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 1508
One of a kind Ocean View Penthouse. Private corner unit with 2BR 2BA in the Iconic Villa Rivera. Incredible City lights, Mountain views. Only unit that still has its Historical Charm from yesteryear. 35 ft ceilings in the Great Room with an open and airy atmosphere. The unit has abundance of storage space throughout. Original doors complimented by its unspoiled beauty from the past. A unique one of a kind property in all of Southern California. Oversize wood burning fireplace, window seats with spectacular ocean views. Huge formal dining room with Butler's Pantry, Upgraded Gourmet Kitchen with granite counter tops with ocean views. Large Master Suite with walk-in closets with ocean views. Original Art Deco tiles in both baths including pedestal sinks. Built-in original book shelves, separate office area, and one of a kind large utility room with laundry hook ups. The Villa Rivera is on the National Register of Historic Places and is an Iconic landmark of Long Beach with many accolades and preservation awards throughout the years. The unit is Mills Act eligible, which allows for a substantial tax savings ( check with city tax assessors). Beach front views. The property has beach front access. The walkabout score is in the 90's as residents enjoy walks and strolls to shops, restaurants, and bars. Shoreline Village, Aquarium of the Pacific, and the Marina nearby. All utilities are included in the HOA, including internet and cable TV. Property is also for lease $5000 a month.$1,200,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard 1501
Breathtaking, panoramic ocean views from every room of this Penthouse level Unit in The Historic Villa Riviera. Every detail captures the glamour and splendor of the 1920's with the high coved ceilings, deco inspired kitchen, gorgeous wood flooring, custom painted trim and vintage art deco chandelier in the breakfast nook. The original glass chandelier hangs in the Great Room and mahogany doors, molding and brass hardware are throughout. The original art deco tile in the bathrooms has been immaculately maintained. The Huge Storybook windows boast the best views Long Beach has to offer overlooking the Queen Mary, Marina, and Southern Coastline. Watch the magnificent sunsets over the Harbor and enjoy the City Lights! The upgraded kitchen opens up to the expansive living space and offers a breakfast bar, marble counters, beautifully appointed cabinets, backsplash, and top of the line appliances. Additional features include custom sun shades and screens for the windows with wood valances, European style laundry unit, extra storage and pantry spaces and a walk in closet for the master bedroom. The Villa Riviera is qualified under the Mills Act Historical Program permitting huge discounts in property taxes and the monthly HOA dues include all utilities and cable TV.$799,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard 1005
One of the most coveted buildings in Long Beach & along the coastal seascape of Southern California, the opportunity to own at Villa Riviera is unparalleled. You really do have to see it to appreciate the beauty, class, & elegance. Enter the secure 1920s building into the beautiful lobby vestibule & sitting room. To the right, access the grand ballroom, along w antique mailboxes, access to the building sundeck w beach views. Unit 1005, is conveniently just off the elevator. Walk into your home, directly to the ocean view, clearly the best feature of this charming home. Not to be missed: gorgeous hardwood floors (bit of TLC needed), plaster walls, high coved ceilings, & custom moldings around multiple sparkling chandeliers. The versatile art deco galley kitchen has seemingly original charming glass framed built-ins. The bathroom maintains the original sea foam green & black tile. The bedroom, has the "original" seahorse wallpaper of the building. (unconfirmed.) as well as incredible city views incl Signal Hill. Massive closet space. HOA incl: Gas, Electrical, (hot) Water, Heat, Cable TV & Internet. Building qualifies for the Mills Tax Act (significant annual tax savings). On the National Register of Historic Places, the bldg also offers resident use of a guest suite -- fitting the history of the bldg includes a time operated as a hotel. Beach front views & access in the heart of Downtown Long Beach. Parking avail thru a wait-list & lease. Trust Sale subj to atty approval.$500,000
Long Beach 800 E Ocean Boulevard 505
Live inside one of Long Beach’s most iconic buildings draped in French-Gothic architecture, art deco charm and sophistication topped with beach views and direct beach access. This bright and warm one bedroom, one bath will feel like home the minute you walk in with two large bay windows and a peek a boo ocean view that is more view than peek. Natural wood floors flow throughout the living room and bedroom features newer carpet. The bedroom is spacious with a large closet, dressing area and attached bathroom. The charming kitchen has a retro style stove, an abundance of cupboard space, granite kitchen with updated cabinets, and custom back-splash. The Villa Riviera is on the National Register of Historic Places & this home is one of the very few where every detail was considered in maintaining the original integrity of the era. This unit offers the HUGE tax savings of the Mills Act. (ask us for more info!) All utilities are included in the HOA fees this includes cable TV and internet. Villa Riviera is a secure community located in the desirable area of Alamitos Beach, blocks away from thriving Long Beach small business in the downtown area, top notch restaurants, nightlife, entertainment and direct access to the beach with all it has to offer. Yoga on the beach, biking, walking trail, shoreline village.... and so much more!$475,000