Long Beach, Calif. | $2.495 Million
A 1955 midcentury-modern house with three bedrooms and four bathrooms, on a 0.2-acre lot
This home was designed by Lloyd Wright, Frank Lloyd Wright’s son, who worked extensively in Southern California, on his projects of his own, like Wayfarers Chapel in Rancho Palos Verdes, as well as buildings associated with his father. The sellers have updated the house with a new HVAC system, new windows and new plumbing.
The property is close to a park with a playground and to a shopping center with a Ralphs grocery store. The campus of California State University Long Beach is less than five minutes away by car. Driving to downtown Long Beach or Long Beach Airport takes about 15 minutes. Los Angeles is about 40 minutes away.
Size: 2,382 square feet
Price per square foot: $1,047
Indoors: Steps ascend from the street to the front door, which opens into a living room with a double-sided cinder-block fireplace and glass walls overlooking the street and the back patio.
On one side of the fireplace is an area with built-in shelves and cabinets, used by the sellers as a home office. On the other side is an open dining space. Beyond the dining area is an updated kitchen with a breakfast bar and stainless steel appliances.
Two bedrooms are off a hallway extending from the living area. The primary suite, at the far end, includes a bedroom with patio and backyard access and a bathroom with a combined tub and shower. The other bedroom has the use of a bathroom off the hall with a shower and a free-standing soaking tub.
From the hallway, stairs lead down to the lower level, where there is a den with its own exterior entrance. The third bedroom is also on this level; it has the use of a bathroom with a soaking tub. A second full bathroom with a walk-in shower is on the other side of the den.
Outdoor space: The front patio, above the driveway, is big enough to hold a grill and a dining table. The patio in the backyard currently accommodates lounge furniture and a fire pit. There is room to park two cars in the driveway.
Taxes: $31,188 (estimated) and a $120 yearly homeowner association fee
Contact: Nancy Deprez, Vista Sotheby’s International Realty, 310-739-8272; sothebysrealty.com
Scottsdale, Ariz. | $2.5 Million
A recently renovated 1995 house with five bedrooms, three full bathrooms and two half bathrooms, on a 0.3-acre lot
This house is in Stonegate, a gated community with an Olympic-size swimming pool, walking trails and sports facilities, including basketball, tennis and pickleball courts. It is within a 10-minute drive of Stonegate Equestrian Park and a number of golf courses. Old Town Scottsdale, a popular shopping and dining destination, and the Scottsdale Fashion Square mall are 20 minutes away.
Camelback Mountain, which offers hiking trails with city views, is about half an hour away. Driving to Phoenix or Scottsdale Airport also takes about half an hour. Tucson and Sedona are about two hours away.
Size: 4,260 square feet
Price per square foot: $587
Indoors: A semicircular path leads from the street to the arched front door, which opens into a sunny foyer. Off this space is a bedroom currently used as a home office with an attached half bathroom.
The living room beyond has a built-in bar with a beverage refrigerator; a fireplace with a white-painted brick chimney flanked by built-in shelves; and accordion-style glass doors that fold open to the back patio.
The adjacent kitchen has a large center island with globe-style pendant lights hanging overhead, white cabinetry and stainless steel appliances, including a refrigerator with double doors. It is open to a dining area and a family room with a wood-burning fireplace and patio access.
A hallway in this part of the house leads to two bedrooms. The primary suite has a fireplace, a walk-in closet, patio access and a bathroom with a walk-in shower and a sleek soaking tub. The bedroom next door also has an en suite bathroom.
Two more bedrooms and another full bathroom are on the other side of the house. An additional half bathroom is near the pool area.
Outdoor space: The partially covered patio off the living and family rooms has a view of the swimming pool and the property’s landscaping, which includes palm trees. The three-car garage is attached, and most of the community’s amenities are within walking distance.
Taxes: $11,748 (estimated) and a $213 monthly homeowner association fee
Contact: Adrian Heyman, The Agency, 480-465-2620; theagencyre.com
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