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For $635K, live in a former Masonic temple in Long Beach

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Constructed in 1927, the building has been converted into lofts

View looking up at temple
The temple was originally built in 1927.
Photos courtesy Stephen Demos, Century 21 Beachside

Looking for an air of mystery in your next residence? How about settling in upstairs at Long Beach’s Temple Lofts building—a former Masonic lodge converted into housing in 2005.

The building was constructed in 1927 in an imposing, classical style befitting the secret society it formerly hosted. Many vintage details of the remodeled temple have been preserved, including the grand front lobby, which features sturdy columns, ornate light fixtures, and an arched, painted ceiling.

The cavernous unit itself offers 1,924 square feet of living space, with two bedrooms and a full bathroom. Located on the second floor, it has wide windows, and a private balcony accessed via a sliding door in the open living area.

Open space looking out window
Kitchen

Concrete floors, exposed brick walls, and visible piping give the place a very unfinished, industrial aesthetic.

Lobby area

The well-equipped kitchen includes stainless steel appliances, mahogany cabinets, and plenty of counter space.

Private balcony
Community outdoor space

The building offers amenities like a spa, outdoor dining and barbecue area, club house, and fitness center. The unit comes with two parking spaces in an underground lot, along with a storage area for whatever won’t fit in the rather enormous living space.

Asking price is $634,900, with HOA dues of $458 per month.