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1929 Tudor Revival

Bixby Knolls
Long Beach, California 90807

Immerse yourself, in an experience you only have dreamed and fantasized about. Discover unparalleled luxury, in this 6 bedroom, 5 bathroom, English Tudor Style Estate, with its charming guesthouse, 4 car garage, workshop and motor court, and Wine Cellar.

Captivating outdoor Oasis, poolside ambiance, glistens under the sun, water features dance playfully spraying over gleaming surfaces, embraced by lush gardens, outdoor fireside courtyard, reminiscent of a European Castle, this property is nothing short of Spectacular, indulge all your senses.

Come Experience for Yourself! Nestled in the Prestigious Chateau Thierry neighborhood, minutes from the renowned Virginia Country Club and Historic Rancho Los Cerritos, walk to Michelin Star restaurants, bakeries, neighborhood owned wine bars, breweries, coffee and tea houses, gift and clothing boutiques.

With its Prime Location, you have easy access to Orange County, LA and beyond, ensuring you are always connected to everything you need, want and enjoy! The regal ambiance of this extraordinary residence, where every detail reflects a commitment to Elegance, Architectural Detail and Modern Opulence. No detail is spared and every Pleasure is realized. Please Watch The Virtual Tour.
3 Stories
Bedrooms 6
Full Baths 6
Heated Sq. Ft. 4,300
Acres 0.3
Lot Size 11,064

Features.

  • Has Rentable Unit(s)
  • 1st Floor Bath
  • 1st Floor Bedroom
  • Basement
  • Bonus Room
  • Breakfast Room
  • Crawl Space
  • Den
  • Dining room
  • Dry Basement
  • Exercise Room
  • Finished Basement
  • Kitchen
  • Laundry Room
  • Living room
  • Reader's Loft
  • Study
  • Utility Room
  • Master bedroom downstairs
  • Master bedroom upstairs
  • 2 Car Garage
  • Automatic outside lights
  • Driveway - Paved
  • Fenced Yard
  • Gated Entry
  • Guest House
  • Patio
  • Pool - In Ground
  • Restored exterior
  • Sprinkler System
  • Storage Building
  • Garage Workshop
  • 2nd Staircase
  • Ceiling Fans
  • Ceramic Tile
  • Fireplaces
  • Original wood windows
  • Asphalt shingle Roof
  • Walk-In Closet(s)
  • Walk-in Shower(s)
  • Wood floors
  • Shingle Roof: Asphalt shingle
  • City sewer
  • City water supply
  • Dishwasher
  • Disposal
  • Gas heating
  • Range
  • Refrigerator
  • Sprinkler System
  • Water Heater - Gas
  • French doors
  • Plaster Walls
  • Servant's Staircase
  • Stained woodwork/doors
  • Vintage Hardware
  • Vintage Light Fixtures
  • Wainscoting
  • 2 garages
  • ADU
  • gym
  • Pool
  • Wine Cellar
Architect
Deeble

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History

The original inhabitants of 4020 Linden Avenue lived their formative years in comfortable style during the 1920s. They built a house that seemed to reflect the growth of the era, both in the desire for an address of note, and for a highly popular style of architecture. They selected an architect and neighborhood that spoke of new opportunities and progress.

This tract was not bought and developed until April 1929. After reviewing the Assessor Map Books back to 1920, it is clear that there was no other home on this particular block except for an "improvement" on lot 49, which was across the street from 4020 Linden. 1929-1934: Although no building permit exists for this house, there is a fairly complete Assessor Record which states that the home was completed enough by February 3, 1930 for it to have an assessed value of $3,840 total.

The property was bought from the Bixby Land Company in 1929. Without the building permit, it is not absolutely certain, but given the heavy advertising done by the company, it can be assumed that Deeble-Chapman had the house built for speculation. It was a fine example of the popular Tudor style.

According the 1930 Building Description Blank, this 2,542' sq. home was two stories, stucco exterior with a shingled, gabled roof. The lighting was electric and the inside finish was of plaster, paper, and Sanitas (in the kitchen). Under "built-in" features a refrigerator and bookcases were listed. On the first floor were 3 living rooms, a bedroom and bathroom (with shower/tub) a kitchen with a dishwasher and refrigerator, a breakfast nook, five hardwood floors, four with mahogany finish.

The basement was 15' x 20. The record also notes the "canopy" over the driveway The upstairs held three bedrooms, two bathrooms, and three hardwood floors (presumably in the bedrooms). The total value of the house was, in 1930, $7,679.23.

Additionally, the 576' sq. garage was finished at the same time as a 1-1/2 story structure of stucco exterior with the same shingled, gabled roof. There was a laundry facility in this unit on the first floor and living quarters on a portion of the second story.

Using old newspaper advertisements and Assessor Records, as well as the City Directories from 1929-1934, it can be deduced that the house at 4020 Linden was vacant or rented out until the Deebles moved in after the 1933 Earthquake. The two Assessor Records of 1930 do not show an "owner" listed for the house. An advertisement for selling this house was listed in February of 1930.

In fact, Deeble's name is not recorded as an owner on the Building Description Blank until 1936. After talking with Roy Deeble's son, Bill, it became clear why. Deeble-Chapman had the exclusive rights to broker/sell the Bixby Property in Bixby Knolls. They developed the land, often having houses built for speculation. The house at 4020 Linden was such a house. When the property did not sell after being built, it was "sold for taxes" on June 30, 1934.

Several events precipitated the Deeble's purchase of the house for their residence. One, the 1933 earthquake had decimated their home at 217 Euclid. Two, they had seven children and a couple of live-in servants at the time. Three, the Depression had affected the real estate market to the point that larger properties were attainable to even the most modest families who had cash in their pockets. The Deeble's qualified for all three of these factors and they moved into their new home in 1934.

1936-1937: Once the Deeble's moved in with there large family, Roy reconfigured the living quarters in the garage so their live-in help could be comfortable there. In 1937, Deeble finished an "attic" as a playroom in the rear of the second story, and also added a bathroom. Downstairs he added a bedroom with plank hardwood floors. He connected the two areas in the rear with a back stairway.

Currently the home still carries much of its original features from the 1930s. The English architecture is reflected in the interior of the structure as well. Some of the changes that were made to the interior are not recorded on permits and such, but were made to help the house adapt to the lives of the families who lived here throughout the nearly eight decades of its life.

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Listing No. 36323

closest to VENTURA California (zip 93003)
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