The second of the trio of new-to-the-market Palmer &
Krisel-designed homes for sale in Whittier, CA is this property located in
southeast Whittier, near Sierra Vista High School. Built in 1956, this 1,200
square-foot home provides three bedrooms, two bathroom and a two car garage on
a 5,900 square-foot lot with an asking price of $380,000.
The exterior of the home is one of our favorite rooflines –
a shed roof on the detached garage that runs at an angle opposite that of the
main home structure, giving the appearance of a butterfly roofline, as well as
one of the more unique mid-century facades of any home out there. The front
yard is simple – grassy with a pair of palms, along with a beautiful Elephant
Foot Palm specimen adjacent to the front door.
The property was the recipient of a flip renovation back in
2012, and features finishes and materials reflective of that type of
renovation. All the aluminum-framed windows and sliding glass doors were
replaced with white vinyl mullioned windows, which changes the character and
appearance of the property from midcentury modern to a combination of
midcentury and east coat traditional.
|Living room and fireplace|
The kitchen and dining room sit at the front of the home,
while the living room overlooks the backyard. The living room features the
signature open beamed ceiling still in place, and is anchored with a flat-faced
fireplace that is partially covered in travertine. The kitchen has been updated
with cherry cabinets, granite countertops and stainless steel appliances.
The three bedrooms are all in their original configurations,
with the end bedrooms still featuring their original clerestory windows. Much
of the home still carries its 2012 flipper-beige paint color; however one of
the secondary bedrooms has been painted pink, a stark contrast to the lack of
color found throughout the home. Both bathrooms were redone during the flip,
and feature more cherry cabinetry on the vanities, granite countertops and
floor tiles used for the tub and shower surrounds.
The southeast-facing backyard is open and grassy, with a
lone well-worn concrete patio off of the living area and master bedroom. There’s
no shade, shade trees or much other vertical landscape, creating an opportunity
This home can be enjoyed as-is or would be a great property
to “un-flip” through the incorporation of more midcentury and
modernist-inspired materials, colors and finishes. Either way, it’s a neat property
with lots of character and a great roofline.
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