Wednesday, September 30, 2015

East Whittier Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Whittier, CA

Situated in east Whittier, CA is this 1,334 square-foot 1955 Palmer & Krisel-designed home offers three bedrooms, two bathrooms with a fairly original layout on a nearly 6,500 square-foot lot. With a two-car garage and a large in-ground pool, the asking price on this home is $524,000.

The front of the home still retains its distinctive Krisel lines, with some small modifications to the garage door and courtyard wall over the years. The yard is green and well-kept, fully devoid of any shade trees but does feature some minimal landscape at the base of the garage and home.

Front door opens into the open kitchen 

Kitchen still features the original clerestories which allow ample light into the living areas

A traditional Tuscan-style front door leads visitors into this home and leads visitors and guests into the kitchen. One of the few modifications made to the floor plan of this home was the removal of the demising wall between the entry and kitchen. The original breakfast nook which would have sat at the front of the home has been annexed by the kitchen, and allows for a larger dining area at the rear of the home.

Dining room benefits from wall removal; original dining area would have been fairly tight
The kitchen has been updated with relatively clean-lined shaker style cabinets that have a modern look to them. The rest of the kitchen features the original clerestory windows, mosaic backsplashes, the requisite granite countertops and stainless steel appliances. The open beamed celotex ceiling is still in place throughout the home, along with the original lighting soffit in the living room.

Living Room with original soffit
The living room is anchored by the original stacked stone fireplace, which has been painted white at some point over its lifespan. All of the windows in the home have been retrofitted with white vinyl mullioned replacements, while the original sliding glass doors have been replaced with mullioned French doors. The mullions unfortunately create division where the lines between the indoors and out were meant to blur, which ironically is in contradiction with the kitchen wall removal.

Master Bedroom features sliding glass door to front courtyard

Master Bedroom with jack and jill bath

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Guest bathroom

The bathrooms have all be updated in a fairly traditional manner and do not necessarily reflect the midcentury modern character of the home. The bedrooms all remain in their original configurations, and the master bedroom provides a mullioned sliding glass door out to the front courtyard.

Front courtyard off of master bedroom

The only backyard shot of the home - Google maps tells us the pool is huge, the rest of the backyard is concrete

The backyard is contains a large in-ground swimming pool and patio, some portable cabanas and a small planter at the back of the yard. Otherwise, the yard is devoid of shade or vegetation to soften harsh edges. Overall this Palmer & Krisel midcentury home is move-in ready and ready for the modern to be put back into it.

Check out the full listing on here: 10941 Groveside Avenue

Or here: 10941 Groveside Avenue

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