Still pining for a piece of mid-century architectural gold? Here's a lovely Long Beach tract home designed by the "Father of the California Ranch House," Cliff May. 3 bed, 1.75 baths. 20 feet of floor to ceiling glass in the kitchen and living room. And no hint of bastardized Tuscany or Mediterranean influences!
This midcentury modern pool home, designed by world-renowned architect Cliff May and completely refurbished in 2005 by talented designer Charles Fabish, features the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. The property embodies the qualities of California living that Cliff May had in mind when he designed this tract of homes: indoor-outdoor living, abundant natural light, privacy, and flexibility. The house is pristine, and includes a new kitchen with stainless-steel KitchenAid appliances, new dual-glaze doors and windows, new flooring, hardware and fixtures, and new rock roof. However, be forewarned, Cliff May has a disturbing secret. Via his bio we learn May never earned the right to put AIA after his name. "...May never became a member of the American Institute of Architects with the designation of AIA, but rather, spent most of his career as a licensed building designer." Whatever that means. Retail price: $790,000.
· Pristine and Serene Cliff May Pool Home [Doug Kramer's Rancho Style]
· Long Beach, CA - Cliff May Pool Home [LottaLiving.com]