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A classic Italian villa in Long Beach

Mature Cypresses line the driveway of a classic Italian villa in a gated community in Long Beach. An arched entrance opens to soaring ceilings hand-painted by artisans. Wall murals inspired by different periods of art history, original plaster crown moldings and floor-to-ceiling doors with arched tops continue throughout the main living spaces.

The details

Location: 26 La Linda Drive, Long Beach, 90807

Asking price: $1.99 million

Previously sold: In 2004 for $1.625 million

Year built: 1926

Updated: 1980 and 2005

House size: Four bedrooms and 41/2 bathrooms in 4,640 square feet

Lot size: More than a third of an acre

Features: Serpentine staircase with stained-glass landing window, formal dining room, office, seven fireplaces, breakfast room, maid's room, basement with temperature-controlled wine closet, stand-up attic, gazebo, two-car detached garage, carport

About the area: In the first half of the year, 113 single-family homes sold in the 90807 ZIP Code at a median price of $410,000, according to DataQuick. That was a 6.3% decrease from the median during the first half of 2010.

Contact: J. Paul, (949) 933-5903

—Lauren Beale

To submit a candidate for Home of the Week, send high-resolution color photos on a CD, written permission from the photographer to publish the images and a description of the house to Lauren Beale, Business, Los Angeles Times, 202 W. 1st St., Los Angeles, CA 90012. Send questions to homeoftheweek@latimes.com.

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