Little Details We Love: 2100 San Francisco Avenue

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Every house we encounter has little details in it that make it unlike places we’ve been before, and often these things that define the character of the original owners. We’ve decided to showcase these little features that so often get overlooked in the “big picture” photos. One of our current properties at 2100 San Francisco Ave. in the Wrigley neighborhood of Long Beach could not be a more perfect house to begin these stories with. Full of Art Deco subtlety, 2100 San Francisco Avenue was built in 1935, within the last few years that the style had prominence before the ranch home would take prominence in American suburbia. Here’s a small sampling of the little details that take this property from house to home.


2100 San Francisco Avenue The Etched Hummingbird Door

Gateway to the house, the front door is a vintage darling made of wood, stained glass, and a small hummingbird etched into the centerpiece. This frame and panel style door sits on the courtyard and leads into the living room. If you look through the glass of the hummingbird, you can see directly to the dining room and the glow of the chandelier that lies beyond, a warm invitation to visitors and family alike.


The Shouldered Arches2100 San Francisco Avenue

In the typical fashion of a home built in the 20s and 30s, a long hallway runs along the bedrooms and bathroom, but has been artfully brightened by opening the space up to the living room, where ample natural light floods the room. The arches are a stylistic slice of their time; a little bit Art Deco and a touch of Egyptian Revival make these arches a one of a kind detail that speaks to the era of Los Angeles and Long Beach in which 2100 San Francisco Avenue was built.


raised plasterThe Plaster Flora Designs

The bedrooms of 2100 San Francisco Avenue have a very unusual design feature that calls back to both the Art Deco and Art Nouveau periods. Popularized by Anaglypta and Lincrusta, raised wall designs first gained traction in the late 1800s and continued well into the turn of the century. A raised design adorns each bedroom, framing windows and wall features, notably in the master bedroom where a stepped ceiling adds more depth to the room. If you look in the images of the master bedroom and guest bedroom, you can see this subtle detail.


Original Art Deco Door Handles2100 San Francisco Avenue

Glass door knobs come into prominence after the United States joined World War 1, in a time where metal was necessary for the war effort. Glass knobs, which had been in production since the mid 1800s, were a cheap alternative that would remain prominent until the 1950s. Typically faceted with either 6, 8, or 12 facets, this particular door handle to the master bedroom has a classic Art Deco base plate and 12 facets.  There are others scattered throughout 2100 San Francisco Avenue in varying shapes.


2100 San Francisco AvenueThe Kitchen Window Garden

Running along the exterior of 2100 San Francisco Avenue is an abundance of well tended roses and hydrangea, soaking in the summer sun, and framing the windows of the dining room and kitchenette. Where much of southern California has become industrial and packed, the Wrigley neighborhood exemplifies the suburban neighborhood, with beautiful trees and rose-lined houses.


 Making Others Love Your Home

What makes your home special is the things that stand out from the multiple properties that potential buyers will be seeing. While a blank slate creates the vision of ownership for as many people as possible, its often the case that buyers seek character that matches their own in a house. Keep the house neutral, but don’t be afraid to embrace what makes it special, from historical features to additions made over the years.

For more details on this home, please visit our listing for the property. Our team is happy to answer any questions you may have.

2100 San Francisco Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90806 (MLS # PW16145749)

(all data current as of 3/30/2017)
Price $485,000
Beds 2
Baths 1 full
Home size 1,278 sq ft
Lot Size 4,545 sqft
Days on Market 90
Status Sold
With beautiful landscaping and a charming courtyard entrance, this corner lot home boasts lots of curb appeal. Step inside and you'll enjoy hardwood floors throughout and lovely historic details. The expansive living room features lots of natural light, a bay window, a tray ceiling, and a fireplace. A quaint arched opening leads to the formal dining room, also with a tray ceiling. The kitchen features saltillo tile, abundant cabinets, and a sunny corner perfect for leisurely breakfasts. Both bedrooms are very spacious and have beautiful plaster detailing on the walls. Situated between the bedrooms is a large, luxurious bathroom with an oversized bathtub and a separate shower. In addition to the front courtyard, there is a grassy back yard and a large gated paved area that could serve as a patio or RV parking. A two car garage and driveway provide plenty of parking. Located in the popular Wrigley neighborhood, this home is convenient to parks, transportation and the river bike trail that leads to the beach.

Property Type(s): Residential, Single Family Residence

Last Updated 10/4/2016 Tract Wrigley Area (WR)
Year Built 1935 Community Wrigley Area
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Los Angeles
Total Parking 2 Walk Score ® 55


School District Long Beach Unified
Elementary School Other
High School Cabrillo


Appliances Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Range, Refrigerator
ArchitecturalStyle Traditional
City Long Beach
CommonWalls No Common Walls
CommunityFeatures Curbs, Sidewalks, Street Lighting, Suburban
ConstructionMaterials Stucco
Cooling None
Country United States
CountyOrParish Los Angeles
DirectionFaces West
DoorFeatures Sliding Glass Door(s)
EatingArea Dining Room, In Kitchen
Fencing Stucco Wall
FireplaceFeatures Living Room, Wood
Flooring Ceramic Tile, Hardwood
FoundationDetails Raised
Heating Floor Furnace
HighSchoolDistrict Long Beach Unified
InteriorFeatures Bathtub, Built-Ins, Ceiling Fan, Coffered Ceiling(s), Shower
LaundryFeatures Dryer Included, Gas Dryer Hookup, In Garage, Washer Hookup, Washer Included
Levels One
ListAgentAOR Pacific West
LotFeatures Back Yard, Front Yard
LotSizeSource Assessor
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor 5 - Wrigley Area
ParkingFeatures Driveway, Garage - Front Entry, RV Access/Parking
PatioAndPorchFeatures Porch - Front
PoolFeatures None
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
PropertyType Residential
RoadFrontageType City Street
Roof Common Roof
SecurityFeatures Carbon Monoxide Detector(s), Security System, Smoke Detector
Sewer Sewer Paid
SpaFeatures None
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince California
StreetSuffix Avenue
Utilities Sewer Available, Sewer Connected
View Neighborhood
WaterSource Public
YearBuiltSource Assessor


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Listing provided by : Shannon Jones, Keller Williams Realty

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