The Long Beach Redevelopement Agency is offering 4 Downtown Long Beach Historic Homes for sale and renovation.
The Long Beach Redevelopment Agency (RDA) has made four historic homes available to the public for purchase and restoration. As part of its Willmore Historic Homes project that relocated three of the four early-20th-century homes, the RDA is seeking proposals for the ownership and restoration of the following:
- 539 Daisy Avenue: Built in 1908, this one-story, single-family home has two bedrooms, one bath, and 996 square feet. This home was relocated by the RDA to its current location in 2007, and sits on a 6,000-square-foot lot.
- 543 Daisy Avenue: Built in 1903, this one-story, single-family home has two bedrooms, one bath, and 887 square feet on a 5,250 square-foot-lot.
- 226 West 10th Street: Built circa 1905, this two-story, single-family home has six bedrooms, one bath, and 1,975 square feet. This home was relocated by the RDA to its current location in 2007, and sits on a 5,000-square-foot lot.
- 734 Maine Avenue: Built circa 1912, this two-story, single-family home has three bedrooms, 1½ baths, and 1,696 square feet. This home was relocated by the RDA to its current location in 2007, and sits on a 6,000-square-foot lot.
Curbed LA also presents pictures of the homes here. Don’t let the current condition of these homes turn you off. These homes are incredible once they are restored to their original magnificent stature. These homes, restored properly may qualify for substantial tax incentives through the Mills Act.
Oh, how I love the historic homes of Long Beach! Over the years I have sold many of these homes, some of them several times and I can tell you that each and every one of them is drop dead gorgeous in it’s own right. The attention to detail in many of them is just so beautiful; I have seen buyers just want to meld into these homes. The history contained in these homes is almost palpable. Restoration is very expensive, it is a shame to renovate one of these beauties. I hope they are sold to buyers for the love of the homes.
To those of you thinking about restoring a historic home (perhaps one of these), the California Heights Historic Assn., (the largest of the 17 historic districts in Long Beach) has a page of restoration resources that is just outstanding.
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