This completely remodeled Spanish Colonial Revival bungalow is located in the historic Long Beach neighborhood of California Heights—deemed one of LA's hottest neighborhoods just this year.
Cal Heights—as it is affectionaly known—also earned the 2012 USA Neighborhood of the Year award. The robust homeowner leadership has galvanized the entire community into steady renovation and restoration projects.
Just this year, Cal Heights finished restoring the final vintage lampposts lining the picturesque streets. After a 15-year project, all 284 lights proudly boast striking blue-and-silver-coats of paint.
Built in 1925, the lovingly restored 2B/2b home resides on a commanding elevated lot on an exceptionally desirable street. Brayton Avenue just hosted the annual Fourth of July parade.
Cal Heights is a friendly community replete with dog walkers and pram-pushing parents. It is adjacent to the equally desirable Bixby Knolls neighborhood. Both communities were once part of the historic Rancho Los Alamitos whose splendid grounds are open to the public as a docent-filled museum and wedding venue.
Stem-to-stern restoration efforts include a granite-slabbed kitchen with brand new stainless appliances and soft-close drawers, remodeled master bath with jetted tub and second bath addition, refinished hardwood floors, master bedroom slider, wraparound backyard deck with hot tub, all new electrical and copper plumbing, replastered cove ceilings, foundation support, and new roof/central heating/ /windows/driveway/sprinkler system.
Huge curved windows augment the home's curb appeal while accenting the living room. The primary window now boasts new glass and frame.
The vintage fireplace features whimsical mosaic tile and granite mantle. The gas stub invites a functional fireplace.
The entire interior boasts a fresh paint job of creamy neutrals.
The light-filled master bathroom features a jetted tub with handheld shower hose, pedestal sink, and vintage built-in drawers.
The two-car-plus detached garage sits away from the house and is now enclosed with finished walls, window and door—perfect for office/studio space. It can easily be converted back into a working garage if desired.
The washer is located in the garage and is included in the sale.
The 953 square-foot bungalow commands sweeping views of the street from its elevated lot and enclosed front porch—perfect for morning coffee or evening hors d'oeuvres.
Asking price for the property has just been reduced to $527,000. There will be an Open House Friday and Saturday, October 9&10, from 12-4 p.m. Please come visit this unique and well-priced home.