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Luscious listing of the week II

by | May 15, 2020 | Real Estate, Sacramento

Sacramento pulses with California history, good and bad. Our story reads like a movie: starved pioneers stumbling out of the Sierras, miners careening in “old town,” river-fueled enterprise, indentured servitude and boiling hot heat.

Many of the homes from Sacramento’s rough, formative years are gone. But the ones that have endured – the Victorians, the high-water bungalows – embody the narratives of California’s messy past. I love our vintage houses for both the way they look and the stories they hold.

This week’s luscious listing is 8910 Folsom Blvd, a pristine Victorian constructed in 1861 and offered at $995,000. W.S Manlove, who built the house, was a gold rush miner and Sacramento’s second sheriff. You can tell Mr. Manlove was all about living the 19th century high life because it shows in his house.

Located in what once was farmland and is now a cul-de-sac, this 4-bedroom, 3-bath, 2,863 square foot home is a painted lady in yellow with white trim, like a lemon bar. My Coldwell Banker colleague Carlos Kozlowski, who is the listing agent, reports the home is “thoroughly updated: new plumbing, new electrical, split HVAC, and more.” Mr. Kozlowski says the refurbished Victorian has “an open and airy feeling with 11′ ceilings, stained glass, beautiful woodwork and original wood floors.”

Modernization is what makes this listing particularly luscious. I mean, vintage is cool but not when it comes to plumbing and HVAC.

If you’d like to inhabit California history, without the corsets, wool suits and chamber pots, give me a call. Together, we will weave your story into the story of Sacramento, and the Golden State.


8910 Folsom Boulevard

California State Library California History Section