The Willmore

The Willmore, A Historic Condo Building in Long Beach

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As you drive through downtown Long  Beach, new construction and cranes seem like they’re at every corner, yet there are also historical architectural gems throughout the area. One of the most classic is The Willmore, situated at 315 W. 3rd Street.

The Willmore

This 11-story Italian Renaissance Revival was originally built in 1925 and owned by the Stillwell Hotel Corporation of Los Angeles and was operated as a luxury apartment hotel. It was designed by the same group of architects who designed the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Operating for some time as “own your owns,” the Willmore was later converted to condomiums and the name was changed to honor William E. Willmore, an early city pioneer.

The L-shaped building consists of an 11 story north wing and a 10-story west wing. It was originally conceived as a U-shaped structure with a recessed entry to be located at the rear of the open, central court and two 10-story wings extended to the sidewalk. However, only one of the wings was completed, leaving the building with an L-shaped plan.

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The Willmore is registered as a national landmark and has seen a number of renovations over the years while still retaining its vintage character and detailing. The spacious, elegant lobby has high ceilings, classic columns and a stately cast stone fireplace. The lobby is paved in 20-inch squares of highly polished black and gray terrazzo.

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Other common areas include a solarium on the top floor, which is lined with a series of full-length windows with arched headers. Like the lobby, the solarium retains a vintage elegance. It also features beautiful arched windows with a birds-eye view of downtown Long Beach.

Additionally, there is a rooftop lounge area, where residents often gather to unwind and take in the panoramic city views that extend from downtown Los Angeles to Signal Hill and out to the water.

The Willmore

The Willmore is the only historical condominium building in Long Beach to have a subterranean garage, which is accessed from the rear of the building. And while the parking is not deeded with the units, it is available for rent. Those wishing to rent spaces might need to place their name on a waiting list and there is priority given to owners over renters. The Willmore also has a laundry room in the basement.

Units in the Willmore are a combination of studios and one bedrooms, with a few units that have been combined over the years to make more spacious dwellings. Many of the units retain original tile floors in the bathrooms as well as vintage moldings and plaster walls.

The Willmore

An elegant Italian restaurant, La Traviata, lies on the first floor of the building, and many other restaurants, shops, and night spots are within easy walking distance. Major employers are also walkable, including the newly constructed courthouse and the World Trade Center.

The Willmore

Condos rarely become available in the Willmore and typically sell very quickly. If their are condos available, they’ll be displayed below. If not, please contact us and we’ll be happy to keep an eye out for you. We can also suggest other historical condo properties in Long Beach if you’re interested.

Condos for Sale in The Willmore

New Listing - 2 weeks online
$225,000
For Sale
1
Baths
477
Sq Ft
315 W 3rd Street #502
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract

Other Historic Condos for Sale in Long Beach

$1,550,000
For Sale
1731 Chestnut Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Condo - Active
$1,249,000
For Sale
717 E 1st Street E S
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$1,200,000
For Sale
419 Cedar Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$699,999
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,889
Sq Ft
100 W 5th Street #3E
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$699,000
For Sale
2
Beds
2
Baths
1,443
Sq Ft
800 E Ocean Boulevard #1410
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
New Listing - a week online
$675,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,545
Sq Ft
1100 E 3rd Street #202
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$674,900
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,535
Sq Ft
115 W 4th Street #407
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$649,900
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,735
Sq Ft
115 W 4th Street #309
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
Short Sale
$630,000
For Sale
1
Baths
1,525
Sq Ft
115 W 4th Street #310
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$575,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,021
Sq Ft
100 W 5th Street #3A
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
Short Sale
$549,950
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,525
Sq Ft
115 W 4th Street #310
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
Short Sale
$545,900
For Sale
1
Baths
1,525
Sq Ft
115 W 4th Street #310
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
Short Sale
$545,000
For Sale
1
Baths
1,525
Sq Ft
115 W 4th Street #310
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$530,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
1,012
Sq Ft
100 W 5th Street #7A
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$477,000
For Sale
2
Beds
1
Baths
1,358
Sq Ft
1728 E 3rd Street #10
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$474,500
For Sale
2
Beds
1
Baths
956
Sq Ft
1905 E 1st Street #C
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$445,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
841
Sq Ft
800 E Ocean Boulevard #505
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
New Listing - a week online
$444,900
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
865
Sq Ft
800 E Ocean Boulevard #310
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$440,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
845
Sq Ft
800 E Ocean Boulevard #303
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$429,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
873
Sq Ft
800 E Ocean Boulevard #409
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$410,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
670
Sq Ft
1030 E Ocean Boulevard #310
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
New Listing - a week online
$405,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
700
Sq Ft
800 E Ocean Boulevard E #1006
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
New Listing - 3 days online
$400,000
For Sale
1
Beds
700
Sq Ft
1030 E Ocean Boulevard #701
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$399,000
For Sale
1
Beds
2
Baths
959
Sq Ft
140 Linden Avenue #336
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$362,500
For Sale
1
Baths
579
Sq Ft
800 E Ocean Boulevard #1008
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$359,900
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
705
Sq Ft
325 W 3rd Street #402
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
New Listing - a week online
$339,000
For Sale
2
Beds
2
Baths
800
Sq Ft
2542 E 10th Street
Long Beach, CA 90804
Condo - Active
$338,000
For Sale
1
Baths
480
Sq Ft
1030 E Ocean Boulevard #502
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$329,900
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
703
Sq Ft
455 E Ocean Boulevard #316
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$325,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
640
Sq Ft
1030 E Ocean Boulevard #108
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$299,900
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
671
Sq Ft
360 W Ocean Boulevard #1002
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$299,900
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
664
Sq Ft
455 E Ocean Boulevard #704
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$299,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
648
Sq Ft
360 W Ocean Boulevard #1001
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$282,500
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
551
Sq Ft
140 Linden Avenue #415
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$269,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
705
Sq Ft
325 W 3rd Street #402
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active
$265,000
For Sale
2
Beds
2
Baths
934
Sq Ft
418 E 17th Street #1
Long Beach, CA 90813
Condo - Active
$250,000
For Sale
2
Beds
2
Baths
934
Sq Ft
420 E 17th
Long Beach, CA 90813
Condo - Active Under Contract
$233,000
For Sale
1
Baths
456
Sq Ft
455 E Ocean Boulevard #807
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$230,000
For Sale
1
Baths
398
Sq Ft
455 E Ocean Boulevard #1208
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
Short Sale
$230,000
For Sale
1
Beds
1
Baths
672
Sq Ft
800 Pacific Avenue #205
Long Beach, CA 90813
Condo - Active Under Contract
New Listing - 2 weeks online
$225,000
For Sale
1
Baths
477
Sq Ft
315 W 3rd Street #502
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
$225,000
For Sale
1
Baths
472
Sq Ft
360 W Ocean Boulevard #1003
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$165,000
For Sale
1
Baths
367
Sq Ft
800 Pacific Avenue #107
Long Beach, CA 90813
Condo - Active
$149,000
For Sale
1
Baths
340
Sq Ft
354 Chestnut Avenue #20
Long Beach, CA 90802
Condo - Active Under Contract
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