Villa Riviera Long Beach Condo Sold - 800 E Ocean Blvd 1007
Posted by Beach Cities Real Estate on Friday, June 22nd, 2018 at 6:34pm.
A Villa Riviera condo in Long Beach, California has just been sold by Beach Cities Real Estate agent Emily Benner who represented the buyer. 800 E Ocean Blvd #1007, Long Beach sold for $262,000 and closed escrow today on 6/22/2018. The studio unit was located in the historic Villa Riviera building was dates back to 1928 when it was first built. The building offers a prime location at the corner of Ocean Blvd and Shoreline Drive. The condo was only on the market for 7 short days when Emily clients secured the sale. It was originally listed at $275,000 and negotiated down to $262,000. The interior of the unit was very light and bright was large windows that let in a lot of natural light. The small but useful kitchen are featured white subway tiles, fridge and a small microwave. The bathroom featured beautiful vintage tile with a classic pedestal sink that fit the era of the building perfectly. Interior windows offer a small peek-a-boo view of the ocean and beach.
The Villa Riviera complex is one of the most iconic and important buildings in the downtown Long Beach area. It was built in the Neo-gothic architectural style and has a grand entrance on the main level. There also a wide range of amenities when living here that include a elevator access, security guard, sun deck and well manicured outdoor grounds. The monthly homeowners association dues of $275.00 a month includes all utilities which is a huge selling point. This includes cable tv and Internet as well. The building has also been approved for the federal program known as the Mills Act which offers reduced property taxes for owners who live in historic properties. Emily Benner is a local Long Beach specialist that has sold many condos in the downtown area. For those interested in buying in the downtown area of Long Beach please contact Emily at 949-877-9856 today.
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard # 1102
Stunning One of a Kind in the Historic Villa Riviera with Ocean, Marina, Queen Mary, Catalina and Spectacular City Views. This custom designed corner unit is truly a work of art. Two units combined to create this stunning one bedroom two bath unit offering grand style stone tiled entry, hardwood floors with inlaid designs throughout. Amazing finished features such as enhanced crown moldings, paneled Wainscoting, designer wall paper application, frosted glass doors, The kitchen is classic style black granite counters with white cabinetry and top of the line stainless steel appliances. Bay windows, recessed directional lighting, walk in closets, ensuite bath and private office or retreat, generous sized bedroom. This historic masterpiece offers living large details with the pleasure of viewing the pacific ocean coastline and the sophisticated high rise city scape - even all the way to Downtown LA and the mountains beyond. HOA fees include ALL the utilities (hot water, heat, electricity, cable tv and internet) The Mills Act is also a designation that allows for up to 60% savings on your property taxes. This is a an award wining property that is recognized as an architecturally acclaimed French Chateauesque design and on the National Register of Historic Places. Has also been recognized by the Los Angeles Conservancy and the State of California Historic Preservation Foundation. Enjoy the 7 mile bike/ walk path along the beach steps outside the building or stroll to The East Village Arts District, Lively Downtown Pine Ave, Performing Arts center, or Aquarium of the Pacific - it's all right there. Walk Score 89 Some furnishings are virtual staging$868,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard # 405
Historic Charm & Dazzle with OCEAN, Catalina, and Queen Mary Views in the Iconic Historic Villa Riviera. The City of Long Beach's Most Stunning Chateauesque Architecture on the water's edge offers, One Bedroom One Bath unit with Original hardwood floors, deco tile in bath and original cabinetry in kitchen. Charm and Style! High ceiling with plaster walls and coved ceilings. This unit has been upgraded with new and newer appliances, black granite counters with custom back splash, original built in China cabinets separate the kitchen from the dining area. New configuration of walk-in style closet was built in the last few years. Two lovely bay windows, one with a built in bench that also doubles as extra storage. French mullioned window casements in both living area and bedroom. Views from every room! This unit encompasses the true essence of the building where every detail was thought out to maintain the original integrity of the era. Avery large deck overlooking the Pacific Ocean with lounging, BBQs, Gazebo, and gaming. There is a Guest Suite to accommodate residents guest for approximately $75 per night, A package system and bike room. The original Ballroom servers as a great venue with ocean views for resident’s private parties and has a kitchen. There is a parking structure with Assigned PARKING however, there is a wait list. Ask agents for details. The Villa Riviera is on the National Register of Historic Places and has received many awards accolades, including The State of California Historic, Los Angeles Conservancy Historic Preservation just to name a few. This unit enjoys the tax savings of the Mills Act which sets your taxes at approximately $2228 annually and will transfer to the new owner (You). ALL utilities are included in the HOA fees. This includes, heat, electricity, gas, hot water, cable TV and internet. Very high walk-about score of 92 Enjoy local easy to walk to venues East Village, Shoreline Village, Downtown 7 Mile Bike path Aquarium of the Pacific, East Village Art District! Photos show areas or venues that are within walking distance to the Villa... Pick your castle....$578,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard # 1409
Just Reduced to $499,000. Welcome to the Queen of the Historic Condo buildings in Long Beach. National Historic Registery, French Gothic architecture, sitting on the bluff ocean/beach front location. Enjoy the 7 mile beach pathway to Alamitos Bay to the east or go west to Shoreline Village, the Aquarium and over the bridge to the Queen Mary. Loop back through Downtown LB with numerous restaurants, Arts and Vintage shops and history all around. This corner location condo offers lots of natural light, is a spacious 1 bedroom 1 bath with 859 square feet offering panoramic view to the San Gabriel Mountains, Downtown LA, Big Bear on a very clear day 80 miles away, Saddleback (Santa Ana mountains) and a sweet coastline view with sandy beach and blue white water vistas. Renowned architect Richard King designed this building to standards not heard of at the time of construction in 1928 and set parameters for future building. Enjoy the beautiful Umbrella room, Ballroom, approx 10,000 sq ft roof top deck with huge ocean views, sitting above the beach, with tables w/umbrellas, bar-b-ques with propane provided, glass bead propane fireplace to enjoy while you have the peaceful ocean view. Parking is on a waiting list with other parking solutions near by. Call for details. This property is honored to be awarded with the Mills Act for Historic buildings which provides a huge reduction in property taxes, The HOA dues include All Utilities and Spectrum cable TV and their fast internet service. If you love beautiful architecture and beach living, this may be the place for you.$499,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard # 1206
Live and own at this beautiful Long Beach elegant French Chateau Gothic Architecture building. This "Villa Rivera was home of many famous residents over the years. This specific unit is located in floor 12 with a panoramic view. This oversized studio home you will appreciate the interior walls in the same building design, 20'Bau window with seating to enjoy the magnificent view, additional storage seat in dressing area, granite kitchen countertops, mosaic marble accents, old world custom painted murals. This " Villa Rivera Complex is an award wining complex built in 1928 and is listed on the National Register of Historic places as well as sits on the waters edge of the Pacific Ocean and enjoys direct beach access too. The building amenities include a ballroom, bike entry building, onsite parking available, and a rare addition of a guest suite that can be rented at a nominal cost onsite. The HOA Fees include all the utilities including gas, electric, water/hot water, heat, cable TV and internet. Ask about the Mills Act ( which this home has )and the incredible property tax savings when you own in the Villa Rivera which is a huge benefit of this tax act . Don't miss the opportunity to own this very unique place !! Close to stoppings, restaurants and the BEACH !!$485,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard # 409
******** SELLER MOTIVATED-******* Finally, the ONE you have been waiting for! Villa Riviera, the most iconic high rise in the city. Perfectly located on the sand at the western edge of Alamitos Beach, is a beautiful 1920's French Gothic building listed on the National Register of Historic Places. This charming 1 bedroom, 1 bathroom unit on the 4th floor has tons of natural light and ocean breezes. Stunningly overlooks city lights, the picturesque skyline of downtown Long Beach, and peek a boo views from bedroom, bathroom and living room windows. Classic, original features include Mahogany interior doors and French hand-blown glass windows. Original built in cabinets in large hall space which can be suitable for a small office. Extra large bedroom features beautiful Art Nouveau etched glass door inset and 2 large walk in closets. Galley kitchen features include wood flooring, vintage stove with range hood, and newer kitchen cabinets and countertops. Bathroom has original deco tiles and bathtub. Residents enjoy sunshine and unobstructed ocean views from an expansive sun deck complete with barbecues, lounge chairs, dining tables, a fire pit and shuffleboard court. Other community amenities include a laundry room, secure parcel and bike storage room, ballroom for hosting social events and both guarded and key fob-only building access. Another perk of ownership is the all-inclusive nature of the association dues, which encompasses ALL utility costs, and significantly reduced property taxes due to the protections of the Mills Act. For an additional fee, and on a space-available basis, extra storage is available and there are on-site and adjacent public parking options available. Enjoy eclectic urban coastal living in this prime location just a quick stroll away from many restaurants, wine bars and coffee houses, Shoreline Village, the Aquarium of the Pacific, and the Art Walk at the East Village Arts District. FHA and VA-approved.$475,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard # 1404
VIEWS...EXCELLENT LOCATION...Welcome to Villa Riviera - a truly exceptional opportunity to own a piece of history in the heart of the Downtown Long Beach at the corner of Ocean Blvd. and Shoreline Drive. Nestled within a magnificent historic building that exudes charm and character, this remarkable condo offers a unique blend of old-world grandeur and elegance. Unit #1404 is a studio condo perched on the 14th floor with views from every room. As you step into this beautiful home, you are immediately greeted by a sense of timeless beauty and an abundance of natural light through the oversized French windows. Many details of the architecture have been thoughtfully preserved. The open layout seamlessly connects the living area, sleeping area, dining area, and kitchen forming a harmonious space that caters to modern lifestyles while honoring the building's past. The galley style kitchen has ample cabinets including many with glass fronts, granite countertops with full backsplash, a small butler's pantry area, a vintage O'Keefe & Merrit gas stove, and a separate door that leads to the outside hallway. Elegant white cabinets have been added to the dining room. The bathroom has been updated, and there is a good-sized dressing area and two closets. There are beautiful hardwood floors throughout most of the living area, custom neutral paint pallet, and every door and window has contrasting white casings that add to the overall decor. The HOA dues include most of the utilities including hot water, gas, heat, electricity, basic cable, and internet. Villa Riviera is on the National Register of Historic Places and been recognized by other local and state historic agencies qualifying this building for the Mills Tax Act eligibility and that allows for significant savings on property taxes. The amenities include a large community patio/deck with views of nearby beach and ocean that are only steps away. On the patio/deck there are tables, chairs, BBQs, and firepit for you to enjoy. Inside there is the original ballroom with ocean views. The building also has on-site HOA management and security with controlled access to the building. Parking is available on-site for $70 per month (currently a waiting list) with other parking available nearby. FHA approved condo. Welcome home.$445,000