Here’s a midcentury post and beam in Long Beach designed by local architect George Montierth. The Kresl Residence, as its referred to in the listing, was built in 1951 and features plenty of modernist elements, including floor-to-ceiling windows and mahogany-paneled walls.
The 2,700-square-foot main residence has four bedrooms and three bathrooms, while a fourth bathroom is located in a detached guest house that has its own fireplace. The 10,445-square-foot lot also includes a grassy front lawn, barbecue area, three-car garage, pergola-shaded patio, and an L-shaped swimming pool.
Other features of the home include beamed ceilings, built-in shelving, sliding doors, frosted glass dividers, a small breakfast nook, and a large brick fireplace in the living room.
The kitchen appears to have been updated somewhat recently; it now offers stainless steel appliances and a new gas range. The bathrooms also look like they’ve gotten a recent makeover, though the multicolored tiling seems like a throwback to the home’s midcentury origins.
The house last sold in 2013 for $1.19 million. It’s on the market now with an asking price that’s not much higher: $1.2 million.
- 3924 Pine Ave [Nathaniel Cole | Coldwell Banker Coast Alliance]