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Imagine yourself relaxing on the classic front porch of this Colonial Craftsman bungalow nestled on a corner lot in the Rose Park South Historic District. With charming curb appeal and wrap-around yard space, 636 Temple offers the perfect blend of historic features and modern upgrades, carefully chosen to complement the home's vintage feel. At 1406 square feet, this light and airy home has three nice-sized bedrooms, two remodeled bathrooms, and a 2-car detached garage.
Just off the porch, you’ll find the large living room with original built-in cabinets, hardwood flooring, vintage 1920’s light fixtures and a faux fireplace with Batchelder tiles. The large dining room features the original built-in buffet cabinet and french doors that also open to the front porch. The recently upgraded kitchen has shaker style cabinets, beautiful solid surface counters, and stainless steel appliances that include a Viking range and hood and an Electrolux refrigerator.
The master bedroom has a luxurious feeling en suite bathroom and a walk-in closet. That closet and the others are efficiently maximized with custom-designed Elfa closet systems.
The backyard is ideal for entertaining with a wood deck and pergola for shade, a concrete and decomposed granite patio, and a lush grassy area. This home also features a 2 car driveaway for easy parking. Vintage details include a secretary cabinet in the dining room, original double-hung windows that have been refurbished, and the traditional picture rail and other classic Craftsman features. Amenities and updates include central air conditioning and heat with an Ecobee thermostat, an EV charging outlet, copper plumbing, and a newer water heater.
Situated in a sought-after neighborhood filled with quaint bungalows, this home is an easy stroll to shops, restaurants, coffee shops and nightlife on 4th Street Retro Row and is also convenient to transportation, schools, and the beach.
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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.
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