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Monday, August 24, 2015

Million Dollar Monday: University City Butterfly-Roofed Palmer & Krisel For Sale – San Diego, CA



Priced at nearly a million dollars is this spectacular 1962 butterfly-roofed home in University City in Sa Diego, CA. This home features five bedrooms, two bathrooms in 2,404 square feet with a two-car garage on a corner view lot with an asking price of $950,000.

Walkway to front of home 

Driveway and front yard

Entry and vertical shadow blcok

The exterior of the home has some great signature Krisel features – shadow block on the façade of the home, clerestories, exaggerated overhangs and a stately pair of red double doors leading visitors to the home. The north-facing front yard is green and lush, with lots of ivy ground cover, shrubs and trees accented with a decorative screen block wall next to the entry walkway.

Living room with signature modernist fireplace

Living room with views to the front yard

Walking into the home, one enters the large living room with clerestories with both front yard and backyard views – a rear feature for a Krisel home to incorporate both. The living room is anchored by the simple modernist fireplace, with floating concrete hearth and surrounded by a simple steel rectangular frame.

The kitchen doesn't stylistically fit the home

The kitchen is at the back of the home and is modern, with traditional cabinetry that doesn’t necessarily reflect the mid-mod coolness of this home. Its more Tuscan style, with overly ornate wood-finished raised-panel cabinetry and busy granite counters. It’s a shame, as this home such fantastic curb appeal with such an unfitting kitchen.

Addition at rear of home
Master bedroom

Master bathroom with one of the coolest tile surrounds we've ever seen

Secondary bedroom


There’s an addition on the back of the home with a drop ceiling that resembles more of an office than a bedroom, but adds square footage onto the home. The master bedroom sits at the rear of the home, and incorporates clerestories and a full wall of windows overlooking the backyard. The biggest hit is the master bathroom. The vanity and sink have been updated with cabinetry that matches the kitchen, but the tile surround at the bathtub is fantastic midcentury black and white streak pattern.

Backyard has lots of space for entertaining
The backyard has fantastic views of the nearby valley, with a large covered patio off of the kitchen and breakfast nook. There’s also lot of uncovered patios space, planters and mature vegetation.  

This is an eye catching home that should sell fairly quickly. It’s definitely a head turner, and great opportunity to own an iconic design in a desirable area of San Diego.

Check out the Redfin listing here: 2597 Soderblom Avenue


Or Realtor.com here: 2597 Soderblom Avenue

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