
  • 0.1515 acres
  • Area: 6600
  • Back Yard
  • Front Yard
  • Sprinkler System


  • 2 open parking spaces
  • 2 total parking spaces
  • Concrete
  • Driveway


  • Private pool
  • Fenced
  • In Ground
  • Private


  • Close Plus 3 Days


  • Single unit
  • Guest House
  • Outbuilding
  • Updated/Remodeled


  • Elementary School: Palmyra
  • High School: Orange
  • High School District: Orange Unified

Security System

  • Closed Circuit Camera(s)
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector(s)
  • Smoke Detector(s)


  • Public Sewer


  • Private


  • Skylight(s)

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