While the midcentury architecture firm of Powers, Daly, and DeRosa is best known as the team behind such fantastic Googie-style bowling centers as the Egyptian-themed Covina Bowl, the Long Beach firm also designed single-family residences, including this fun family abode at 1062 Tehachapi Drive in Bixby Knolls that just hit the market.
Completed in 1954, the single-story home presents a fairly buttoned-down exterior to passersby, though its cascading paved walkway and stylized-block screen offer a hint to its more playful nature.
Things loosen up considerably inside the house, which follows a U-shaped plan with three bedrooms and two baths at one end and a guest bedroom or office and bath on the other.
Along with glass walls, cork and flagstone floors, mahogany paneling, built-in furniture, and two fireplaces, the 2,569-square-foot home’s notable features include a fiddle leaf fig tree growing from a planter built into the living room floor and a rock fountain and koi pond that extends from the living room outside to the patio.
The grounds also contain a solar-heated swimming pool, an outdoor shower, and an above-ground hot tub.
Per the description, recent updates include high efficiency zoned HVAC units, new plumbing, new electrical systems, new roofing, and owned solar panels. On an 11,363-square-foot lot, the property is listed with Nate Cole of Coldwell Banker at an asking price of $1.499 million.
Open houses are scheduled for 10:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Thursday and 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.