Historical on Ocean Blvd
For over 110 years, this Swiss chalet-craftsman estate home has been an iconic architectural symbol of the legendary neighborhood of Bluff Park. Anchoring the corner of Ocean & Kennebec, facing the Pacific Ocean in the heart of Bluff Park, lies this magnificent gem. Bluff Park is one of Long Beach's most distinctive historical districts, with architecturally significant structures and historical residential mansions along Long Beach's expansive Pacific coastline. Attributed to the famed firm of Meyer & Holler, quality design and craftsmanship are immediately apparent upon entrance. The home elegantly reflects its bungalow styling in the heavy wood structural elements, the plain square butt and shingle siding use of natural materials, and informal, asymmetrical planes combined with low-pitched, multiple gabled roof and wide eaves. A large front entry porch shaded by wisteria vine welcomes you home and leads you to the impressive entry foyer. Hand-selected clear redwood paneling and honey-colored wood beams run across the coffered ceilings. The spacious first floor of this historical home features a massive formal living room with a brick fireplace and large picture window looking over the Pacific Ocean, Catalina Island, and the Long Beach Museum of Art. A sizable appointed kitchen with an abundance of custom cabinetry, formal dining room with a beautiful buffet, library and billiards room, sunroom, and dedicated office space. An inviting detailed staircase takes you to the second floor where an impressive master suite that spans the entire width of the home looks out to the ocean and island views. The master features a large sitting area and study with a fireplace, ensuite bath and shower, and a walk-in closet. There are two additional guest bedrooms, each with their own bathrooms. Private and tranquil rear yard with a detached two-car garage. Centrally located to world-class dining, entertainment, and shopping: The Bluffs, Broadway Corridor, Belmont Shore, Belmont Heights, Second Street, 2nd & PCH, 4th Street Retro Row, The Pike, and Downtown Long Beach. This is a great opportunity to live in an iconic architectural gem in the prestigious neighborhood of Bluff Park. Annual lease available furnished with security deposit on approved credit. Pets Ok with additional deposit; size/breed restrictions apply. Owner covers trash/sewer.