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All photos courtesy of CRMLS.

A sprawling 1954 home with alterations later made by Paul Edward Tay home has recently been listed for sale in the Park Estates neighborhood of Long Beach.

Set back from El Mirador Avenue, this three-bedroom, three-bath sits on an elevated location while being surrounded by an immense amount of greenery and foliage. The 2,787 sq. ft. building also has the possibility of being easily converted to a four- or five-bedroom home, according to the listing.

Additionally, the home sports a three-car garage with a ceiling-to-floor glass sliding door to a covered patio and classic mid-50s pool.

The work of the rather unknown yet prolific architect showcases the high modern-meets-rancho style aesthetic that was also engendered by the more well-known architect Cliff May.

Born in Pomona, Tay–who was recently awarded an Excellence in Architecture recognition by Long Beach Heritage earlier this year–opened his practice in Long Beach shortly after graduating from USC. Eventually, over 30 residential projects were created by Tay throughout his 25 years in Long Beach. Other notable Tay pieces in Long Beach include the Braly Residence on the Peninsula and the Sipprelle Residence in Signal Hill.

The home, located at 1451 El Mirador Avenue, is being listed at $1.375 million. The listing can be viewed here.

NOTE: This article originally stated that the home was designed by Tay; this was a mistake by agent Mike Trossen, who was originally led to believe it was indeed designed by Tay. He later confirmed that the listing only had later alterations made by Tay to expand the square footage and make it more “Tay-sthetic.”


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