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Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tierra Del Cerro Palmer & Krisel Renovation Opportunity – San Diego, CA


Built in 1961 by the Drogin Construction Company is this Palmer & Krisel-designed renovation opportunity in Tierra del Cerro in San Diego, CA. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,632 square feet situated on an 8,300 square-foot lot, the asking price of this midcentury home is $599,000.

There’s been lots of San Diego Palmer & Krisels hit the market over the last two weeks, including this one. Situated on an 18-home cul-de-sac, this east-facing home sits behind a well-manicured lawn and sweeping front driveway. The exterior of the home generally retains its original Krisel lines, but has seen its original sand stucco finish covered over in a chunky lace stucco finish.

Living room 

Living and dining room

Inside, this home is the exact same floorplan that we covered on the last entry, with the living room located at the front of the home just north of the entry. The original fireplace sits on the north wall of the living room, and has seen its original modernist form re-imagined with a more traditional surround and mantle. The dining sits open and adjacent to the living room, overlooking the backyard.

Kitchen 

Kitchen 

The kitchen sits adjacent to the dining room at the back of the house and appears to have last been updated in the early 1990s, with dark raised panel oak cabinetry, white tile counters and a mixture of black and white appliances. A large sliding glass door provides access to the backyard and rear covered patio.

Master bedroom 

Master bathroom 

Master bathroom 

Fourth bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 


Guest bath

The four bedroom all sit along the south side of the home, with the fourth bedroom at the front of the home, the secondary bedrooms along the side and the master bedroom located at the rear of the home. The bathrooms appear to pre-date the kitchen updates by about five years, which while appearing functional, are definitely not midcentury nor modern.

Backyard

Back of home and backyard

West slope of backyard

Covered patio off of living and dining room 

The backyard contains a nice, wide level grassy area surrounded by a small slope full of natural, dens plantings along the west side of the yard. A covered patio sits off the kitchen and dining room, and a small empty pond with bridge sits near one corner of the yard.

This midcentury modern home offers a great blank slate for anyone looking to put their own stamp on something. With a yard big enough for a pool, there’s plenty of opportunity inside and out to be creative and bring this home back to its modernist roots.

Check out the full listing on Redfin.com here: 5642 Dartford Way


Or Zillow.com here: 5642 Dartford Way

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

1961 Clairemont Canyon View Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – San Diego, CA


Built in 1961 is this San Diego Palmer & Krisel-designed home situated on a view lot backing up to Stevenson Canyon. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,808 expanded square feet on a 9,400 square-foot lot, the asking price of this home is $845,000.

Street side view of home

Front of home

Front patio 

Situated on a cul-de-sac street, this west-facing home hides behind well-manicured privacy shrubs siting in elevated planters. Behind the planters sits a raised exposed aggregate patio, creating a large front porch and sun deck area that is partially screened from the street.

Living room and entry

Dining room and living room 

Dining room 

Inside the home, the living room sits at the front of the south side of the home, overlooking the front patio area. The room features wooden floors and original exposed wood beamed ceilings, along with a later added freestanding fireplace. The dining room sits open to the living room at the rear of the home and overlooks the backyard deck through reduced-sized windows.

Kitchen 

Kitchen with family room and dining room beyond

Family room addition

The updated kitchen sits adjacent to the dining room at the rear of the home, and features smooth-faced white laminate cabinets, composite counters and mosaic backsplashes. A family room addition has been tacked onto the rear of the home, and steps down from the main level of the home, and has been finished with an open beamed wood ceiling similar to that found in the rest of the home.

Secondary bedroom at front of home

Secondary bedroom 

Master bedroom 

The three secondary bedrooms sit along the front and north sides of the home, while the master bedroom sits at the rear overlooking the backyard. All four bedrooms feature the same wood flooring and open beamed ceilings as found throughout the rest of the home, and no photographs are provided of the two guest bathrooms.

Backyard

Backyard and canyon views

Backyard deck

Backyard deck

The backyard consists mainly of a two-level deck maximizing views of Stevenson Canyon. Much of the rear yard area is downward sloping hillside with natural terrain. Clear railings at the edge of the deck help give an open feel to the adjacent canyon, and a small patch of turf sits near the north side of the yard.

If anyone out there is looking for a great a midcentury modern home in San Diego with a view, be sure to check out this clean-lined charmer.

Check out Redfin.com here: 3969 Kenosha Avenue


Or Zillow.com here: 3969 Kenosha Avenue

Friday, August 19, 2016

Corbin Palms “Eastwood Estates” Palmer & Krisel Designed Home For Sale – Woodland Hills, CA



Built in 1955 by the Alexander Construction Company is this Palmer & Krisel-designed home in the “Eastwood Estates” potion of Corbin Palms in Woodland Hills, CA. With four bedrooms and two-and-a-half bathrooms in 1,624 square feet, this home once owned by Ish Kabibble sits on a large 16,100 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $649,500.

Front of home

Entry

Situated on Corbin Avenue, this east-facing home sits deep on its lot, far back from the street, a distinct feature of the 13 Palmer & Krisel homes built as Eastwood Estates, the fifth phase of Corbin Palms. The front yard has recently undergone a drought-friendly makeover, with gravel mulch and a smattering of random shrubs. A pair of mature olive trees sit near the base of the home, and a stacked brick wall separates the carport from the front yard.

Entry 

Living room 

Living room 

Living and dining

The front door sits midway along the south side of the home, and opens into a small foyer with dark glazed brick tiles. The rear-facing living room appears to feature its original parquet floors and high, open beamed celotex clings. The original fireplace is still there, but has long been veneered with stone accents and a black tile hearth. Large floor-to-ceiling windows and clerestories overlook the backyard patio, while the dining room niche sits adjacent.

Kitchen 

Kitchen 

Laundry

Laundry and door to entry hall

The kitchen sits at the rear corner of the home, and has been updated at some point over the last 30 years, with flat faced cabinets, laminate counters and black appliances. The former den adjacent to the entry and kitchen has been converted to a laundry room, open to the kitchen with built-in cabinetry and vintage swag globe.

Secondary bedroom with half bath

Master bedroom

Master bath

Master bath

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath

Secondary bedroom 

A small jack and jill half bath sits off the entry, and features it’s original medicine cabinet and angled mirror, and accesses a secondary bedroom. The master bedroom sits at the northeast corner of the home, and provides its own private patio and features an nearly all original en-suite bath, with a tile countertop appearing to be the only update. The guest bath has been fully updated in a simple, traditional materials while an additional secondary bedroom sits at the front of the home.

Covered patio off of living room 

Covered patio and back of home

Backyard

Backyard and back of home 

Carport

The backyard features an enormous covered entertaining patio with vintage slatting, shielding the west-facing living and dining rooms from western sun. The backyard is large and open, with the driveway running along the south side of the yard, and a tool shed against the western wall. A mature shade tree sits near the home while the rest of the backyard space is wide open and grassy.

This home is a great opportunity for those looking for a large lot midmod home. There’s still plenty of great original detailing lending character and worthy of preservation, while still providing room to make this home shine again.

Check out the full listing on Redfin.com here: 6233 Corbin Avenue


Or Zillow.com here: 6233 Corbin Avenue