First time on market, welcome to this dreamy, custom-built estate in the heart of Alamitos Heights! The brainchild of architect Roger Porter, this 3 BD, 4 BA home has so many one-of-a-kind features. From gorgeous, mosaic stained glass windows throughout to ornate wooden carvings, hand-picked Spanish tiles. You enter the 3,118 square foot abode on the second level through a gated, private entryway archways. Follow the archways to a huge living room w a cozy fireplace, coffered ceilings with exposed oak beams. On this level, you’ll also find an office, oversized two car garage. Head down the staircase – accentuated with custom, artisan metal railing along with hand-carved wooden posts – to the generously sized kitchen. formal dining area with a passthrough to the kitchen, family room featuring another spectacular fireplace. Open up the french door to courtyard patios surrounding the home! You’ll also find a laundry room and a giant utility room that could double as potential maid’s quarters. Head back to the main level and take a staircase up to the third floor where there’s two large bedrooms with separate bathrooms, each featuring a step-in shower/tub. Again, you’ll find lots of natural light through open-ceiling skylights and tons of storage space! There’s also another office room on this level with lots of natural light, a built-in desk and shelving as well as a unique, slanted ceiling. The master bedroom is its own wing of the home, also located on the third level but accessed through a private staircase. It features a gorgeous bath ensuite with walk-in closets and a step-in, two person shower with a luxury seat and separated powder room, as well as a kitchenette. This would be a great opportunity for someone looking to rent out a separate space in their home or as a mother-in-law suite! The master suite also overlooks the center courtyard, complete with a gorgeous fountain. Other features of this property include: wooden plantation shutters throughout, a new water heater, forced heat, and wood-framed windows. There are three parking spaces in addition to the garage and the two outdoor patios offer plenty of opportunity to enjoy some time al fresco in the privacy of your own estate. Of course, you’ll also be able to partake in all the amenities of adjacent shopping, dining and entertainment in Belmont Shore and the incredible city life of Long Beach. The character of this home is truly something you have to see in person to understand!