The house is fairly hidden on Smith Place, a tiny dead-end spur jutting east of the 2100 block of Orange Avenue. It’s affordable, after a fashion, relative to most houses for sale in Long Beach.
Later, looking at security camera video, Antonelli counted 63 people making havoc with his restaurant for three and a half hours. “They were taking armloads of liquor and food out to vans in the garage and they’d fill them up and the vans would drive away. It was all very orchestrated.”
The property includes a separate 1,720-square-foot art gallery/workspace with two separate units, each with its own bedroom, bath and kitchenette, facing 19th Street.
The rise in price of the Ranchos has been staggering over the past decades as they’ve set record sales prices every couple of months, since a Cliff May first broke the million-dollar mark with the sale of a home at 3070 Karen Ave. in May 2019.
Original leaded-glass windows and bookcases, mellowed oak flooring, exposed redwood beam ceilings, imported English oak paneling and intricately carved concealed cabinetry are just a few of the home’s features.
The Red Room will be open for lunch, by reservation, on Thursdays with a limited prime rib menu. And soon, the public will be able to drop by for a cocktail or a beer Monday through Thursday in the Linden Lounge.
The recently-sold space Downtown is dominated by a centrally placed coffee station/bar with leather-upholstered stools. It gives the place an upper-class coffee house vibe and lets you know that the tenants take their caffeine seriously.
For the most part, the home is largely how Cutter designed it. “We’ve tried hard not to change the house,” said Haas. And it only takes a bit of imagination (as long as you stay out of the kitchen) to sense what it must have been like living there nearly a century ago.
The woodwork in the house is original and in great condition after the owners had its 107 solid-mahogany doors and 80 mahogany-trimmed windows all stripped and refinished.
Theoretically, every place is steps to the beach.