Monday, July 27, 2015

Million Dollar Monday: Renovated & Restored Pacifica Palmer & Krisel For Sale, San Diego, CA

In contrast to yesterday’s posting which featured a great diamond in the rough in Pacifica, today’s featured Palmer & Krisel is the same basic 1,792 square-foot floorplan as yesterday’s posting, only completely renovated, with a pool, three bedrooms, two bathrooms on a 8,400 square-foot cul-de-sac lot with an asking price of $1,079,000.

This 1961 home was fully renovated in 2012 and features water-wise drought-tolerant front yard landscaping. The front of the home retains its classic Krisel lines, with clerestories, decorative block and double door entry all still intact. A smart, three-tone paint scheme greets visitors to this home and subtly shows off the lines of the property. Walking into the home through the river-rock-lined entry courtyard, guests enter the great room anchored by a signature Krisel modernist corner fireplace and complimented by large floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the backyard.

Living as viewed from entry

Great room - demising wall removal allows more light to enter the space but compromises privacy

Entry as viewed from living area

The kitchen has been opened up to the living room, which allows for more light to flow into the otherwise long, deep living room but removes privacy and spatial separation in the home. Soaring, open-beamed ceilings keep the great room feeling large and open, and the natural finish lends warmth to the home.

The kitchen features architecturally appropriate flat-faced cabinets with pulls that resemble those that would have been found on original Pacifica models. Stainless steel appliances, composite counters and frosted glass uppers are complimented by green mosaic-tiled walls. Just beyond the kitchen is the original dining room, which is currently set up as a media/family room, surrounded by clerestories and floor-to-ceiling windows.


Original Dining area utilized as media/family room

The master bedroom is adjacent to the backyard swimming pool, and features a large sliding glass door the grassy back yard. Clerestories and sliver windows on either side of the bed add light to the room and help to blend the indoors with out. The master bath features a large, step-in shower along with clerestory windows and a vanity that compliments the kitchen cabinets.

The secondary bedrooms are all in-line with the master bedroom on the northeast side of the home, and like the master, offer large windows and clerestories maximizing natural light flow into the home. The secondary bath retains the original floating vanity, Formica counter top and undermount sink, along with original pulls.  It’s always a positive to see original features like this incorporated into a renovation. All three bedrooms are carpeted, while the main living areas and guest bath are finished in concrete.

Master Bedroom allows lots of natural light inside

Master Bedroom, bath & closets

Master bathroom
Secondary bedroom at front of home
Secondary bedroom overlooking pool area

Guest bathroom with original floating vanity
The large cul-de-sac lot offers both a large grassy area and a private in-ground pool, along with a covered northeast facing patio. Low and raised privacy fences in the right areas maximize views along with limited vertical landscape materials. This is a sharp home with a very tasteful and architecturally-appropriate renovation in a fantastic San Diego neighborhood, surrounded by other great mid-century modern Palmer & Krisel homes. With all these features and a pool with a reasonable price tag, this one definitely will not last long.

Backyard, covered patio & back of home


Check out Redfin for more photos here: 2539 Aster Street

Or Zillow here: 2539 Aster Street


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