The Rengstorff House, Mountain View's oldest home, is one of the finest examples of Victorian Italianate architecture on the West Coast. This 12-room, 3955 square foot house has 11-foot ceilings on the first floor and 10-foot ceilings on the second story.
Fully restored in 1991, the Rengstorff House features a Victorian Italianate design with a hip roof, a central gable crowned by a widow's walk, front portico and symmetrical room layout. Beautifully furnished by a community-based organization known as the Friends of "R" House, the home features ornate brass chandeliers, Victorian plaster rosettes, push-button light switches, Bradbury & Bradbury wallpaper designs and Eastlake furniture.
Visitors are welcomed for public tours three days a week. The stunning home and gardens are also available for rental for meetings, weddings and events on non-tour days. Wireless internet access makes meetings and business presentations brings this historic setting into modern times.
Public Tour Hours
Tuesdays & Wednesdays: 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
Sundays: 1:00 to 4:00 p.m.
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The Rengstorff House will be closed from Sunday, October 22 - Sunday, October 29, 2017, with no docent-led tours offered during this time. On select, weekend days, you may inquire further about special Halloween events by visiting the Friends of "R" House website at www.r-house.org.
Informal tours will be conducted at the house on Sunday, December 10, 2017; although priority access is given to participants of the "Photos with Victorian Santa" event. To learn more about this family-friendly event as the event nears, you may once again check the Friends of "R" House website (above) and/or email firstname.lastname@example.org for additional information.
The Shoreline at Mountain View wildlife and recreation area remains open every day except Christmas Day in 2017; however, our administrative offices and the historic home will be closed Sunday, December 24, 2017 - Monday, January 1, 2018, with no tours or special events occurring during this time.
For information about public events contact Friends of "R" House at email@example.com or visit their website at www.r-house.org follow them on facebook at http://facebook.com/friendsof.rhouse