Sold: Spanish Colonial Revival Condo in Alamitos Beach
Listed For $335,000, Sold For $340,000 In 8 Days!
The minute you enter the enchanting courtyard of the recognizable pink El Cordova condos you are transported to a 1930’s movie set. In fact, you might recognize this space because it was the backdrop for the movie La La Land. The quintessential Spanish Colonial Revival architecture in the courtyard carries through to this charming one bedroom, one bathroom condo, an upstairs corner unit at the rear of the complex. A neutral color palette and abundant natural light create an inviting and peaceful living space. Exposed wood beams, wood floors, decorative tile, and arched doorways are a few of the fantastic features this home has to offer. An alcove off the living room has built-in drawers and added shelving, making it perfect for a home office or reading room. Spanish tile floors, decorative tile counters, and a classic old stove add to the vintage appeal of the kitchen. A quaint breakfast nook is a cozy spot to enjoy your morning coffee. The large bedroom is a serene, welcoming space and with both sets of windows open, you can enjoy cool ocean breezes. The bathroom has all the vintage character you would expect from a property that has been featured in such books as Long Beach Architecture, and Red Tile Style: America’s Spanish Revival Architecture, among others. Laundry facilities are located outside the kitchen door, one flight down and there’s a subterranean storage area. Formerly known as Rose Towers, this lovely condo complex is located in the heart of Alamitos Beach, just blocks from the beach and 4th Street Retro Row and convenient to East Village Arts District, Belmont Heights, and Belmont Shore. Along with the historic charm of El Cordova comes an opportunity to save money on property taxes through the Mills Act. Units in this coveted complex rarely come on the market so don’t miss out on this gem.
This coastal Long Beach CA neighborhood is primarily high-density residential, with condominiums, apartments and some houses along Ocean Boulevard and the streets just north of it. Originally planned by John W. Bixby, Alamitos Beach extends from Alamitos Beach Blvd on the west to Junipero on the east, from Ocean on the southern edge to 4th Street on the north. The Alamitos Beach neighborhood was laid out in the 1920s and many of its buildings date back to this era. With the exception of condos along Ocean, there are not many high rise buildings. The Alamitos Beach area is also known for businesses along the Broadway corridor and 4th Street corridor, including many restaurants and bars. There is a significant LGBT community and many businesses that cater especially to the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender community. Ocean Boulevard is the route for city events including the Long Beach Marathon, the Long Beach Pride Parade, and the Amgen Tour of California Bike Race. Nearby neighborhoods include Carroll Park, Bluff Park, and Rose Park. The area is bicycle friendly, with a bike path along the beach, and bike paths along 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Streets as well. and Rose Park.