Tuesday, October 6, 2015

Midland Meadows Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Fullerton, CA

Built in 1955 by Midland Properties in the City of Fullerton, CA is this expanded and altered 1,942 square-foot four bedroom, two bathroom Palmer & Krisel-designed home. Situated at the corner entrance to a 12-home cul-de-sac, this home includes a large rear-yard family room addition, a master bedroom addition, and an original detached two-car garage on a 7,000 square-foot lot with an asking price of $525,000.

Front of home features added front porch and brick veneer
There’s not much midcentury or modern left in this midcentury modern home, and it will take a bit of vision and creativity to bring it back to its original design style. The home sits on a grassy, well-landscaped lot with added brick veneer to the lower half of the home, along with a brick-columned front porch added around the entryway.

Living room; modernist fireplace has been converted to a traditional fireplace

Dining room at side of home

Living room looks into family room addition beyond

Inside, the décor and finishes of the property reflect the current homeowners tastes, which is more country than midcentury or modern. The living room sits at the back of the home, and has lost its floor-to-ceiling windows to entrances to the family room addition that sits behind it. The fireplace has been made to look more traditional than its modernist origins, and hopefully the original blockwork is buried under the added drywall and mantle.

Dining room is open to kitchen

Kitchen shows cluttered and traditional

Kitchen is ready for a modernist makeover

The kitchen sits on the side of the home, and no longer features its original clerestory windows. The cabinetry has been updated with raised panel oak cabinetry, laminate coutners and a busy tiled backsplash. The family room addition at the back of the home adds square feet onto the property, but cuts down on the amount of natural light which enters the living area and changes the flow of the property.

Master bedroom shows long and linear

Master bedroom

Master bath

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Guest bath with vintage tub

The master bedroom reads as a long, linear room thanks to the second addition that gives it additional square footage and gives additional living space in an otherwise modestly-sized home. The remaining bedrooms are all in their original configurations, featuring vaulted ceilings and modest sizes. The bathrooms have both been updated, with the exception of the blue bathtub in the guest bath.

Backyard patio features gas fire pit

Backyard is mainly concrete and planters

The backyard is mainly uncovered concrete patios and planters, modest in size as the two home additions and detached garage occupy portions of it. A built-in gas fire pit anchors the patio space, and the surrounding walls have been painted a dark brown color.

A full restoration will take quite a bit of work on this particular home, however with the right vision it can certainly be achieved in time. In the meantime the property is move-in ready, waiting for that right owner to bring it back to its modernist roots.

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