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Cute Craftsman bungalow asks $1M in Long Beach’s historic Rose Park

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Built in 1914

The double-gabled bungalow sits on a 9,757-square-foot lot.
Photos by DYS Photo, courtesy of Shannon Jones/Keller Williams Coastal Properties

Named for the small circular park donated to Long Beach by the Alamitos Land Company development firm in 1910, Rose Park is one of the port city’s oldest neighborhoods as well as its largest historic district. The majority of the district’s homes are of the Craftsman persuasion, like this eye-catching specimen that’s just hit the market.

Built in 1914, the double-gabled bungalow holds four bedrooms and three bathrooms within 1,829 square feet. Past the covered porch, you’ll find many hallmarks of the Craftsman style (extensive woodwork, built-in hutches and vanities, hardwood floors, brass hardware) intermingling with traits unique to the home (e.g., two stoves and sinks in the kitchen; an added-on master suite; some not-very-Craftsman-y ceilings).

One of the property’s strongest selling points is its sizable lot—9,757 square feet. Exterior features include multiple covered patio areas with lighting, a garden with grapefruit, orange, and avocado trees, a detached artist studio with full bathroom, and a two-car tandem garage.

Last sold in 2005 for $715,000, 750 Molino Avenue is now asking an even $1 million. Shannon Jones of Keller Williams Coastal Properties has the listing, and open houses are scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Surrounded by a handsome carved-wood mantel, the fireplace has been converted to electric.
The dining room features extensive wood paneling and a built-in china cabinet.
The spacious kitchen has two stoves, two sinks, and a drop-down table.
There’s also ample storage space.
One of the bathrooms has a built-in vanity and a clawfoot tub.
The yard has grapefruit, orange, and avocado trees.