Hermosa’s historic gem: the 1913 Craftsman bungalow

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The bungalow reflects Hermosa Beach’s relaxed, easygoing vibe. (Image courtesy of Unsplash)

While Hermosa Beach boasts a youthful spirit, its undisputed champion of age is a charming 1913 Craftsman bungalow on Monterey Boulevard.  Built in 1913, a mere six years after the town’s incorporation, it stands as a testament to Hermosa’s early development. Originally a 1,213-square-foot dwelling, this Cape Cod-style beach cottage cost just $1,000 to construct. Today, designated a Hermosa Beach landmark, it’s a well-preserved reminder of the beach bungalows that first dotted the Hermosa landscape. Get a glimpse into a bygone era, whispering tales of Hermosa’s transformation from a collection of sand dunes to a vibrant beach town.

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