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Just a short stroll from shops, restaurants, and wine bars on 4th Street Retro Row, this classic 1917 Craftsman bungalow is a beautiful blend of vintage features and modern updates. The front yard has drought-tolerant landscaping and a charming flower covered trellis. Inside, you’ll find a surprisingly spacious 1403 sq. ft. home with three bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The open floor plan allows flexibility. Currently, it’s being used as two seating areas, but one has an original built-in buffet and could be used as a formal dining room. The front area also features recessed lighting, engineered hardwood floors, and a wood burning fireplace. The large kitchen has been updated with tile flooring, solid surface counters, stainless steel appliances, a deep farmhouse sink, and a cozy built-in seating area perfect for your morning coffee.
The bedrooms are all ample size and have fresh paint and ceiling fans, with two of them featuring walk-in closets. Both bathrooms are light and bright and were remodeled in 2016 with beautiful tile and classic fixtures. Additional updates to the home include central heat and air conditioning plus a tankless water heater.
The backyard is low maintenance and ideal for outdoor entertaining. The large patio has a newer Duralum patio cover, built-in seating, and a built-in grill for backyard barbecues. The detached garage is currently being used as an additional living area and a long driveway provides parking.
This home is ideally located in the Rose Park South Historic District and is convenient to many amenities as well as the beach.
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.