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Here’s your chance to own a charming Victorian multi-unit property in the sought-after Rose Park Historic District! The front home was built in 1905 and has classic Victorian features including bay windows, stained glass, gables, a steep pitched roof, and fish scale shingles. The front home is two stories and is currently being used as two units. The lower unit has two bedrooms and one bathroom with entry access from the front of the home and courtyard. The unit upstairs is a cozy 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom apartment with generous storage space, hidden nooks, and a balcony. Between the two properties you’ll find a grassy courtyard with laundry and alley access. At the rear of the lot is a newer structure with living space situated on top of 4 garages plus an open parking space and additional parking apron. Each of the garages also has an adjacent storage room. Originally constructed as one larger unit, the rear is currently being used as two units. One of the rear units is a 2 bedroom, 1 bathroom with a private balcony. The second unit has 1 bedroom and 1 bathroom with lots of closet space and storage. Known for its beautiful vintage homes and tree-lined streets, the Rose Park Historic District is situated close to shops, restaurants, parks and of course 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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