Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Our Little Piece of California-Part 2

Well, after several attempts we are finally in the home stretch on a house in Long Beach! As is usually the case, we are so much happier with this place than the others we tried to get, and it is a great deal as well. Here are some photos:
This is from the front. It is closest to a Spanish Colonial Revival style, though it has California Craftsman touches too
This is standing in the dining room looking toward the living room in the front of the house. We will take the stone off of the fireplace and get it back to the plaster that would have been original to the house
This is standing in the living room looking back toward the dining room. Kitchen is to the left after the arch opening
This is from the breakfast area looking toward the kitchen. We will eventually remodel with new cabinets and tops. Though not original, we love the huge garden window.
And this looks toward the breakfast area from the kitchen. The patio slider is great for light and a lovely breeze-useful in this warm climate
This is the main bath.
This is the back of the house from the rear yard. While small by midwestern standards, this is a very generous lot for LA And finally this is half of the back yard from the rear of the house. there is a huge grape vine, an apple tree, a pear tree, an orange tree, and other landscaping.

More to come soon, as we move quickly to close. Our date for closing is June 19th.

Stay tuned! Mark


At 6:53 PM, Blogger mbduke said...

Very cute house. Love the hardwood floors, arched doorways and built-in shelves. Kitchen cabinets don't look like they need replacing, they look fine to me. How many bedrooms and when was it built? Looks like from the '30's or '40's.

At 10:16 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Built in 1934, it is currently 2 bedrooms and 1 bath. We plan to add on to make it a 3 bedroom/2bath, which will build a lot of equity. it is in a historic district, and so we will try to return it to the original spanish colonial revival inside and out-hence the cabinets which are in good shape but totally wrong style.

At 12:19 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The cupboards do look good but the counter top is not a good color. Does the Resale store have anything?


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