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.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Well-Worn Palmer & Krisel For Sale in Valwood Estates – Pomona, CA
There’s another well-worn Palmer & Krisel home for sale
in Pomona’s Valwood Estates neighborhood. This particular home is 1,200 square
feet Valwood Estates Model F4, built in 1955 featuring three bedrooms, two
bathrooms and a detached two-car garage on a 5,900 square-foot lot, with an
asking price of $330,000.
The front exterior has been freshly painted, and unlike many
Valwood Estates homes there’s no wall or fence enclosing the front yard. The
floor to ceiling master bedroom windows out front have been recently replaced
with mullioned white vinyl windows that no longer extend the full height of the
wall. Most likely a quick and inexpensive solution for window replacement.
Inside, the home is a busy mix of colors, wall textures,
tile and crown molding. The interior appears to retain the original layout, with
the exception of the conversion of the fourth bedroom to a dining room at the
front of the house. The original living room and kitchen are at the back of the
home. The signature walls of glass have been replaced with French doors, and
the fireplace appears to have been well-used over the years.
Entry & Dining Room Conversion
The open-beamed vaulted ceilings are still intact, as are
the clerestories at the sides of the home. There’s not much original left, with
the exception of some of the closet doors and a pantry next to the refrigerator.
The remainder of the kitchen appears to have been updated with oak cabinetry and
The backyard is a blank slate, with a myriad of fencing
types, and houses the original garage which appears to have suffered from some
deferred maintenance. The listing states that there’s lots of potential with
this home, and that’s true. We know how great Palmer & Krisels shine when
restored, and this one is definitely a great candidate to be brought back to
life. The listing agent didn't put much effort into the photographs, and there's plenty of blurry and odd detail shots to look out.
Back yard - It's a blank slate in need of some TLC