Thursday, November 5, 2015

South Whitter Palmer& Krisel For Sale – Whittier, CA

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.

Front yard

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

Living room and fireplace

Dining room

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.

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Guest bathroom

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 for personalization.

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.

Check out the full listing on here: 9566 Bluford Avenue

Or here: 9566 Bluford Avenue

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