Tuesday, November 10, 2015

1959 Palmer & Krisel-Designed Lompark Home For Sale – Lompoc, CA

Located just northeast of downtown Lompoc, CA in Santa Barbara County lies the Lom Park Homes, an enclave of approximately 100 modernist homes in this town of 43,000. This 1,150 square-foot home contains three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a detached two-car garage with an asking price of $325,000.

Front yard
The home sits on a corner lot, and like many corner-lot homes in the Lom Park subdivision sits on a slight angle to the street, giving the home a wider street presence. The exterior of the home contains classic Krisel lines, with a combination of board and batten siding and stucco. The front yard is currently responding to drought conditions, and is the perfect candidate for a modernist water-conserving makeover.

Living room

Living and entry - divider is vintage but not original

Living and hall

The living room sits at the front of the home, a rare feature for most Palmer & Krisel-designed homes, while the kitchen sits towards the back. The original signature modernist fireplace has been de-modernized and converted to a more traditional appearing unit with a red brick surround and white mantle. The original four pane floor to ceiling windows have been replaced with waist-height aluminum replacements, which cuts down on the amount of natural light entering the home and altering the intended appearance.

Dining and kitchen


Kitchen and dining

The original clerestory windows at the sides of the home are still in place, allowing for lots of south-facing natural light to flow into the living and dining rooms. The kitchen sits at the rear of the home and has been updated with traditional raised panel cabinetry with crown moulding. The laundry has been relocated to the kitchen, and all appliances are white with pink granite counter tops.

Master bedroom

Master closets and bath

Master bath

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Guest bath

All three bedrooms are in their original layout, with the master bedroom at the front of the house and secondary bedrooms at the rear. The original clerestories are still intact in the master and rear corner secondary bedroom, and all closet doors appear to be original. Both bathrooms have been updated with traditional materials which aren’t necessarily the style of the home.

Side and backyard of home

Corner side of home

The backyard is exposed to the street with a chain-link fence allowing for visibility from passers-by; however the addition of well-paced shrubs or a fence replacement would rectify that issue. The backyard currently houses fruit trees, the detached garage and a portioned off parking area. Much like the front, the back is ready for a sharp modernist makeover that compliments the architecture of this great midcentury home.

This Lompark midcentury home has great bones, lots of potential and is a worthy candidate for a modern makeover.

Check out the full listing on here: 300 North Daisy Street

Or here: 300 North Daisy Street

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