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Stylishly updated midcentury home in Long Beach asks $829K

Featuring walls of glass and a host of recent upgrades

Living room with hardwood floors and white brick fireplace Photos courtesy SoCal Modern

This Long Beach residence was built in 1954 but has been updated considerably since then. Per the listing, the three-bedroom home in Los Altos was “completely reimagined” by Los Angeles architect Paul Coleman in 2008.

The 1,900-square-foot house now includes desirable modern features, such as energy efficient and soundproof windows, built-in speakers, remote control lighting, and a new alarm system. The kitchen has been outfitted with quartz countertops and stainless steel appliances, while the master bathroom boasts a new steam shower and separate bathtub.

View of house from the street

But elements of its midcentury roots are certainly still visible in the floor-to-ceiling windows, white brick fireplaces, and multiple outdoor access points.

Bedroom with fireplace and outdoor access
Closer view of living room fireplace
Kitchen with new appliances

The backyard includes an outdoor seating area shaded by a space age-style pergola and a fire pit, while a separate outdoor area is highlighted by a small koi pond. The 5,853-square-foot lot also includes a two-car garage and a detached studio structure.

View of yard with pergola and detached studio

Asking price is $829,900.