Sunday, November 15, 2015

Tucson Palmer & Krisel Fixer For Sale – Tucson, AZ

Built in 1960 by Flair Homes, this midcentury Palmer & Krisel designed home is in need of some love, TLC and visioning. Originally built as a three bedroom, two bathroom home, a rear addition adds a fourth bedroom onto the property and bumps the size of the home up to 1,611 square feet. Sited on a 8,700 square foot mainly un-landscaped lot, the asking price of this home is only $95,000.

Front yard and carport
Interestingly, this is the same floorplan that we featured in Park 7 in Westminster on the 13th, and in Paradise Palms in Las Vegas yesterday. The construction of this home is slightly different – most Palmer & Krisel-designed homes are post and beam; however, this one emulates post and beam construction but is actually constructed with CMU block. Post and beam details can be seen, specifically on the carport supports which utilize a signature Krisel parallel-board design.

The exterior of the home is well worn with a mainly unkempt gravel front yard and gravel driveway. The carport style on the Flair homes is slightly different than what is seen on most other Krisel-designed homes, with a steeply-angled shed roofline that flattens out towards the entry.

Living room, entry on the left, family room at end of hall
Inside, the living, kitchen and dining areas sit at the rear of the home, while the master and secondary bedrooms sit towards the front. The clerestories on the sides of the home appear to be intact, as does the original fireplace in the living room.

Kitchen and family/dining room

Laundry area off of family room

Minimal photos of the interior are provided; however, from what’s shown everything appears to need attention. The kitchen incorporates original cabinetry including the original hanging cabinets above the cooktop that were a hallmark of this model. The family/dining room sits adjacent to the kitchen and includes the laundry area, and original west-facing clerestories.

Secondary bedroom

Master bathroom
The master bedroom is accessed off of the entryway, and incorporates a jack-and-jill bath for guests. The secondary bedrooms are accessed off of the family/dining room, and share a jack-and-jill bathroom between them. The fourth bedroom addition is also accessed off of the family./dining room, and extends north into the backyard of the property.

This midcentury modern home definitively needs some love, care and attention but has fantastic bones and the potential to be a signature showplace. If anyone is looking for a challenge, this is it.

Check out the full listing on here: 1144 West Wheatridge Drive

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