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Dapper 1960s duplex in Long Beach asking $1.05M

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The mirror-image pair of homes was designed by USC-trained architect Clifton Jones, Jr.

The midcentury duplex is located in Long Beach’s Los Cerritos/Virginia Country Club neighborhood.
Photos courtesy of Nate Cole

A native of Long Beach, Clifton Jones, Jr., received his degree in architecture from USC, studying under such celebrated midcentury modernists as Ed Killingsworth, Conrad Buff, Calvin Straub, and Don Hensman.

In 1963, just three years after graduation, Jones developed a tract of land near Long Beach’s Virginia Country Club formerly used for pasture and training facilities for his family’s thoroughbred racehorses. Naming the development Cerritos Circle, Jones designed and built 42 garden duplexes, one of which is currently up for sale.

Measuring 2,414 square feet total, the duplex’s side-by-side units are basically mirror images of each other. Each one contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms and an open plan living/dining area. Both units incorporate vaulted ceilings and walls of glass on the front and rear sides to make the living space feel more expansive and blur the boundary between indoors and out. Each unit is endowed with a private front courtyard and fenced backyard.

Other features include block walls, period style light fixtures, recently renovated kitchens, and new appliances, flooring, electrical panels, roofing, landscaping, irrigation, and fencing.

Per the description, both units, located at 4121 and 4123 Del Mar Avenue, will be delivered vacant. Asking price for the duplex is $1.049 million. Nate Cole of Coldwell Banker has the listing.

Between the exterior gate and the front door is a private courtyard.
The open-plan living/dining room has block walls, vaulted beamed ceilings, and period-style light fixtures.
The kitchens are newly renovated.
Each unit contains two bedrooms and two bathrooms.
The bathrooms are also recently updated.
Each unit has private backyard space and a one-car garage.