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Historic home in Pacific Beach on the market for first time in 80 years

Historic Handley Home for sale in PB
Posted at 6:42 PM, Feb 20, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-20 21:42:08-05

PACIFIC BEACH, Calif. (KGTV) - An eye-catching, yet dilapidated historic home in Pacific Beach is on the market for the first time in more than 80 years.

Built in 1907, it’s known as the Handley House after the family that bought the home in 1936.

The family is finally selling it after it sat vacant and continued to fall into disrepair.

It’s listed for $1,000,000 by Rachel Wilkins with Team Z at EXP Realty.

The main home was granted historic preservation status in 1992 under the Mills Act. Because of this, it cannot be demolished.

However, two structures on the back of the property can be torn down.

The house was designed in the New England Colonial Revival-style with a Gambrel Roof, one of Hollywood’s favorite styles for horror movies.

Adding to the mystique, a man’s body had recently been found inside the back unit of the home a month after he had died.

Nevertheless, an open house attracted dozens of people Thursday afternoon interested in purchasing the home.