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Cliff May Rancho in Long Beach asking $729K

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1954 home still has a few original features

Here’s a very nice item from the father of the modern ranch home himself, Cliff May. The three-bedroom, 1,245-square-foot home is located in the Rancho Estates neighborhood of Long Beach, which May designed for developer Ross Cortese between 1953 and 1954.

This particular home was constructed in ‘54 and looks to be quite well-preserved. While it’s obviously been updated since then, many details—like that charmingly outdated kitchen—remain a little more stuck-in-time. The large open-concept living area features a pitched ceiling with exposed beams. Walls of windows and glass doors lead outside, where a large covered patio awaits. A good-sized yard snakes around the side of the house and into the back.

Other features include a living room fireplace, built-in shelving, and—per the listing—air conditioning and two-car garage. Asking price is $729,000. An open house will be held Saturday, August 13 from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m.