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Wednesday, September 23, 2015


Marty McDaniel and his sister Julie McDaniel Kellems have sold the family home they lived in since 1963 for a reported $1.38 million.
Text and Images by Tom Shess. This article appeared in the October, 2015 edition of North Park News

A historic North Park two-story home on Kalmia Street in the historic Burlingame neighborhood in San Diego has sold at a reported $1.38 million, a “record for Burlingame home sales,” said Marty McDaniel, who along with his sister Julie McDaniel Kellems representing the McDaniel Family Trust, were the sellers.
The prairie style home, completed in 1913, has been in the McDaniel Family since 1963 when Rita and Julius McDaniel purchased it.  Siblings Marty and Julie have spent the past 3.5 years restoring the family home to get it ready for the private sale.
New owners are Alpine residents with North Park ties.  “I grew up in North Park and am really happy to return,” says Amy Bowen, who with her husband Dane closed escrow in mid-September.
Designed by icon San Diego architect William Wheeler and built by contractor W.A. McIntyre, the home at 3113 Kalmia cost $6,000 to build. First owners were Harry and Verna Benbough, who owned Benbough Furniture Co., downtown. 

Prairie style exterior of 3113 Kalmia, which was designed in 1913 
by San Diego icon architect William Wheeler.

Julie and Marty were project managers for the restoration.  The added bath, shown here, was originally her childhood bedroom.

During restoration, an April 1913 edition of the local newspaper was discovered behind the medicine chest in one of the bathrooms.

Front upstairs bedroom showns new oak flooring (throughout the home) plus a view of the terrace.  “As kids we could see all the fireworks in San Diego from the wrap-around terrace,” said Marty McDaniel, home seller.

The sellers added new cabinets, countertops, stained the wood work around the original windows
and modernized the appliances.
With no design experience, the McDaniel siblings showed remarkable taste in the recently completed new look of an upstairs bathroom.
Photos of the unfurnished home were taken during a realtor
showcase of the home
Tile, tub, faucet are new, but strongly resemble period look in master bath.
Stove is new as is the oak flooring throughout the home.  Kitchen cabinets are original to 1913 home.
Original staircase has been re-stained.  Period phone is a reproduction.

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