Property Type: Single Family
Size: 1021 sqft
Lot: 5036 sqft
Year built: 1950
This house is situated in the desirable Long Beach Plaza area, which rarely has houses for sale. This is an attribute to the blue ribbon schools in this school district, the safe and family oriented neighborhood, and the central location.
There are many shops within walking distance. There are also plenty of options for grocery stores that are all less than a mile away. The Lakewood Center Mall is less than 3 miles away. Lowe’s, Barnes & Noble and Target are within a 5 minute drive. In this neighborhood with the ideal location and proximity to shops and restaurants, kids playing outside, and families everywhere, it’s easy to see yourself a part of this community.
Even before entering the home, the beauty of the brick porch is incredibly inviting. The relaxed and friendly atmosphere of this neighborhood makes the prospect of sitting here while drinking a morning cup of coffee very appealing.
Once you enter into the house, you walk into an open plan living and dining room. The living room contains a wood burning fire place, which could easily make this space memorable and comfortable during the winter months.
This built-to-last 1950’s home has original hardwood floors throughout. The partial carpeting offered a safe haven for the floors throughout the years, which would make them simple/easy to restore to not only their original glory, but probably even better! The flow from the living room to the dining area is not only welcoming, but also great for entertaining.
With access from the kitchen, and the bonus room, the expansive backyard is also great for entertaining, with its concrete patio area, built in BBQ and large grassy areas that wrap around both sides of the house. There is plenty of space for kids and/or dogs to run around and is large enough that you will never feel cramped.
The kitchen is very open and bright, with a lot of cabinet space. The large windows in the dining area and over the kitchen sink fill the kitchen with natural light.
Just off the dining area is a bonus room with beautiful brick floors and large windows on every wall, that all look out onto the private backyard. The space and the location of the bonus room is very versatile. It is open to the house, but also has the option of closing the doors to make it a confined area. It could be used as a guest room, office, separate dining area, game room, etc. The possibilities really are endless.
The bonus room connects with one of the two bedrooms. This first bedroom looks out onto the greenery in the backyard and the fruitful orange tree. The original wood floors and the original closet doors are charming. It’s great to know you’d be living with a functional piece of history. The original hardware also remains on the closet doors.
The bathroom is conveniently located in between the two bedrooms, which offers some privacy between each of the rooms.
The second bedroom has the same charming original wood floors and original closet doors and hardware. The closet has been updated with some organized shelving. This brings such a great contrast of old and new.
This house is very welcoming and uses the space well. Whether you would like to add a few upgrades or leave it as-is with all of its wonderful charm it could suit the needs of just about anyone looking for a home in the coveted Long Beach Plaza area with expansive outdoor space and the charm of a 1950’s home.