Welcome to The Alexander House, by renowned architect John Lautner, FAIA, 1951.
This midcentury modern ranch-style home displays all the innovative characteristics Lautner is known for, including the use of natural materials, the concept of indoor-outdoor living, and an open floor plan.
This architectural masterpiece spreads wide and low across its expansive 13,000 + sq. ft. site. Interior privacy is achieved by the long horizontal wall screening the façade.
Behind the privacy wall sits the front door amongst a private shade garden and a wall of glass.
Upon entry, this custom-built home by the modernist master features an Organic design, with vaulted, tongue and groove beamed ceilings, concrete, and brick floors, along with built-ins.
The floor-to-ceiling windows bring natural light to the interiors, which impart a strong midcentury vibe.
The spacious step-down living room leads the eye outdoors to the side garden beyond the wall of glass.
Lautner, inspired by mentor Frank Lloyd Wright designed the open floor plan with the kitchen, dining area, and den looking outside, bringing the outdoors in.
Through the glass doors, the patio is defined by a wide cantilevered overhang, and visually connects the iconic ranch-style home to the outdoor living space replete with multiple entertaining areas, creating a backyard resort-like oasis, affording a classic California Indoor-Outdoor Lifestyle.
Drawings of the Alexander House at the Getty Research Library point out the possibility of a pool, where now sits a state-of-the-art, infinity edge saline pool and spa, with lanai deck.
The residence includes 4 bedrooms, 4 baths, living room with soaring brick fireplace, dining area, den, laundry room, and two car garage.
Throughout the home, the systems have been thoroughly updated while keeping the integrity of Lautner’s overall vision left intact.
Additionally, extensively renovated bathrooms with high-end finishes and a custom chef’s kitchen bring modern amenities to this striking home designed by one of America's most renowned architects.
Located in prestigious Park Estates, a quiet enclave that affords large lots, and wide tree-lined streets with custom-built homes, this is the only known John Lautner in Long Beach, Ca. This important property has too many upgrades and system updates to list, please see details in supplements. Property has earned esteemed Mills Act historic status for potential of substantial tax savings, see suplements.