Artcraft Manor – Neighborhood Description

Artcraft Manor Map

Like most of the post W.W.II tract homes there is not much difference between areas to the untrained eye. Most of Lakewood and East Long Beach in the tract areas feature the following, modest homes originally 2 bedroom 1 bath or 3 bedroom 1 bath homes, ranging in size from 880sf to 1250sf, on a minimum of a 5,000sf lot, built between 1948 and 1954.

Since the homes are quite modest by today’s standards many people have added a master suite and a family room. When looking at any home with more than 1250sf and 1 bath focus more on the floor plan and how well the addition was integrated into the original home than exterior street appeal. There is a large variation in quality with regards to the additions. Some people have done beautiful additions making the home contemporary and up to today’s standards. Other times you just think “what were these people thinking?”.

Artcraft Manors homes are slightly older and smaller than the rest of the East Long Beach area, similar to Old Lakewood City homes. They were built in the early 1940’s. Artcraft Manor homes sell for about $20,000 less than a comparable home in Los Altos.

There are duplexes on with 2 x 2 bedroom units located on some of the streets, most frequently West of Lakewood Blvd. Artcraft manor offer the buyer an alternative to Los Altos when price is important