The historic Grant House will be fully restored as part of the project. Courtesy of the developers

Two long-time San Diego homebuilders are teaming up to build an 18-home gated development on property that was once a residence of the son of President Ulysses Grant.

Davidson Communities and The Phair Company plan to restore the Dutch colonial revival home built in 1894 as a summer residence of Ulysses S. Grant Jr., who practiced law in San Diego.

Another 18 Spanish- and Tuscan-style homes will be built on the Carriage Hill property with prices starting in the low $1 million range. The new homes will offer 2,524 to 3,197 square feet, up to five bedrooms and 5.5 baths, and a two- or three-car garage.

The property at 5771 Sweetwater Road overlooks the Sweetwater Reservoir, Bonita Golf Course and San Miguel Mountain.

Grading of the site has begun, and construction will begin in early 2020, with the first homes be ready for move-in later that year.

Over the past 41 years, Davidson Communities has built more than 6,000 homes throughout California. The Phair Company is one of the original developers of the 3,000-acre master-planned community of Eastlake in the early 1980s.

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Chris Jennewein

Chris Jennewein is Editor & Publisher of Times of San Diego.