Thursday, August 13, 2015

Lom Park 1959 Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Lompoc, CAK

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 ceilings.

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 tile.

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 done.

Check out the Redfin listing here: 416 North Lupine Street

Or here: 416 North Lupine Street

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