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On Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles' July 21 episode, Josh Flagg landed the listing for Casa Oceana, an abode he described to his husband, Bobby Boyd, as "the most incredible property in the history of Long Beach."
Hitting the market for the first time in 43 years, the 7,692-square-foot home was one-of-a-kind in the coastal city. "This is probably the only property like this in Long Beach," Josh said during the episode. "Long Beach is a very interesting area because you get all of the amenities of living at the beach, but for, like, a tenth of the price of Malibu."
Still, Josh noted that while the unique home would certainly create a buzz, it would also require a bit of fixing up. "When you have a property that hasn't been on the market in over 40 years, it's going to get a ton of interest because no one's ever seen it," he said. "That doesn't mean it's an easy sale. It is an old 1920s house with only three bedrooms. Buyers will need to tear down some walls to open it up, update the floors, get new appliances, add bedrooms. This is a five, six million dollar project."
While the incredible interior of the home exuded historical charm, the outdoor space was absolutely jaw-dropping as well. In addition to an expansive backyard, Spanish-style courtyards, and a resort-like pool, all located on the 56,000-square-foot lot, the property also offered direct access to the beach just steps away. "This is probably like four times the size of your average property here," Josh noted during the episode, later adding: "There's nothing like it."
Scroll down to see photos of the stunning home, listed at the time for $11,995,000!
Though it still had many of its original features, the expansive home underwent a massive renovation in 1978.
The incredible pool featured a fountain and was surrounded by lush greenery .
During a tour, Josh called the outdoor space "the most important part" of the home.
Noting "you're literally on the sand" from the property, Josh was incredibly impressed with the home's view of the beach.
Opulent Outdoor Space
In case the lavish backyard, beach access, and pool weren't incredible enough, the home also featured charming Spanish-style courtyards.
As seen on the episode, the home only having three bedrooms was a point of concern for some potential buyers. However, Josh noted that the number of bedrooms was simply a sign of the time it was developed. "Back in the day when this house was built, people were not really concerned with resale value. There was land everywhere, it was abundant," he explained. "It was a small family, they only needed three bedrooms, so why build six? Today you build 12 when you only need six because that's where the resale value comes in."
Spacious Study & Family Room
Originally a three-car garage, the sunken entertainment area was flooded with natural light. The Study, meanwhile, boasted coffered wood ceilings and original flooring.
Josh was particularly impressed with the space's 1970s ceramic induction cooktop.
Lavish Living & Dining Rooms
Both rooms had direct outdoor access. While Josh took note of the living room's eye-catching 1920s wood beam ceilings, the dining room was filled with luxe decor.
Spacious Guest Suite
Josh explained that the expansive area could "easily [be] a fourth bedroom."
The home gym featured floor-to-ceiling mirrors and a two-person sauna.
Each of the home's bathrooms was starkly different in its layout, design, and décor.
Tune in to Million Dollar Listing Los Angeles on Tuesdays at 9/8c!
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