After the losing art gallery closed. Out of towner playing with his phone buys it.
Mike Mollica, a 45-year old bio-tech professional based out of San Diego has purchased the historic property for close to the asking price of $999,000. Mollica, who has former ties to the Peninsula as one of the first 500 students to ever attend CSU Monterey Bay, plans to live in the upstairs portion of the mansion and rent the downstairs out for special private affairs.
“I was satisfied I could turn this place into a home for myself but also use the downstairs and have rooms themed for events too,” explained Mollica, who said the timing involved in buying the stately manor was serendipitous. Mollica had recently been thinking about re-locating to Monterey when he was scrolling on his smart phone and saw the story in the Herald about it being on the market.