1887 Britt Scripps Manor Sells for $4M in San Diego, California (PHOTOS)

1887 Britt Scripps Manor Sells for $4M in San Diego, California

SOLD | Built 1887 | 6,270 Sq. Ft. | 10 Beds | 9 Baths | 0.35 Acres
406 Maple Street, San Diego, California, United States, 92103

San Diego’s landmark Britt Scripps Manor, an imposing Victorian with a history dating to 1887, has sold for $4 million. The historic residence hit the market in May 2020 for $5.5 million. The 6,270 square foot mansion was built for Eugene Britt, a prominent attorney and judge, and his wife, Harriet. The couple only resided in the mansion until 1889 when it was sold to E.W. Scripps. According to the Britt Scripps Manor, the mansion was the most expensive home in San Diego at a cost of $3,000. The property exchanged hands several times over the last century and has been utilized for various businesses such as law offices, a chiropractor’s office and hotel. The previous owners reportedly spent upwards of $6 million repurposing the mansion into the Britt Scripps Inn in 2005. 

It last sold in 2014 for $2.9 million and currently operates as the Britt Scripps Manor, a successful venue for weddings and other events. The three-storey mansion has been lovingly preserved with original doors, wood windows, panelling, casing and upgrades such as fire sprinklers and seismic retrofitting. There are ten bedrooms, ten bathrooms, a grand staircase, a two-storey stained glass window, commercial kitchen and outdoor space that includes a stone retaining wall, brick walkways and several fountains. Britt Scripps Manor was on the market for $4.95 million with Eric Lantorno of Sotheby’s International Realty. See more interior photos here.