The Price to Live in a Long Beach Pool House Revealed

by Mark Wellborn

Last Friday, we asked readers to guess the price of a three-bedroom single-level home with a pool 45 minutes south of Los Angeles in Long Beach. Here is a brief description of the property for those that missed the post:

“The defining characteristic of this home is the pool, which is uniquely designed in the center of the property and features an island with a Bonsai-shaped pine. The house itself measures out at almost 1,400 square feet and has three bedrooms and two bathrooms. There are seven skylights throughout the property, a large living room wired for surround sound, and a one-car garage.”

Take a look:


So how much would you have to plunk down for this little pool house? The price: $595,000. Here is the listing.

The guesses ranged from a low of $610,000 to a high of $1.3 million. Because everyone overshot the actual price, we are not going to name a winner for this week. Better luck next time.

By the way, a one-way airplane ticket from DC to Long Beach is currently about $170.

This article originally published at http://dc.urbanturf.com/articles/blog/the_price_to_live_in_a_long_beach_pool_house_revealed/1457


  1. maria said at 4:07 pm on Wednesday October 28, 2009:

    Thanks for giving me a reason to cry half way through the week…

  1. Kevin Jenkins said at 9:20 pm on Wednesday October 28, 2009:

    What part of Long Beach is this in? Is it North Long Beach, Bixby Knolls???  My guess would depend on the neighborhood.

  1. Emil Ali said at 9:36 pm on Wednesday October 28, 2009:

    In our defense:

    Oct 28, 2009   Price Changed   $595,000   —  CARETS #P706367
    Oct 27, 2009   Relisted   —  —  CARETS #P706367
    Oct 08, 2009   Listed   $609,500   —  CARETS #P706367

  1. Lauren said at 9:50 pm on Wednesday October 28, 2009:

    Kevin, the address is 7215 E Premium St (so it’s gotta be a great neighborhood, right?)

  1. Sheila said at 10:24 am on Friday October 30, 2009:

    But what are the taxes? Cheers

  1. mjke said at 6:45 pm on Friday February 12, 2010:

    Sheds and Gazebos is no longer Considered as just a shed or Gazebo with just a little creativity you can design them to look like a Pool House, Cabana,  Garden shed or just a little get away in the backyard for an additional space . You can run utilities to them just like an addition to your house and use as a office space.  But always check with you local building codes before you start you project.

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