Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Time Capsule Palmer & Krisel in Westridge Park For Sale – Canoga Park, CA

Built in 1960 by builder George Heltzer is this time capsule Palmer & Krisel-designed home in the neighborhood of Westridge Park, located in Canoga Park in Los Angeles’ San Fernando Valley. This 1,383 square-foot three bedroom, two bathroom home includes a two car garage and an in-ground pool on a 7,500 square-foot lot with an asking price of $489,000.

The Westridge Park development contains traditional ranch and Cinderella ranch homes along with Palmer & Krisel-designed contemporary homes. Each home typically shares a singular driveway/curb cut with each other, and the community was laid out with similar homes sharing a driveway with another. This particular home doesn’t quite share it’s driveway with the home next door, but is located adjacent to another Palmer & Krisel-designed contemporary.

The exterior of the home features a slightly steeper raked roofline than found on most other Krisel homes; however, other hallmarks are there including the side entry garage, four-pane floor-to-ceiling windows and an opened eave detail (seen on this home in front of the chimney). The front yard is traditional and well-manicured, with mature shrubs and a lush full lawn.

Living room

Inside, this midcentury modern home looks as great as it did in 1960. The living room sits at the front of the home, and features a sleek modernist fireplace topped with a wood paneled-soffit extending over the entryway. A vintage screen separates the entryway from the living room, flanked by three columns that utilize Krisel’s signature parallel supports with a small square board sandwiched between the tops and bottoms.

Dining room

Breakfast nook and kitchen


Breakfast bar


The dining room sits opposite the living room and overlooks the backyard through a hallmark four-pane window and glass slider. Adjacent to the dining room is the original kitchen which also overlooks the backyard and pool. All cabinetry is original unfinished wood, while the countertops are the original 12” x 6” tiles. The cooktop and oven have been updated, but the pink undermount sink is vintage, along with the chrome ring surrounding it.

Master bedroom

Master bath

Master bath

Secondary bedroom
Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom - we hope this floating wall unit stays!

Guest bathroom

Guest bathroom

The master bedroom sits at the front of the house, while the secondary bedrooms sit at the front and rear corners of the home. All bedrooms maintain their original footprints, and feature large, floor-to-ceiling windows letting in lots of natural light. The bathrooms are just as vintage and pristine as the kitchen, with original marble counters, pink Pullmans, and glass mosaic tile surround around the pink tub in the hall bath. The master shower surround appears to have been rebuilt at some point, but works with the style of the home simple, white 3” tile.

Backyard and pool

Pool and backyard patio

Back of home

The backyard contains lots of patio space and a vintage in-ground pool. Shrubs and vegetation surround the perimeter of the north-facing rear yard allowing for additional privacy. This near prefect time capsule of a home will definitely not last long – hopefully the new owner will love it as much as the previous owner appears to have.

Check out the full listing on here: 20711 Lull Street

Or here: 20711 Lull Street

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