If some of the walls in this stucco Mediterranean-style home in Long Beach listed for $896,000 remind you of those found in a midcentury Modern Manhattan office, you’d be right on the money.
The formal dining room in the five-bedroom, 3.5-bath residence is wrapped in mahogany paneling that was repurposed from the walls of a Rockefeller Center boardroom and installed by a previous owner who was a New York City contractor.
“They attached it from the back,” says Kenneth Robinson, the home’s owner since March 2003. “They took down all the interior walls, put up the paneling and rebuilt it from the inside of the house. They fit together so the grain matches perfectly.”
Classic architectural touches at the circa-1923 address include arched ceilings in the sunken living room with original plaster moldings and parquet floors and a marble wood-burning fireplace in the living room. Twenty-five stained glass panels, now shielded by hurricane glass, are original to the home, and are throughout the dining room, living room, sunroom, bathrooms and the hallways.
A master bedroom with multiple views has a new shower in an en-suite bathroom, as well as a walk-in closet and an intimate terrace.
“It’s great for the fireworks in the summertime,” Robinson says.
After buying the house, Robinson says he gutted the kitchen — now dressed in wood and Wolfe and Subzero appliances — two of the bathrooms and several upstairs bedrooms. He also completed a 22-by-10-foot extension linking the sunroom to the dining room, added insulation and updated electrical and other systems.
A finished lower level has a large family room with multiple windows, a wet bar, a half-bath and a cedar closet. Six new Marvin hurricane glass doors open to the 60-by-100-foot parcel, which is about an eighth of a mile from the ocean and 18 feet above sea level.
There is an outdoor, year-round shower and a brick patio and driveway. The property has a 1.5-car detached garage, in-ground sprinklers and a water-cooled, open loop air conditioning system.
The listing agent is Miriam Gold of Paul Gold Real Estate.