This large Victorian house was once an icon of prosperity on a prominent corner in Sacramento’s Oak Park.
Architect / Developer
Completed in 2001
This large Victorian house was once an icon of prosperity on a prominent corner in Sacramento’s Oak Park. With the decline of the neighborhood itself came years of abandonment and decay – leading to the term ‘The Grey Victorian’. This site had become an icon of deterioration when it was finally acquired by Kevin Johnson as a catalyst development site. Partnering with the Sacramento Housing and Redevelopment Agency, Mr. Johnson’s vision and passion for breathing life back into Oak Park’s Broadway corridor were the foundation for the work of M.F. Malinowski AIA in bringing this structure back to its former prominence. Kevin Johnson has moved from being an Oak Park booster and developer to being our fine city’s Mayor – and this beautifully restored Victorian icon in his native Oak Park is just one of his proud success stories. Using a new code approach, the Applied Architecture team is proud to claim this as the first ‘dual occupancy permit’ structure in the City of Sacramento, which increased it’s flexibility to respond to challenging market conditions by being a legal residential as well as commercial structure. Locally awarded and lauded regionally.