Neighborhood: Lafayette Building (lf), 4 - Downtown Area, Alamitos Beach
Welcome home to this 2 bedroom/2 bath condo in the historic Lafayette building located in the East Village Arts District of downtown Long Beach. This nicely upgraded unit blends art deco styling with modern living sensibility (unified living room and kitchen).The condo is aglow in natural light from the large windows throughout the home. The contemporary kitchen is striking with an attractive contrast between rich cocoa cabinets, stainless steel appliances, sleet countertops and polished concrete floors. Originally, the condo was two separate units which was combined into the current expansive condo which will meet your living requirements. However, since the condo has two separate entrances off the hallway, you can live in one unit (1 bedroom, full bath, kitchen and living room) and rent out the second unit as a studio (1 bedroom and full bath). The Lafayette complex, which consists of three combined buildings, has a walk score of 98 and you will have an easy walk to restaurants, the Pike, Pine Avenue, museums, Performing Arts Center, marina, ocean and the METRO to downtown LA and points beyond. The Lafayette amenities include the largest free fitness center in the city (you can give up your gym membership), a fully equipped game room, top floor solarium in the Campbell Building to entertain your friends and family, an outside barbeque and garden area, library with free Wi-fi and various other venues throughout the complex. The complex is FHA and VA approved. HOA dues are $374 monthly or $.48 per square foot, which is substantially lower than any of the Ocean Blvd high risers that have been built in the past 50 years. The complex is pet friendly, has storage lockers, subject to availability, and monthly parking is available starting at $70 in various parking lots within two blocks of the Lafayette. Some of the photos have been virtually enhanced. Take the virtual tour to view the vacant unit.