The Hastings Residence, by architects Powers, Daly, & DeRosa(1954.) Turning its back to the street, an austere brick facade w/cascading stepped patio entrance gives only an indication of the mid-century modern compound that lies beyond. Past the front door,a u-shaped plan shelters vast expanses of floor to ceiling glass walls, & literally brings the landscape inside by way of an indoor/outdoor koi pond & fiddle leaf fig tree grown from an indoor planter.Original details are found throughout the house.Modern updates intertwine & show respect for these details:custom plywood & maple cabinets w/cutaway pulls mimic the modest design of the original kitchen.Color blocks of tile in the bath & outdoor shower pay homage to LAX's mosaic tiled tunnels.Textured Luau Mahogany panels give warmth to several walls.Cork floor has been laid throughout living areas & bedrooms,w/the exception of original flagstone & slate.The flagstone continues outside surrounding the resort like pool & leading to the patio & garden areas.Current owners spent over a year out of the house, completing system updates to the highest caliber.High efficiency zoned HVAC units, ducting, roofing, plumbing,electrical rewire & panel, insulation, owned solar panels, solar pool heating,Cat6 wiring,& much more.In the highly sought after Bixby Knolls neighborhood of Long Beach-w/its tree lined streets, top rated schools, walkability to restaurants and shopping,& central location for commutes to Los Angeles or Orange County.
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