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Light-filled Long Beach midcentury by Cliff May asks $899K

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Built in 1954, it’s for sale for the first time in two decades

The home’s living room and master bedroom open to a large courtyard.
Photos courtesy Rochelle Kramer, Doug Kramer/SoCal Modern

Planned and constructed in the early 1950s, Long Beach’s Rancho Estates neighborhood contains an exceptional collection of modernist residences designed by prolific homebuilder Cliff May.

This particular home is one of them, and it’s for sale for the first time in 20 years.

Built in 1954, it’s got an open floor plan typical of residences designed by May. Walls of glass, skylights, and clerestory windows allow for plenty of natural light, which keeps the 1,370 square feet of living space looking nice and airy.

Beamed and vaulted ceilings can be found throughout the house, and glass doors provide easy indoor-outdoor access from nearly every room.

The house has three bedrooms and two bathrooms, and the galley kitchen has been updated with contemporary appliances.

The house sits on a lushly landscaped 5,400-square-foot lot, with a large courtyard accessible from the living room and the master bedroom. It’s fronted by an enclosed front garden and a two-car garage.

Asking price is $899,000.

The living room opens neatly into the dining area and kitchen.
The front garden features lush landscaping and lawn space.
Vaulted ceilings and walls of glass extend into the bedroom.
A two-car garage and a walled garden front the house.