Sometime between 1977 and 1983, when midcentury modern was
considered outdated and not yet appreciated, this 1962 Palmer & Krisel
designed home received a severe makeover to a more Spanish/southwestern style
home with three separate additions placed on the property as well as a
significant exterior makeover. A heavy
lace stucco replaced the smooth sand finish, red clay barrel tile was added to
the roof, clerestories were covered up, and a massive 1,000 square-foot
addition was placed on the north side of the home.
|Original floor plan and William Krisel rendering|
Starting out life as a 1,215 square-foot three bedroom two bathroom home, this property is now a 2,207 square-foot, four bedroom, three bathroom home. There’s still a two-car covered carport, and out back there’s an empty pool that was built in 1963. The asking price on this property is $178,000 & it’s a short sale – interestingly the property last sold for $64,900 in 2011, so we’re not sure if the owners refinanced for a higher rate or if the bank just wants to make a profit.
|Home as seen from the street - not sure what the front wall fences in as it is open on the sides|
|Entry and carport additions|
Outside, arches have been added to the front of the home,
and a stucco and wrought iron fence encloses some of the front yard. A two car
carport provides covered parking, and pieces of cinderblocks and red brick
define planters and walkways.
|Original entry hall|
|Former master bedroom at front of home.|
|Former master bathroom|
Inside, there’s a lot going on. The original entry hall and former master bedroom are still in place, as is the original living room. There’s lots
of different flooring styles represented here in a variety of configurations,
including carpet, ceramic tiles in white, beige, and black; some on 45-degree
angles, others on 90-degree angles.
|Original living room on left, reconfigured entry to original master on right. Indentations above fireplace are the covered clerestory windows.|
|Kitchen doorway to living room to the left of range was enclosed; the fridge has been moved to the former doorway to the secondary bedroom.|
The original living room has indentations where the
clerestories once were and the full-wall modernist fireplace has been converted
to a small, conventional fireplace with mantle. The kitchen is still essentially
in its original location, receiving a makeover when the house started growing
additions. The doorway to the living room, formerly to the left of the range,
was closed off, and the center island and floating cabinetry is now an open
|Family room. The squared-90-degree tiled area was formerly the rear corner bedroom; a new corner bedroom has been added where the window opening was; now the pink room in the distance.|
|Family Room with added fireplace|
The rear family room has been expanded both with an addition
and a claiming of the former corner bedroom, and a new corner bedroom was added
off of the family room. The family room incorporates an aftermarket fireplace
along with lots and lots of mirrors.
|Former carport has become the new master suite|
|Guest bath still incorporates the original sunken Krisel tub|
The former carport has become the master suite with lots of closet
space and its own bathroom. The bathrooms have all been modified well beyond
their original design intent, but in the guest bath we spotted the original
Krisel sunken bathtub that was found on so many of his homes.
|Pool and patio area at side of home|
|Bring your wheelbarrow!|
Out back there’s lots of landscaping waiting to happen, and
a 33-foot long pool that would be perfect for laps, if it only had water. The
lot is a generous 8,700 square feet, leaving lots of room for personalization.
This home is the perfect restoration opportunity. There’s
lot of projects to tackle, and there’s the opportunity to remove most of these
additions and restore the original floor plan or reconfigure and modify the
existing additions. Either way this will be a great project for someone, and
since it’s a short sale, it might be had a great price too.
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