Saturday, September 19, 2015

1959 Palm Springs Palmer & Krisel Fixer For Sale – Palm Springs, CA

Built in 1959 by the Alexander Construction Company in the famed Racquet Club Road Estates is this expanded four bedroom, three bathroom home designed by Palmer & Krisel. Up from its original 1,225 square feet, this home now boasts 1,900 square feet on a 10,000 square-foot lot and an in-ground pool with an asking price of $449,000.

Front yard is well worn and could use a modernist makeover

The former carport and entry courtyard have both been reclaimed for additional living space limiting parking options for the home. The front yard is low maintenance desert, but could use an overhaul. The asphalt driveway is crumbling, and the wooden fence separating the front yard from the back is well-worn and in need of eventual replacement.

Living and dining room overlook the sunroom

Kitchen is functional but ready for a new lease on life

Stacked block modernist fireplace anchors the living space

The living, dining and kitchen are all at the rear of the home, and still feature the original open, beamed vaulted ceilings. The kitchen has been updated within the last 20 years with raised panel cabinetry and tile countertops, and could use another renovation with materials that better reflect the midcentury aesthetic of the home.

The living room is anchored with a stacked block modernist fireplace, and overlooks the backyard sunroom. Facing west, the sunroom cuts down on the amount of light entering the living areas, which can help with the summer heat but interferes with the modernist principles of blending the indoors with the out.

Guest bath, like the kitchen, is functional but ready for an upgrade

Master bedroom

master bedroom access the sideyard of home

Secondary bedroom

Three of the bedrooms still lie in their original configurations, at the front of the home. The fourth bedroom is located within the converted carport casita, which can function as a cabana suite or be reclaimed for parking. The bathrooms have also been updated at some point over the last 20 years, with generic materials that are functional but not necessarily the style of the home.

Backyard incorporates the original Alexander 15 x 30 pool

Backyard has plenty of opportunity for creating entertaining and outdoor living space

The backyard still incorporates its original Alexander 15’ x 30’ pool, but loses some of its large open feel due to the sunroom that warps around the rear of the home. There’s plenty of opportunity to re-imagine the outdoor space to create a functional, modern environment for entertaining.

This midcentury home is in move-in ready condition, but is definitely in need of a modernist makeover and is priced accordingly, nearly $100,000 under neighboring comparables. This is a great opportunity for a renovator, restorationist or midcentury enthusiast looking for a project home to make their own.

Check out the full listing on here: 2311 North Avenida Caballeros

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