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Piru Mansion
Piru, California

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The Piru Mansion, aka the Newhall Mansion at Piru, was built from 1889 to 1893 by evangelist David Caleb Cook. It was owned by the Warrings, a ranching family, from the 1930s to the 1960s when it was sold to Scott and Ruth Newhall. It burned down in 1981 and was rebuilt by 1984 to its original specifications, with some safety upgrades. Read Ruth Newhall's story about the mansion here.

In January 2012, the mansion was listed for sale for $2.4 million. The property description follows:

Coldwell Banker Listing, January 2012

Originally built from 1890 to 1893 by a Bible salesman from Illinois, the Victorian-style Newhall Mansion burned to the ground three decades ago [1981] when a fire broke out during a kitchen remodel. Meticulously reconstructed in keeping with its elaborate Queen Anne architecture, the manse is the centerpiece of an estate that includes nearly 10 acres of native flora, lawns, fountains and a manager's house.

Location: 829 Park Road, Piru 90340

Property Details:
Just 35 min. from Burbank Arpt, The Newhall Estate, a 12,000 sq.ft. mansion, on 10 lush acres of trees & gardens, is an expansive and private home of unparralled significance. Masterful detailing in 6BD/7BA, swimming pool, cabana & managers home, this gated, & meticulously maintained estate creates a family /celebrity style compound. Come back to serenity, privacy & breathtaking views of the Santa Clara Valley amidst terraces, loggias, fountains & lawns. A recent collaboration of designers & artisans put this Victorian showpiece w/8 fireplaces, state of the art bathrooms, heating, elctrcal & security in a class of its own, creating a rare combination of expert conservation w/a modern, sophisticated lifestyle.A coveted location & social hub for Film, TV & Weddings, +2 very distinct homes on the estate, NM can generate substansial income. Managers house is 1100 sq. ft. 2 BD/1BA charmer. The Warring Stonehouse, 3BD/3BA, listed separately, is a quality, architectural beauty. Close to Cal Arts & Magic Mtn., excellent fishing and boating at Lake Piru, hiking and horse trails outside your door, the sky is the limit. Whether it's horses, organic vegetables, or a family retreat, Dreams Start Here, as you create your own chapter of American Grandeur.

Price: $2,399,000
Price/sqft: $209
Property Type: Single Family Home
Year Built: 1984
Style: Victorian
House Size: 11500 sq ft
Lot Size: 9.63 Acres
Beds: 6 bed
Baths: 8 bath
Stories: 3
Garage: 4

Property Features:
Status: Active
County: Ventura
Area: (VC57) Piru
Approximately 9.63 acre(s)
3 total full bath(s)
4 total three-quarter bath(s)
1 total half bath
3 stories
Type: Detached, Three Or More Levels, Single Family Residence
Family room
Pool features: Private
4 car garage(s)
Cooling features: Central
View: Panoramic
Lot size is between 5 and 10 acres
Swimming pool(s)
Spa/hot tub(s)
Dining room
Laundry room
Hardwood floors
Parking features: 6 Parking Space(s), Detached Garage
Master Bedroom

Fireplace Features: Bonus Room Fireplace, Fireplace in the Bathroom, Fireplace in the Den, Fireplace in the Dining Room, Fireplace in the Family Room, Fireplace in the Game Room, Fireplace in the Guest House, Fireplace in the Kitchen, Fireplace in the Library
Heating Features: Central Furnace
Roofing: Slate
Interior Features Built-In, Oven, Stove, Bath Tub Spa, Dishwasher, Freezer, Garbage Disposal, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Breakfast Nook, Formal Dining Room, Bathtub, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan, Chair Railings, Coffered Ceiling(s), Copper Plumbing Full, Crown Moldings, Custom Window Covering, Drapes/Curtains, Fire and Smoke Detection System, Fire Sprinklers, French Doors, French/Mullioned Windows, Gas Water Heater, Hot Water Circulator, Intercom, Phone System, Recessed Lighting, Security System, Shower, Smoke Detector, Stained Glass Window, Storage Space, Wainscoting, Wet Bar, Window Shutters, Wired for Alarm System, Wired for Data, Wired for Sound, Art Studio, Attic, Basement, Den, Dressing Area, Guest/Maid's Quarters, Library, Living Room, Master Bedroom, Master Suite, Recreation Room, Separate Family Room, Study/Office, Two Master Bedrooms, Utility Room, Walk-In Closet, Walk-In Pantry, Wine Cellar, Workshop, Updated/Remodeled, Bamboo Flooring, Hardwood Flooring, Laminated Flooring, Marble Flooring, Pavers Flooring, Slate Flooring, Stone/Travertine Flooring, Master Suite
Exterior Features Sprinkler Timer, Sprinklers In Front, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers On Side, Cable TV, Deck, Secluded

Also available: The adjacent three-bedroom, three-bathroom Warring Stone House, built in 1934, is listed at $499,000. The 2,419-square-foot house sits on more than half an acre behind the gates of the estate.

Photo by Emily Christiano for Coldwell Banker. Used by permission of the property owner, David Newhall Hill.
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