“The Fabulous Forties” historic neighborhood in East Sacramento, California, features wide, tree-lined avenues, sweeping green lawns and large pre-World War II homes that have housed many of the city’s prominent residents. The neighborhood is known for its revival style of architecture and its eclectic mix of English cottages, Tudor-style homes, Dutch farmhouses, Mediterranean villas, and Craftsman bungalows.
The William C. Wright House, a historic gem in the “Fab 40s” neighborhood, was built by one of Sacramento’s pre-eminent developers, Wright & Kimbrough, and is now on the market. Built on an 11,200 square-foot lot at 3802 Folsom Blvd., the two-story, Craftsman and Queen Anne style home was built in 1912 and is fairly typical of the houses built in the period.
“The William C. Wright House holds significant historical value as centerpiece of this East Sacramento neighborhood,” said listing agent Sue Olson, Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sacramento Metro. “Many of the original attributes have been preserved through contemporary upgrades, making it a truly unique and charming home.”
The home has three bedrooms, two baths, a detached 2-car garage and a first-story fireplace. Entry through the original mahogany front door and paned glass reveals comfortable living spaces, original oak hardwood floor and a large formal dining room with original built in hutch with mirror and carved details.
Built-ins and details throughout the house match the craftsman ambiance and add to the home’s charm.
While many original details remain, the kitchen was expanded to an additional family room with French doors to the yard and decking. The lovely kitchen has granite, stainless steel appliances, exposed brick and a breakfast bar.
Ready for listing in the National Register of Historic Places, the William C. Wright House earns its place in the registry through its association with Wright & Kimbrough, one of the most influential development firms of the early 20th century. According to local historians, William C. Wright, the son of Charles Wright, lived in the home from 1913 to 1917. The home is one of few remaining original homes in the neighborhood, making it an integral part of suburban planning and development history of East Sacramento.
3802 Folsom Blvd. is offered at $899,000 by Sue Olson of Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage Sacramento Metro.