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Teague Mansion at 7 McKevett Heights.

Home Tour Sunday Octotober 10th benefits “YES ON MEASURES J&K”

September 29, 2004
Santa Paula News
Santa Paulans for a Safe Community – Yes on Measures J & K are holding a Public Safety Home Tour on Sunday, October 10, with tours running from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. One site featured on the tour is the Teague Mansion at 7 McKevett Heights. Jackie Hamilton, current owner, has added her personal touch to the long history of Santa Paula’s house on the hill. Completed in 1923, Teague Mansion was the second home of the Charles Collins Teague family. This was the first residence to be built on the lands owned by the McKevett Corporation. It is built on the hillside and was carefully situated to take advantage of the sweeping views of the valley and Pacific Ocean. Designed by Roy Wilson in collaboration with Edwin Thorne and designer Peter Ticher, the style was called Old English Manor House.The use of brickwork patterns on the south façade and spit timbers and plaster on the north side are examples of Wilson’s decision to use a variety of styles, which he felt was appropriate due to the mansion’s setting. The steep pitch of the roof was also purposely created to accentuate the mansion’s size.Every room has a view, inside and out. Hamilton has added the artworks of her mother, Jan Wagner, to the décor within the mansion. A portrait of Robert Wagner, founder of the Los Angeles Master Chorale, hangs in the library, along with a photograph of him with Pope Pius XII. The painted ceiling in the library depicts the four seasons, and was painted by Timothy Townsley, a professor from UCLA.The breakfast room and kitchen have bright blue tile and colorful wallpaper. Farm scenes are painted on the island cabinet doors. The spacious dining room table was purchased from the previous owners.A baby grand piano highlights one end of the large living room. The large couches frame a coffee table and provide comfortable seating for any size crowd.Hamilton has furnished the upstairs with four poster beds, antique dressers, armoires and beautiful linens. She has turned the sewing room into her special memory room. The second story of the home takes full advantage of a panoramic view.
The home is situated on approximately three acres of grounds. Trees and plants were carefully selected to compliment the home and gardens. A swimming pool was added in the mid-seventies and in 1979 the mansion was designated a state historical landmark.Other homes featured on the tour include the home of Mike and Anitra Sommer at 1024 Beech St., home of Rick and Sally Cook at 725 Loma Vista, and the home of Wayne and Leontine Shockley, 545 Monte Vista Place.Tickets for the tour are $10 per person for the tour only, and $20 for the tour and a barbecue dinner. It is advised that you get your tickets early by calling Al Guilin at 525-8839 or Dan Campos at 525-3378 or tickets can be purchased at the Santa Paula Times, 944 E. Main St. Proceeds from the event benefit the Santa Paulans for a Safe Community Campaign Fund, Yes on Measures J & K.