$190k better? The latest Ranchos flip hits the market.

Of course, with a flip it’s not just about the money, but about the time and stress (home renovations are an AMAZING experience, but they aren’t for everybody or everybody’s situation). This home sold about 2.5 months ago with 1 day on the market for $660k. It’s a bit of a bummer because I feel like this home would have been a great opportunity to someone who feels a little priced out of the current Ranchos market. As usual, we visited and here’s our take — the good and the bad. 

This home has a few additions — it started life as the smallest, 1130 square foot model. The front of the house was pulled out a few feet to create a larger entry area as well as an indoor laundry area. Additionally, this home has the ever-common master closet addition where the closets are relocated underneath the gable end eave. In an era of king-size beds, it definitely makes the bedroom more spacious. 

To be perfectly honest (and aren’t we always), I’m having a hard time getting excited about this house. Yes, the kitchen and baths are remodeled and there’s new flooring throughout. The house is turn-key, for sure, but the renovation feels a bit inconsistent and falls flat. The colors are…not my personal taste but they don’t seem to work. The taupe toilet and sink are either holdovers are the result of some absolutely killer (like free) deal from a supplier. I can’t imagine anyone choosing them. The windows have all been replaced (they look to be mid 80s tract home vintage) and the original doors and windows are long-gone. 

I don’t like to be completely negative, so let’s look at the positive: it’s an enlarged model in a quiet, interior location. The backyard feels big and has lots of possibilities. And perhaps, most importantly, it still has the courtyard, indoor-outdoor feel of a Cliff May. Now regarding the price, if anyone wants to hear our opinion — message us privately. 

Do you want to get into this one and hear our take first-hand? Contact Us

3343 Roxanne Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808 (MLS # OC17214577)

(all data current as of 12/18/2017)
Price $829,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,391 sq ft
Lot Size 5,393 sqft
Days on Market 94
Status Active
Beautiful Mid Century Modern Home, Designed by Renowned Architect Cliff May, For Sale. Property is Located One of The Most Sought After Long Beach Neighborhood, Rancho Estates Community. Home features Three Bedrooms, Two Bathrooms, Completely Remodeled, Open Floor Plan, Large Living Room with Fireplace and Large Windows to Let The Natural Light Inside; Gorgeous Gourmet Kitchen with Island and Quartz Counter Top, Stainless Steel Appliances & Stainless Steel Sink; New Engineered Wood Flooring Throughout The House, Master Bedroom with Two Double Doors Closets & Separate Double French Doors Entry to the Backyard, and Large Private Patio Backyard for Entertaining Family and Friends. Also There are Solar Panels to Save on Electricity Bills. And Two Car Garage with Long Driveway & outside storage shed. Property is Close to School, Shopping & Walking Distance to Great El Dorado Park. Must see property!!!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 11/3/2017 Tract Rancho (RNC)
Year Built 1953 Community 33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
Garage Spaces n/a County Los Angeles
Total Parking n/a

Price History

Prior to Oct 30, '17 $849,000
Oct 30, '17 - Today $829,000


School District Long Beach Unified

Additional Details

Lot 5394 sq ft Area 33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description None Stories 1
Subdivision Rancho (RNC) Utilities Phone Connected,Sewer Connected
View Description None Water Public
Zoning LBPD11


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Built In Range, Dishwasher
Fireplace Yes
Garage Driveway, Garage, Garage - Front Entry, Garage - Two
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Open Floor Plan
LotDescription Back Yard, Front Yard
Master on Main Yes


Listing information deemed reliable but not guaranteed. Read full disclaimer.

Listing provided by : Alex Lee CalBRE:01818441, Capital Management Realty, Inc

(view all details for MLS #OC17214577)

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Stephen has lived and worked in a Southern California Cliff May home since 2005. He created the popular website as well as the Cliff May registry. As a real estate broker, he has had the opportunity to sell numerous Cliff May and other modern ranch homes throughout Southern California. Being a leader in the real estate industry, he has been elected by his colleagues to serve as President of the Pacific West Association of Realtors in 2015. When not working hard for his clients and raising the bar in real estate, he can be found exercising his cars on the backroads or backpacking in the wilderness.

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