9434 Sierra Vista, La Mesa, CA 91941
4 Beds
3 Baths
2,619 sqft


Fall in love with this enchanting Hacienda, designed in 1936 by legendary architect Cliff May & remodeled in 1967 by modernist Lloyd Ruocco. Featured on La Mesa Historic Home tour, this single-level estate is true indoor/outdoor living with every room opening to central courtyard or private patio. Unique combo of 1930s charm and the Iconic style of mid-century modern. Romantic courtyard shaded by Olive Tree, lush landscaping & dipping pool. Enjoy guest Casita Rental income, Please follow Covid-19 Protocol One-of-a kind architectural gem located at the foothills of prestigious Mt Helix. This Architecturally significant estate was originally designed by Cliff May in 1936. One of his earliest homes, it features his trademark courtyard entry, wood window grates, covered loggias and handmade tiles. Guests are greeted by an impressive motorized Driveway gate and Tile- roofed portico walking gate featured in many of Cliff Mays early California haciendas. Known as the Father of the California Ranch, May designed such Iconic buildings as the Robert Mondavi Winery and the Sunset Magazine headquarters. 1967, the original owners commissioned Lloyd Ruocco to modernize and expand the entry, kitchen and dining areas. One of San Diegos most influential Modernist architects, Ruocco is known for his use of floor-to-ceiling glass and open bright living spaces. Ruoccos space-age kitchen is highlighted by high clearstory windows, and floating illuminated glass cabinets. This rare home sits on nearly 1/2 acre (18,606 sqft) of land, has wings stretching in all directions with no part wider than 1-room. This captures westerly ocean cross breezes, adds natural light and allows for access to the central courtyard or private patio from each room. The lush central courtyard is shaded by an Olive tree over 150 years old (originally craned in by Cliff May) and a covered corridor that spans the entire home as well as the detached guest casita. Relax and unwind in the enchanting, peaceful courtyard with a dramatic infinity dipping pool, Mexican tiled wall fountain, lounge and dining areas. The fully-fenced almost half acre property is surrounded by meandering paths, mature Oak, Olive, Pepper, Pine and Spruce trees. Feels like you are in the middle of a forest but is only a few minutes to La Mesa Village, major freeways, shopping centers and hospitals. Just 15 min to downtown San Diego and 20 min to the beach. Main house has 2 bedrooms, each with their own bathroom. They are separated by a den with French doors, skylight, linen closet and walk-in storage closet. Entry hall has large coat closet and powder room. Dining room has floor-to-ceiling glass and concealed behind bi-fold mahogany doors are a built-in office/desk, china/linen cabinet, utility sink and broom closet. Separate laundry/Utility room off dining room. Kitchen has built-in Refrigerator/freezer, dishwasher and original built-in blender, Chambers wall oven, gas 4-burner stovetop with center griddle with broiler underneath. Living room has gas fireplace, skylight and original Spanish tile floors. Across the courtyard is a 2-car garage (used by main house) and income-producing guest casita. Originally 2 guest bedrooms, the building was converted into a 1-bedroom Casita with modern kitchenette, mini-split A/C/Heat, separate fenced yard. No permits known. Currently rented, tenants use a separate Washer/Dryer in the garage and assigned parking at rear of property. Current tenants pay $1895/mo plus electric (calculated by installed submeter). I-year lease through August 15, 2020. In addition there is a large finished, lockable storage shed currently used by main house. Researched and featured by the La Mesa Historical Society on their annual Home & Garden Tour. Due to its historic and architectural significance, this is a strong candidate for the Mills Act, which if filed/approved, would provide a significant property tax savings. All Information believed to be accurate, Buyer & Buyers Agent to verify all prior to close of escrow.
  • Price:
  • $1,265,000
  • Bedrooms:
  • 4
  • Full Baths:
  • 3
  • Half Baths:
  • 1
  • Square Footage:
  • 2,619
  • Acreage:
  • 0.43
  • Year Built:
  • 1940
  • Listing ID #:
  • 200034634
  • Street Address:
  • 9434 Sierra Vista
  • City:
  • La Mesa
  • State:
  • California
  • Postal Code:
  • 91941
  • County:
  • San Diego
  • Community:
  • Mount Helix
  • Subdivision:
  • Mount Helix
  • Listing Status:
  • Pending
  • Architecture Style:
  • Mediterranean/Spanish
  • Building Security:
  • N/K, Smoke Detector
  • Exterior Features:
  • Stucco
  • Fireplace:
  • Fp In Living Room
  • Flooring:
  • Tile, Wood
  • Guest House Description:
  • Detached
  • Patio Description:
  • Brick, Patio
  • Stories:
  • 1 Story
  • Total Building Square Footage:
  • 2619
  • Type Of Roof:
  • Spanish Tile
  • View:
  • Courtyard
  • Year Built:
  • 1940
  • Year Built Source:
  • Public Records
  • Conforms To Zoning:
  • R-1
  • Irrigation System Desc:
  • Automatic, Sprinklers
  • Lot Square Footage:
  • 18606
  • Topography:
  • Level, Slope Gentle
  • Days On Market:
  • 19
  • For Sale Or Lease?:
  • For Sale
  • Senior Living Community:
  • N/K
  • Terms:
  • Cash, Conventional, Fha
  • Association Fee:
  • 0.0
  • Mello-Roos Amount:
  • 0.0
  • Other Fees:
  • 0.0
  • Price Per Square Foot:
  • 483.01
  • Bedroom #2 Dimensions:
  • 17x14
  • Bedroom #3 Dimensions:
  • 15x11
  • Bedroom #4 Dimensions:
  • 13x10
  • Dining Room Dimensions:
  • 22x13
  • Family Room Dimensions:
  • 0x0
  • Kitchen Dimensions:
  • 17x9
  • Laundry:
  • Garage, Laundry Room
  • Living Room Dimensions:
  • 20x11
  • Master Bedroom Dimensions:
  • 17x11
  • Room Description:
  • Bedroom Entry Level, Dining Area, Formal Entry, Mbr Entry Level, Optional Bedrooms, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Galley Kitchen, Laundry, Master Bathroom
  • Fence:
  • Full, Gate
  • Garage Capacity:
  • 2
  • Garage Description:
  • Detached
  • Parking Spaces:
  • 12
  • Pool Description:
  • N/K
  • Rv Parking:
  • Potential Space
  • Cooling System:
  • Central Forced Air, Other/Remarks
  • Equipment:
  • Dishwasher, Disposal, Dryer, Refrigerator, Shed(s), Washer, Gas Oven, Gas Cooking
  • Existing Water:
  • Public
  • Heating:
  • Natural Gas
  • Sewage Type:
  • Septic Installed

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