Early in the 20th century, a group of neighborhood citizens formed an organization called the South Side Improvement Club to lobby for specific improvements to the area. In 1902, they accomplished their first goal of eliminating the R Street levee that disconnected Sacramento from the south side of town. In 1906 the city of Sacramento granted their request to begin building what is now Southside Park. And in 1910, the residence at 2010 15th Street was built!
Charles W. Walser, a well-known printer for the Sacramento Bee for 22 years and secretary treasurer of the South Side Improvement Club for 33 years, took up residence at this very house. He also owned 4 other properties surrounding – including the boarding house next door that served many of the railway workers of the time. His family owned 2010 15th Street for 60 years. Since then, only 3 other owners have called its walls “home.”
Well-maintained throughout the years, its character has stood the test of time. From the original windows and coved ceilings to the plentiful wooden accents and picture rails adorning the walls, you can feel the spirit of the past in every nook and cranny. If these walls could talk…
Both the living room and spacious dining room have built-in shelving made of the same beautiful, dramatic wood lining the walls. A beamed ceiling adds another touch of personality to the space.
The kitchen has been updated with granite countertops, stainless dishwasher, LG fridge, and Verona luxury 36” gas double oven range. Large windows and original glass-paned double doors let in lots of natural light. The corner window gives you a close-up view of the hummingbirds outside as they drop in for a treat. What a way to wake up as you make your morning coffee!
A “pass-through” bedroom off the dining room and foyer is a perfect TV room/den or office and leads to a comfortable guest bedroom with full en suite bath.
A large landing at the top of the stairs makes a wonderful reading nook. A converted balcony is now a pleasant “zen” space with a wrap-around view of the sycamore out front.
The owner’s suite has a fully updated bath with stand-alone soaking tub, walk-in shower, and vanity with dual sinks. This room connects to one of two guest bedrooms up here, making it a great boudoir, home office, or art/music studio!
The guest bath at the end of the hall has been updated as well, with a tiled walk-in shower and lots of storage.
This is the type of home where entertaining is uncomplicated, living is effortless, and guests can come and go with ease. Ms. Seller likens the feeling to a heartbeat. The house adjusts gracefully to the ebb and flow of friends and family who come to enjoy its warm and cordial nature.
It’s easy to imagine oneself enjoying an afternoon on the front porch, watching the world go by, or entertaining friends in the back with a glass of wine and a game of bocce ball. The backyard feels very private and peaceful with its large trees overhead and pergola with light/fan.
Or maybe you want to get away from everything – the huge basement has the perfect spot for a secret hideaway, as well as abundant space for storage or even a workshop!
This area is a rich tapestry of history, culture, and urban living. The R Street corridor is home to many restaurants and attractions. Iron Horse, Shady Lady, and more are just a few blocks away. Feel like a a free art tour? The murals of Wide Open Walls can be found all around.
Life on the grid is a special blend of convenience, cultural diversity, and history. Here is your chance to be in the thick of it, a part of something truly special.