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Stylishly updated Cliff May in Long Beach’s Rancho Estates asking just under $1M

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Features include walls of glass, concrete floors, and a pink pool

Extensive glass blurs the boundary between indoors and out.
Photos by Peter McMenamin, courtesy of Nate Cole

Adding a dash of cool ranch dressing to the market in Long Beach is this three-bedroom midcentury modern by the influential and prolific Cliff May.

Located near El Dorado Park in Rancho Estates, the tract of 700 residences May designed for developer Ross Cortese, the house was built in 1954, but has been extensively updated.

Along with quintessential California modern features such as vaulted, beamed ceilings, walls of glass, clerestory windows, and an open plan, the 1,383-square-foot home has been souped up with quartz countertops, white concrete floors, terrazzo tile, custom cabinetry, and designer light fixtures. Per the listing, it’s also got new copper plumbing, an updated electrical panel, and a new security system.

Exterior features include a guava tree-shaded patio and barbecue area, a pink pool and spa, and a “multipurpose studio,” converted from the property’s two-car garage.

3065 Stevely Avenue is listed with Nate Cole of Coldwell Banker at an asking price of $998,000. Open houses are scheduled for 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

The three-bedroom home sits on a 5,551-square-foot lot.
A fifteen-foot long quartz-topped island anchors the kitchen.
In the master suite, a sliding wood door adds a rustic touch.
Both bathrooms have recently been renovated with high end fixtures and custom cabinetry.
Pitched ceilings, clerestory windows, and concrete floors are found throughout the home.
The saltwater pool and spa is painted pale pink.