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Here’s your opportunity to own a piece of Long Beach history in the heart of the vibrant East Village Arts District. Originally built in 1896, this beautiful Dutch Colonial Victorian home was moved to its current location in 1912. It offers an elegant mixture of vintage charm married with tasteful modern updates throughout.
Rich Brazilian mahogany floors and abundant windows create a warm, welcoming feeling in the spacious living room and that carries into the formal dining room. The tastefully updated kitchen boasts white cabinets, Carrera marble counter tops, a farmhouse sink, subway tile back splash, and stainless steel appliances. With double windows, recessed lights, and under-counter lighting, this kitchen is a cook’s dream. Adding to the functionality of this kitchen is a pass-through window to the dining room.
The first floor has two bedrooms, a stunning bathroom with a hexagonal tile floor and a claw foot tub, and a separate laundry room with a marble folding counter and plenty of additional storage. On the second floor, you’ll find two additional bedrooms and a luxurious, spa-like bathroom with a glass walk-in shower and double sinks. Also on the second floor, you’ll find a spacious family room with an electric fireplace, making it a cozy spot to enjoy cool evenings. A separate home office retreat is the perfect spot to work from home, or just enjoy stargazing through the amazing skylights. At one time, this historical property functioned as two units and the large upstairs could be reconfigured into mother-in-law quarters or a multi-room master suite.
While this home is within steps of fabulous restaurants, hip night spots, and shopping, when you step out your back door, you’ll feel like all those urban opportunities are a world away. The enchanting backyard sanctuary provides the perfect spot for entertaining or escaping from the stress of a busy day.
Additional features include central heating, ceiling fans, updated plumbing and electrical systems and more. Homes that blend the living space, updates and historical features this home offers are rarely available on the market, particularly in the hot East Village Arts District. Don’t miss out on this one!
East Village is Long Beach’s official Arts District. The boundaries are not strictly defined, but is centered generally in the southeast portion of the Downtown area, roughly between Long Beach Blvd. on the west, Alamitos Ave. to the east, Ocean Blvd. to the south, and 3rd Street to the north. East Village is home to artist lofts, high-rise urban condos, historical apartment buildings, and Craftsman cottages. It has a very diverse mix of residents – different cultures, income levels, and professions – and the housing reflects just that. There is something for every housing preference. This neighborhood is home to some of the best independent shopping in the city. Streets are full of coffee shops, independent record stores, and boutiques within historic buildings and mural-covered walls. Because so many artists live in this area, many of these businesses along with various local galleries and non-profits support them. There are also many community events that occur here such as the monthly Second Saturday Art Walk (http://artwalklb.com) and Soundwalk, an annual sound art festival. This is a very walkable neighborhood and is conveniently located near everything downtown Long Beach has to offer.