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Cliff May - Long Beach Ranchos original brochure pdf for you

Postby travelteam » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:19 pm

Hi Guys,

We just recently moved into our Cliff May home in Long Beach and have met a wonderful neighbor who is an original owner. He was kind enough to let me borrow his original brochure, so I've scanned it to share with all of you.


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Re: Cliff May - Long Beach Ranchos original brochure pdf for

Postby Stephen » Mon Apr 09, 2007 4:55 pm

Stephen Meade
SoCal Realtor - DRE 01378749
Pacific West Assoc. of Realtors President-Elect
Cliff May Homeowner

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Postby egads » Mon Apr 09, 2007 7:43 pm

Thank You Thank You, Thank You!

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Postby S'Wonderful » Tue Apr 10, 2007 6:50 am

Very cool!!! Thanks for sharing this with us! ***
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Postby BOXOUTBM » Tue Apr 10, 2007 7:08 am

Very Cool. I have not seen a Color Version, only a few Black and white Versions along with a Plot Map indicating Lot size.

Travel Team Congrats on moving in and Welcome to the Neighborhood

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Postby mr. and mrs. meow » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:43 am

Thanks TravelTeam and welcome! We are having a neighborhood happy hour at the El Dorado on April 20. Here is the flyer:
Hope you can make it!
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Postby Cliff May Gal » Tue Apr 10, 2007 8:05 pm

What a treasure! I really appreciate having a copy of this for reference. My thanks to you, TravelTeam!

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Postby KateT(CA) » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:25 am

Wow - so nice - thank you!
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Postby modfan » Wed Apr 11, 2007 6:43 am

no floor plans?

Interesting it shows 'Future Sepulveda Parkway' that turned out to be the I-405 San Diego Freeway.

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Postby 64Cat » Thu Apr 12, 2007 6:30 am

I love the patina of old ads and brochures.

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Postby vlopez » Fri Apr 13, 2007 7:44 am

Thanks for sharing!!
It's great to see the photos of the area undeveloped.
(And also see Chris Choate in the original photo instead of Vince Messing, i.e. the Atomic Ranch ads) (joke!)


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Re: Cliff May - Long Beach Ranchos original brochure pdf for

Postby jazz-n-cocktails » Mon Apr 23, 2007 6:26 pm

Great add, Travelteam--what a fantastic resource. It's cool to see both the original drawings of the models and the photos of the plot pre-development...hard to imagine that kind of open space in southern California! :cheers:

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Postby Yeldarb » Fri Apr 27, 2007 11:33 am

I read on the last page that the home comes with "Complete concealed gutters on home and garage". As an owner of a prefab Cliff May in Dallas, TX our house doesn't have this feature and to my knowledge no one in the neighborhood does either. Can anyone explain or have pictures of this feature?

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Postby SDR » Fri Apr 27, 2007 7:52 pm

Yummy. Early photos of a design icon almost always guarantee an unedited look at the original intent -- with the added benefit of no-doubt-about-it period-appropriate furnishings, inside and out !

The first photo I call the "Stephen" shot because of the similarity to the first photos we saw of his house. In this case, the most left-hand windows are operating sash both above and below the mid-rail. Is this commonly found ?

Also, how many of you have a patio (in a Cliff May rancho or not) with a sunken fire-pit/sandbox/accent pool (last house photo) ? How many would (or do) use it in one of those ways ? I really like that as a close-in landscape feature. . .kid's sandbox by day, rock-and-flower arrangement by night ? Tiki torch ? Stick-in drink table(s) ? (I feel summer coming !)

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Postby HappyBunny » Sat Apr 28, 2007 1:58 pm

How much did I love the illustration of Mr and Mrs Homeowner dressed in their ranch duds! Like this is what you wear in your new ranch home... LOL! As a graphic designer as well as loving modern architecture, I totally enjoyed this brochure :)

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Postby egads » Sat Apr 28, 2007 8:33 pm

That pic is so being photo shopped into Christmas cards.

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