Wednesday, November 22, 2006

The Crown Jewel of Long Beach

Forget the Queen Mary, lovely as she is. For my money, the crown jewel of Long Beach is the Villa Riviera. Gawd, I wish I could afford more than a studio in this building. Click to enlarge the photo so you can enjoy the gargoyles.

9 Comments:

At Wednesday, November 22, 2006 4:03:00 PM, Blogger PixieGaf said...

Beautiful! If I could afford it I would b=move in there in a heartbeat.

 
At Wednesday, November 22, 2006 4:23:00 PM, Blogger Diane said...

what a great building

 
At Wednesday, November 22, 2006 8:06:00 PM, Blogger prettykitty said...

holy crap! that's in long beach? i would live anywhere that had gargoyles guarding it from outside.

 
At Wednesday, November 22, 2006 10:28:00 PM, Blogger GetFlix said...

I bet one could write a sitcom based simply on living in that building. Can you rent, or do you have to buy?

 
At Wednesday, November 22, 2006 10:32:00 PM, Blogger LA said...

PK - Long Beach is an insider's secret.

Flix - The units are owned, but some are available for rent by the owners. If you are curious about prices, click the link in the post, and you'll be able to tour some units both for sale and for rent.

 
At Thursday, November 23, 2006 3:17:00 PM, Blogger M-M-M-Mishy said...

Looks swanky!

 
At Wednesday, November 29, 2006 2:58:00 PM, Blogger Ffleur said...

Beautiful. Would fit right into Victoria. What year was it built?

 
At Thursday, November 30, 2006 12:34:00 AM, Blogger LA said...

Ffleur - 1928-1929. Then, she survived the Long Beach earthquake in the early 30s. She is magnificent.

 
At Friday, December 01, 2006 2:46:00 PM, Blogger kookla100 said...

I've seen this. I wonder if they used this building for that old 70s flick "Gargoyles". Am I the only one old enough to remember that? Wait a minute. I may be younger than a few of you. Okay, maybe not.

 

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