Built in 1954 by the architect Cliff May, progenitor of the California Ranch-style house, this mid-century classic was in need of a thorough update to suit the needs of a modern family. JKA, in partnership with an architect, carried out a down-to-the-studs remodel. Key elements, such as beamed ceilings, wood paneling, and expansive windows offering views onto the park-like backyard were retained and elevated, alongside some dramatic improvements - such as raising the entire roof a full two fee - which also allowed for the construction of cozy, loft-play spaces for the children. The furnishings are a mix of vintage and current pieces that honor classic design. Materials such as Heath Ceramics, custom steel details, slab marble, and brick cultivate a sophisticated palette that celebrates the home's distinct character.

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Modern home with Living Room, Light Hardwood Floor, Chair, Coffee Tables, and Gas Burning Fireplace. Photo  of Cliff May Home
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Modern home with Office, Bookcase, Chair, Light Hardwood Floor, and Desk. Photo 3 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Living Room, Sofa, and End Tables. Photo 4 of Cliff May Home
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Modern home with Living Room, Table Lighting, Sofa, End Tables, and Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 6 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Storage Room. Photo 7 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Outdoor, Back Yard, Swimming Pools, Tubs, Shower, and Large Patio, Porch, Deck. Photo 8 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Kitchen, Wood Cabinet, Ceiling Lighting, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Wall Oven, Range, Range Hood, Drop In Sink, Dishwasher, Stone Counter, and Refrigerator. Photo 9 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Kitchen, Ceiling Lighting, Ceramic Tile Backsplashe, Wood Cabinet, Light Hardwood Floor, Pendant Lighting, Range, Wall Oven, Refrigerator, Stone Counter, Dishwasher, Range Hood, and Drop In Sink. Photo 10 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Chair, Light Hardwood Floor, and Pendant Lighting. Photo 11 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Storage Room. Photo 12 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Ceiling Lighting and Drop In Sink. Photo 13 of Cliff May Home
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Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 15 of Cliff May Home
Modern home with Light Hardwood Floor. Photo 16 of Cliff May Home
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Architect
Interior Design
Landscape Design
Builder
  • Spectre8
Photographer
  • José Manuel Alorda
  • Cynthia E. Wood
Bedrooms
  • 4
  • Full Baths
  • 3
  • Structure
  • House (Single Residence)
  • Style
  • Midcentury
  • Year
  • 1954
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