This classic Santa Paula Oaks home was built in 1928. It features 2,364 sf on a 10,500 sf lot. Many of the original features are still in place including beautiful wood floors, windows, the private entrance off the porch for guest quarters and a completely finished basement for he/she. Tastefully and delicately updated are the kitchen and all three baths. The permitted basement is the perfect place for hobbies or guest quarters. The home has many additions include a near-new oversized two-car garage and covered carport. Electrical has been upgraded and includes a whole house emergency generator and electrical box and dedicated plug, plus 220 v for the spa. Heating system was upgraded and air conditioning was added. Roof was new in 2016, all three bathrooms have been remodeled. There is a spa in the rear yard to compliment the amazing covered patio designed for entertaining large numbers. The owners added security gates at the driveway entrance. Oak trees adorn the property and provide amazing shade. Since their ownership, they have improved almost all elements of this wonderful with living room, formal dining area, master suite, sitting room and wonderful front porch. Thanks to historian Mitch Stone, 'The residence was completed in 1929 by J.T. Chellis. In 1931, it was purchased by William Fl. Cooney, who came to Santa Paula from Fillmore in 1924. Two years later, he purchased the Cash Dry Goods Company store from L. Britt Bowker. The Santa Paula Chronicle described his wife Clara as one of the finest interior decorators in Ventura County.' The Cooney family lived in the home until 1958, when it was first rent and then purchased by the Presbyterian Church for use as the church manse. The Reverend Tom Bousman, minister to the church for 41 years, and his family lived in the home for several decades. In 1946, the Cooneys sold the adjacent lot to the east to architect Robert Raymond and a few years later it became the site of his own home.' Of interest, there have been only three owners of this property and three of listings and sales have been handled by brokers who were members of the Presbyterian Church.many additions include a near-new oversized two-car garage and covered carport. Electical has been upgraded and includes a whole house emergency generator and elec box.
Listing courtesy of Kay Wilson-Bolton from Century 21 Everest
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