1931 Spanish Revival – Long Beach, CA – $499,000

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Added to OHD on 2/6/19   -   Last OHD Update: 2/11/19   -   14 Comments
1973 Oregon Ave, Long Beach, CA 90806

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Price

$499,000

Beds

3

Baths

1

SqFt

1202

Welcome home!!! Beautiful Spanish style home situated in Wrigley area of long beach. Property features 3 spacious bedrooms with plenty of natural light. 1 bathroom with original tile giving this home such great character and charm. Very close to freeways, shopping and great schools.
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14 Comments on 1931 Spanish Revival – Long Beach, CA – $499,000

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  1. Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1788 comments

    Cool bathroom – pretty! Have never seen a bathtub inserted like that. Hopefully there’s a shower down at the hidden end of the tub?

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    • Peggy Sullivan says: 39 comments

      CathyF. I’d guess there’s a shower based on the way the tile is distributed.

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      • Cathy F.Cathy F. says: 1788 comments

        Oh, yes – doh! The tile goes up a lot higher on the hidden end, therefore a shower. Definitely should’ ve dawned on me! (Sometimes I wonder about myself.🙄)

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  2. SeanSean says: 160 comments
    1928 Spanish Revival
    Long Beach, CA

    Hey! A house two blocks from me! It looks like it was built at the same time as mine (late 20s), by the same contractors who were working for billionaire William Wrigley Jr. Our neighborhood bears his name. Wrigley is a great pocket neighborhood in Long Beach, we have the LA river teaming with wildlife (looking great with all our recent rains) on our western border. Southern Wrigley (where this house is located) is made up of homes built in the late 20s and the further north you go, the younger the houses get. Five blocks north are homes built in the 40s to house workers building ships in the Port of Los Angeles & planes for Howard Hughes during WWII, five more blocks north and the neighborhood is filled with homes from the 50s and 60s. Many of the houses along the river used to be horse properties before the river levee was built (including my house) and there are still a few houses with horses left. I’ve even seen a few peacocks hanging around those houses too! On top of the LA River levee is a bike & walking path that goes from the ocean to downtown LA. Great for exercise and to watch the geese, heron, osprey, seagulls, ducks, and an occasional coyote on the shores of the river. The city is just starting a huge plan to add all kinds of parks along the river, which is bound to increase property value, and make walking for us residents even more enjoyable.

    Anyway, if you love Spanish Revival, this house looks very intact… with all the nooks & crannies, built-ins, coved ceilings, picture rails, and decorative plaster walls common to the style & age. The current owners have done a good job keeping history in mind.

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  3. KarenZ says: 839 comments
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    That bathroom is one for my dreams!

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  4. Melanie says: 16 comments
    OHD Supporter

    1965 Beach Cottage
    NC

    Fabulous stove, too!

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  5. Kathryn Evans says: 25 comments

    I love the bathroom tiles. Get rid of the green walls & paint Neon White. Just a nice charming cottage.

  6. BethsterBethster says: 752 comments
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    1927 Spanish
    NY (house is in VA), NY

    I love the bathroom but I’m not sure why there’s a section of wall tile that looks cobalt blue. I guess it’s possible that ALL of the tile I think is black is actually blue but you can only see that it’s blue when the light hits it a certain way. Or maybe what I think it blue tile is simply reflecting light in a misleading way. Anyway, it looks odd that that area is tiled; wonder if that was done later?

    I’ve never seen that half-tub insert arrangement either. It looks as though that was originally a shower and an owner decided to put in a tub somewhere along the way. But that would mean a lot of the tile was redone. It’s possible, I suppose. Though the border and floor tile look compatible with styles of the time, they could have been done later, emulating that style. The pink tile has an original handmade look, but that’s no guarantee the bath wasn’t retiled at some point using quality tile.

    • Miss-Apple37Miss-Apple37 says: 736 comments

      I think it’s a very smart way of doing a 2-in-1 shower/tub and allows one to have a shower without spraying water all around! I think all the tile is black but somehow light makes it look dark blue in some areas.

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      • BethsterBethster says: 752 comments
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        1927 Spanish
        NY (house is in VA), NY

        Yes, the arrangement makes sense. I only take showers, so I never have a problem if I encounter a bath that just has a shower. But I totally get why someone would insist on a tub. I still laugh, though, when people on HGTV insist that they must have a “soaking tub”!

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  7. jeklstudiojeklstudio says: 887 comments
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    1947 Ranch
    OR

    Charming and it looks bigger than stated sqft. Of course I’m in love with that bathroom, who wouldn’t be?! (I actually like the wall color ;-)) The only thing that kind of made me cringe was the painted fireplace. Once painted there’s no going back—well not without lots of time, chemicals and work. And my saying this is something because that turquoise paint is one of my all time favorite colors, lol. It’s just simply a beautiful little home that I would happily live it.

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    • BethsterBethster says: 752 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      jeklstudio, we have similar tastes! I love the turquoise. And I like the mint green in the bathroom. The wall paint in the living room is too “dimensional” for me, so I’d repaint that.

      I mostly am in arch heaven with this house. I’m especially swooning over the arch above the stove in the kitchen. And the house is in Long Beach, land of my favorite weather!

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  8. KC says: 10 comments

    I grew up not too far from here, and it was wonderful to see this house and reflect on memory lane. We lived in a 20s/30s brick house (practically unheard of-survived that terrible earthquake- I think it was in the 30s). My childhood was spent having fun in those wonderful little niches that were popular at that time playing hide and seek (for statues, and other things I suppose). There were cedar closets in each of the bedrooms, and an amazing hidden closet under the circular, plaster-enclosed stairwell. It was the most magical house. Knott’s Berry Farm was growing at the time this house was built, and the backyard was full of ollalieberry bushes from his property, rhubarb, and original Peace rose bushes after the ending of WW2. It is still my favorite house my family lived in. Thank you for the memories this listing evoked. 🙂

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    • BethsterBethster says: 752 comments
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      1927 Spanish
      NY (house is in VA), NY

      KC, do you know if your old house is still there?

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