East End homes hit $ 1 million • Long Beach Post News
Long Beach’s Eastside was once the area that was simply east of the Westside, and the name has largely fallen into disuse as the neighborhood has been divided into dozens of neighborhoods with their own styles and identities over the years, like Rose Park, East Village and Zaferia.
East Long Beach — forgive me, the East End — is generally the area east of Clark Avenue, sometimes Lakewood Boulevard — between Carson Street and, roughly, Atherton Street, with southeastern spurs running south. south to Seventh Street.
The vast majority of homes in the area – thousands of them – arose out of a boom in post-war development and construction from the 1940s to the mid-1950s. Most of them are two or three bedroom homes and one or two bathroom homes. Cookie-cutter homes were the elitist term for them, and they were meant to be affordable for the families of workers from the aerospace and shipbuilding companies who moved here, starting the baby boom years. that followed World War II. Homes started at $ 9,500 in the Los Altos area and $ 8,650 further north in the Plaza neighborhood.
And now? Let’s just say if you’ve budgeted a million dollars in your budget, you’ll be lucky to have enough for a few lawn chairs and a splashback. The people who bought them in the early to mid-1950s – and there are a handful of original buyers in the area – as well as even those who bought them 20 years ago, are stunned by the prices of. their homes today, with a median price above $ 900,000, and a handful of places are now fetching over $ 1 million, especially those in the Cliff May Ranchos neighborhood, where a home has grown. sold last year for almost $ 2 million.
“The rise in prices has calmed down a bit,” said real estate agent Joe Sopo, who, with his wife Linda, specializes in the field. “Sellers don’t have to eliminate the unexpected like they did last year, but homes are still generally selling for above asking price. “
Part of the growing home value is due to the area’s good schools, low crime, parks, lots of amenities, and a lack of apartment buildings. Residents here look askance at anything that interferes with their single-family home lifestyle.
Here’s a look at some of the homes on the, shall we say, East End market. These are all three-bedroom, two-bathroom homes, mostly on proverbial tree-lined streets; none over 2,000 square feet.
This home at 3939 Karen Ave., listed by John Maseredjian of John Hart Real Estate, is in the northeast section of the East End near the intersection of Carson Street and Studebaker Road, putting it almost on par. distance from Heartwell and El Dorado parks, as well as a brisk walk to Towne Center.
Improvements over the years include the addition of a large family room, a walk-in closet in the master bedroom and granite countertops. The 5,534 square foot lot of the house allows for a large backyard, but not landscaped. Perhaps the best way to say it is that the backyard is ready for your excellent gardening skills.
Another Maseredjian listing is at 5930 Deborah St. With an asking price of just over $ 1 million, the house’s most notable feature is a large fully wood-paneled family room with exposed beams adjacent to the open kitchen. and renovated.
Like all of these homes, and most in East Long Beach, it has a fireplace and this model has wood laminate floors in every room.
Close to CSULB and a short walk from award-winning Minnie Gant Elementary School and Whaley Park (named after Lloyd Whaley, who pioneered East Long Beach development), this largely renovated pool house located on the 1891 N. Britton Drive in Los Altos is listed by real estate agent Debbie Felix of Seven Gables at $ 1.199 million.
This home has been upgraded in that its floor plan moved away from the original model, with an additional open plan family room flowing into the kitchen. Other upgrades include electrical and plumbing, full flooring, recessed lighting, air conditioning, and upgraded bathrooms and kitchens. The large swimming pool and patio are a centerpiece for outdoor entertaining.
Real estate agent Vilma Hernandez has listed a house in the Plaza at 6822 Keynote St. for $ 950,000. For allure, there’s the trademark white picket fence. Upgrades include recessed lighting in the living and dining area as well as in the kitchen and hallways, as well as a newer roof and windows (about a year old). An earlier remodel merged two bedrooms to create a large master bedroom suite. The house is close to El Dorado and Heartwell parks.
If you like living dangerously, there is an unauthorized bonus room that can be used for guests, an office, or a game room that is not included in its declared size of 1,474 square feet.
Coming out in style, this classic Cliff May in the Ranchos neighborhood east of Studebaker is listed by First Team real estate agent Kelsea Mazzocco for $ 1.4 million, so if style is your top priority, no. it’s not a ridiculous price these days.
The home, at 7213 E. Lanai St., is a perfectly restored and preserved mid-modern Cliff May, with a great exterior, nearly doubling the living space of 1,851 square feet larger than average, weather permitting, and it does. The property is dotted with conversation and party spaces, including an elevated patio and fire pit.
The kitchen is wide open and anchored by a large island and features birch and maple cabinetry and quartz countertops.
As always with Cliff Mays, there is little separation between the inside and the outside, and this home, a prime example of the style, has mature trees and inviting foliage to accentuate the feeling of living comfortably with nature.
Island Village residents live in splendid isolation