On the hunt for a midcentury marvel to call your own? Curbed posted about this incredible midcentury home in Long Beach, California and thanks to plenty of midcentury details it definitely needs to go to a mid-mod-loving owner.
A Little Midcentury Home History…
“In the mid-1950s, Ray Kappe was just embarking on what turned out to be one of the most innovative and exciting modern architectural careers in Los Angeles,” writes Jenna Chandler. “He found instant success in 1954 with one of his earliest projects, the National Boulevard Apartments in West Los Angeles. The next year, a Long Beach couple hired Kappe, who was working out of his office in Reseda, to oversee a remodel of their home fronting Naples Canal. That home, dubbed the Stoner House for the couple and its longtime owners, Willis and Katherine Stoner, is now landing on the market for the first time since it was constructed in 1946.”
Room to Park Your Yacht
According to the Zillow listing, this midcentury home not only has 3 bedrooms, 3 bathrooms, and over 2,900 square feet of living space but also features:
- 270-degree views
- 4 stunning water vistas
- Direct water access via dual docks
- 5 boat slips
Did we mention that it “can accommodate a sizeable yacht”? Sounds great, but we’re a little busy admiring the interior design—the original light fixtures are stunning. Don’t get us started on the wood paneling, fireplace, slate floors and indoor barbeque.
Seriously, Someone Needs to Preserve This House
This beautiful midcentury house definitely needs some love as the kitchen is long past it’s prime and the vintage bathrooms are more than showing their age. Despite needing some elbow grease it is obvious that this home has long been well loved. We certainly hope that the next owners cherish its great design (and maybe invite us over for a tour)!