Thursday, May 7, 2015

Linda Vista Krisel For Sale – Claremont Mesa East, San Diego CA

Just north of San Diego Mesa College is the Palmer & Krisel-designed neighborhood of Linda Vista. There’s a few dozen homes clustered together on winding streets just north of Marlesta Drive. This 1962 Krisel is priced at $675,000, has 5 bedrooms and 3 bathrooms in 2,340 square feet and sits on a deep .28-acre lot.

The front exterior is fantastic with scored-block, a private courtyard and classic Krisel lines. There’s also a pretty sweet mature Dragon Tree out back along with pool that appears to have been empty for a little while. Inside is a different story. The property looks like its undergoing a renovation with materials that are straight out of the do-it-yourself stores, with some really strange choices being made. The fireplace looks like it was updated sometime in the 1990s with some ill-fitting arches and rounded corners, but it can easily be restored – hopefully there’s scored cinder block under all that drywall.  

Luckily the exposed wooden beamed ceilings look to be in pretty decent shape. There’s a lot of work needed on this one to bring it back to the mid-mod gem that it is, but it’s got such great potential that I wanted to share it with you here.

Check out the listing photos on Redfin:  3465 Chasewood Drive

Or here on Zillow: 3465 Chasewood Drive


  1. Hi, I think that this home is a Henry Hester design. Pretty sure that if you compare to the famous American Housing Guild photo of Schulman you will see this. Check out the Atrium. I was recently in this house considered buying it but decided to pass.

  2. This is absolutely a Hester-designed home.