Unless you lived under a rock with no access to a TV, chances are you are familiar with the TV show Cheers which ran for 11 years, from 1982 to 1993. Since then, it has been seen again and again via reruns. Cheers is responsible for beginning long successful careers for many of its’ actors including Ted Danson, Woody Harrelson, Kirsty Alley, Kelsey Grammar and many others.
This is also where Rob Long, the talented executive producer of the show who started as a writer when he was just 25.
Long also is responsible for restoring his 1909 Transitional Craftsman home ideally located just blocks from famed Venice Beach and Abbot Kinney Boulevard shopping and dining areas in Los Angeles.
Rob Long purchased this 2,936 square-foot home in 1998 for $490,000, it is now on the market for $3.75 million.
This home really does have it all, especially after Long’s upgrades. The home today has all the bells and whistles you could want while retaining the homes’ original grandeur.
In addition to the great location, this house has a fabulous kitchen, which is a home chef’s dream. The kitchen is the real showstopper.
If you pride yourself on your culinary skills, you will enjoy the chef’s kitchen with top-of-the-line appliances including a custom La Cornue range. It has a bluestone island with a slate countertop and built-in sink, perfect for creating your favorite culinary primarypieces. The kitchen features plenty of natural light with a window and French doors that lead to the outside deck with a dining area and an Earthstone Pizza oven.
Perfection Inside and Out
Inside this upgraded home, you will find three bedrooms and four baths. A fourth bedroom has been repurposed as a library with built-in floor to ceiling cherry bookshelves.
The dining room features an oversized window and antique chandelier retained as a nod to its history and days gone by. The bar area is a great place to enjoy a glass of wine in the evening and has two wine coolers. All you have to do is fill it with your favorite vino.
The living room features a cozy fireplace and the upstairs landing features more bookshelves and storage. The thing that you will love about this house is all the natural light due to the numerous windows, glass doors and skylights. The home has beautiful wooden floors throughout.
While this home is gorgeous inside, it is just as spectacular outside, It’s the perfect home for those that enjoy entertaining.
The welcoming front porch is the perfect place to end the day or catch up with friends and neighbors.
Through French doors, you will enter the expansive wooden deck which has a dining area, fireplace, pizza oven and plenty of lush, easy-to-care-for mature landscaping. It is welcoming and private and the perfect place to lounge after a hard day at work.
This is truly a great property, from the location to the large rooms, chef’s kitchen and outside entertaining areas. It has it all! What you won’t get with this home though, and that is the numerous Emmy and Golden Globe awards that Cheers received during its 11-year run. You will have to earn your own.
Jon Dykstra owns an interior design company in North Vancouver, British Columbia. He's fascinated by architecture and interiors. He also enjoys gardening at his "house in the burbs" and "homesteading" at his off-the-grid boat-access cabin.
Combine all that with a love of writing and Homestratsophere.com was born. He balances his working time between running his interior design company, working on his off-the-grid cabin and publishing homestratosphere.com.