The house’s interior lives up to the promise of its view from the street. The living areas feature high, light wood ceilings and half-paneling; skylights bring in natural illumination and fireplaces add coziness to whatever passes in Long Beach for cold evening nights.
$10.6 million for a place on the beach isn’t very pricy compared to the extravagant properties you can find in LA. But it’s still a world away from the normal homebuyer’s budget.
You’re going to see the words “cozy” and “potential” a lot in these listings and even “spacious,” even though none of these homes is 1,000 square feet.
When they were built, most of the homes in East Long Beach’s neighborhoods sold for less than $10,000.
The residents of Island Village have torn allegiances between Orange County—particularly Seal Beach—and Long Beach, which annexed the previously unincorporated area of LA County when its developer, Beard Development Co., of Newport Beach, broke ground for construction in 1972.
In Long Beach, not surprisingly, the priciest homes all have views of the water: Alamitos Bay, Naples’ canals or the shimmering blue Pacific Ocean.
The home at 2303 E. Ocean Blvd., fresh on the market and listed at $2.25 million, is one of those magnificent and venerable old houses that you’ve seen frequently on your travels along the coast in Bluff Park.
The alphabet street tract in West Long Beach is just seven streets east from Adriatic to Baltic to Caspian to Delta to Easy to Fashion to Gale avenues before the Westside tumbles into the LA River.
It’s decision time: Which of these pricey houses would you choose? You’ve gotta pick one.
If you have about a million and a half dollars and a true fondness for ponies, I’ve got just the place for you today.