Here’s a 1954 Palmer & Krisel home for sale in Bartley Grove Estates in West Whittier/Los Nietos, California. With just 1,269 square feet, this home manages to accommodate four bedrooms and two bathrooms, a two car garage all on a 6,400 square-foot lot with an asking price of $409,900.
Like many of the Palmer & Krisels over the years, this one has had its exterior reinterpreted from its original midcentury modern bones. One of the most noticeable revisions that this home has undergone is the addition of archways to the front porch, potentially a mid-1970s update. The entire exterior of the home has been covered in a heavy lace stucco finish, a significant departure from the original sand-finish.
The front yard is grassy, and is the only one on the street to have had a partial wall built around it. The front isn’t gated, so we’re not quite sure why the wall exists – perhaps the future new owner will remove it to enhance the curb appeal.
Walking inside the home past the arched front porch, one enters the living room, which originally would have featured those trademark Krisel walls of glass to the backyard; however this home has had a sunroom addition tacked on the rear altering the view. The dining room and kitchen wrap around the back of the home. The kitchen is open, with heavy, traditional cabinetry and dark counters which sit below original clerestory windows.
Two of the bedrooms sit on the north side of the home, behind the two-car garage while the other two bedrooms sit on the front side of the home. Both are accessed via small hallways off the living room. For those who love original features, it looks like the linen closets and pulls are vintage ’54 Palmer & Krisel – check out the view in the living room photo past that classic plaid couch.
Out back there’s an open grassy back yard – no clue if that cat tower comes with home. Also, it appears all the rear windows have had bars installed over them. A better more aesthetic alternative would be security laminate/film, which offers the same protection as bars without the imposing look. We appreciate the fact that this home retains the original vaulted ceilings and clerestories, along with linen cabinets, and offers a great opportunity to create a fantastic mod renovation.
|Living Room, Hallway & View to Sunroom|
|Living and Dining Room|
|Backyard & Cat Tower|
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