Historic House Listings

California Queen Anne. Kaehler-Rector House, Circa 1891. $730,000

January 19, 2024

California Queen Anne. Has a guest apartment! Great porch on this house! Lots of wallpaper in this one. The Kaehler-Rector House was built in 1891. It is located on .34 acre in Merced, California. The house features a large wrap around front porch, hardwood floors, grand staircase, original fretwork, wainscoting, double front doors, stained glass windows and wide baseboards. This house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Four bedrooms, five bathrooms and 4,439 square feet. $730,000

Contact Nicole L. Parent with Real Broker: 559-930-7171

From the Zillow listing:


Own a piece of Merced’s history with the Kaehler-Rector House. The residence was built in the early 1890s designed by renowned architect Louis Wegner in the Queen Anne style. This historic gem boasts a distinctive corner tower and charming veranda that gracefully extends along the front and side of the home. Recognized as one of the finest in Merced County in 1905, the house earned its well-deserved place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.Step into the foyer and experience a journey back in time with the grand staircase welcoming you in. The ground floor features a classic parlor adorned with sliding pocket doors leading to the formal dining room. The kitchen, complemented by two additional dining spaces, is a perfect blend of functionality and charm. A convenient passthrough laundry area with a quarter bath adds modern convenience while maintaining the home’s character.Venture upstairs to discover three bedrooms, each accompanied by an en-suite that captures the essence of the home’s original style and era. The fourth bedroom on this level boasts an en-suite with two additional spaces ideal for a study or flexible living arrangements.For added convenience, a detached garage provides additional parking and storage. Above are (2) 1 bed/ 1 bath accessory dwelling units (ADUs). These units not only offer versatility but also present an opportunity for multigenerational living or generating passive income.



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