The Willmore

The Willmore, A Historic Condo Building in Long Beach

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As you drive through downtown Long  Beach, new construction and cranes seem like they’re at every corner, yet there are also historical architectural gems throughout the area. One of the most classic is The Willmore, situated at 315 W. 3rd Street.

The Willmore

This 11-story Italian Renaissance Revival was originally built in 1925 and owned by the Stillwell Hotel Corporation of Los Angeles and was operated as a luxury apartment hotel. It was designed by the same group of architects who designed the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel. Operating for some time as “own your owns,” the Willmore was later converted to condomiums and the name was changed to honor William E. Willmore, an early city pioneer.

The L-shaped building consists of an 11 story north wing and a 10-story west wing. It was originally conceived as a U-shaped structure with a recessed entry to be located at the rear of the open, central court and two 10-story wings extended to the sidewalk. However, only one of the wings was completed, leaving the building with an L-shaped plan.

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The Willmore is registered as a national landmark and has seen a number of renovations over the years while still retaining its vintage character and detailing. The spacious, elegant lobby has high ceilings, classic columns and a stately cast stone fireplace. The lobby is paved in 20-inch squares of highly polished black and gray terrazzo.

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Other common areas include a solarium on the top floor, which is lined with a series of full-length windows with arched headers. Like the lobby, the solarium retains a vintage elegance. It also features beautiful arched windows with a birds-eye view of downtown Long Beach.

Additionally, there is a rooftop lounge area, where residents often gather to unwind and take in the panoramic city views that extend from downtown Los Angeles to Signal Hill and out to the water.

The Willmore

The Willmore is the only historical condominium building in Long Beach to have a subterranean garage, which is accessed from the rear of the building. And while the parking is not deeded with the units, it is available for rent. Those wishing to rent spaces might need to place their name on a waiting list and there is priority given to owners over renters. The Willmore also has a laundry room in the basement.

Units in the Willmore are a combination of studios and one bedrooms, with a few units that have been combined over the years to make more spacious dwellings. Many of the units retain original tile floors in the bathrooms as well as vintage moldings and plaster walls.

The Willmore

An elegant Italian restaurant, La Traviata, lies on the first floor of the building, and many other restaurants, shops, and night spots are within easy walking distance. Major employers are also walkable, including the newly constructed courthouse and the World Trade Center.

The Willmore

Condos rarely become available in the Willmore and typically sell very quickly. If their are condos available, they’ll be displayed below. If not, please contact us and we’ll be happy to keep an eye out for you. We can also suggest other historical condo properties in Long Beach if you’re interested.

Condos for Sale in The Willmore

New Listing - 3 weeks online
$385,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
772
SQFT
315 W 3rd Street #401
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision

Other Historic Condos for Sale in Long Beach

$2,490,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,810
SQFT
207 E Broadway #801
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
$1,350,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,386
SQFT
234 Lindero Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90803
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,190,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
5
TOTAL BATHS
2,440
SQFT
2509 E 2nd Street
Long Beach, CA 90803
Belmont Heights (BH) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$1,170,000
Condo For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,998
SQFT
331 Termino Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
Belmont Heights (BH) Subdivision
$1,150,000
Condo For Sale
Active
7
BED
6
TOTAL BATHS
3,472
SQFT
1818 E 10th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
 
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$889,000
Condo For Sale
Active
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,820
SQFT
670 Junipero Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$835,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,220
SQFT
207 E Broadway #701
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$740,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,766
SQFT
360 W Ocean Boulevard #507
Long Beach, CA 90802
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$624,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,606
SQFT
831 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$599,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,011
SQFT
1015 Junipero Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Eastside (ES) Subdivision
$587,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
1,142
SQFT
2546 Pasadena Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90806
Poly High (PH) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$550,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
988
SQFT
166 E South Street
Long Beach, CA 90805
North Long Beach (NLB) Subdivision
$549,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,043
SQFT
115 W 4th Street #212
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
New Listing - a week online
$524,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
898
SQFT
1905 E 1st Street #M
Long Beach, CA 90802
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
Price Change - a week ago
$464,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
981
SQFT
455 E Ocean Boulevard #401
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cooper Arms (CPA) Subdivision
$460,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
872
SQFT
800 E Ocean Boulevard #709
Long Beach, CA 90802
Villa Riviera (VLR) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$385,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
772
SQFT
315 W 3rd Street #401
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
New Listing - 6 days online
$379,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
460
SQFT
1030 E Ocean Boulevard #111
Long Beach, CA 90802
Saint Regis (SRG) Subdivision
$369,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
660
SQFT
1030 E Ocean Boulevard #308
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$359,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
840
SQFT
888 Linden Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
$359,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
897
SQFT
424 E 17th Street #4
Long Beach, CA 90813
 
$349,999
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
470
SQFT
455 E Ocean #1203
Long Beach, CA 90802
 
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
690
SQFT
10 Atlantic Avenue #102
Long Beach, CA 90802
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
527
SQFT
455 E Ocean Boulevard #509
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cooper Arms (CPA) Subdivision
Price Change - 3 weeks ago
$259,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
441
SQFT
337 Lime Avenue #2
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$195,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
370
SQFT
323 W 4th Street #406
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
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