This stunning home was built in 1914 for Richard and Mary Melrose. Mr. Melrose who served Anaheim as postmaster in 1884 and as City Attorney; in 1908 was elected to the California Assembly for the 77th District. He received the praise of President Theodore Roosevelt. Melrose Street in Anaheim and Los Angeles commemorate his name. The finest details were well thought out and executed, a stunning facade which is a mix of Craftsman and Tudor details, an exquisite porte cochere, marble front porch, stately front door, extensive eaves and brackets. The front living room has a beautiful fireplace flanked with tall built ins with leaded glass doors. The main staircase is visible from the living room with Douglas fir banister and a large landing and turn. The dining room was clearly where the Melrose Family planned on entertaining their guests. The dining room offers another grand fireplace, the built in buffet was created to house the fine china and silver of the day and the leaded glass. Upstairs there are two very large bedrooms with walk-in closets and one small bedroom, likely for the maid. The full bathroom is upstairs and is very original. Officially, this home is on the National Register of Historic Places and part of the “Melrose- Backs Neighborhood”. This house has been surveyed for the Mills Act and is waiting for the next owner to apply.Located just blocks away from Center Street Promenade and The Packing District.
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