Sold: Los Altos Home & Studio, Hugh Gibbs (1954)
1361 Vuelta Grande Ave. Long Beach CA 90815
3 BD | 2 BA + Detached Studio | 1,284 SF | 7,242 SF Lot | Map
1954 Hugh Gibbs designed mid-century home in Long Beach's desirable Los Altos neighborhood. A thoughtful landscape and Ipe privacy screen hint at the well designed private spaces that lay beyond. An open plan layout directs large west facing windows towards the parklike, 7,242 square foot lot. A deep alcove created by the insulated patio roof shades the interiors and extends the living spaces outward. In the kitchen, original character is balanced with modern convenience by way of updated appliances and several newer built-ins. Beautiful Hardwood flooring leads from dining/living area on into the bedrooms. Guest bath has been taken down to the studs and given a modern finish. In the master bedroom with en suite bath, french doors provide views of the yard and direct access to it. A detached prefab modern studio/casita has been built with an insulated structural panel system. A refined space- with clerestory windows, cork floors, and wood paneled ceiling. Ipe wood is laid as decking and connects it to a large adjacent storage shed. The property backs up to and has a view of the Los Cerritos Channel, creating a feeling of absolute privacy and space. Mature trees dot the property, w/Orange, Fig, and Avocado to name only a few. Current owners have extensively and carefully updated the home: new 50 year roof, Marvin Integrity dual pane windows and doors, rewired electrical and updated service panels, full copper plumbing, tankless water heater, fencing, landscape, irrigation, and more. Beach close, excellent schools, easy freeway access, and yet an incredibly quiet and calm location. A level of sophistication and privacy unlike anything you will see in this range of price.
Nate Cole 562.673.3550