This is a house I would seriously consider trading a body part for. Aside from the obvious (the amazing design) there are a lot of things that make this house amazing. I feel like about once a month I come across an amazing home for a not-unreasonable price in San Pedro. Views. Not super crowded. And urban-close to the burgeoning scene in Downtown Long Beach. Oh, and the proposed San Pedro waterfront redevelopment doesn’t hurt. Of course, that’s all great, but what really stands apart is this homes design.
First off, it was built in 1948. My dad was born in 1947 and it’s crazy to think of a modernist home just a few short years after WWII. When we think of modern homes we tend to think of the 1950s because that’s when the mid-century modern movement was really in full-swing. But anything before 1950 makes this home a pioneer of a style that was not yet the toast of magazines and home shows. In some ways, like masters who built homes in the 1930s and 1940s, there’s a certain purity to the design.
This one is hardly done, but it’s wonderful to see someone has very artfully enlarged and updated (I word I normally hate…because it seems to be code for “screwed up”) this home. The entry has been changed but it looks like it was at least done with the consultation of an architect. And then we have the view. Views are harder and harder to come by (at reasonable prices). There’s a lot of flat land in Southern California. While we do have some people finding and re-discovering these gems (you should take a look at the some of the past listings of this home — people didn’t know what they had!) we have noticed some of these homes get renovated into oblivion — turning some cool into some generic designed to look like everything else where restoration is no longer cost-effective.
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|Home size||2,200 sq ft|
|Lot Size||6,831 sqft|
|Days on Market||68|
Magnificent Mid-Century Modern architecture that has been meticulously maintained and updated with genuine attention to detail in keeping with the original design. Updates include a new kitchen, baths, roof and central A/C. This very special home has an extremely private entry that progresses into the living space with walls of glass that open to the sublime view of the ocean, harbor and bridge. Single level living includes 3 bedrooms and 3 baths with an office or guest room on the lower level with it's own entrance. The outdoor space here is just as important as the interior and was designed for entertaining. An outdoor kitchen, shower, built in fire pit, and multiple seating and gathering areas are all situated to enjoy the vista. Placed high on one of the best blocks in upper Vista del Oro, you'll adore the afternoon breeze, the glorious view, indoor/outdoor living and the proximity to Averill Park, schools and shops. It's a must see, fall in love property.
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Year Built||1948||Community||183 - Vista Del Oro|
|Garage Spaces||n/a||County||Los Angeles|
|Prior to Apr 17, '18||$1,149,000|
|Apr 17, '18 - Today||$1,099,000|
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Listing provided by : Rebecca Chambliss, Pacific Union International