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Sold: Rancho Estates, Cliff May (1954)

Sold: Rancho Estates, Cliff May (1954)

3108 Volk Ave, Long Beach, CA 90808
4 bedrooms, 2 baths  |  1,383 sqft  |  Map  


Situated on a prime interior street in the coveted Rancho Estates neighborhood, a second owner Cliff May home that is as sophisticated and refined as any you will see. A perfectly executed era correct fence is pushed to the lot line providing privacy for the generous 6,100 square foot lot. Beyond this fence, a remarkably intact example of May's modern ranch home has been sensitively renovated. The signature window walls, patinated birch paneling, open beam ceiling, and obscure glass panels all remain, coexisting with carefully chosen modern updates. In the open plan island kitchen: custom birch cabinetry, Quartz countertops, Franke undermount sink, and Gaggenau appliances(including a five burner gas cooktop & double ovens.) As the largest of the original floor plans in the tract it is incredibly spacious, feeling far larger than it measures. Accentuated even further by the glass window walls that create a seamless transition between indoors and out. As such, the landscape is more than just backdrop to the living spaces, but rather, an extension of them. The spectacular Japanese garden does not disappoint; aggregate hardscape is surrounded by massive boulders and plantings of Coral Maple, Atlantic Cedar, Juniper Bonsai, and more. Other updates include central A/C, tankless water heater, professional landscape lighting & sprinkler system, and fresh interior paint.  In close proximity to the spectacular 800 acre El Dorado Park and nature preserve, as well as the San Gabriel River path and it's direct access to Seal Beach. A quality of design and finish that is rarely seen at this price. Not to be missed.

Sold: Miraleste Pines, Edward Fickett (1955)

Sold: Miraleste Pines, Edward Fickett (1955)

Leased: Ebell Penthouse Loft

Leased: Ebell Penthouse Loft