Pictures can’t really do this house justice.
This 1875 Italianate in Woodland, California was built for William G. Hunt, who crossed the plains from Missouri to Placerville, California in 1849.
After operating a freight line between Placerville and Sacramento, he settled near the Cache Creek in Yolo County in 1851, where he became a successful farmer and rancher before ultimately settling in Woodland.
Hunt was a large shareholder in the Bank of Woodland, President of the Yolo County Winery and a member of the City Board of Trustees.
With his wife, Jennie, he had a daughter named Alice. Alice married Lawrence J. Stephens, who was President of the Bank of Woodland.
Its current homeowners, Robert and Carole Scibienski, did a major restoration in 2000. The house and garden have been featured on HGTV’s “Restore America,” in Victorian Decorating magazine and on the local program, Central Valley Chronicles.
The house received Woodland’s Heritage Home award in 2001.