• Member, Pacific West Association of Realtors
Douglas Kramer, Realtor
Doug Kramer is the co-founder and co-creator of Rancho Style, which he established with his wife Rochelle as a resource for the homeowners of the Cliff May Ranchos and those interested in post and beam architecture by renown designer, Cliff May. Doug's own fascination with modern architecture began as a kid in the late 60s and early 70s when he became interested in set designs from midcentury movies. One of his favorite designers of that era was Ken Adams, production designer for such James Bond classics as Goldfinger and Thunderball. Doug watched these films with
Doug graduated from the University of Arizona in 1988 and promptly moved to Los Angeles to start his career. After sampling life in such communities as West L.A. and Redondo Beach, Doug discovered Long Beach in 1992 and was immediately captivated by its rich and diverse architectural heritage. Long Beach became his permanent home shortly thereafter when he set up residence in the modernist International Tower on Ocean Boulevard. Doug presently lives with his wife in their 1953 Cliff May ranch home that they purchased in 1996.
Now in his 15th year in Southern California, Doug has established a successful career by adhering to three core principles: a love of good architecture, clear and honest communication, and a commitment to superior service.
Through their websites, www.ranchostyle.com and www.socalmodern.com, Doug and Rochelle Kramer demonstrate their passion for great architecture and design. In the case of Rancho Style, the entire site is devoted to the architecture of Cliff May, focusing on the Long Beach Ranchos tract in particular. Doug and Rochelle strongly believe that revealing the original qualities of the Cliff May Ranchos and the inspired indoor-outdoor living that is unique to the Cliff May homes, serves to preserve both the value and the design aesthetics of these homes.
"We are excited to see so much great restoration work taking place that respects the integrity of Cliff May's original design," said Rochelle Kramer. "It is our privilege to feature so many fine examples on RanchoStyle.com."
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