Price Reduction - Water Views
4640 Massachusetts St San Diego, CA
$ 3,299,950
Property Attributes
  • MLS#220000188
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountySAN DIEGO
  • CitySan Diego
  • AreaUniversity Heights
  • NeighborhoodUniversity Heights
  • Zip92116
  • Style
  • Price$ 3,299,950
  • Bedrooms7
  • Full Bathrooms5
  • Half Bathrooms0
  • Sqr Footage6282
  • Lot Size1 Acres
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Pemberley Realty Inc.
Data Source:
San Diego Regional MLS (SDMLS)
Property Description

Welcome to Kneale Park—a historic estate that is the only one of its stature available in the idyllic University Heights. This Spanish Colonial revival home offers amenities galore, including breathtaking daytime coastal views and a show of bay fireworks at night. The stately 5-bed/3-bath home, built in 1905 by construction magnate Thomas Kneale, boasts original hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, historic light fixtures, and large, picturesque windows. The gourmet kitchen features SS appliances and easy access to sunroom, laundry, BBQ, and wine cellar. The foyer opens to spacious dining, living and family rooms. A large and luxurious master suite features an oversized bathroom, with stone shower with body sprays and a Roman soaking tub. Remodeled, custom-finished closets in all bedrooms and casita attic space offer ample storage. Situated on .54 acres, this walled, private compound is perfect for entertaining with its ample yard and patios, in-ground heated pool and spa, a waterfall koi pond, herb and rose gardens, fruit trees, aviary, play structure, and parking for multiple cars and RV/boat. A 1-bed/1-bath apartment above the front 4-car garage, and the Spanish casita, with a second 3-car garage and attached home office/gym space, offer the potential for rental income, guest accommodations and work-from-home. The location of a property of this size and beauty is unmatched. It’s walking distance to restaurants, shops, parks and is ten minutes from downtown, the airport, and Balboa Park/Zoo. It’s a rare find in urban San Diego and it won’t last! The first floor offers a large living room with bonus area and huge bay windows with newly installed window coverings. A library/computer room provides a place to relax and read, do work, or crafts. A first-floor bedroom with walk-in closet offers convenient sleeping quarters or another home office space. The glassed-in sunroom will quickly become your favorite place to enjoy a cup of tea or coffee as you great the day! Three additional second floor bedrooms with ceiling fans, large double pain windows and custom finished walk-in closets provide plenty of flexibility for children, guests, and work/play spaces. Upgraded electrical panel, lined pipes, a newer roof (2009), geological survey, central heat and air, and Cat5 wiring make this home move-in ready. A one bedroom “granny flat” with private entrance, above the front 4-car garage (650 sqft), is perfect to generate rental income or to house a live-in nanny or relative. In 2015 the back property structures were remodeled to include a spacious home office (255 sqft.), 3-car garage, gorgeous 1- bedroom Spanish casita/pool house with full kitchen (300sqft), and large attic storage space (350sqft.). You won’t find another home like this, located in such a convenient area! West University Heights/Mission Cliffs offers easy walking to restaurants and shops on Park Blvd., while being nestled in on a quiet horse-shoe street. Situated ten minutes to downtown and the airport, ten minutes to the zoo and near highly-rate Birney Elementary and several private schools. You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime home. This property historically has only been available every 25-30 years. Now is your chance! Simran’s Edit of our description This historic and private compound is the only one of it’s stature available in the idyllic University Heights and the surrounding neighborhoods. The grounds consist of 3 buildings:, a large main house;, a 600 sq ft. pool house;, and a 4-car garage with a granny flat, plus drive-way parking for multiple cars, boat, or RV. . There is an additional 3 car garage that includes a home office and/ gym space attached to the pool house. The property, situated on .54 acre lot, also features a heated pool and spa, a Koi pond with a waterfall, an aviary structure, a play structure, fruit trees, and rose and herb gardens, with space left over for pure enjoyment and entertainment purposes. The large yard lot leaves/provides plenty of open room so for you can to add your own personal touch as well. The stately 5 bedroom5-bedroom, 3- bathroom main home was built by prominent construction magnate Thomas Kneale in 1905, and still has boasts original hardwood floors, vaulted ceilings, historic lighting fixtures, and large picturesque windows with breathtaking coastal views during the day and a show of fireworks from around the bay at night. The gourmet kitchen has stainless steel appliances and easy access to the wine cellar, sun room and barbeque. A luxurious master bedroom continues with the ocean views and historic charm, accompanied by the ensuite, which has features a stone shower with body sprays and a separate oversized soaking tub. Remodeled, custom-finished California Closets® throughout the main home and attic space off the casita offer ample storage space. The closets in the house have been redone and expanded, some are even custom. The location of a property of this size is unmatched. It’s walking distance to the best restaurants in University Heights, shops, and Trolley Barn Park and is ten minutes from downtown, the airport, and Balboa Park/Zoo.. You won’t want to miss out on this once in a lifetime home!

Price History
1/6/2022 Listed $3,350,000
1/11/2022 2% - $3,299,950

General Features

CFD/Mello-Roos Fee 0.0
Cooling Central Forced Air, Dual
Full Baths 5
Garage Spaces 7
HOA Fee 0.0
Heating Fireplace, Forced Air Unit
Laundry Y/N Laundry Room
Neighborhood University Heights
Other Fees 0.0
Pool Y/N Heated with Gas
Price Per Sq Ft 525.3
Roof Tile/Clay
Sale/rent For Sale
Senior Community Y/N N/K
Sewer Sewer Connected
Stories 2 Story
Terms Cash, Conventional
Topography Bluff/Canyon Rim, Level
Year Built 1929

Interior Features

Bedroom 2 Dimensions 15x11
Bedroom 3 Dimensions 15x11
Bedroom 4 Dimensions 20x14
Bedroom 5 Dimensions 17x14
Dining Room Dimensions 18x12
Equipment Dishwasher, Dryer, Microwave, Range/Oven, Refrigerator, Washer
Family Room Dimensions 24x16
Heat Source Natural Gas
Kitchen Dimensions 17x11
Laundry Utilities Gas
Living Area 6282
Living Room Dimensions 20x13
Master Bedroom Dimensions 18x16
Total Bedrooms 7

Exterior Features

Covered Parking Detached
Exterior Stucco
Fencing Full
Lot Size Area .5 to 1 AC
Parking Non-garage Driveway
Parkng Non-garaged Spaces 6
Total Parking 13
Water Source Public


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 92116

AVG $1.54M
AVG 84
Year Built
AVG 1931

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