Wednesday, October 28, 2015

1961 Crestmont Hills Palmer & Krisel For Sale – El Paso, TX

In northwest El Paso, Texas sits a handful of Palmer & Krisel-designed homes in the subdivision of Crestmont Hills. Most of the Palmer & Krisel-designed homes are clustered together, but there are a handful, including todays featured home, that are spread throughout the Crestmont Hills subdivision. Today’s featured home was built in 1961, provides three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,413 square feet on a 7,000 square-foot view lot with an asking price of only $122,000.

Living room and entryway

Living room

Living room fireplace

The front of the midcentury home exudes classic Krisel modernist lines, with tall horizontal bands of windows, clerestories on the sides of the home and an open two-car carport. The front door sits at the center of the home and opens up into the small entry hall which in turn opens up to the rear-facing living room. The living room is anchored by a stacked brick fireplace augments with clerestory windows and built-in book cases.



Dining/family room

The kitchen sits between the living room and family/dining room and overlooks the back yard. The cabinetry has been updated since the property was built; however the room still incorporates its original hanging cabinet feature. The open beamed celotex ceilings add height and volume to the space, allowing for the small spaces to feel larger. The adjacent dining/family room provides access to the backyard and clerestories at the end of the home allowing natural light to help illuminate the room.

Master bedroom

Master bedroom with nifty original built-in vanity

Master bathroom

Master bathroom with original sink and vanity

The master bedroom sits just off the entryway at the front of the home, and provides clerestory windows, dual closets and an original built-in vanity. The master bath still incorporates its original vanity and white American Standard sink, with updated tile countertops.

Guest bedroom

Guest bedroom

Jack-and-jill bathroom

The secondary bedrooms sit off of the dining/family room and overlook the front carport. The end bedroom features clerestories at the end of the home, and a jack-and-jill bathroom sits between the two rooms.  The jack-and-jill bath also features its original vanity and white American Standard sink with updated tile countertops.

Back patio off of dining/family room

Rear patio - check out those support columns!

View from back yard

The backyard is unlandscaped, but features uninterrupted sweeping views to the north, as the home backs up to and sits high above Sunland Park Drive. A vintage covered patio is attached to the rear of the home and incorporates some pretty nifty retro support poles.

This is a classic Krisel floor plan that’s been seen in Tucson, Lompoc, Las Vegas, Henderson, Hanford and now El Paso. It’s a versatile with slightly split bedrooms, and efficient with the kitchen at the center. For anyone out there looking for a piece of midcentury modern architecture in El Paso, Texas this is definitely a must see.

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