Welcome home to this adorable two-bedroom bungalow located in the heart of the Rose Park Historic District, just a block from the neighborhood’s namesake circular park. The classic 1920’s bungalow styling is evident in both the home’s curb appeal and the vintage details found throughout the interior. The spacious living area is light and airy, with coved archways and gleaming hardwood floors. A brick fireplace, original built-in cabinetry, traditional windows, and a cozy alcove off the living room add to the charm. The vintage appeal continues in the eat-in kitchen, where you’ll find a classic O’Keefe & Merritt stove, a double sink, white cabinets, and tile. There are multiple outdoor “rooms,” one with built-in seating and shade from mature trees and the other a pleasant spot to enjoy the sun. The detached garage has washer/dryer hookups. Living in this home allows easy access to parks, shops, and restaurants on 4th Street Retro Row, and the beach. Park your car and walk to everything!
Named one of the country’s best “Old House Neighborhoods” by “This Old House” magazine, the area was named after the circular Rose Park at the junction of 8th Street and Orizaba Avenue. The park was dedicated to the City of Long Beach by the Alamitos Land Company in 1910 and many of the homes were built in the teens through the 1930s. There are two historic districts within the neighborhood and a host of historic Craftsman style homes, along with Spanish Colonial Revival single family and multi-family residences. Bounded on the west and east by St. Louis and Coronado and north and south by 10th Street and 7th Street, Rose Park is characteristic of Long Beach’s older residential neighborhoods. The Rose Park area is walking distance to 4thStreet’s Retro Row, which features many popular eateries along with coffee houses, wine bars, and a restored art theater. For more information, please see the official neighborhood association website at www.rpna.org.