Architect Clifton Jones Jr designed this twin pair of glass-fronted duplexes on Long Beach in 1963 to offer a tidy slice of Californian modernism.
On the market together for a cool $1m, the midcentury properties are part of his Cerritos Circle development in the Bixby Knolls neighbourhood, which was once home to a racehorse pasture. Each two-bedroom apartment comes with some classic modernist features, including walls of glass at the front and back and open-plan living areas with high, sloping ceilings.
Original pale green bricks run through the centre of the modernist duplex, dividing the two apartments, and contrasting neatly with the bright orange front doors. The apartments are set back from the street thanks to an enclosed front courtyard, and there’s also a small garden at the back.
The Californian boltholes are listed with Unique California Property for $1.05m and retain plenty of 1960s flavour, but have been recently updated with new kitchens and bathrooms, as well as flooring and fencing.