Photo courtesy of Willis Allen Real Estate


Photo courtesy of Willis Allen Real Estate

The history and legacy of this home is unmistakable as the wooden door swings open into the foyer. The Craftsman-style house was one of the first built in 1908 in the burgeoning “streetcar suburbs” of San Diego. George M. Hawley, one of the original founders of San Diego Hardware, commissioned iconic San Diego architects William S. Hebbard and Irving J. Gill to design and build the home. When it was completed in 1908, it overlooked what is now Mission Valley. Except in 1908, nothing else was in view but the lazy curve of the San Diego River and chaparral covered hills. This meticulously restored home is for sale for the first time in 53 years by the family who raised eight children there and whose memories are woven into every nook and cranny.


Address: 4744 Panorama Drive, San Diego

Built: 1908

Historic Designation: Hawley, George M. & Edith H. Residence (soon to be designated a Mills Act home)

Sales Price: $2.65 million

Agent: Elizabeth Courtier, historic and architectural specialist at Willis Allen Real Estate

Architects: William S. Hebbard and Irving J. Gill

Bedrooms: 5

Bathrooms: 2.5

Square Footage: 3,486

Lot Size: 3.63-acres

Fireplace(s): Two

Garage: Detached, 2-car


New wood floors exact match to the original, wood-framed windows, country kitchen with six-burner range, butler’s pantry, master bath, sink in each of the four additional bedrooms, hallway full-bath, walkout basement, bonus room, breakfast area, dining room/separate, family room, formal entry, library, media/music, office, optional bedrooms, storage room, sun room, workshop, art studio, gazebo with walking path all throughout acreage and large front yard with circular crushed granite drive.