Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Colorful Krisel in Northridge West For Sale – Northridge, CA

New to the market is this 1,392 square-foot Palmer & Krisel-designed home in the San Fernando Valley subdivision of Northridge West, built by the Cal-Frank corporation in 1956. This three bedroom, two bathroom home includes a detached two-car garage and sits on a 9,200 square-foot lot with an asking price of $499,000.

Front yard patio at entryway

The front yard of this property is surrounded with a white picket fence, enclosing a grassy front yard that also provides a large south-facing brick and concrete patio.  A bright turquoise traditional leaded glass front door leads visitors into the home to the backyard-facing living room.

Living and family rooms are divided by the signature Krisel Northridge West fireplace
Original Northridge West Model as photographed by Julius Shulman in 1956.  © J. Paul Getty Trust. Getty Research Institute, Los Angeles (2004.R.10)

Living Room with signature soffit

Living room features signature walls of glass overlooking the back yard

Anchoring the living room is the unique Northridge West modernist fireplace, which serves as the divider between the living room and front-facing family room, which is currently used as a dining room. The living room windows overlook the unlandscaped backyard, and the former dining room, currently used as a sitting room, lies at the entrance to the kitchen.

Dining room in former Family Room at front of home

Dining area is open to kitchen
Galley-style kitchen provides lots of natural light

Former dining room is used as sitting area adjacent to kitchen

The kitchen has been updated, with very traditional raised-panel cabinetry, granite counters and black appliances. Large clerestories let lots of natural light into the room and help the galley-kitchen feel larger than it is. The kitchen has also been opened up to the family room and provides an access door to the adjacent sideyard service porch. A mullioned white vinyl sliding glass door has been added to the dining room, allowing for access to the front yard patio and letting additional light into the room.

Master bedroom features sliding glass door to private front patio
Master bedroom and bath
Master bathroom

Private patio off of master bedroom
Guest bath has been updated at various points over the years
Secondary bedroom
The bedrooms are all still in their original configuration, with ceiling fans and mirrored closet doors added. The master bedroom sits at the front of the home, and a slider has been added where the original window was, offering access to the private enclosed patio between the garage and home. Both bathrooms have been updated at various stages over the years, and are functional but not fitting of the style of the home.

Backyard is a blank slate

Backyard has plenty of room for entertaining

The backyard is a blank slate, awaiting a transformation. There’s a concrete pad that runs the lengths of the home, a decorative gravel bed, and bare earth for the majority of the yard. There’s also a small trellised service porch off of the kitchen side yard. The backyard fence has been painted a bright turquoise that may be a little bold at first glance, but offers an element of fun to the property.

This home has great bones and holds a lot of potential to become a modernist showplace. Priced at only $499,000 it’ll definitely go fast, hopefully to a new owner who appreciates it’s clean modernist lines.

Check out Redfin for the full listing here: 19933 Londelius Street

Or here: 19933 Londelius Street

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