Looking for that perfect vintage retro Palmer & Krisel in the San Fernando Valley? Here’s a well-kept 1959 mid-century Palmer & Krisel with original kitchen and baths on a huge 11,100 square-foot lot in Northridge. This 1,720 square-foot home features four bedrooms, two bathrooms and a two garage with an asking price of $650,000.
The front of the home features the quintessential mid-century look – a grassy front yard with a small hedgerow at the back of sidewalk. The windows have been updated with mullioned white vinyl sliders, and the garage door has been updated with an English-cottage style door. Adjacent to the garage behind the three topiary shrubs is a walled-in service porch that provides access to the laundry area. Check out the rock accent wall on the east corner of the home, giving it that perfect mid mod accent.
Like many Krisels, the living area sits at the back of the home and is anchored with a signature fireplace, soaring open-beamed vaulted ceiling and clerestories flanking the chimney. The back wall features those hallmark glass walls, shielded with classic wall-to-wall drapes. The dining room sits at the west end of the living room, and features a large built-in bookshelf. Joining the two rooms together, out of view in most of the photographs, is a large floating soffit that serves as the lighting element for the space.
The kitchen features its original cabinetry and large white tile countertops. The original sink is still in place, outlined with a classic chrome band. The appliances have been updated, but the original wall-mounted over housing is still in place, along with the classic wall-mounted range fan. If outfitted with retro appliances, and the perfect mid-century-inspired floors, this kitchen would be that perfect mid-mod showcase.
|Kitchen with view to Dining Room|
|Kitchen with original sink, counters & cabinetry|
The master bathroom feature original cabinetry, counters and yellow American-standard sinks – a rare color as many Krisels tended to feature white Pullmans. The hall bath is another great time capsule, with original cabinets, counters and pink American Standard sink – this is the first original pink sink I’ve seen in a Krisel- wowee! The tub and tile surround are also original 1959 pink – so neat to see this still intact and well-cared for.
The bedrooms feature original clerestories and vaulted ceilings, and like with many older homes, this one features a myriad of flooring, including ceramic tile, carpeting and laminate flooring. There’s no photos of the backyard, but Google maps show it to be fairly large, with a concrete patio at the southwest corner, plenty of grass and a tall green privacy hedge wall. We hope the new owner loves this home as much as it appears the previous owners loved it – this will definitely a fantastic atomic ranch, with lots of potential around every corner.
Check out the Redfin listing here: 17520 Tuba Street
Or Zillow here: 17520 Tuba Street
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