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Long Beach’s grand old Bixby House seeks $3.2M

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The 19th-century residence is on the market for the first time in 25 years

Front yard and gate
The landmarked house was built in 1890.
Photos by Cameron Carothers, courtesy Deasy/Penner

Here’s your chance to own one of the oldest and most distinguished houses in Long Beach.

Built in 1890, the handsome Bixby Ranch House—a city landmark—was constructed for developer George Bixby, whose name is shared by the Bixby Knolls neighborhood around the house. It originally served as the headquarters for Bixby ranch operations.

Having once been surrounded by farmland, the home outdates pretty much everything else in the area.

It was designed by brothers Almeric and Ernest Coxhead, who adorned the exterior with cedar shingles and brick, to go along with elegant gables and bay windows. Interiors include coffered ceilings, hardwood floors, built-in shelving, multiple fireplaces, custom-carved pillars, and dramatic moldings.

Featuring 6,978 square feet of living space, the house boasts eight bedrooms and seven bathrooms on top of a large formal dining room, a den, and an office space.

The residence sits on .7 acres and is surrounded by neatly landscaped gardens and a pair of reflecting pools enclosed in a very tranquil-looking courtyard.

On the market for the first time in a quarter-century, the house is listed for $3.195 million.

Living room
Den with built-in seating
Dining room
Office with fireplace
Side of house
Pond alongside house
Backyard