Introducing California Avenue, a Midcentury Family Home in Long Beach’s Bixby Knolls

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Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life in these midcentury digs that offer an abundance of natural light and an inviting atmosphere.

Property Info

Beds: 2 

Bath: 1

Square footage: 1056 

Neighborhood: Bixby Knolls, Long Beach, California

Duplex home, with the second unit as a long-term rental. 

The Neighborhood 

Lively and family-friendly Bixby Knolls sits a few miles north of downtown Long Beach. 

The wide, tree-lined streets of Atlantic Avenue and E. San Antonio Drive are populated with restaurants serving diverse cuisines, groceries, and other conveniences, and a large selection of local retail shops. While lesser-known, Bixby Knolls is a true Long Beach gem – filled with stately homes built between 1920 and 1950, residences are a mix of Tudor, traditional, Midcentury, Craftsman, and Spanish architecture. This quiet neighborhood provides access to ample green space and a dog park for families to easily picnic and enjoy the perfect weather. Area attractions include Rancho Los Cerritos, the circa-1944 Cherry Park, and the Long Beach Historical Society.

The Space

Explore a hidden gem of Long Beach with a comfortable stay in this freshly renovated mid-century home in Bixby Knolls. Share the day with the California sun and take advantage of the private patio for al fresco dining and relaxing; stroll the tree-lined streets and venture to nearby boutiques, cafes, bars, and restaurants; or pick up essentials from Trader Joe’s. 

This family-friendly space is equipped with in-unit washer/dryer, a high chair, pack-n-play (with changing pad), and games for both kids and adults!

Outstanding Outdoors

This home boasts a spacious outdoor area, a rarity for the area. 

Dine al fresco with ease and privacy in the outdoor seating, which accommodates 6 for dining, entertaining, or just taking in the view.

The backyard furniture features a removable umbrella, as well as a mobile cart for morning coffee or evening happy hour drinks and snacks. Fun fact: the orange chair is a rocker! 

Enjoy lovely and tranquil evenings among the twinkling string lights and lush greenery along the fence.

For those who love to entertain, the backyard space at this home is sure to impress. It’s the perfect setting for families to spend quality time together while enjoying the beauty of Southern California. 

Clean lines and exposed brick create an airiness that feels connected to nature. A unique pony wall is accented with an eclectic wallpaper print that draws the eye to create a focal point.

Interior features

The home’s interior begins with a formal entry area, boasting a large double-door coat closet and a fun 1960’s built-in buffet that divides the entry and the formal dining areas. The dining area connects to a spacious living room that features a large brick-hearth fireplace, and an expansive “wall” of windows/sliding glass doors that open to the rear patio and provide a wonderful garden view. This home also features an updated kitchen, tiled counters, and a breakfast bar. The main hallway connects both bedrooms, which feature high-quality, comfortable beds, and black-out blinds.

Discover pure SoCal vibes in the primary bedroom, where an enormous four-panel window invites in a stream of natural night. The bed’s cool blue and gray hues offer a tranquil respite from the day’s activities.

The spacious second bedroom stands out with sleek mid-century-style furniture and vibrant bedding. Natural light and a peaceful environment provide plenty of room to stretch out and prepare for the day. 

The bathroom is at once practical and elegant, with a retro angled counter and ample space—the perfect place to unwind after a long day’s work or play!

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Nearby Attractions

Food & Drink

HiroNori Craft Ramen – 2 min

Spires Restaurant – 3 min

Taboon Mediterranean – 3 min

Lola’s Mexican Cuisine – 2 min

Thunderbolt Pizza – 2 min

Recreation

Crunch Fitness – 2 min

Bixby Knolls Park – 1 min

Cherry Park – 3 min

Junipero Beach – 15 min

Signal Hill Trail – 10 min

Lakewood ICE, The Rinks – 6 min

Uptown Dog Park – 3 min

Virginia Country Club

Lakewood Golf Course – 7 min

The Queen Mary – 20 min

Shopping & Retail

Trader Joe’s – 2 min

Twig & Willow – 2 min

Local Farmers Market on Thursday’s – 3 min

Bixby Village Plaza – 18 min 

This is the home for you if you plan to frequent any of these places: 

California State University of Dominguez Hills (CSUDH) – 15 min

California State University of Long Beach (CSULB) – 15 min

Long Beach Memorial Medical Center – 10 min

LGB/Long Beach Airport – 10 min

Long Beach Convention Center – 18 min

Disneyland – 33 min

Universal Studios – 50 min

There are many reasons to visit Long Beach! Long Beach is conveniently located to visit both the many attractions of Orange County, while still also being in Los Angeles. If you’re looking to explore all that Southern California has to offer, this home is a great spot to call home for a while!

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