Neighborhood: 2 - Belmont Heights, Alamitos Heights, Belmont Heights (bh)
Pool Features: None
Classic Spanish Colonial Revival in Belmont Heights’ Fabled Estate Section! Amazing opportunity to live in this highly desirable area of Belmont Heights for a great value. The timeless charm of Old California! Exquisitely captured in this lovely home designed by noted Long Beach architect, George D. Riddle, widely considered the premier designer of the Spanish Colonial Revival style in the 1920’s and 1930’s. A gentle hill leads to a long covered porch with a stained glass window by the original front door. Catch your breath as you step inside the large living room that speaks of history: Tall ceilings supported by massive wood-beam trestles and hand-made iron strapping, a welcoming floor-to-ceiling fireplace centered between two double windows, old-growth hardwood floors and a sweeping picture window cheerfully admitting sunshine to this enchanting home! Double doors lead to the dining room with an elegant tray ceiling, unique chandelier and original stained glass window. The dining area, with original built-in cabinetry, flows into the kitchen and nook area. The downstairs has all the original metal frame windows, retro handles, and retractable screens. There are 3 bedrooms and 2 baths downstairs, one is an en suite bath. A second story was added in 1967, and includes a large master with walk-in closet (complete with relocated original stained glass window), a spacious guest room and full bath. There is also a laundry, and utility area with a view, lots of storage and sliding shoji screens. The rear patio is complete with a brick fireplace and roof deck over the 2-car garage. From upstairs bedrooms and deck on the garage you can enjoy the sweeping views of the trees, church towers and ships passing by. Location is fabulous, beach close, with easy access to Belmont Shore’s fun shops and trendy eateries. In addition, it is just blocks from K-8 schools, the Colorado Lagoon and Marine Stadium. First time on the market in over 60 yrs. The home is in original condition and needs work. It needs your vision to reach it's potential. Come in! Now it’s your turn to add to this home’s history.