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.
Saturday, June 6, 2015
1963 Canyon View Palmer & Krisel Condominium For Sale – Palm Springs, CA
This is a light and bright Palmer & Krisel-designed 1963
condominium in South Palm Springs, California. Featuring 1,708 square feet with
three bedrooms and two bathroom, this property sits on a tidy 3,000 square-foot
lot with a one-car garage, backing up to a common greenbelt with an asking
price of $429,000. This is a center unit, and there’s an land lease in place
until 2080 at $3,120 per year, and monthly HOA dues of $450.
The exterior of this condominium features some fantastic
small-relief shadow block, native stone work, and decorative screen block. The
unit features the original front door, painted an olive green in color, which leads
visitors and guests past a classic spun-aluminum dual-cone sconce inside into the
open living/dining room. The living and dining area features floor to ceiling
walls of south-facing glass that overlooks the backyard patio, common area greenbelt
and the mountains beyond, capped with a double-vaulted ceiling topped with
light-filled clerestories. This vaulted ceiling is most impressive, one that we
don’t see that often in other Krisel works.
The kitchen is tucked away off of the dining area, private yet
open to the living areas. There’s a skylight added for extra light, and the
cabinetry is original with updated appliances. Also original are the
chrome-trimmed light fixtures, both in the ceiling and beneath the cabinets. The
bedrooms show roomy and bright, with the master bedroom overlooking the rear
terrace. Both bathrooms are mostly original, showing clean, bright and in great
condition. We love those under-mount sinks and long, mirrored medicine
The back patio features classic Palm Springs topiary,
decorative screen block, and an access gate to the common greenbelt. This is
topped with commanding views of the surrounding mountains, and a covered patio
featuring two ceiling fans. This is a classic Palm Springs retreat and a great
example of mid-century modern architecture at its finest, with priceless views.