Backdated 1974 Naples Island Modern

By 1974, the world of housing had changed. But this home is delightfully inspired by earlier designs. The homes on Naples Island are unique. It’s home to several Killingsworth masterpieces and the long, narrow, small city lots forced architects to come up with unique designs that maximized the space, let in the light, and managed to not feel so close to neighbors — not exactly an easy feat. 

Like many of the Killingsworth designs, some of the outdoor space is actually surrounded by the house itself to provide privacy and shielding. This home is not located on one of the canals, so managing views is important, and turning them inward gives the homeowner control.

Condition-wise, this home is a mixed bag. It’s seen some improvements over the years (bathroom, I’m looking at you) but the style has never been consistent. I think one of the first things I would do to this house is make it feel cohesive. Unified flooring and colors throughout. Then I would systematically remove the elements that clashed. Things like the red tile in the bathroom and funky counter tops and 90s kitchen. 

But as we like to say, you can change a lot about a house but never where it’s located and never what it was designed to be. This home yearns to be Naples Island modern and with a some right tweaks, it can happen. 

Would you like to take a look? We’d love to represent you as a buyer on this wonderful property and give you our thoughts in person. Contact us. 

5570 E Saint Irmo, Long Beach, CA 90803 (MLS # RS17040831)

(all data current as of 5/26/2017)
Price $1,245,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 full
Home size 1,853 sq ft
Lot Size 2,477 sqft
Days on Market 49
Status Sold
Spectacular Mid-Century Modern located on a secluded quiet street in the heart of Naples Island. This 3 bed, 2 bath home offers an incredibly bright and open style of living. Downstairs master suite complete with floor to ceiling windows that view a peaceful side garden lush with palms. Master bath with sunken tub and shower opens out to a bright and sunny center courtyard perfect for BBQing and entertaining guests. Upstairs living room offers wood burning fireplace, tons of light through the floor to ceiling windows, extra high beamed ceilings with skylight and track lighting. Open floor plan leading to the dining area and entertainers kitchen appointed with all stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops. Double doors open up to overlook the center courtyard. 2nd bedroom/office overlooks the courtyard through its floor to ceiling windows and can be converted to an ensuite very easily as its already pre-plumbed. 3rd bedroom and a full bath complete the upstairs. Large 2 car garage with 3rd car parking behind, high ceilings and plenty of extra room for storage. Located just steps to the canal and Naples Bayside Elementary and a short walk to restaurants and shops.

Property Type(s): Residential, Single Family Residence

Last Updated 4/26/2017 Tract Naples (NA)
Year Built 1974 Community Belmont Shore/Park,Naples,Marina Pac,Bay Hrbr
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Los Angeles
Total Parking 5 Walk Score ® 78


School District Long Beach Unified
Elementary School Naples Bayside
Middle School Rogers
High School Wilson

Additional Details

AssociationFee 0 BathroomsFull 2
GarageSpaces 2.00 LandLeaseYN 0
PricePerSquareFoot 671.88


Appliances Built In Range, Dishwasher, Double Oven, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Stove
ArchitecturalStyle Modern
City Long Beach
CommonWalls No Common Walls
CommunityFeatures Curbs, Gutters, Sidewalks, Suburban
Cooling None
Country United States
CountyOrParish Los Angeles
EatingArea Dining Room
ElevationUnits Feet
FireplaceFeatures Living Room
HighSchoolDistrict Long Beach Unified
InteriorFeatures Balcony, Beamed Ceilings, Built-Ins, Granite Counters, High Ceilings (9 Feet+), Open Floor Plan, Track Lighting
LaundryFeatures In Garage
Levels Two
ListAgentAOR Rancho-Southeast
LivingAreaUnits Square Feet
LotFeatures Front Yard, Garden, Landscaped, Lot Shape-Rectangular, Patio Home, Sprinkler System, Walkstreet
LotSizeSource Assessor
LotSizeUnits Square Feet
MajorChangeType Closed
MLSAreaMajor 1 - Belmont Shore/Park, Bay Hrbr, Marina Pac, Naples
PatioAndPorchFeatures Brick, Covered
PoolFeatures None
PreviousStandardStatus Pending
PropertySubType Single Family Residence
PropertyType Residential
RoomType Kitchen, Living Room, Main Floor Master Bedroom, Master Bathroom, Master Bedroom, Master Suite
SecurityFeatures Security System, Wired for Alarm System
SpaFeatures None
SpecialListingConditions Standard
StandardStatus Closed
StateOrProvince CA
View Neighborhood, Peek-A-Boo
WaterSource Public
YearBuiltSource Assessor


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Listing provided by : Spencer Snyder, Nationwide Real Estate Execs

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