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Cliff May Rancho

3253 Karen Ave
Long Beach, CA 90808   > view map

Price: $1,025,000
Status: Sold

3 Bedroom(s) / 2 Bathroom(s)
Living Area: 1,130 sq. ft.
Lot Size: 5,989 sq. ft.
Architect: Cliff May
Year Built: 1953
Property Type: Single-Family Home
MLS ID: PW20073592

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Doug & Rochelle Kramer at 949-922-2291 or email.

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Property Features and Details


This exceptional midcentury modern home was the recipient of a 2013 Long Beach Heritage preservation award, and was also recognized by Houzz for its exemplary qualities and authentic architecture. Built in 1953 and designed by world renowned architect Cliff May, this modern gem features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, an island kitchen with quartz countertops and stainless-steel appliances, cork flooring, designer lighting, and upgraded bathrooms with mosaic tile. The spacious 6,000 square foot lot has been transformed into a peaceful and private compound complete with automated driveway gate entry, guest entry with video intercom system, and 2-car detached garage. And then there is the crown jewel of the property a sparkling pool and spa with generous patio space for entertaining and relaxing. This property is located in a quiet interior location within the Rancho Estates, a sought-after neighborhood of midcentury modern homes adjacent to 800 acre El Dorado Park & Nature Preserve, with bike path to the beach. This property and this neighborhood deliver the essence of Southern California living.

Features include:

  • 2-Car detached garage
  • Salt water swimming pool and spa
  • Fully fenced and private lot
  • Remote contol driveway gate
  • Drought tolerant landscaping front and back
  • Open concept living room, dining and kitchen
  • Original Cliff May doors and windows
  • Remodeled kitchen with European cabinets
  • Quartz countertops and island with seating for two
  • Beautifully remodeled bathrooms with vitreous glass mosaic tile
  • Central heating and air-conditioning
  • Fireplace in living room
  • Post and beam construction
  • Open beam ceilings and clerestory windows
  • Laundry hookups in garage


Listed by: Remax Real Estate Specialists

Please contact Doug & Rochelle Kramer for more information.
Phone: 949-922-2291



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