Welcome home to 2846 E. Vista Street! This meticulously preserved 1920 Craftsman home in Bluff Heights has been lovingly cared for by the same owners for over 20 years. Native flora surrounds the shaded front porch and mature wisteria climbs over the long, private driveway, providing shade and privacy. As you enter the living room, gleaming original hardwood floors and hardwood moulding accents showcase the striking architectural details of this exquisite home. Original casement windows, faux fireplace, grand formal dining room with custom moulding woodwork ceiling and custom built-ins transport you to an enchanted bygone era. The functional kitchen nook offers built-in seating with storage and a clever built-in workstation and glass-front cabinetry. The kitchen showcases white subway tile backsplash, hexagon tile countertops, glass front cabinetry and an inimitable classic, a white enamel vintage O'Keefe and Merritt stove. An underground wine cellar accessible from a hidden hatch in the hallway behind the kitchen is a perfect cool spot to store vintage bottles or stow valuables.
Both the primary and secondary front bedrooms are generously sized and provide ample storage with built-in wardrobes neatly tucked into the closet recesses. The hallway bathroom features an original cast-iron clawfoot tub, a pedestal sink and original built-in storage and casement windows. The rear bedroom is tucked away and offers views of the lush, private backyard. A convenient bathroom with a stall shower makes the rear bedroom an ideal guest suite. The attic space encompasses the footprint of the entire home and offers generous storage space.
The lush, private backyard sanctuary is the perfect backdrop for entertaining! From the shady outdoor lounge under the built-in pergola, to the perfectly curated carriage house-turned pub, complete with built-in tap system and half bath, to the leafy, wisteria canopied driveway, perfect for al-fresco dinner parties, this backyard is a haven for enjoying the Southern California summers and ocean breezes. A secret garden behind the carriage house showcases glass greenhouses blooming with vegetation and an enchanting outdoor dining area with twinkling cafe lights. A resourcefully concealed storage shed with power doubles as a workshop behind the carriage house and additional ample storage neatly hides garden tools.
Close proximity to the beach, Retro Row and the unique, independent shopping and dining Long Beach is known for, as well as nearby farmer's markets and neighborhood parks, makes this home perfectly located on one of the most beautiful historic streets in Long beach. Central air conditioning and heat, updated electrical and plumbing as well as owned solar panels make this home as comfortable and convenient as it is enchanting.