Located near downtown Lompoc and the Vandenberg Air Force
Base, the Lom Park Palmer & Krisel homes offer tidy urban lots with
palm-lined streets. This 1959, 1,200 square-foot three bedroom, two bathroom
home has been retrofitted to be wheelchair accessible and sits on a 6,100
square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $499,900.
The front of the home features a long ramp leading past the
grassy front yard to the wide front door. There is no front driveway; the
original detached garage is accessed via the rear alleyway and guest parking is
provided on the street. The façade is pretty much original; however, the
trademark Krisel privacy screen of vertical boards has recently been removed
from covering the bathroom window adjacent to the front entry.
|Facade of home back in 2012; We wish the screen over the bathroom window was still there - that was a signature element of Krisel's|
|Living Room has signature Krisel fireplace and clerestories still in place|
|Dining Room has been opened to the entry hall|
Entering the home, the dining room sits just off the entry
at the front of the home, with a low opening and shelf added between the two.
The living area sits at the back of the home, and still features its original
clerestory windows and classic modernist fireplace, along with open beamed
The kitchen has been opened to the living area, and as this
home has been re-designed to be handicapped accessible; there are no upper
cabinets. All appliances are within close reach of one another, which works
well for those in a wheelchair but proves inconvenient with a lack of available
storage for those who are not.
|Kitchen has been opened to the Living Room|
|Kitchen has limited storage sure to lack of upper cabinets; Dishwasher, sink and stove are all in one place|
The bedrooms at the ends of the home still incorporate their
original clerestories windows, which help flood the spaces with natural light
and make the rooms feel larger than they are. Both bathrooms have been
renovated; with wheelchair accessible sinks and showers and plenty of beige
|Bedroom still features signature clerestories and lots of natural light|
|Bathrooms are accessible|
|Accessible beige shower features grab bars|
As the detached two-car garage sits in the backyard, the
rear yard area is small, with a small square grassy area, covered patio and
lots of shrubbery. The property is 100% devoid of any trees or natural shade.
Out back there’s also a small generator, perfect for keeping necessary medical
equipment operating in case of a power outage.
|Backyard features covered patio|
|Walkway between covered patio and detached garage|
|Back of home as viewed from backayard|
This is a very specifically retro-fitted Palmer & Krisel
home that will only attract a very specific buyer, but for those buyers with
special needs who love midcentury design, all the retrofitting work is already
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