In a leafy Long Beach neighborhood, a modernist post-and-beam duplex by architect Clifton Jones Jr. combines two mirror-image homes.

Located in Long Beach's Los Cerritos/Virginia Country Club neighborhood, the duplex occupies a 7,306-square-foot lot.

Not long after graduating from USC in 1960, architect Clifton Jones Jr. was eager to put his education to work on his family’s property in Long Beach, California.

Located in Long Beach's Los Cerritos/Virginia Country Club neighborhood, the duplex occupies a 7,306-square-foot lot.

One of 42 such homes in Long Beach’s Cerritos Circle garden apartment complex, the duplex occupies a 7,306-square-foot lot.

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Held by the Jones Family since the 1940s, the property had been used for decades as pasture and training facilities for their thoroughbred racehorses (the paddock was even converted into a victory garden during WWII).

A new door is paired with frosted glass to preserve privacy while allowing light to pass through.

A new door is paired with frosted glass to preserve privacy while allowing light to pass through.

Peter McMenamin

The rock garden landscaping continues from the carport into the front courtyard.

The rock garden landscaping continues from the carport into the front courtyard.

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See the full story on Dwell.com: A Breezy ’60s Duplex in Long Beach Asks $1.05M
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