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A Modern Makeover for a Historic Cliff May

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In the city of Long Beach, Calif., sits an abundance of historic Cliff May Ranch-style homes. These postwar bungalows have become popular again in recent years and are cherished by local homeowners. When one comes on the market, it’s snapped up in a heartbeat.

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Rochelle Kramer working in the study.


Recently, Rochelle and Doug Kramer, local Long Beach, Calif. real estate agents and Mid-century Modern experts, purchased one of these Cliff May properties and transformed it into a modern jewel. With paint products and colors by Dunn-Edwards, here’s a look at the transformation:

EXTERIORS BEFORE

EXTERIORS 1 BEFORE

EXTERIORS 2 BEFORE

EXTERIORS 3 BEFORE

EXTERIORS AFTER

EXTERIORS 1 AFTER

EXTERIORS 2 AFTER

EXTERIORS 3 AFTER

Exteriors After. Body: DE6228 PLAY ON GRAY. Trim: DE6371 BLACKJACK. Front Door: custom mix of DE5767 STAR CITY with 1 oz. black


LIVING ROOM and ENTRY BEFORE

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY 1 BEFORE

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY 2 BEFORE

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY 3 BEFORE

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY AFTER

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY 1 AFTER

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY 2 AFTER

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY 3 AFTER

LIVING ROOM and ENTRY 4 AFTER

Walls: DEW340 WHISPER. Fireplace: DET626 METAL FRINGE. Front Door: custom mix of DE5767 STAR CITY with 1 oz black. Beam: DE6371 BLACKJACK.KITCHEN and BREAKFAST NOOK BEFORE

KITCHEN and BREAKFAST NOOK 1 BEFORE

KITCHEN and BREAKFAST NOOK 2 BEFORE

KITCHEN AND BREAKFAST NOOK AFTER

KITCHEN AND BREAKFAST NOOK AFTER

Kitchen Walls:DEW340 WHISPER. Kitchen Cabinets: DEC787 MYTHICAL BLUE


DINING ROOM BEFORE

DINING ROOM BEFORE

DINING ROOM AFTER

DINING ROOM AFTER

Dining Room Walls: DEW340 WHISPER. beam: DE6371 BLACKJACK


BEDROOMS and BATHS BEFORE

BEDROOMS and BATHS 1 BEFORE

BEDROOMS and BATHS 2 BEFORE

BEDROOMS and BATHS 3 BEFORE

BEDROOMS and BATHS AFTER

BEDROOMS and BATHS 1 AFTER

BEDROOMS and BATHS 2 AFTER

BEDROOMS and BATHS 3 AFTER

BEDROOMS and BATHS 4 AFTER

Walls: DEW340 WHISPER. Beam: DE6371 BLACKJACK

STUDY

STUDY

At 1,711 square feet with four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this corner-lot property is now on the market. To learn more, visit socalmodern.com and instagram.com/socalmodern/.

All "After" Images by and with courtesy of Bethany Nauert Photography