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|
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.
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