Price Reduction - Primary on Main
414 E Palmyra Orange, CA
$ 1,325,000
Property Attributes
  • MLS#PW21239356
  • TypeSingle Family
  • CountyORANGE
  • CityOrange
  • AreaOld Towne Orange
  • Zip92866
  • StyleVictorian
  • Price$ 1,325,000
  • Bedrooms3
  • Full Bathrooms1
  • Half Bathrooms1
  • Sqr Footage1470
  • Lot Size6,500 SqFt
Listing Provided Courtesy Of:
Nancy Martin with BHHS Ranch & Coast Real Estate - 714-350-5526
Data Source:
California Regional MLS (CRMLS) - 25 - CA
Property Description

The Van Vechten Sweet House, was built by Sarah Sweet and her husband in 1904. Provenance exudes throughout this remarkable property with the original two car garage, carriage house and the authentic Hitching Post intact. Van Sweet was a horse dentist and built the carriage house for his trade and the Hitching Post has its own APN and is listed on the National Historic Registry (note photo). Few homes in Old Towne Orange remain in impeccable original condition and no doubt the retrofitting thru out the basement contributed to its longevity. Interior by Higgins Design with Its Victorian Farmhouse architecture was a century ahead of its time with all the rage of Farmhouse today. Refinished hardwood floors add to the charm and authenticity of the property. The kitchen was remodeled with solid wood cabinets, ceramic tile, Jenn-air appliances and the laundry porch sheds morning light with large windows looking out over the grounds. The original 2 car garage has been restored into a wine venue for entertaining and the original carriage house is ideal for storage, a kids play house, and with some remodeling could be a private office. The home has two bedrooms upstairs all freshly updated with carpet and paint in Benjamin Moore 2022 Paint color of the year...Pale Green. And in the vintage bath the original oversized sink and claw tub remain with a coastal vibe of pale aqua walls and white wainscoting, white penny tile floor. Just stunning! The large third bedroom downstairs has a closet and is steps from main floor 1/2 bath, yet has been preferred to use as a spacious family room. True elegance in the Living and family rooms oozes with faux French painted walls by local artist, Kerri Sabine-Wolf. The expansive size of the front porch is rare and is a favorite entertaining venue with friends and family overlooking the colorful grounds planted by Armstrong Nursery. Note, unlike many listings and comps that have sold in OTO lack privacy while The Van Sweet House has revered privacy and its own driveway. The MILLS ACT TAXES on this home are $2800 a year. Without the Mills Act the taxes would be over $14,000 a year.

Price History
11/3/2021 Listed $1,350,000
11/21/2021 2% - $1,325,000

General Features

Accessibility None
Appliances Built-In Range, Dishwasher, Gas Cooktop, Ice Maker, Microwave, Refrigerator, Water To Refrigerator, Water Heater, Warming Drawer
Architectural Style Victorian
Basement Unfinished
Community Features Park, Street Lights, Sidewalks
Construction Materials Board & Batten Siding
Cooling Central Air
Flooring Carpet, Wood
Garage Spaces 2
Garage Y/N Yes
Heating Central
High School District Orange Unified
Interior Features Ceiling Fan(s), Pull Down Attic Stairs, Attic, Bedroom on Main Level, Main Level Master
Levels Two
Listing Agent Nancy Martin - BRE#00704955
Listing Agent State License 00704955
Lot Size Square Feet 6500
MLS Area OTO - Old Towne Orange
Other Structures Barn(s)
Patio/Porch Features Front Porch
Pool Features None
Property Sub Type Additional Single Family Residence
Property SubType Single Family Residence
Property Type Residential
Roof Asphalt
Senior Community Y/N No
Sewer Public Sewer
Spa Features None
Special Listing Conditions Standard
Status Active
Stories 2
Structure Type House
Terms Cash, Cash to New Loan
Total Units 1
Utilities Sewer Connected
View None

Interior Features

Air Conditioning Y/N Yes
Common Walls No Common Walls
Fireplace Features None
Full Baths 1
Half Baths 1
Heating Y/N Yes
Laundry Features Washer Hookup, Gas Dryer Hookup, Laundry Room
Living Area 1470
Main Level Bathrooms 1
Main Level Bedrooms 1
Total Baths 2
Total Bedrooms 3

Exterior Features

Lot Features 2-5 Units/Acre, Back Yard, Sprinklers In Rear, Sprinklers In Front, Lawn, Sprinklers On Side, Sprinkler System
Lot Size Acres 0.15
Lot Size Area 6500
Lot Size Source Assessor
Lot Size Units Square Feet
Parking Features Door-Multi, Garage Faces Front, Garage
Road Frontage Type City Street
Road Surface Type Alley Paved, Maintained, Paved
Total Parking 2
Water Source Public

Room Details

Room Dimensions Level Flooring Details
Family Room
Living Room
Master Bedroom


  • Foreclosure
  • Views
  • Short Sale
  • New Construction
  • Adult 55+
  • Lease To Own
  • No HOA Fees
  • Furnished
  • Primary On Main
  • Air Conditioning
  • Seller Finance
  • Green
  • Fixer Upper
  • Horse
  • Golf
  • Fireplace
  • Deck
  • Garage
  • Basement
  • Pool

Property vs Single Family Average in 92866

AVG $1.09M
AVG 37
Year Built
AVG 1935
AVG 71
Data Provided by Walkscore ® not using MLS data

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