Sold: The Pekrul House, Paul Tay (1968)
4123 N. Virginia Rd. Long Beach 90807
3 bedrooms, 2 baths | 1,398 sqft | 8,956 sqft lot | Map
Determined to give their family’s sedate 1924 bungalow a modernist bend, Mr. & Mrs. Pekrul turned to Long Beach architect Paul Tay. Through his spectacular 1968 addition, they achieved that and more. The result is an inspired and light filled space, sheltered behind the mature trees of a generous nearly 9,000 square foot lot. It stands today as a time capsule of mid-century modernism. Rough sawn Redwood beamed ceiling, custom built light fixtures, wrap around and clerestory windows, beautiful built-ins and kitchen cabinetry-all remain gloriously intact. Sliding doors access a central courtyard, which is graced with a large bonsai wisteria that was lovingly shaped for many years by Mrs. Pekrul. The overall impression is of being somewhere far away from the city. Intriguingly, Tay also had designs on a phase two addition. Never built, it planned for an expanded living space, entrance foyer, and two car carport. The rear/1924 bungalow portion of the home has deferred maintenance and will require attention, reflected in the listing price. Situated in a prime location in Long Beach’s prestigious Virginia Country Club neighborhood, it is an incredibly unique opportunity that is not to be missed. Trust sale, no court confirmation required. Offered as-is.