September 27, 2023

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Be an Innkeeper by the Sea With This Coastal California Victorian for $1.5M

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A Fort Bragg, CA, property teeming with Victorian appeal is prepared for a brand new proprietor.

It’s “the oldest constructing within the metropolis’s oldest neighborhood,” in keeping with Tracy Wolfson, of Engel & Voelkers San Francisco, Mendocino Department. She’s the itemizing agent for the inn, which was in-built 1886 and is listed for $1,595,000.

Often known as The Weller House Inn, the storied property is ready on a half-acre lot and at present operates as a short-term rental, catering to group buyouts, weddings, and retreats. Rooms may also be booked individually, and the redwood ballroom might be reserved for occasions.

The area may be turned again right into a single-family residence, or the following proprietor may proceed to run it as an inn. The ground plan provides many choices.

There are seven bedrooms in the primary home and 4 within the four-story, former water tower subsequent to the home. Every bed room has its personal tub.

A further three rooms in the primary home—one with an exterior entrance—may very well be transformed into bedrooms.

The property provides wonderful sight strains from the water tower’s balcony, an ideal perch for whale watching.

“That’s the highest level in Fort Bragg,” Wolfson says. “The views are very nice.”





One of many bedrooms


One of many baths




Water tower


The sellers bought the property in 2020 for $1,250,000, and now they’ve determined to let it go.

“The inside is in superb form,” Wolfson says, noting that exterior paint touch-ups are wanted. “Anytime you’re dwelling near the coast, you’re getting that salt-water affect.”

A colourful previous

If solely this inn’s partitions may speak.

“It was once a speakeasy,” Wolfson says, including that church providers had been additionally as soon as held within the ballroom.

Wolfson is advertising and marketing the coastal retreat to locals and patrons all through California.

“There’s been lots of people coming to the world,” she says. “We’ve seen an inflow of individuals coming from inland due to the fires. And with distant entry to their job, they will stay wherever.”

Situated in Mendocino County, Fort Bragg is about 160 miles north of San Francisco. The inn is steps from Glass Seashore, the famed Skunk Train, and downtown.

“It attracts a nature-oriented particular person,” Wolfson says. “As a result of we’re thus far eliminated [and do not have a commercial airport], we’re not so excessive in our costs as Monterey and Santa Cruz.”

She suspects a purchaser would need to proceed renting out the inn.

“It’s undoubtedly a viable enterprise,” she says.

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