Original 1954 Cliff May Home Hits the Market • Long Beach Post

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A 1954 Cliff May house, located at 3120 Karen Avenue, just west of El Dorado Park, hit the market for $699K this week.

Long Beach is home to the largest and most well-kept neighborhoods of Cliff May’s famous ranch houses in the area—particularly where this three-bedroom gem is located.

Cliff May is a California architect of epic proportions—after all, he is the father of the ranch house, a mid-century pillar of Modernist architecture characterized by its long, close-to-the-ground profile paired with minimalist exterior and interior decoration.

The 5,400 sq. ft. “Lanai”-style features the classic May beam-and-post style with tbs of window and spaces which flood with open space into and from one another. Though the original Cliff May-designed windows and doors remain, the kitchen has been upgraded to a more contemporary feel with a Fisher & Paykel gas range with five burners and double oven, Soapstone countertops, and a reclaimed wood breakfast bar.

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