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A Montierth in Bixby Knolls

Yes, apparently there are enough mid-century modernist classic homes to satiate the desires of even our most finicky readers. For your perusal, a 1952 ranch-home built by AIA certified architect George Montierth. "George who?" you might ask. Sorry, we can't help if he's not in Wikipedia. But Google says this: "Like Cliff May, architects such as Edward Killingsworth, Paul Tay and George Montierth often presented an unassuming facade to the street but offered a glorious modernism within." Good enough for us. This home is located in the Bixby Knolls area of Long Beach:

Designed for privacy, this U-shaped floor-plan surrounds a beautifully landscaped inner courtyard onto which the master bedroom, den, and living room have a seamless connection. The combination living / dining room, which is 38 feet long, is the centerpiece of the home and is joined to the courtyard by 24 feet of floor-to-ceiling glass that slides open to a width of 12 feet—perfect for entertaining large groups. It is further enhanced by indirect light from clerestory windows set high within the room's north wall, which supports a vaulted open-beam ceiling. A sophisticated, subtle Asian quality runs throughout this tranquil property, which was extensively remodeled by accomplished architectural and interior designer Michael Albanese over the last three years.

The 3 bed/3.75 bath home also features maid quarters, koi pond and Ralph Lauren carpeting in "the bedroom wing". Retail Price: $1,429,000.
· Midcentury Marvel [SoCal Modern]