Tuesday, June 16, 2015

Stunning 1959 Palmer & Krisel Fixer For Sale in Vista Las Palmas – Palm Springs, CA

Situated in the desirable Vista Las Palmas neighborhood of Palm Springs, California sits this 1,600 square-foot three bedroom, two bathroom Palmer & Krisel-designed home. Situated on a 12,600 square-foot corner lot, this fixer has million-dollar views in a million-dollar neighborhood with an asking price of only $675,000.

For Krisel enthusiasts out there this home will look familiar – it’s the same model/floor plan as found in the iconic Twin Palms and El Camino Estates in south Palm Springs and built by the Alexander Construction Company. Houses like this offer us a unique opportunity to take a glance at the past and serve as a well-worn blank slate perfect for restoration.

Offering commanding south-facing mountain views, this home sits on a quiet street lined with other fantastic Palmer & Krisel-designed homes. The façade keeps the original form of the home, with original decorative screen block and two-car carport, along with original finishes and lines. The prior sale of this home occurred in 1977, at which time certain updates were performed, giving this home some unique added features.

Walking into the home through the 1970’s front door, the sidelight has been replaced with stained-glass accent window, featuring tropical parrots perched in a tree – we forgot how popular that style of window was in the 1970s. Inside the home there’s also a few more interesting 70’s updates, including the square light fixtures – found in sconces on the entry and kitchen walls, along with the track lighting in the kitchen area. There flooring has already been removed, and the concrete slab appears to be in good shape.

The kitchen appears to feature the original 1959 cabinet boxes with 1970’s updated door fronts replacing what would have been peg-board fronts. The trash compactor and cooktop are also from that time period, while the wall oven and sink seem to be relatively newer, but that hanging cabinetry is definitely original. The hall bath houses a 1970’s redone sunken roman tub, and the bedrooms feature some pretty interesting murals. The walls in this home are all in pretty rough shape – we’re not sure what went on here, perhaps some wall paper removal occurred, but the good news is that the original open beamed ceiling appear to be pretty fantastic from the photos.

In the backyard Palm Springs Krisel fans will immediately recognize the standard Alexander 15’ x 30’ swimming pool, which has had some embellishments added to the plaster surface. The fencing appears to be period, featuring both original alternating board and batten fence and basket weave fencing. The backyard wouldn’t be complete without one last 1970’s update – the in-ground mosaic-tiled hot tub, something you definitely don’t see every day. This is such a great find, we can’t wait to see what wonderful things the new owners will do with this home.

Front Yard View


Kitchen - Love Hanging Cabinet Detail

Master Bedroom

Back Yard Features Stunning Mountain Views

Private Mosaic 1970's Hot Tub

Check out the listing photos on Redfin here: 888 West Regal Drive

Or on Zillow here: 888 West Regal Drive

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