552 W. 19th St, San Pedro

Property Description

One of San Pedro’s oldest and most unique homes is looking for someone new to love! This 1902 classic is one of a kind!

Everywhere you look you’ll find something to behold-whether it’s the period light fixtures, wood burning stove or natural wood floors, you won’t find another home like this! You’ve heard that San Pedro is “A WHALE OF A TOWN”, and that phrase started right here, with the long-time owners of this fabulous home! The moment you arrive you’ll be greeted with hand-carved porpoises and a big ceramic whale on the front porch, where you’ll spend countless hours relaxing and people watching. The front door is adorned with stained glass and classic hardware and the old doorbell still signals your arrival. High ceilings and tall windows allow sunlight to stream through this amazing home. The semi-circle window in the living room is rumored to have come from the old Terminal Island schoolhouse. Throughout this home are treasures claimed from many places–if only the walls could talk! Much of the exotic wood found in the floors, cabinets and counters found its way here through the Port of LA over a span of many years. The stained-glass windows were hand-made by the artist/owner too! The kitchen offers lots of space for prep and storage and is bathed in sunlight. The main bedroom retains the classic look of the home with an art-deco flair, including the hand-painted marble finish, and the floral-patterned carpet! Upstairs is a loft-style bedroom with lots of storage and windows including a skylight that offers a view of the PV hills! There’s hiding places where valuables were stashed, along with the forbidden booze during prohibition!

Outside, a back porch leads to a spacious yard with numerous fruit trees that also once flourished with a flowers and vegetable garden–the rich soil is waiting for you to bring it back to life! There’s a 750+ sq. ft. 3-car alley access garage (or 2 w/workshop) which also has a large apartment above. There’s also a ½ bath in the garage so you don’t have to run inside in the middle of your projects!

This R-2 lot offers lots of opportunity! Just blocks away is the burgeoning LA waterfront-the waterfront park, Cabrillo Beach Yacht Cub, the Cabrillo Marina as well as the Marine Aquarium and so much more! San Pedro is in the midst of a renaissance with the West Harbor project expected to create a world-class waterfront experience. This is the perfect package–a one-of-a kind home, in a quaint beach town with no place to go but UP!

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