523 S Illinois Street, Anaheim, CA 92805

Contingent | Courtesy of: Gail Anderson CalDRE: 01255505 - Inet Realty
3 Beds
2 Baths
1,206 Sq Ft

This beautifully restored and professionally remodeled historic Spanish bungalow is nestled in the most unique neighborhood in the Colony Historic District. It is one of 20 homes located on the tree lined 500 block of S Illinois Street, built in 1928 by Ernest Gregory. The homes were all built using a similar Spanish Colonial Revival aesthetic which created a charming and cohesive streetscape not found in any other area of the Anaheim Colony, where custom houses usually reflected the personalities of the owners who built them. This home at 523 S. Illinois Street is the gem of this precious neighborhood! Originally built as a 2 bedroom 1 bathroom 900 sq ft house, it underwent a full remodel from 2016 to 2018, and the home now embraces 1206 sq ft of interior living space, with 3 spacious bedrooms, 2 magnificent bathrooms, and a beautifully updated kitchen with laminate and butcher block counters. The 2 bedrooms added to the back of the house have 9' ceilings. Master bedroom boasts a huge tiled walk-in shower with 3 shower heads, and a walk-in closet. All rooms have recessed lighting. In addition, a secluded roof top deck, accessed by a tiled exterior staircase, offers another 300 sq ft of custom designed outdoor living space with spectacular views of the Disneyland fireworks. Every system in the house has been replaced and permittednew plumbing all the way to street, new sewage lines, new Energy Star AC and heater, new electrical panel and wiring of the entire house, new roof, new tankless water heater, new water softener, Cat 5 network wiring throughout the house, new hardwood flooring..literally everything in the house is new, and chosen to artfully reflect the history of the home. A huge 3 car garage has been drywalled, and offers an ideal opportunity to convert it to an ADU, as there is ample parking for two cars adjacent to the garage, and hidden behind a new custom fence with a sliding gate, which opens to a wide, clean and very usable alley. This magnificent home has been awarded the Mills Act by the city of Anaheim for maintaining the exterior in original condition, and allows the property taxes to pass to the new owner without a supplemental tax bill. Taxes are only $3,200 per year! THIS IS THE ONLY MILLS ACT HOME AVAILABLE IN THE COLONY! The neighborhood is walkable and charming...stroll to the Anaheim Packing House and other Packing District eateries and lounges only a few short blocks away. This home is move-in ready! Just bring your family!

Property Details

  • MLS# PW22097529
  • Date Listed05/14/2022
  • Days On Market 5 Days
  • Bedrooms 3
  • Bathrooms 2
  • Lot Size 4,430 SQFT
  • Sewer Public Sewer
  • Subdivision -
  • Property Type Single Family
  • County Orange
  • Year Built 1928
  • Water Public
  • Square Feet 1,206 sq. ft
  • Price Per Sq. Ft $712.27

Interior Features

  • Appliances Built- In Range, Dishwasher, Gas Cooktop, Disposal, Gas Range, Water Softener, Tankless Water Heater, Water To Refrigerator, Dryer, Washer
  • Flooring Wood
  • Cooling Central Air, ENERGY STAR Qualified Equipment
  • Heating Other, Central, ENERGY STAR Qual. Equip.
  • Fireplaces -
  • Additional Crown Molding, Recessed Lighting

Exterior / Lot Features

  • Exterior Lighting, Rain Gutters
  • Roof Rolled, Hot Mop
  • Lot Size Acres 0.10
  • Lot Size SQFT 4,430.05
  • Lot Features 0-1 Unit/ Acre, Front Yard, Garden, Sprinklers In Front, Lawn, Landscaped, Sprinklers Timer, Sprinkler System, Street Level
  • Zoning -


Santa Ana Street, turn south on Illinois St, house is on the right.

Sales & Tax History

Source: Public Records

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Population & Environment

Source: Sperling's Best Places

Walkability in CA / 92805

Source: Walkscore


Very Walkable

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Some Transit

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Bike Score ®


Most errands can be accomplished on foot. A few nearby public transportation options. Some bike infrastructure.

Transit Summary

10 nearby routes: 10 bus, 0 rail, 0 other

Walkability averages in the surrounding area

The average walkability score in the surrounding area is Walk Score: 60/100, Transit Score: 38/100, Bike Score: 55/100.