With fantastic original exterior lines, this 1956 three bedroom, two bathroom Palmer & Krisel-designed home in Northridge, CA in the San Fernando Valley is priced to move. Situated on a nearly 7,500 square-foot lot, this 1,392 square-foot modernist residence includes a two car garage with an asking price of only $499,000.
The exterior features all those great tell-tale Palmer & Krisel-lines, with clerestory windows on the sides of the home and two-car garage, vertical wooden banding on the garage and over the front bathroom window screening it from street view, and a decorative concrete block wall adjacent to the front door. The roof is vintage white rock which completely fits the style of the home, and the post and beam architecture is visually present through the use of exaggerated beams at the sides of the home.
|Living room with signature modernist Krisel fireplace that was unique to Northridge West|
|Rear walls of living room feature walls of glass overlooking backyard|
|Living room and dining room|
The home features the living and dining rooms at the rear of the home, a small family room at the front, and a galley kitchen along the east side of the home. The living room is anchored by the distinctive large modernist Krisel fireplace that was unique to the Northridge West subdivision with open corner and wrap around block surround. The fireplace acts as the divider between the living and family rooms, while an overhead soffit helps define and divide space.
The living room features signature Krisel walls of glass overlooking the backyard, while the family room features the original four-pane floor-to-ceiling windows overlooking the courtyard between the garage and front of home.
|Family room with large south-facing windows|
|Kitchen features signature floating island and original cabinetry|
|Folding cooktops steal the show in this kitchen|
|Original wall oven helps complete this kitchen along with original folding accordion door|
The kitchen is wonderfully original, with butcher-block laminate countertops and a dishwasher being one of the few updates. The signature Krisel floating island between the family room and kitchen is still in place, white the original oven and futuristic drop-down cooktops steal the show. It’s pretty rare to see an original drop-down range still in place, and we hope it stays with the home. Hidden behind the original wooden accordion doors is the laundry room, which also sits next to the family room.
|Bedroom at corner of home|
|Master bathroom features original cabinetry|
All three bedrooms incorporate their original four-pane windows, while the bedrooms on the west end of the home still feature their original clerestories. The bathrooms have been updated in some places but still feature some great original flare, including original cabinetry and sink in the master, along with vintage retro-esque medicine cabinets.
|Backyard is heavily mulched and features several mature trees|
The backyard includes a covered patio, several mature trees and a heavily mulched ground plane. We love seeing Palmer & Krisel homes that are chocked full of original goodies, and this one’s got plenty of great detail with loads of great original character that hasn’t been ruined. Predicted by Redfin to be a quick seller, the current asking price is too good to pass up for those looking for that perfect midcentury modern home in the San Fernando Valley.
Check out the full listing on Redfin.com here: 19909 Acre Street
Or Zillow.com here: 19909 Acre Street
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