Neighborhood: 2 - Belmont Heights, Alamitos Heights, Belmont Heights (bh)
Pool Features: Private, In Ground
Iconic Belmont Heights Estate! This historic Long Beach property was once owned by famed aviators, Robert and Dianna Bixby. This wonderful slice of nostalgia has only had 2 owners in the past 60 years. Situated on a 14,226 sq.ft corner double lot boasting 6,921 sq.ft. of living space including 9 bedrooms, 7 baths, pool, jacuzzi, guest/pool house, 3 car garage and ocean views. The woodwork in this elegant home is original and in pristine condition after the current owners had its 107 solid mahogany doors and 80 mahogany trimmed windows all stripped and refinished. Also kept in great condition are the original rare tiger's eye oak floors. The seven bathrooms are mostly all original except for upgraded fixtures with art-deco style tile work lending a bright and sunny atmosphere. The house has 3 upper floor balconies, two in the back overlooking the grounds and one off the spacious master suite featuring panoramic views down the coast, looking out over Belmont Shore. Almost every one of the home's non-master bedrooms is more lavishly appointed than most houses' master bedrooms. Another rarity in the house is a full finished basement with an additional entrance from the exterior, currently holds a pool table and chairs as well as a bathroom. The kitchen has been beautifully updated with all stainless steel appliances, wood cabinetry, custom tiles and a cooking island. The 900 sq.ft., 1 bedroom, 1 bath guest/pool house located above the garage is ideal for friends and family or could also serve as income property. The beautifully landscaped backyard features a large slate bottomed saltwater pool, jacuzzi, koi pond, built in kitchen, BBQ and entertaining space. 2 large front patios wrap around to the fully landscaped side yard. Massive custom paved driveway can accommodate up to six cars that leads into a 3 car garage accessible from both the driveway and the alley. This is an opportunity of a lifetime to own one of the most historical and coveted properties in Belmont Heights. Walking distance to shops and restaurants of Belmont Shore, top rated schools, beaches, parks and bike paths.