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

Open House 01/12 at 11AM
$649,950
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,284
SQFT
315 W 3rd Street #605
Long Beach, CA 90802
Willmore District (WM) Subdivision
$272,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
TOTAL BATHS
457
SQFT
315 W 3rd Street #210
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
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,349,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
5
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
3,002
SQFT
5564 E Saint Irmo Walk
Long Beach, CA 90803
Naples (NA) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 weeks online
$1,249,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
4
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,654
SQFT
367 Coronado Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90814
Bluff Park (BLF) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 days online
$799,000
Condo For Sale
Active
7
BED
3
TOTAL BATHS
2,644
SQFT
421 E 8th Street
Long Beach, CA 90813
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
$750,000
Condo For Sale
Active
2
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
2,872
SQFT
800 E Ocean Boulevard #1508
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
$749,000
Condo For Sale
Active
6
BED
4
TOTAL BATHS
2,574
SQFT
1471 Gaviota Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Poly High (PH) Subdivision
Open House 01/12 at 11AM
$649,950
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,284
SQFT
315 W 3rd Street #605
Long Beach, CA 90802
Willmore District (WM) Subdivision
Open House 01/12 at 11AM
$649,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,244
SQFT
100 W 5th Street #7E
Long Beach, CA 90802
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
Open House 01/11 at 1PM
$634,900
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
1,606
SQFT
831 Pine Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90813
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
Open House 01/11 at 1PM
$619,000
Condo For Sale
Active
3
BED
2
TOTAL BATHS
1,011
SQFT
1015 Junipero Avenue
Long Beach, CA 90804
Eastside (ES) Subdivision
New Listing - 4 days online
$560,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
843
SQFT
800 E Ocean Boulevard #903
Long Beach, CA 90802
Villa Riviera (VLR) Subdivision
Price Change - 6 days ago
$489,000
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
$345,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
629
SQFT
140 Linden Avenue #956
Long Beach, CA 90802
Lafayette Building (LF) Subdivision
$320,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
472
SQFT
360 W Ocean Boulevard #1103
Long Beach, CA 90802
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
Open House 01/11 at 1PM
$310,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
421
SQFT
455 E Ocean Boulevard #605
Long Beach, CA 90802
Cooper Arms (CPA) Subdivision
New Listing - 3 weeks online
$299,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
490
SQFT
360 W Ocean Boulevard #209
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
$295,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
BED
1
TOTAL BATHS
524
SQFT
2225 E 2nd Street #2
Long Beach, CA 90803
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$272,900
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
TOTAL BATHS
457
SQFT
315 W 3rd Street #210
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
$269,000
Condo For Sale
Active Under Contract
1
TOTAL BATHS
369
SQFT
455 E Ocean Boulevard #815
Long Beach, CA 90802
Downtown (DT) Subdivision
$245,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
473
SQFT
325 Elm Avenue #106
Long Beach, CA 90802
Other (OTHR) Subdivision
$239,000
Condo For Sale
Active
1
TOTAL BATHS
403
SQFT
1109 E 1st Street #9
Long Beach, CA 90802
Alamitos Beach (AB) Subdivision
Price Change - yesterday
$214,900
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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