The Last of a Dying Mid-Century Modern Breed

If you’ve been following for a while, you may have noticed we used to do a feature called “ModClassic” — it was to identify those cool, original, “time capsule” homes. We haven’t done one in a while because, frankly, there haven’t been any! Homes like these are special not only for the obvious “It’s only original once” — but also because they provide a truly unadulterated view of mid-century modernism…when it was new.

This isn’t to say the new owner of this home must keep it 100% original. Preservation is noble, but one of the original tenets of modernism was that your home should “work” for the way you live. Today that often means outlets for USB charging plugs, large televisions, and unique home workspaces. But as almost any contractor will tell you, it’s far easier to tastefully, and with restraint work with an original home than one with a hodge-podge of upgrades from different areas.

This particular home is also special because, frankly, it’s the kind of home you’d very likely overlook. It’s in Stanton. 9/10 Orange County residents couldn’t tell you where Stanton is if they had been asked. The lot is over 18,000 square feet and even offers the potential for an extra unit or two.

This home is EXACTLY why we do what we do…which is go through the MLS everyday to checkout everything new that comes up throughout Orange County, Long Beach, La Habra Heights, and San Pedro. It’s our job to find the hidden gems. If you’re ready for a personal look, give us a call!

11121 Western Avenue, Stanton, CA 90680 (MLS # OC15246198)

(all data current as of 3/22/2019)
Price $650,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 2,070 sq ft
Lot Size 18,120 sqft
Days on Market 154
Status Sold
$50,000 PRICE REDUCTION!!! HOME IS ZONED RH, HIGH DENSITY RESIDENTIAL!! Density Range: 11.1-18 du/ac. Perfect investment opportunity!! Beautiful custom built home sitting on a giant lot that will allow for additional units to be built. There has only been one owner in this homes lifetime. This property has lots of parking for it has a half circular driveway, a two car garage with a 3/4 bath, and R.V. parking. The interior is a must see with its fresh new paint, two living rooms, and four bedrooms.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 4/15/2016 Tract
Year Built 1962 Community 61 - N of Gar Grv, S Of Ball,
Garage Spaces n/a County Orange
Total Parking n/a

Additional Details

Lot 0.416 Area 61 - N of Gar Grv, S Of Ball,
HOA Dues 0 Parking 2
Pool Description None Sewer Sewer In Street
Stories 1 Utilities District/Public; Sewer In Street;
View Description None Water District/Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Gas Oven, Gas Stove
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached, Yes
Interior Bathtub, Ceiling Fan, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Shower, Shower in Tub
Lot Description Access Road Maintained, Access Road Paved, Access via City Streets, Back Yard, Front Yard, Lot 10000-19999 Sqft


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Tyler James, Brokers West

(view all details for MLS #OC15246198)

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