Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Restoration Opportunity : Corbin Palms Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Woodland Hills, CA

Here’s that perfect restoration opportunity for the true Krisel fans out there: Brand new to the market - a nearly original home in Corbin Palms, the tract that helped Palmer & Krisel and the Alexander Construction Company take off in the 1950s. This is the first time this home has been on the market in nearly 60 years, making this opportunity all the more special. Built in the ‘Corval Estates’ portion of Corbin Palm, this 1954 beauty is a Corbin Palms Plan F4, with four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,392 square feet.

Elevation Rendering

Floor Plan & Amenities

Situated on a 7,500 square-foot lot, the yard has recently been cleared of significant overgrowth, leaving the remainder as a blank slate ready for a water-smart makeover. There’s a large sweeping asphalt driveway leading visitors to the entry at the center of the home. The entry hall leads visitors past the guest bath and coat closet to the large living and dining room at the back of the house. The living and dining rooms still feature the original glass double French doors which lead out to the backyard. The fireplace is still intact, and has at some point had a ceramic tile surround added to it.

The listing reports that the parquet floors are original to the home, and even more striking is the mahogany accent wall opposite the fireplace. From the looks of the photos, there’s a slim-line vintage built-in stereo in the wall - we love seeing fantastic retro features like these. The living room also features a lighting soffit, situated just below the vaulted, beamed Celotex ceiling.

Living as viewed from entry

Dining, Living and Kitchen


Living, Dining, Entry & Den - check out that built-in!

Living & Entry 

Just off the dining room at the north end of the home is the kitchen, which appears to have been updated at some point over the last 25-30 years, with heavy oak cabinetry. Missing are the range and refrigerator; however, we’re sure the new owners will elect to replace the kitchen with one that echoes the modern tones of the home. At the back of the kitchen is a small breakfast nook with a fantastic vintage light fixture, which most likely has been in place since 1954. Clerestories and open wall to the dining room help make the space feel larger and more open, and help flood the living areas with light.

Kitchen & Breakfast Nook - Check out that light fixture - wow!

Den off entry - Love those vintage built-ins where the closet originally would have been - plus more great vintage lgiht fixtures!

The fourth bedroom is currently set up as a den, and is sited just off of the entry hall. It features a great built-in cabinet where the closets would have originally been, wood paneling and a cork board wall. The den also features original French glass doors leading to the front courtyard space, between the main home and detached two-car garage. In the courtyard is a fantastic PLANT, which has most likely been in place for at least 40 years.

The master bedroom sits at front corner of the home, features clerestories, a great vintage wall light and access to the pink bathroom.  The master bath features original pink toilet and tub, the original medicine cabinet on the wall, and the original vanity cabinets, while the cultured marbled counter and sink appear to have been updated in the mid 1970’s or early 1980s. 

Master Bedroom

Master Bathroom

Secondary Bedroom

The other two bedrooms both feature more parquet flooring, great vintage lights, vaulted beamed Celotex ceilings and clerestories at the corner bedroom. The backyard is as blank of a slate as the front yard, with western exposure and a small patio and trellis. This property is definitely a beautiful opportunity and won’t last long – can’t wait to see what great things the new owners do to it!

Front & Side of home - patio between garage & main structure
Patio between garage & main home - Den can be viewed through original French doors
Backyard & back of home

Check out the listing and photos on Redfin here: 6439 Oakdale Avenue

Or on Zillow here: 6439 Oakdale Avenue

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