Another Orville Tracy Cottage is For Sale!

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I love these things! A couple years ago I featured an Orville Tracy Cottage that was for sale and it needed a little love. This one is in mint condition!

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This 1929 cottage is located in Chico, California in the neighborhood of Eastwood Park.

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Eastwood Park was one of the areas where Orville Tracy built his signature storybook style homes. The houses he designed in the 1920’s & 30’s had steeply pitched roofs and resembled English country cottages. Many of them are still around today.

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Orville Tracy was also a well-known realtor in the area who helped form the Chico Board of Realtors. He was even president of that board a couple of times. The guy had a lot of influence on the charming nature of Chico’s now historic neighborhoods.

You can read more about him here.

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Although this Orville Tracy cottage has been updated, it remains sensitive to the vintage craftsmanship that Tracy infused in it.

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The kitchen is adorable with white custom cabinetry and a combination of Corian and butcher-block countertops.

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In the middle of it all is a vintage Merritt O’Keefe gas range:

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Priced at $379,000, this historic cottage has 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms in 1,430 square feet.

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How freakin’ sweet are these bathrooms??

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The hardwood floors that you see are original to the house.

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Although the home only has 2 bedrooms, there is a guest cottage in the backyard.

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Guest cottage:

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Inside the stylish guest cottage…

guest cottage

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Isn’t the whole set-up just dreamy?

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The taxes are only $1700 a year, which seems really decent for California. (California homeowners – correct me if I’m wrong on that!)

If you would like more details on this impeccable Orville Tracy historic charmer, please see the following links:

Oldhouses.com

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5 Comments

  • Sue says:

    I am enchanted by the home and backyard guest house. I recently heard from a California owner of a home I featured that was for sale and how he misses his home, but is happy where he is. I’d miss this house if I lived here and moved away.

  • Marnie says:

    Uhhh…..yeah!!! those taxes are wrong!!!! It may be that the current owner is paying that…IF they bought it quite a while ago. At a selling price of 379,000 the first year taxes for the new owner will be $3790.00 for just the house. Then you have to add in all your fire and police protection, libraries, 911 service, schools, roads upkeep ect. California is under prop. 13…..you pay 1% of the selling price with a 2% increase every year. There was a cut off year where people who had bought before 1975??/ I think…would not see an increase.
    Great for them….crap for the rest of us!!!!
    Cali-girl

  • Marnie says:

    California is known for great weather but….Chico is NOT what they are talking about. Summers are unbearably HOT!!!!! Winter is not “CA” best. Chico is a pit town, a college town…a college that has been voted as the BIGGEST & BEST party school in the USA.
    Chico does have a lot of beautiful older homes but It is not considered a desirable area at all. It used to be mostly orchards. Considered a college town with a lot of drugs and crime…sorry Chicoans….but true. My sister lives there, she is a professor at the college.

    Marnie

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