The Krisel Connection is dedicated to showcasing and discussing the works of modernist architect William Krisel. Architect to tens of thousands of tract homes, custom residences and numerous commercial buildings, Krisel’s distinct style and cutting-edge design helped set the tone for modern architecture in America during the mid-century.
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
1963 Canyon View Estates Palmer & Krisel Condo For Sale – Palm Springs, CALiving
In South Palm Springs sits the mid-century modern condominium development of Canyon View
Estates. Built between 1961 and 1963, the Canyon View Community houses
approximately 160 Krisel-designed condominiums clustered around common
greenbelts and offering commanding views of Mt. San Jacinto. Within this
development sits this three bedroom, two bathroom, 1,943 square-foot condominium
with a two car garage all on a 3,049 square-foot lot, with an asking price of
$459,000 and monthly HOA dues of $360.
This particular unit was constructed in 1963 by Feybor Inc. and
sits behind a privacy wall on South Palm Canyon Drive. This unit features the
signature Canyon View eight-pointed vaulted ceiling in the living room with
clerestories offering glimpses of the surrounding mountains and palms. The
living & dining rooms face east and access a private walled patio with
views of the common greenbelt.
The large kitchen sits at the front of the home, and opens
up to the dining room area. Also provided is a private breakfast nook that
features a large sliding glass door just off the entryway. All the cabinetry,
counters and appliances have been updated, as have pretty much all features of
the home. While more traditional than complimentary of the mid-century modern
architecture of the unit, the updates are good-quality, clean and solid.
Living and Dining Rooms
Breakfast Nook and Kitchen
Just off the living room and entry hall sits the third
bedroom, which is currently used as a den. There’s a swanky mirrored wet-bar hidden
behind one of the closet doors. The second bedroom sits next to the den, and
gains natural light through a small light well. The master bedroom sits at the
back of the unit, and features a sliding glass door to the back patio area and
a full wall of mirrored closet space. The master bath features a large step-in
shower, and stone tile accents. The hall bath features a standard tub, stone
tile accents, skylight and granite vanity counter tops.
The patio runs the length of the living and dining rooms and
holds enough space for outdoor entertaining and relaxing. Shrubs within the
common area offer privacy, while small succulents offer greenery on the interor
of the patio. There’s also a built-in bench off to the side. This is a pretty
neat condo that may not be mid-century modern on the inside, but definitely has
great lines, a great floor plan, is in great shape and move-in ready.