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Former USC Associate Athletic Director Lists Long Beach Home Following Her Indictment in College Admissions Scandal

Former USC Senior Associate Athletic Director Donna Heinel lists Long Beach, CA home for just under $2 million in the wake of a college admissions scandal.

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Admissions Scandal Forces Former USC Administrator to List Home

Donna Heinel, who up until recently held a senior position in the athletic department of the University of Southern California, has listed her home following her indictment in connection with the ongoing investigation into the recent college admissions scandal that’s been making headlines of late. According to the Los Angeles Times, Heinel was fired by the university “after being accused by prosecutors of receiving bribes totaling more than $1.3 million.”

Heinel stands accused of accepting illicit money for helping wealthy parents take advantage of relaxed standards in the University’s admissions policies that had previously been intended to help student athletes gain admission. The students that Heinel allegedly helped were apparently not “legitimate student athletes.” Now, the Long Beach home that Heinel has placed on the market is listed for just under two million dollars, and its many attractive features could be yours! Ready to take a tour?

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This Long Beach Home’s Exterior and Grounds

Heinel’s Long Beach home is located in the Estates section of the Naples Island development at 64 Savona Walk. It is an attractive four-bedroom, three-bath home of just over twenty-seven hundred square feet that’s spread across three floors. The home’s exterior look and architectural style are reminiscent of Mediterranean or Northern Italian homes, with a terracotta roof and warm, earth-toned stone walls.

The home is set back from the sidewalk by a large front porch that, though lacking privacy, allows residents to enjoy dining or a beverage al fresco while greeting the neighbors and passersby. But the options for outdoor entertaining and dining do not end with the home’s oversized front porch. The home also has a large side patio with a built-in grill, just perfect for inviting family and friends over for a barbecue.

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How Much Would You Be Willing to Pay for This Lovely Interior?

The entryway for the home features a custom-made wrought iron and frosted glass door that opens into the main living space. Here, you’ll be greeted with gleaming hardwood floors and new carpeting, ceiling fans, custom recessed lighting, a glass and steel fireplace surrounded by stone, crown moldings, and forced-air heat. The home has recently been completely remodeled, and it shows in the details of the interior spaces.

The home also boasts a chef grade kitchen with stainless steel appliances and granite counters. The kitchen has an island with bar stool seating that opens into the adjacent family room with its own gas fireplace. The home also has an intimate dining room with seating for six to eight that opens onto the side patio mentioned above. There is also a powder room on the home’s main floor.

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The second floor of the home includes the master suite, with its own sitting area, walk-in closet, and private balcony. The master bath includes dual vanities, a walk-in shower, and a separate soaking tub. The second floor also includes the home’s laundry room and three additional bedrooms that share a bathroom.

On the third floor, you’ll discover a lovely home office and a rooftop deck, perfect for entertaining given its terrific views of the surrounding area, all the way down to the water.

Donna Heinel home

A Beautiful Little Long Beach Home That May Have Hit the Market Before Its Time

This wonderful home in the heart of Long Beach might not be on the market currently if it weren’t for the troubles that its current owner is experiencing. Putting the scandal and its legal ramifications aside, this lovely little Long Beach three-story villa is sure to make quite the splash of its own, as it makes a brand new owner very happy.

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