…when you see this house. You know what one of my favorite things is? When people hire architects to do remodels on more modestly-sized and priced homes. I think the results speak for themselves. Instead of Home Depot, play-it-safe, nice-enough remodel — you get a complete reimagining of the property. These sellers are long-time owners of the property. The renovations were completed in 2008 and they have all the hallmarks of a “forever property.”
What’s my favorite part? No doubt, I love yard view — the guest house creates a courtyard feel. The full-height glass with awning windows and unique “V-support” patio structure all give nods to Gregory Ain’s Mar Vista development. Very much unlike the Mar Vista development, this home is spacious at 1900 square feet — almost twice as much as Ain’s designs.
There are really only two negatives — and we absolutely must address them. First off, this is a unique configuration that won’t work for everybody. The 1900 square feet is split amongst two structures, one is 1600 square feet an encompasses 2 bedroom and 2 bathrooms. Then there is a 300 square studio / bedroom. Numbers are approximate, of course. As always, we recommend on checking permits for auxiliary structures. This is a great configuration for a lot of people (when working from home, I vastly prefer workspaces that are detached, or at least on a different level. It’s way less distracting.
Finally, there’s the location. This property backs to Woodruff. That area does get a lot of traffic during commute times. The design convenient creates a front courtyard, shielded from the street. But the backyard is exposed. There are highly-upgraded sound-limiting windows, but this is one where it’s best not to guess — you need to experience the backyard at 5:30PM to really evaluate the noise level.
This is a gem — the kind of renovation that goes well-into the six figures. It’s hard to replicate — a one-of-one. If you’re looking in Northwest Orange County, this might be the one that seduces you to Long Beach.
Did you know? We know Long Beach. And we’d love to represent you as a buyer on this wonderful property and give you the personal tour. Contact us.
|Home size||1,900 sq ft|
|Lot Size||5,662 sqft|
|Days on Market||75|
Simply exceptional. This midcentury modern residence in Long Beach’s desirable Los Altos neighborhood was originally built in 1954 and was completely reimagined by talented architect Paul Coleman in 2008. No expense was spared in the remodel, resulting in a move-in ready home that is both beautiful and functional. Upgrades to the residence are extensive and include Jeld Wen window systems with sound reduction glass, Mastero dimmers and remote controlled lighting throughout, built-in speaker/sound system (interior and exterior) with Niles repeaters for IR access and Bluetooth, DCS security/alarm system, and many more features. The kitchen is open and modern and features teak cabinets (grain matched and sequenced), quartz countertops, a Bosch hidden panel dishwasher, Electrolux professional quality range with convection oven and wok burner, and an Everpure water filtration system. Other comfort features of the home include a steam shower with aroma therapy system, Americh Contura airbath tub, Carrier Infinity HVAC system, two fireplaces (living room and master bedroom), and a whole house water filtration system. Functional upgrades include a full copper re-pipe, newer 200 amp electrical panel, two tankless water heaters, and a newer tar and gravel roof. This home is as complete as one can hope for, especially in this price range. Come and take a look at this very special modern residence.
Property Type(s): Single Family
|Last Updated||5/10/2017||Tract||Los Altos/North of Fwy (LNF)|
|Year Built||1954||Community||34 - Los Altos, X-100|
|Garage Spaces||2.0||County||Los Angeles|
|Prior to Apr 24, '17||$829,900|
|Apr 24, '17 - Today||$855,000|
|Lot||5663 sq ft||Area||34 - Los Altos, X-100|
|HOA Dues||0||Parking||Spaces: 4.00|
|Pool Description||None||Subdivision||Los Altos/North of Fwy (LNF)|
|Appliances||Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Range, Range/Stove Hood, Tankless Water Heater|
|Exterior||Koi Pond, Lighting, Rain Gutters|
|Garage||Direct Garage Access, Driveway - Concrete, Garage, Yes|
|Heat||Central Furnace, Pellet|
|Interior||Intercom, Recessed Lighting, Wired for Sound|
|LotDescription||Back Yard, Front Yard, Landscaped, Sprinklers Drip System|
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