Clifford May was born in 1951 and is best known for his work as a columnist and editor for The Washington Times. He is a founding member of the Foundation for Defense of Democracies (FDD) and also hosts his own podcast which can be found on YouTube, iTunes, and other similar platforms.
May has enjoyed his fair share of success in print and broadcasting and it shows in his stylishly designed and decorated Los Angeles home, which is now listed for sale at $2.5 million. The building features an outer brick facade and ceramic tile roofing, which is the perfect match for the small knoll on which it stands amid palm trees on the California coast.
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While the structure looks small on the outside, it is a bit larger than it appears from the bottom of the May knoll at 4,664 square feet. With panoramic ocean views including the highly sought after Catalina island, this four-bedroom, five-bath beach house occupies a spot to be envied. From the foot of the driveway, the home appears humble in proportion, which it is. But the materials used, the location, and the high-quality styling quickly indicate that May’s LA home is nothing to be sneezed at.
The northeast corridor offers a large window view of a garden and pool areas which the house encloses. Inside that same hallway is a cornice fireplace, large, red, brick tile which are polished to a shine, and a quaint sitting area equipped with a lamp and a small bookshelf.
The living room really is a sight to see. It makes an outstanding display of how true grandeur can be built into a very small space. The floor in this space is done in the same shining red tile as the hallway but features a nice large area rug to keep it cozy.
A single, three-person couch faces a large fireplace and at the far end of the room is an enormous window covered in red velvet drapes which reveals a broad overlook of what is probably the greenest part of the city. The ceiling is trussed up on a gentle triangle frame of heavy, glossed pine beams. From these beams hangs a delicate but practical looking chandelier.
The back deck is as large as a full-size backyard and is tiled fully in the same red tile- except here, the tile is mute rather than glossy. Centrally placed is an octagon-shaped fountain about five by five feet, with attractive tile all around. The outdoor furniture is composed of simple wood plank and metal frame tables and benches, which is a smart choice for the heavy rainy seasons of this particular climate.
We weren’t allowed into the master bedroom, but we have reason to believe it is as astutely designed and decorated as the living space.