The longtime home of Rev. Robert H. Schuller, the televangelist who built the Crystal Cathedral in Garden Grove, has come up for sale in the city of Orange for $1.749 million.
The sprawling ranch-style is one of just 12 homes located in Hewes Park Estates, a late-1800s park turned gated community known for its 100-year-old trees.
Built in 1952 and later expanded, the 4,837-square-foot house retains its detailed millwork and custom built-ins while incorporating modern updates in the kitchen. A custom library was designed to evoke the St. Edmund Hall at the University of Oxford in England.
The light-filled living room has one of four fireplaces and expansive bay windows that bring garden views inside. Formal and informal dining rooms, a study with custom stained-glass windows, a bonus room, three bedrooms and six bathrooms fill out the single-story floor plan.
Outside, there’s a covered patio, lawn, palm trees and a fenced swimming pool.
Alice Schroeder of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties holds the listing.
Schuller, who died in 2015 at 88, started his Orange County ministry in 1955 at a drive-in movie theater off the 5 Freeway. He became a national fixture in the 1980s as creator and host of “Hour of Power,” a weekly Protestant program that became among the most-watched religious shows on television.