One of the finest and most desirable areas of Sacramento is East Sacramento’s Fabuolous Forties, an area bounded (more or less) by J Street on the North, 37th or 38th Street on the West (depending on who you ask), 47th street on the East, and Folsom Boulevard on the South. Here it is, as a Google Map.
The fabulous forties is an area of upscale custom built homes, many of which were built in the early 1900s, especially in the 20s, 30s, and 40s. The area features a variety of architectural styles, from Craftsman homes to Mediterranean Villas and Tudor style mansions. Dan Murphy’s excellent Curtis Park History site has a fascinating discussion of the impact of the architectural firm of Dean and Dean on the area. These men, the same architects who designed Sacramento’s Memorial Auditorium, were steeped in the popular Revival style of the period.
Every year since 1973, the fabulous forties have been the scene of Sacred Heart Parish School’s Christmas benefit, the Holiday Home Tour of East Sacramento. I think Elite Properties should have our Christmas party this year in conjunction with that event. I’ll bet it’s a blast. Too bad I’m having this idea in February. Someone with a good memory needs to remind me in November.
Here are some homes that are currently on the market to give you a feel for the beauty and variety of the area. (Click the homes for more photos / listing details).