Los Angeles County, October 1, 1994
Zillow estimates the Casa to be worth $535,000…..not bad for a 143 year old, 2380 sq.ft.two bedroom, one bath, fixer. Maybe the 100 acre lot adds a bit to its value.
La Casa de Carrion is one of the group of adobes of Rancho Santa Fe held by Carrion's uncle Ygnacio Palomares and his partner Ricardo Vejar. Adobe bricks formed walls along an "L" configured foundation. The L-shaped dwelling was is believed to have been designed by an Italian architect. Timbers for the building were hauled from
The word was that Carrion was a bit strange and dimwitted. He often kept to himself and stayed home most of the time. Partial evidence was that he named his black horse, "Horse".
On August 9, 1959, a plaque was placed at the Carrion adobe by the State Park Commission in cooperation with Rancho San Jose Parlor #307, Native Daughters of the Golden West. It is designated as State Historic Landmark #386. However, the state does not provide assistance for the adobe's upkeep.
Today, La Casa de Carrion is owned and occupied by Robert M. Tatsch Jr. and his wife Dorothy. Although the Carrion Adobe is a private residence, the Tatsch’s open their home to the public a few times a year on selected holidays.
Plaque inscription: NO. 386 LA
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