Built by the Alexander Construction Company, Corbin Palms
has long been regarded as the initial benchmark tract home community for the architectural
firm of Palmer & Krisel, cementing their position as one of the leading
modernist architectural forms on the west coast. This particular home is a
1,392 square-foot model F, with three bedrooms and two bathrooms (originally
four bedrooms – the fourth bedroom has been removed providing additional square-footage
to the living and dining areas), a two car carport and an in-ground pool all on
a 7,500 square foot lot with an asking price of $599,000.
|Original pull-through carport - converted to a one-sided entry to extend the kitchen porch|
|Entry - check out the detail on that combed siding - love it|
This home retains its lushly landscaped front yard, with
mature plantings including original palms. Over time, some modifications have
been made to the front exterior of the home, including red brick veneer, a
white picket fence, a porch rail near the entry and a bay window at the master
bedroom. The remainder of the exterior of the home looks to be original – even
the roof retains the original look by maintaining a rock covering.
|Signature Krisel modernist fireplace - We've never seen one trimmed out like this|
|Former fourth bedroom at front of home add square footage to living area|
Inside the home has been updated in a sort of traditional
ranch-style that isn’t necessarily midcentury modern, but works for the
property. The fourth bedroom has been opened to the living and dining rooms,
with access provided to the kitchen. The original open, beamed celotex ceilings
are still intact, as is the original signature Krisel-modernist fireplace and
lighting soffit. The original doors and windows have been replaced with small-paned
|Kitchen still retains original clerestories which let in lots of light|
|Kitchen - check out that great mid-century diamond pane ranch-house door|
The kitchen sits at the front of the home and features
granite countertops, squared raised-panel cabinetry and stainless steel
appliances. The kitchen also still includes its original clerestories which add
lots of natural light to the space, and the vintage diamond-pane x-panel ranch
house door add a great midcentury touch to the room.
|Guest bath - mirror throws us off|
Both the guest and master bathrooms have been renovated in a
traditional style, with oil-rubbed bronze fitureres and combination of beige
and white tiles. The only curious feature is the mirror in the guest bath, which
projects from the wall and blocks a portion of the window. All three bedrooms
feature dark engineered wood floors and open ceilings.
|View of home from the corner of the backyard|
|Service porch at the front of the home - love that mid-century pole-mounted coach light|
The backyard features a large, in-ground swimming pool, lots
of covered and uncovered patio space and low maintenance landscape. The
pull-through carport has been converted to a one-sided entry carport, creating
a large patio space just off the kitchen nook. There’s even a traditional
midcentury ranch-style pole mounted coach light just beyond the kitchen door
that we think is pretty cool and retro.
Corbin Palms is one of the quintessential modernist housing
tracts in the San Fernando Valley and a fantastic piece of architectural history.
This move-in ready home is ready to be enjoyed as is or renovated with a nod to
it’s modernist roots.
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