Unique New Long Beach Cliff May — Quick Take

This home is fresh on the market…and it’s unique, even as far as Cliff Mays go. There’s the usual list of things we look for in a Cliff May: originality, good location, infrastructure upgrades, and aesthetics. This home checks most of the right boxes. I’m actually most intrigued by the exterior and the landscaping. Whenever you have a Cliff May home (or any modern home for that matter), you have a lot of glass. And the outside counts! Mostly because you see so much of it out your windows. I’m a big fan of “living driveways” like this one — they let you reclaim the space.

The inside of this home is a mixed bag. It’s an earlier phase I home, so it has the crank windows and tongue and groove ceilings — a definite plus. I like the master bath, but some of the flooring choices and the fresh-but-off-target kitchen are leaving me feeling a little bummed. I like the two-tone sanded beams and white ceilings — it’s a unique look and one that I’d like to see more often. But the wood cabinets just seem to overload me with woodgrain. Everybody has a balance.

Regardless, this is a wonderful example and it should be on your shopping list for the great location and landscaping alone. Want to check it out? Give us a call or shoot us an email.

3219 Roxanne Avenue, Long Beach, CA 90808 (MLS # PW15226536)

(all data current as of 12/18/2017)
Price $712,000
Beds 3
Baths 2 baths
Home size 1,336 sq ft
Lot Size 5,357 sqft
Days on Market 56
Status Sold
Built in 1953 in phase one of the serene Rancho Estates tract, this Cliff May designed home features three bedrooms, two bathrooms, a remodeled kitchen, and expanded master closet space in 1,336 square feet of living area. The home is equipped with air conditioning for the warm summer months and forced air heating and a fireplace for winter. Other features of the property include multiple outdoor entertainment areas (with plenty of room for a pool), a detached two car garage, open beam ceilings, clerestory windows, and a dedicated indoor laundry area. This tranquil and private property is located in a quiet interior location within the Rancho Estates, a peaceful community characterized by tree-lined streets, midcentury modern architecture, pride of ownership and a strong sense of community.

Property Type(s): Single Family

Last Updated 12/11/2015 Tract Rancho (RNC)
Year Built 1953 Community 33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
Garage Spaces n/a County Los Angeles
Total Parking n/a


School District Long Beach Unified

Additional Details

Lot 0.123 Area 33 - Lakewood Plaza, Rancho
HOA Dues 0 Parking 2
Pool Description None Sewer Sewer Connected,Sewer In Street
Stories 1 Subdivision Rancho (RNC)
Utilities District/Public; Sewer Connected,Sewer In Street; View Description Courtyard
Water District/Public


Air Central
Air Conditioning Yes
Appliances Dishwasher, Garbage Disposal, Gas Range, Microwave, Refrigerator
Fireplace Yes
Heat Fireplace, Forced Air
Interior Bathtub, Beamed Ceilings, Copper Plumbing Full, Open Floor Plan, Shower
LotDescription Access via City Streets, Sprinkler System
Style Modern, Ranch
View Yes


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Listing provided by : Douglas Kramer, Re/Max R. E. Specialists

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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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