A resort-style home situated in a rare secluded enclave along the Long Beach coast earned the distinction this week of becoming the highest-priced home in the city.
The nearly 7,700-square-foot home at 20 37th Place, called Casa Oceana, hit the market at $11.995 million. A public open house is slated for Sunday.
The Bluff Park home, just west of the Belmont Pier, features three bedrooms, six baths, three fireplaces, two saunas, a basement, a spa, a private pool house, an 800-square-foot game room and a four-car garage, according to the listing.
Designed by the Los Angeles architect Roland Coates, the home was built in 1927 on 1.28 acres—and hasn’t been sold in 43 years, according to a release by Rodeo Realty and Josh Flagg Real Estate in Beverly Hill, the agencies handling the listing.
The resort-style Spanish home boasts views of the Queen Mary, Pacific Ocean and miles of coastline. It sits between two gated, private streets with 10-foot high exterior walls and a private stairway with beach access.
Other features: A pool with ocean views, a circular motor vehicle court with a fountain, a koi pond (with a 150-year-old Japanese fountain), a sculpture garden and an ocean terrace.
“’Casa Oceana’ is a remarkable property in the middle of the urban sprawl of Southern California. Yet, the home is incredibly quiet and secluded with the most amazing ocean vistas to be found in the Long Beach area,” Tony Shooshani, the listing broker, said in a statement. “The property is rich in history and represents local charm and elegance throughout the estate.”
The property has had just two previous owners before Bob and Audrey Langslet purchased it in 1976 and made refurbishments with architect Carl McLarland, landscape architect Don Brinkerhoff and interior designers Don Brown and Nada Brown. Casa Oceana was awarded the Pacific Coast Builders Conference Gold Nugget Grand Award for Best Renovation in 1979.
A public open house will be held from 2 to 5 p.m. Sunday. There will also be a broker’s open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Tuesday, Aug. 13.
To schedule a private showing, call Shooshani at 310-274-2777.