It’s not a Cliff May…but you might like it more.

While we have, and always will focus on Cliff May homes, he did not have a monopoly on mid-century modern ranch homes. Not only were there architects who copied, but very talented architects who came up with their own vision of affordable architecture for everyone.

William Krisel was one of those architects. He is most famous for his 1960s “butterfly roof” homes in Palm Springs, but these 1950s precursors are amazing in their own right. Like Cliff May designs, they are meant to be efficient, clever, and full of light. This one happens to be located in a really nice, “hidden gem” neighborhood in La Mirada — super close to the regional park with a disc golf course.

If you thought awesome mid-century modern homes in the $500s were a thing of the past, think again. If you love Cliff May homes but don’t think you can ever afford anything like one, think again.

We’re here to represent you. Let us know if you’d enjoy a private showing of this amazing, affordable home.

15031 Rosalita Drive, La Mirada, CA 90638 (MLS # SB19074751)

(all data current as of 6/19/2019)
Price $559,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,248 sq ft
Lot Size 5,942 sqft
Days on Market 74
Status Pending
Must see CLASSIC Mid-century Modern home in desirable La Mirada neighborhood on a quiet street with an attached two-car garage. Loaded with mid century charm including gable picture windows, butterfly roofline, brick privacy wall, vintage O’Keefe and Merritt cooktop and double wall ovens, Malm freestanding gas fireplace, exposed brick, and stylish wood accent wall, Spanish revival hardware, lighting, and exposed wood beam ceilings. The living room fireplace, with inset vertical chases and stacked bond brick construction floats between a floor-to-ceiling window and an oversized patio door wall for a truly open concept feel. No neighbors to the rear of the property and a large privacy fence give this home the feeling of a quiet oasis with panoramic views of lush green landscapes both inside and out. Many upgrades including new furnace, hot water heater, cool roof with isoboard ceiling insulation, Kohler Mendota cast iron bathtub, new bathroom fixtures, exterior and interior paint, quartz countertops, and lighting. Welcome Home!

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 4/23/2019 Tract
Year Built 1955 Community M3 - La Mirada
Garage Spaces 2.0 County Los Angeles
Total Parking n/a


School District Norwalk - La Mirada

Additional Details

Lot 5942 sq ft Area M3 - La Mirada
HOA Dues 0.00 Parking Spaces: 2.00
Pool Description None Sewer Sewer Paid
Stories 1 View Description Neighborhood,Park/Greenbelt
Water Public Zoning LMR1*


Air Wall/Window Unit(s)
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Gas & Electric Range
Construction Stucco
Fireplace Yes
Garage Direct Garage Access, Driveway, Garage, Yes
Heat Central, Fireplace(s)
Interior Beamed Ceilings, High Ceilings
Lot Description 0-1 Unit/Acre, Yard
Master on Main Yes
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Michael Gibbs CalDRE: 01980121, Real Living Pacific Realty

(view all details for MLS #SB19074751)

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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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