Here's your chance to stay in a completely restored 1923 California Bungalow. This little house has a rich history and loads of charm. To read the history visit the BrownsCourtApartments website. Every architectural detail has been meticulously restored and the house has been professionally decorated with many antiques true to the era. The house is one of six in a Bungalow Court. There are no shared walls and there are open areas to enjoy the California sunshine and ocean breezes. The beach is five blocks away. The property has fruit trees for your enjoyment.
Other amenities include:
* Front Bungalow-No Shared Walls
* Charming Architectural Details-High Coved Ceilings, Crown Moldings, Glass Knobs, Awesome Light Fixtures
* Gorgeous Hardwood Floors
* All Tile Bathroom Replicate 1923 Original
* HUGE Walk-in Closet with Built-in Dresser--12 Feet Long!--tons of hanging space
* Cable TV and Speedy Wireless Internet--all utilities Included
* Garden Area out the Back Door with Seating
* Street Parking in Front
* Sixteen Windows!!! Wow! Light and Bright--Ocean Breezes
* Local owner with excellent management
* Grassy Garden areas with fruit trees scattered throughout the property.
* Professionally Furnished including Bedding, Pots and Pans, Dishes, Towels
* Pillow-top Queen Bed with Fresh Linens
* BBQ, Fire Pit, Picnic Table in Community Area
* Non-Smoking Only
* Sorry--No Pets.
* Close to Hospitals--Community, Memorial, Kaiser, Miller Children's and the VA.
* Close to CSULB University
* Close to Long Beach Grand Prix
A bike store around the corner rents Bikes.
If you plan to return to our Bungalow Court regularly we can arrange to store some items for you.
Spin Cycle Laundry Mat will wash and fold laundry for $1.25 per pound--with same day turnaround.
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Hi! I'm Leslie and I live in the neighborhood. It's another beautiful day in Long Beach and I'd love to be your hostess. My whole family lives nearby- Grandma and Grandpa settled here in 1923.
I've been married to Randy for 37 years and we live a few blocks away. For fun we bike ride and travel in our RV. We have a son in his twenties and one dog and two cats.
Hmmmm what's my life motto--I would say I have two--'Go with the Flow' and 'Follow The Golden Rule'. Hope to see you soon!
Brown's Court Apartments--A Spanish Bungalow Court--Wow how cool is that! Even though the bungalows were terribly neglected and they needed every type of repair imaginable they were in our favorite Long Beach neighborhood--Belmont Heights. Besides the 80 years of peeling paint and the broken and inoperable windows we could see the charm and character. One by one we started restoring the bungalows and researching the history which turned into a fascinating story (Read it Below). We still have plenty of projects slated for the property but we'd love to share our restoration with you...Mrs. Brown's own house.
Tucked away in Belmont Heights stands one of the area's few remaining bungalow courts and the the only remaining Spanish Bungalow Court.
Called Brown's Court Apartments, Mrs. Viola Belle Brown developed them in 1923, about 17 years after she and her husband, Luke, moved here from their native Michigan.
The area was largely undeveloped when the Browns arrived. Originally just one house occupied the land. And for 13 years Mr. Brown worked in real estate sales. Mrs. Brown kept house. Tragedy struck in 1919 with the death of Mr. Brown, leaving Viola a young widow at 48. Although she owned the house, she would need extra income.
Eureka! In 1921, oil was discovered on Signal Hill and soon Long Beach was booming. Mrs. Brown took a look around. She saw the housing shortage the oil boom was creating as oil workers flocked to Long Beach from all over the country.
To take advantage of the need for housing, Mrs. Brown decided to redevelop her parcel as a Spanish Bungalow Court. The project would give her much needed income plus a cozy place to live. She obtained building permits for a six-apartment bungalow court in October of 1923.
Mrs. Brown then hired two of Long Beach's finest tradesmen to build the bungalows: Architect Joseph Roberts and Contractor Raymond Mussetter. Both men resided nearby and played an important role in developing the area.
Mrs. Brown chose the latest features for her bungalows. Each was a cozy one-bedroom, with an efficient floor plan and lots of windows to capture the ocean breezes and sunshine. Hardwood floors, coved ceilings and crown moldings adorned each one. She selected built-in bookcases and desks adding drawers in each closet and ironing boards in the kitchens.
Mrs. Brown moved into a front bungalow as the proprietor. She rented the remaining five to oil workers. Early occupants included a petroleum engineer, oil salesman, tool dresser, and a driller. She continued to live there until 1934.
Located in the Belmont Heights area of Long Beach. Belmont Heights is a special beach community with charming architecture and great restaurants. It's bike friendly and walkable with a long bike and walking path that runs for miles along the ocean. This path leads to downtown Long Beach or 2nd Street where many trendy shops and restaurants are located. We're close to CSULB University and many hospitals. Community, Memorial, Kaiser, Miller's Childrens, and the VA Hospital are all nearby. The Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific is downtown. If you're a race fan the Long Beach Grand Prix races are held each April. Long Beach has a comprehensive bus service that can take you all over. We're Freeway close to Orange County, Seal Beach, Newport Beach, Los Angeles, Santa Monica and Hollywood.
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