Thursday, November 12, 2015

Expanded Palmer & Krisel-Designed Home in Corbin Palms For Sale – Woodland Hills, CA

Built in 1955 by the Alexander Construction Company is this 1,688 square-foot Palmer & Krisel-designed home in the famed Corbin Palms Development, the same neighborhood Krisel himself once called home. With an enlarged family room at the front of the home and a sunroom off of the rear patio, this home includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms on a 10,200 square-foot lot with an in ground pool with an asking price of $650,000.

The exterior of the home is finished in a combination of board and batten and stucco, and the garage includes the original single-panel door. A waist high brick veneer has been added at some point over the years to the lower portion of the stuccoed façade, and the original windows have been updated with mullioned white vinyl replacements.

Living room

The living room is oriented towards the back of the home, overlooking the backyard and attached sunroom. The original stone veneered fireplace is the centerpiece of the living room, and the original open, beamed vaulted celotex ceilings are still in place.

Living room and open kitchen
The kitchen has been pushed to the back corner of the home where the dining room was once located to make a larger space for the forward-facing and expanded family room and new dining area. The original clerestories are all still in place, allowing for plenty of natural light to enter the space. The cabinetry is a light, raised panel topped with granite countertops. The relocated kitchen opens to the living room, which eliminates all spatial delineation and privacy within the living areas of the home, with the exception of one lone wall supporting the original utility run and soffit.

Expanded family room

Family room and kitchen

The expanded family room borders the carport, but does not provide access; rather a sliding glass door has been added to the side yard for access. One great feature about the addition is that the added ceilings mimic and reflect the original beamed celotex ceilings found throughout the rest of house, an important detail in establishing consistency.

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Master bedroom


The bedrooms are in their original configurations, with the master at the front of the home and the secondary bedrooms at the rear overlooking the backyard. Both bathrooms have been updated in a fairly non-modernist style, with overly ornate tilework, granite counters and raised panel cabinetry.

Pool and backyard

Pool and backyard


The backyard features lots of patio space, with the swimming pool separated and hidden from most of the yard with a tall hedgerow which disguises the pool fence. A small grassy area is located on the south side of the home, while a firepit sits just off of the living and sun rooms.

While the modifications made to this Corbin Palms homes doesn’t quite reflect the intended modernist style of the property, it’s still a great home with a  great yard that is move-in ready and can be restored and renovated over time.

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