Sold: The Brady Residence, Killingsworth, Brady, & Associates (1970)
4204 Cedar Ave., Long Beach CA 90807
2BD | 4BA | 3,154 SF | Map
The Jules Brady Residence, 1970. Designed by the internationally acclaimed firm of Killingsworth, Brady, & Associates. As with their Case Study House #25, the home is fronted by a towering 17' high front door that opens to a private and secure outdoor patio. With the use of this interior courtyard, it allows for a two story floor to ceiling glass facade and a seamless indoor-outdoor relationship without any of the usual privacy concerns. As you pass through monumental french doors and into the living space with it's dramatic 18' tall ceilings, Killingsworth's renowned mastery of scale and proportion is immediately evident. Past the living room is a large dining area with it's own private garden view. The built-in wet bar and all other original cabinetry are intact; made of a beautiful oiled walnut. In the kitchen, it is raised off of the ground and in near perfect condition, presenting like fine furniture. With below cabinetry windows and clerestory above, and no shortage of countertop or storage, the kitchen makes for a delightful workspace. A guest bedroom with 3/4 bath, laundry area, pantry, and oversized two car garage with walls of storage round out the main floor. The second story is reached via an impressive steel staircase with sculptural walnut railing. A skylit conversation/study area with a second fireplace overlooks the living area and courtyard below via two balconies. From this vantage point, a fascinating and endlessly varied view from day into the night by way of the sun's passage over the courtyard and on through the diffused landscape beyond. Adjacent to the study is the built-in office alcove, hidden behind floor to ceiling sliding shutters; a large window floods the space with light. Beyond more privacy shutters is an expansive dressing room/foyer with walk-in closet, vanity, and full bath on each side of the room. Original plans outline how the space was designed with the potential to be reconfigured to give the home 4 bedrooms, each having it's own bath. Finally, the incredibly spacious master bedroom; a loft like space open to it's own recently renovated bathroom with glass enclosed shower, dual sinks, and roman tub. Natural light is found everywhere by way of nine total skylights. Heating and cooling is zoned with 3 specific furnaces and a/c units. Located on one of the most picturesque streets in the exclusive Virginia Country Club neighborhood of Long Beach; centrally located allowing for commutes to both Los Angeles and Orange Counties, and in close proximity to the newly invigorated Bixby Knolls commercial corridor's dining and shopping.