Historic Architecture and Urban Retreat

2 Bedrooms • 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half) • Sleeps 2-4
Internet Fireplace (more...)

Designed by world-famous Architect Irving J. Gill, this architecturally significant 1910 home has been meticulously maintained and preserved. This gem has stunning character. The home has been updated to include all modern conveniences but maintains its historic charm. A short walk to Whole Foods and the amazing restaurants and amenities in Hillcrest. This home is brought to you by James B. Guthrie, founder, and president of the Irving Gill Foundation. It is only available for a limited time.

This home is one of four Irving J. Gill homes designed in a row on 8th Avenue for Mary Cossitt. Gill is widely regarded as San Diego's first prominent architect and the first Modernist architect in California. The four homes were designed each set back a further 8 feet from the front from the next to give each sun, breeze, and privacy. As the southernmost house, this home ended up with the least front yard and the largest back yard of the four. Original Gill details have been meticulously maintained throughout the home. In addition to the home's incredible location in the Hillcrest/midtown area, it is convenient to nearly everything San Diego has to offer. The home's fine architectural character, beauty, and calmness will make it hard to leave.
The home provides place settings for up to 6 guests for dinner. Maximum occupancy is limited to four people to protect the home.
On the ground floor, the home features an amazing living room to gather in with a functioning fireplace. Upstairs there are two bedrooms, two bathrooms, and an entertainment room. A second-floor deck looking out on the street in front offers a great place to enjoy San Diego's perfect year-round climate, though guests are advised to be cautious around the deck's historically accurate guardrails.
The garage will fit one car but is a tight space. There is street parking in front of the home, but like most of midtown San Diego, it can get busy during normal work hours and during nearby events.

Self-check in. Guests will be given a code to enter on a keypad and enter through a side door. A keypad was not placed on the front door to maintain its historical character.

Hillcrest is a popular older San Diego neighborhood. Many streets are lined with trees. There are Craftsman homes and Mid-Century modern condominium buildings.

The neighborhood is bounded by Mission Hills to the northwest, Bankers Hill and Balboa Park to the south, University Heights to the north, and North Park to the east. A large ridge overlooking San Diego Bay borders the neighborhood to the west.

Hillcrest "CityFest" is an annual street festival that features food, live entertainment, a beer garden, and street vendors.

Other regular events in Hillcrest include a weekly farmers market on the grounds of the local Department of Motor Vehicles, a Book Fair, and Mardi Gras celebration.

→ Walk Score 94 (walker's paradise)
→ Fully equipped + stocked kitchen
→ SmartTV w/ Roku
→ Extremely safe neighborhood
→ Easy walking to Whole Foods, cafes, restaurants, and more
→ Close to the zoo, beaches, Balboa Park, and more
→ 11 min drive or Uber/Lyft to downtown San Diego
→ Bike Score 79 (very bikeable)

Property Type House
Check-In A keypad is available 24 hours a day to provide entry for guests
House Rules
  • Maximum occupancy: 4
  • Not suitable for children
  • Not suitable for infants
  • Smoking not allowed
  • Wheelchair inaccessible
  • Minimum age of primary renter: 25
  • Pets not allowed
Setting & View
  • Courtyard View
  • Garden View
  • Internet
  • Fireplace
  • Air Conditioning
  • Central Heating
  • Linens Provided
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Hot Water
  • Hair Dryer
  • Iron & Board
  • Firewood Provided
  • Wifi
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Laptop Friendly Workspace
  • Basic Soaps
  • Paper Towels
  • Shampoo
  • Toilet Paper
  • Hangers
  • Private Entrance
  • Extra Pillows & Blankets
  • Body Soap
  • Hair Conditioner
  • Shower Gel
  • Clothing Storage (closet or wardrobe)
  • Kitchen
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Oven
  • Microwave
  • Dishwasher
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Spices/Pantry Items
  • Coffee Maker
  • Toaster
  • Freezer
  • Blender
  • Kettle
  • Pots & Pans
  • Dining Table
  • Baking Sheet
  • Barbeque/Grill Utensils
  • Coffee
  • Wine Glasses
Bathrooms 3 Baths (2 full, 1 half)
  • – Shower, Toilet
  • – Toilet
  • – Shower, Toilet, Tub
Sleeping Arrangements 2 Bedrooms, sleeps 2-4
  • – 1 Queen bed
  • – 1 Double bed
  • Television
  • Stereo
  • Sound System
  • Outdoor Grill
  • Deck/Patio (uncovered)
  • Balcony/Terrace
  • Lawn/Garden
  • Walkable to Park/Playground
  • Private Yard
  • Fenced Yard
  • Outdoor Dining
  • Outdoor Seating
  • Street Parking
  • Free Parking On Premises
  • Historic
  • Museums
  • Zoo
  • Gambling/Casinos
  • Whale Watching
  • Boating
Sports & Adventure
  • Cycling
  • Deepsea Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Jet Skiing
  • Kayaking
  • Sailing
  • Scuba Diving/Snorkeling
  • Surfing
  • Swimming
  • Wind Surfing
  • Carbon Monoxide Detector
  • Deadbolt Lock
  • Fire Emergency Contact
  • Fire Extinguisher
  • First Aid Kit
  • Medical Emergency Contact
  • Exterior Lighting
  • Police Emergency Contact
  • Smoke Detector
  • Cleaning Products
  • Requires Stairs
  • Potential Noise
  • Cameras/Surveillance
Registration Number

STR-05638L, 646025