Quick Take: Paul Tay Dream Home

We’ve become quite smitten with Paul Tay homes lately. Admittedly, that might be because we’re buying one 🙂 But this home has all of the great trademarks: unique angles, lots of glass, and a very easy-going spaciousness. Now, you might think this home looks familiar. And you’d be right — it sold about 17 months ago for $1,300,000 and was recently listed for $1,530,000. That listing was canceled and now it has reappeared at $1,489,000.

Last year when we first covered this home, we talked about how much better it could look with the right furniture. Well, we were right! It looks like the new owners have done new flooring, paint, and furnished the home in way that complements the architecture. Fortunately, they haven’t changed some of the cool original features like the fireplaces and skylights.

This home is the epitome of the Park Estates lifestyle. A large easy-going modern ranch in one of Long Beach’s best neighborhoods.

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1340 Los Altos Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90815 (MLS # PW15234240)

(all data current as of 11/23/2017)
Price $1,450,000
Beds 4
Baths 3 baths
Home size 3,469 sq ft
Lot Size 13,939 sqft
Days on Market 93
Status Sold
Rarely do historic homes of this caliber come to market; for your consideration, the Paul Tay architectural masterwork, the Post House, 1340 Los Altos Avenue. A leader of Midcentury Modern architecture, Tay crafted his vision of an integrated indoor/outdoor space within a particularly private area of the esteemed Park Estates neighborhood. Artistic metaphor is explored through powerful instances of light, line, texture, and color; from the cantilevered walkway drawing your eye through intricate breeze block to bold front doors. Enter to a broad formal corona, lofted by expansive open beam ceilings and skylights, and behold sweeping pool views through the 10’ floor to ceiling wall of glass offering a saturation of natural light reflected from the polished concrete floors. Rambling over 3,400 square feet of living space, this highly updated floor plan maximizes your entertainment choices, with a living room, formal dining room, separate den, library, and sumptuous gourmet kitchen featuring the en vogue island design and new appliance suite. The amenities throughout the home are numerous, inclusive of two fireplaces, central heat & air, massive pool and large three car garage. Secure one of the most authentic homes within Park Estates today!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 1/28/2016 Tract Park Estates (PE)
Year Built 1959 Community 36 - Park Estates
Garage Spaces n/a County Los Angeles
Total Parking n/a


School District Long Beach Unified
Elementary School Gant

Additional Details

Lot 0.320 Area 36 - Park Estates
HOA Dues 125 | Yearly Parking 3
Pool Description Private,In Ground,Diving Board,Fenced Sewer Sewer Connected
Stories Split Level Subdivision Park Estates (PE)
Utilities District/Public; Sewer Connected; View Description None
Water District/Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Built In Range, Dishwasher, Freezer, Garbage Disposal, Gas Oven, Gas Range, Microwave
Fireplace Yes
Garage Attached, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Bathtub, Granite Counters, Kitchen Island, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Open Floor Plan, Pantry, Remodeled Kitchen, Shower, Sunken Living Room
LotDescription Access via City Streets, Back Yard, Front Yard
Pool Yes
Style Contemporary


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

Listing provided by : Jeff Anderson, Keller Williams Pacific Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW15234240)

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