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Architecturally distinct Victorian bathhouse hits the market

The property in Lake Elsinore, Calif. is asking just $795,000
February 01, 2014 01:00PM

 A spectacular and unique piece of Victorian architecture has hit the market asking a mere $795,000.

Built and designed by its original owner, Frank Ferris, in 1887, the property in Lake Elsinore, Calif., was later dubbed the Crescent Bath House after its decades-long use as a communal bathhouse. In the 1950s the property was turned into an antiques shop.

Today the 6,000-square-foot home still features 10 bathing rooms, each with a Roman-style porcelain tub and a skylight, according to Curbed. But the structure’s Victorian charms, including decorative arches, gingerbread trim, banisters, porches, gables, and an original color scheme, makes the home ideal for an ambitious buyer interested in returning the property to its single-family origins.

However, according to the listing “potential reuse as a spa or bath house is distinctly in the realm of possibility.” [Curbed]Christopher Cameron