Friday, October 16, 2015

Contemporary Flipped Corbin Palms Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Woodland Hills, CA

Fresh off a flip is this 1954 Palmer & Krisel-designed home in Woodland Hills’ iconic Corbin Palms neighborhood. Selling back in May for $465,000, this home is back after five months with a refreshed interior and an asking price of $699,900. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms, this 1,592 square-foot home sits on a 7,000 square-foot lot with an open two-car carport.

Front of home features new low water use landscape

Outside, the front yard has recently received a low-maintenance low-water use makeover, with new plantings, groundcover and removal of the front lawn. The front of the home maintains its basic original shape, including an older addition that sits between the main home and the two-car carport.

Original Corbin Palms Plan F3 Brochure Rendering

Original Floorplan

A contemporary reeded glass door has been added to the front of the home, welcoming visitors to this modern renovation. The living and dining rooms sit at the rear of the home, overlooking the backyard, while the kitchen sits at the side of the home. The living areas all feature new laminate flooring with overly ornate baseboards, and unfortunately the hallmark Corbin Palms open beamed celotex ceilings have been drywalled over to accommodate a large collection of can lights.


Living Room
'Before' shot of living room - we miss the open beamed ceilings and signature Krisel modernist stacked block fireplace

Dining room and kitchen

The signature Krisel-modernist fireplace which was once finished in stacked block has been flattened and covered in floor tiles, hopefully the original block is still underneath in salvageable condition. The living room still features the signature walls of glass overlooking the backyard, and the dining room opens up to both the living room and kitchen. The wall between the dining room and kitchen has been removed, along with a portion of the wall between the kitchen and living room, however the kitchen still remains private and mainly out of sight from the living area. A Lowe’s home improvement ‘Portfolio Eyerly’ brand pendant lamp hangs in the dining room, a surprising choice at this price point.

Kitchen features original clerestories, new counters, cabinetry and appliances

Kitchen opens up into laundry room addition

The original clerestories are still in place in the kitchen, allowing lots of natural light to illuminate the space. The cabinetry has been updated with simple, white shaker-style cabinets that are subdued in design and complimented with marble counter tops, stainless steel appliances and a sharp grey subway tile backsplash.

Guest bath features lots of white grout

Master bath utilizes similar finishes as kitchen

Both the master and guest bath have been very contemporarily remodeled, with vanities that match the kitchen, floor tiles used on the walls, tubs and shower surrounds that match the floor tiles used on the fireplace, and white grout which looks clean but can be a complex chore for the new owner to maintain and keep clean.

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

With the exception of the master, the bedrooms retain their original forms, with clerestories and floor to ceiling windows allowing for smaller spaces to feel larger and better blend indoors with out. The master bedroom has been expanded, and now features a walk-in closet, and a private patio at the front of the home. 

Backyard restrains use of turf

Back of home features patio off of living room

Small shed in back yard is full finished on the inside

The backyard, like the front, has also received a low water use makeover, with limited use of turf. The yard contains a small studio offering additional storage or habitable space, and a modest sized uncovered concrete patio off of the living room.

Despite the removal of the signature Corbin Palms open beamed celotex ceilings, covering of the hallmark Kirisel-modernist fireplace, and addition of the overly ornate baseboards that bring the eye down rather than out, this is a clean, crisp renovation that brought a contemporary take on a classic home. There's no doubt this one will sell relatively quick. 

Check out the full listing on here: 6532 Jumilla Avenue

Or here: 6532 Jumilla Avenue

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