Wednesday, November 4, 2015

East Whitter Four Bedroom Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Whittier, CA

There are a few Palmer & Krisel-designed homes in Whittier new to the market this week and this is the first of three to be featured on The Krisel Connection. Located in east Whittier, this mid-century modern home features four bedroom and two bathrooms in 1,333 square feet with a detached alley-entry two-car garage on a 6,100 square-foot lot with an asking price of $480,000.

The exterior of the home has recently been painted a dark charcoal color, and the white trim of the vinyl replacement windows pop out against this dark color. The front yard features a lone water-stressed sycamore tree while the patchy lawn is a blank slate ready for a modernist water-conserving makeover. The property fronts 1st Street, a 40 mile-per-hour right-of-way, but is buffered with on-street parking and a bicycle lane.

Living room

Dining room

The living and dining rooms sit at the rear of the home, with the kitchen just off of the entry at the front. The home still features its open-beamed celotex ceilings and is floored in dark ceramic tile, while the living room contains its original unpainted stacked stone fireplace. A wooden mantle and surround has been added to the stone fireplace to ‘normalize’ it, but can be an easy removal if so desired.



The living and dining rooms have all of their original window placements, as does the kitchen which allows for plenty of natural light to flood the rooms both through floor-to-ceiling windows and side clerestories. The kitchen has been updated with raised panel cabinetry, white appliances and granite counters, and features a side yard access door and small breakfast nook.

Secondary Bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Master bedroom

Guest bath

Master bath

All four bedrooms are fairly compact in size, remain in their original configurations and are floored in hardwood whereas the remainder of the house is tiled. The bathrooms have been updated at some point over the last 20 years, with the exception of the surround in the master bedroom stall shower, which still maintains its original green 3” tile. The remainders of the bathrooms are nondescript yet clean and functional.


Backyard patio

The backyard, much like the front yard, is a blank slate awaiting a modernist water-smart makeover. A covered patio runs against most of the rear of the home, along with a concrete patio. The detached garage sits at the southwest corner of the yard and occupies a chunk of the usable space. The rest of the yard is fairly devoid of greenery or trees, with the exception of a small row of Italian cypress along the side yard.

This property has some great bones associated with it and can be enjoyed as-is or renovated with a modernist makeover. The current price is a bit on the high side for the condition of the home, and the upcoming Whittier features are priced significantly better.

Check out the full listing on here: 10903 1st Avenue

Or Zillow here: 10903 1st Avenue

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