Monday, September 21, 2015

Million Dollar Monday: 1961 La Jolla Scenic Heights Palmer & Krisel For Sale

Built in 1961 by the Drogin Construction Company is this Palmer & Krisel-designed home in the La Jolla Scenic Heights subdivision in La Jolla, CA. Situated on nearly a 1/3 acre cul-de-sac lot, this home incorporates four bedrooms, three bathrooms and a two car garage in 2,090 expanded square feet with an asking price of $1,325,000.

Home sits high and far off of Cranbrook Court

Just about every alteration this home has had over the years have taken it away from its mid-century modern architectural roots. The home has sort of an English-cottage traditional style imposed on it. The home sits far off of and well above the quiet Cranbrook Court cul-de-sac, and one immediately notices the mullioned windows replacing the original open aluminum framed windows and clerestories. All the clerestories in this home have been covered and removed, which cuts down on the amount of natural light which enters the home.

Living Room; Single fan window feels out of place

Dining Room at rear of home - original clerestories would have let in lots more natural lgiht

The living room sits at the front of the home, and is anchored by the now-English-traditional fireplace and surround, flanked by two mullioned windows, one topped with a unproportioned fan light. The open beamed vaulted ceilings are still in place, one of the last remaining original elements of the home. The dining room sits opposite the living room, at the rear of the home, and opens up to the adjacent kitchen.

Kitchen and breakfast nook

The kitchen matches the alterations found in the home, with a coffered ceiling, Saltillo tiled floors, raised panel traditional cabinetry, butcher-block and tile countertops and a mix of stainless steel and black appliances. There’s a small breakfast nook and skylight above to help let in natural light.

Added Master Suite Bathroom at rear of home

Master Suite

Guest room with built-in shelving

Master Bedroom

A master suite and bath have been added onto the rear of the home, which incorporates its own fireplace. The remaining bedrooms and bathrooms remain in their original locations, and all reflect the traditional decoration of the home.

Patio off of master suite


Patio off of Dining Room

The backyard contains several grassy areas and two separate patios, one off the master suite and one off of the dining area. There’s natural landscape surrounding the perimeter of the property, and large trees towards the front of the property.

There’s lots of potential with this home to restore the clerestories and original window configurations, as well as the fireplace and surround, along with restoring the general modernist aesthetic of the home. It’s in a great location and one of our favorite neighborhoods, and we hope the new owners do great things with this property.

Check out the full listing on here: 3001 Cranbrook Court

Or here: 3001 Cranbrook Court

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