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Stylish 1951 post and beam in Long Beach asks $1.2M

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Featuring beamed ceilings and mahogany-paneled walls

View of living room looking out at pool Photos courtesy Nathaniel Cole

Here’s a midcentury post and beam in Long Beach designed by local architect George Montierth. The Kresl Residence, as its referred to in the listing, was built in 1951 and features plenty of modernist elements, including floor-to-ceiling windows and mahogany-paneled walls.

The 2,700-square-foot main residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, while a fourth bathroom is located in a detached guest house that has its own fireplace. The 10,445-square-foot lot also includes a grassy front lawn, barbecue area, three-car garage, pergola-shaded patio, and an L-shaped swimming pool.

Living room facing back wall
Bedroom with frosted glass divider
Bedroom with sliding door

Other features of the home include beamed ceilings, built-in shelving, sliding doors, frosted glass dividers, a small breakfast nook, and a large brick fireplace in the living room.

Outdoor patio
View of pool

The kitchen appears to have been updated somewhat recently; it now offers stainless steel appliances and a new gas range. The bathrooms also look like they’ve gotten a recent makeover, though the multicolored tiling seems like a throwback to the home’s midcentury origins.

Front of home from sidewalk

The house last sold in 2013 for $1.19 million. It’s on the market now with an asking price that’s not much higher: $1.2 million.