Sunday, September 27, 2020

1914 Home in Long Beach California


In October of 2019 we closed on a 1914 craftsman four-square home in the Rose Park South district of Long Beach California.  It is a two-bedroom one bath home on a 6000 sq. ft lot just minutes from the beach.  The home is accompanied by a similar time period one-bedroom additional dwelling unit home in the backyard.  

The main home has many of its original craftsman details, but some have been removed through the years in an attempt to modernize.

Our plan is to live in and enjoy the home, and to restore many of its features back to original.  

Throughout the late 2019 and 2020 timeframe, we took on a full landscape project in the back and side yard.  Our immediate goal was to improve on the inside & outside living concept to leverage the beautiful weather you benefit from when living in Southern California.  Photos and details of that project will be detailed in a future blog entry.  In the coming months we will be working on the California native planting plan.

In addition, the site contains a 12ft by 32ft out building that will be restored into a home studio and a creative woodworking space.  Some of the work has been completed and will be detailed in a future blog post.

We look forward to sharing details on the history and experience of living in our 1914 beach bungalow in Long Beach 


Kathy said...

Hey Boe,

I also live in Rose Park South in a historic Bungalow at Temple/Sixth. I'd love to know where you live. My boyfriend has lived in the house for over 40 years and did the lawn removal in the mid 2000's (before the incentives). I'm loving reading about your improvements. As you know a historic house is ALWAYS a work in progress.

Best, Kathy

Boe said...

Hi Kathy, we are very close! We are in the vicinity of Molino and 5th. Thanks for reading the blog and reaching out 😸