Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California on January 4, 1959 · Page 110
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Independent Press-Telegram from Long Beach, California · Page 110

Long Beach, California
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Sunday, January 4, 1959
Page 110
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SOUTHLAND HOMES Enterprise Converts a Boat House Simple ponish furnishings ora tasteful but do not detract from import of view. From the dinette, the view here shows how areas of apartment flow, -merge together. \ We're here the year around! 12 Nationally Advertised ALUMINUM AWNINGS M comfort from fully vontllotocl dejlon and bright "halo-llghl" Sid*. Lolling beauty from 2-coa* ·namol finish, iMarwitvod net t« n»t, chip, track or PM|. Styles far wiictow, Wo or. pare* ar pofio YOU'D EXPECT TO PAT 125.00 FOR AVERAGE SIZE WINDOW 3'i4' Locally Owned and Manufactured T. H. LIKEN SONS 3100 East S.YtnWi St. Pktni GEntra 3-1013 Photos by Joe Risinger Contemporary furnishings, contrasting textures keynote the -interior of the peninsula apartment of Mr. and Mrs. Jack Veltman. Note fireplace metal tray of stones. '·WOW an old boat house was ** divided and "duded \ip" into five modern apartments is a terrific transformation story . . . and a true one it is, too. The property, at 63 65th PI. on the Peninsula of the Belmont Shore area, is owned by Mr. and ( Mrs. Jack Veltman -- an enterprising y o u n g couple whose interest in architecture and design is delightfully apparent everywhere throughout the multiple units. The history ol the 30-year- old structure is colorful, albeit a bit complicated. Built these many years ago, the building initially divided itself in half-the upper story serving as sort o£ a "crow's nest" residence while the barn-like lower region was a place to build boats. In fact, right here at a stone's throw from the bay and the ocean, a.large boat was built. In it the original owner presumably sailed off, thereby By Eileen Ball ending his part in this story. After this, now owners converted the boat-building quarters into a one-bedroom apart- " ment with a storage room in the rear. When the property changed hands again, the storage area was promptly refurbished into a loft apartment --ra rather novel "bachelor's quarters"' tha't haven't been vacant since. Ultimately, in 1946, Veltman . bought the trio of apartments and moved into the one upstairs. His contribution to the changing scene was to build two more apartments in lieu of a pair of garages, thereby reaching the maximum residential potential of the property. BT1T THE PURPOSE of this story is to show what amazing decorative icsults have been achieved in Veltman's residence . . . an apartment with a good view and a rare outlook. The amazing ability of Veltman to (1) see in his "mind's eye" a possibility and then (2) bring this possibility into reality with his own two hands has resulted , in an apartment rich with fresh originality, abundant with a positive personality. Without, preamble, a street- level door opens directly to a flight of hemp-covered stairs that ascend to the. apartment. The narrow stairwell is faced, on either side, with vertical, driftwood - finished r e d w o o d panels that serve to emphasize the height of the upstairs ceiling. At the top of the staircase is a landing which, looking straight ahead, integrates with the Pullman kitchen over a bar- counter. To the right is a 20x24- foot living room showcasing a handsome collection of original floor plan ol th« apartment of Mr.'anl'Mr8. Jack _Veltman.' v

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