The recently-sold space Downtown is dominated by a centrally placed coffee station/bar with leather-upholstered stools. It gives the place an upper-class coffee house vibe and lets you know that the tenants take their caffeine seriously.
For the most part, the home is largely how Cutter designed it. “We’ve tried hard not to change the house,” said Haas. And it only takes a bit of imagination (as long as you stay out of the kitchen) to sense what it must have been like living there nearly a century ago.
The woodwork in the house is original and in great condition after the owners had its 107 solid-mahogany doors and 80 mahogany-trimmed windows all stripped and refinished.
Theoretically, every place is steps to the beach.
It’s a staggering amount for an off-water property in Naples, far eclipsing the typical highs of around $3 million that the more spectacular houses without a waterfront location fetch.
Simply put, Cal State Long Beach Department of Economics chair Seiji Steinmetz says, “A middle-class person cannot afford to own a home in Long Beach right now.”
What makes the 1939 three-bedroom, 1.75-bath home unique is its meticulous and thorough renovation by designer Steve Jones of bettershelter in 2011-12.
The landscaping isn’t as graceful as Killingsworth typically preferred, but perhaps the eternal expanse of the Pacific visible from rooms throughout the house was more than enough for the architect who invariably integrated the inside of his houses with the outside environment.
It’s a vacant lot with its own boat dock that runs the entire 68 feet of the lot’s frontage; typically, a vacant lot doesn’t come with a place to moor your yacht.
The home with its second-story addition has maintained the sleek, horizontal lines and capacious overhangs that mark the rancho style, and it’s easy to imagine even Cliff May giving it a begrudging approval.