Sold: The Pekrul House, Paul Tay (1968)
4123 N. Virginia Rd., Long Beach 90807
3 BD | 2 BA | 1,398 SF | 8,956 SF Lot | Map
Determined to transform their family’s 1924 bungalow into a modernist home, Mr. & Mrs. Pekrul turned to Long Beach architect Paul Tay. By way of his spectacular 1968 addition, they achieved that and more. The result is an inspiring light filled space, sheltered behind privacy fencing and mature trees on a generous, nearly 9,000 square foot lot. It stands today as a time capsule of 60’s modernism. Rough sawn Redwood ceiling, custom built soffit lighting, wrap around and clerestory windows, hand painted tile, beautiful Teak cabinetry and built-ins- all remain gloriously intact. Sliding glass doors access a central courtyard, which visually connects Tay’s addition with the original 1920's home. Cork flooring has been laid throughout, merging the Tay addition to the crisp white palette of the newly reconfigured original home. The current owner’s renovation has given it new life; with a revised layout that creates a proper master suite, enlarged guest bedroom, and 3rd bedroom/office with access to the rear yard and patio. Closets have been finished to maximize the use of space. Intriguingly, Tay also created drawings for a phase two addition. Never built, it planned for an expanded living space, entrance foyer, and two car carport at the front. Situated on a prime parcel in Long Beach’s prestigious Virginia Country Club neighborhood, yet giving the impression of being somewhere far from the city.
For showings or more information:
Nate Cole 562.673.3550