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Sprawling 1920s villa listed for $12M aims to shatter Long Beach sales record

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The 1.28-acre beachfront property hasn’t been on the market in 43 years

Casa Oceana last sold in 1976.
Photos by Anthony Barcelo, courtesy of Josh Flagg

Now testing the waters in Long Beach is a new listing in Belmont Heights known as Casa Oceana. Set on a 1.28-acre oceanfront lot, the Spanish Colonial-style residence was designed by the illustrious Roland Coate in 1927, and restored and expanded by USC-trained architect Carl McLarand.

Situated between two private streets, the 7,692-square-foot villa has three bedrooms and six bathrooms. Interior features include hardwood and tile floors, coffered and beamed ceilings, built-ins, and copious expanses of glass to provide dreamy ocean vistas.

Designed by landscape architect Don Brinkerhoff, the property’s grounds contain a sunken swimming pool, a spa, a koi pond, fountains, outdoor living and dining spaces, a sculpture garden, and plenty of greenery. The estate also comes with 225 feet of unobstructed ocean frontage and a private stairway to the beach.

Last sold in 1976, Casa Oceana is now aiming to break local sales records with an asking price of $11.995 million. To date, the highest recorded sale price for a Long Beach residence is $8.6 million.

An open house is scheduled from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday. Tony Shooshani and Josh Flagg share the listing.

Casa Oceana was designed by Roland Coate, “one of the most admired and influential residential architects ever to practice in Southern California.”
The public rooms are impressively scaled. Features include coffered ceilings, built-in shelves, and hardwood floors.
A second fireplace is found in the living room, along with tiled floors and sliding glass doors.
The property’s grounds contain a sunken swimming pool, a spa, a koi pond, and a sculpture garden.
The estate comes with its own private stairway to the beach.