Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Another Million Dollar Pacifica Palmer & Krisel Hits The Market – San Diego, CA

There’s a lot of activity in San Diego’s Pacifica neighborhood right now, with this 2,414 square-foot Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury modern home being one of four in the neighborhood actively on the market. Expanded, this 1962 home now includes four bedrooms and four bathrooms with a two-car garage on a 10,000 square-foot lot with an asking price of $1,495,900.

Entryway with stacked stone veneer

Situated on a view lot, the home has undergone extensive renovations back in 2008. The front of the home no longer incorporates its original clerestories or decorative blockwork, instead it features a smooth stucco finish. A rock veneer has been added to the base of the home, which throws off the original proportions of the façade.

Living Room Kitchen blends together

This home features a wide entry hallway that opens up into the living room. The living room has been opened up to the kitchen, which in turn opens to the dining room. This open concept allows for the backyard views to maximized but leads to a lack of privacy and a loss of spatial delineation. The living room is anchored by the signature Krisel modernist corner fireplace; however a mantle has been added which alters the dramatic form significantly.


Updated cabinetry reads dark and heavy

View of Living/Kitchen from Dining Room

Dining Room features some of the best views in the home

The kitchen features all updated traditional cabinetry with granite counters and stainless steel appliances. The dining area features some of the best views in the house, with wrap-around floor-to-ceiling windows and access to the backyard patio. Luckily the clerestories have been left on this side of the home which help lengthen and dramatize the sweeping views.

Master bedroom

Mater bathroom

Secondary bedroom

The original bedrooms generally retain their original configurations, minus their original clerestories. The bathrooms have all been updated with quality materials, and while nice, they don’t necessarily embody the midcentury modern spirit of the home.

Backyard pool

Pool is surrounded by terraced yard

Backyard features sweeping city views

The backyard incorporates an in-ground swimming pool surrounded by the terraced yard. There’s lot of covered and uncovered patio space, perfect for enjoying the mild San Diego climate.

Compared to yesterday’s Pacifica home, this one seems like a bargain. And if you’re looking for the perfect midcentury Pacifica home to restore, the one next door is for sale.

Check out the listing on here: 5018 San Joaquin Drive

Or here: 5018 San Joaquin Drive

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