This sleek Long Beach home was built in 1953 and designed by innovative homebuilder Cliff May, who pioneered the modern-style ranch house. The 1,428-square-foot residence is located in the Rancho Estates neighborhood in the northeastern part of the city—a collection of tract homes constructed in the mid-1950s and primarily designed by May.
This particular home has been updated since it was built. Per the listing, a lanai has been covered over and turned into an additional living area, and a major remodel has been undertaken since the home last sold in 2014 (for $750,000).
New features include cork flooring, stainless steel appliances, quartz countertops, and birchwood vanities and cabinets.
Despite all the new features, the home retains a fair bit of midcentury flair, with walls of glass, beamed and vaulted ceilings, an open floorplan, and plenty of indoor-outdoor access.
The home has two bedrooms (though the listing notes that a third was removed and could be easily recreated with the addition of a wall) and two bathrooms. It sits on a 5,400-square-foot lot with a swimming pool and a tree-shaded back patio with a fire pit.
Asking price is $906,000.
- 7147 E Premium Street [Douglas and Rochelle Kramer | Re/Max Real Estate Specialists]