Monday, March 24, 2014

I'd totally live here: Ortega-Vigare Adobe in San Gabriel

When Willie Nelson twangs, "You were always on my mind," he may as well be singing about me and the Ortega-Vigare adobe tucked away in the city of San Gabriel.  Otherwise known as California Historic Landmark 451, the adobe (consisting of two houses on connected lots) was built near San Gabriel's mission between 1792 and 1806 by a mission guard for his family. Ortega-Vigare is the second oldest adobe in Southern California and is almost an acre in size.  A wall 18 inches thick surrounds property. 

The main home is
3,653 square feet of living space
3 bedrooms
3.5 bathrooms
3 car garage
1st portion estimated built 1792-1805
2nd portion estimated as built in early 1900s

Swimming pool
2 car garage
18th century fountain

Ortega-Vigare adobe has been for sale a few times over the past decade.  According to the L.A. Times, back in 2001 owners asked $998,000.  More recently, in July 2013, the sellers accepted an offer of $1,580,000. 

Main House Kitchen

Living Room
Dining Room

Master Bedroom & Bath



Property from above

Read more about the Ortega-Vigare adobe (and see pics of the guest home) on Estately.

Previously: I'd Totally Live Here: Hong Kong