It’s BACK!!! A Cliff May from 2015 Returns!

This Cliff May might look familiar to you. It was last listed for sale in late 2015 for over $800k. With a new price under $800k and a healthy amount of square footage, this one is worth a second look. It’s located on a smaller, very quiet street. It’s also well-sited on the lot. And inside, there have been some improvement, which we’ll talk about in a second.

Right now, if you’re budget is $750k-$800k, you have more options than you’ve had in months. Sure, in the last week some of those have gone into escrow (Both properties on Lees) but it’s actually a pretty good time to be a buyer in the Ranchos. We just spoke with someone today who had fallen in love with the house on Volk (it was amazing and went into escrow within a week). But it was also priced in the mid $800s.

A home like this is great because it is a converted lanai model, which adds approximately 200 square feet of living space. There are no showings until this weekend, which is a bummer. This home is actually expanded in two ways that we can see: The lanai has been enclosed AND the wall on the kitchen side of the house was extended a few feet out under the eaves. This really adds to the usability of this plan. Judging by the wall heater, it would seem the lanai was converted a long time ago, into living space. The seller reports the square footage as 1475 but the county records show 1250. We checked the city records and both additions were included on the same permit application. It’s always good to check for yourself. [You can check here]

I do like a lot of their improvements, but I’m not sure the change in kitchen layout is an improvement over the original. The concrete floors turned out nice and the bathrooms are very serviceable. The yard is the same…it’s a great start and with 6,000 square feet, this is one of the bigger lots. There’s a lot of room and a lot of potential here. But that’s sort of the rub, is $800k the new price for a home that is livable today with some upgrades, but still has some work to do?

7203 E Premium Street, Long Beach, CA 90808 (MLS # PW16150764)

(all data current as of 6/19/2019)
Price $789,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,475 sq ft
Lot Size 5,662 sqft
Days on Market 84
Status Sold
This is the Cliff May you have been waiting for. With almost $100k in recent upgrades, the home has still kept everything the original homes offered, open concept, beamed ceilings, floor to ceiling windows and has improved upon that with modern conveniences. Upgrades include newly remodeled kitchen with Quartz counters, new stainless appliances including a high-end Thermador range, new Woodmark cabinets with slow close drawers and hinges, newly floated concrete floors throughout, new interior and exterior paint, new bathroom vanity and new HVAC system with a Nest smart thermostat. This home truly showcases the architecture as it was meant to be, while at the same time, making you feel like you are stepping into a newly built home.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 10/3/2016 Tract Other (OTHR)
Year Built 1953 Community 33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
Garage Spaces 1.0 County Los Angeles
Total Parking n/a

Price History

Prior to Aug 10, '16 $799,000
Aug 10, '16 - Today $789,000

Additional Details

Lot 0.13 Area 33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
HOA Dues 0 Parking Spaces: 1.00
Pool Description None Subdivision Other (OTHR)
Utilities Public; View Description None
Water Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances 6 Burner Stove, Built In Range, Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Water Line to Refriger
Garage Driveway, Garage, Yes
Heat Central Furnace
Interior Cathedral-Vaulted Ceilings, Kitchen Open to Family Room, Open Floor Plan, Remodeled Kitchen, Shower in Tub, Stone Counters
Lot Description Lot-Level/Flat


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

Listing provided by : Scott Kato, Keller Williams Pacific Estate

(view all details for MLS #PW16150764)

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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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