Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Valwood Estates 1955 Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Pomona, CA

Situated in western Pomona is this affordable Palmer & Krisel-designed home built in 1955 by builders Weber-Burns featuring four bedrooms and two bathrooms. With 1,200 square feet, there’s an enclosed sunporch at the rear of the home and a detached two-car garage, situated on a 5,800 square foot lot with an asking price of $319,900.

Drive and entry

Front of home

Like most homes in Valwood Estates, the front yard of this property has been enclosed with a wrought iron fence and gate, creating an unwelcoming appearance. A sweeping driveway leads to the detached garage and front door, and is accented with red brick insets. The exterior of the home has had a choppy lace stucco finish applied to it, and all windows have been swapped out for mullioned white vinyl replacements, another staple of Valwood Estates.

Inside, the home has pretty much had all midcentury modern elements sanitized out of it in favor or big-box store updating. The open, vaulted celotex ceilings have been partially dropped down, creating a coffered ceiling effect. This lowering of the ceiling has also deleted the clerestories at both ends of the house, cutting down on the amount of natural light entering the home.

Living and dining rooms

Kitchen - hopefully the fridge covers that unfinished edge on the counter

Kitchen with mismatched appliances

Sunroom, with remains of fireplace boxed in

The living and dining room sit at the back of the house, and overlook the sunroom. The original fireplace has been removed and drywalled over; however, the chimney is still in place, boxed in and visible in the sunroom. The kitchen has been updated with cherry stained cabinetry, granite countertops and mismatched appliances.


Guest bathroom

Secondary bathroom 

The four bedrooms in this plan are all fairly diminutive in size, as four bedrooms in 1,200 square feet is a tight fit. Two bedrooms sit at the front of the home, and two sit at the back. Both bathrooms have been updated with fairly plain materials, and are fairly tidy and well kept.


Patio with unflattering utilities adjacent to home

The backyard is pretty much a blank slate, with a patch lawn area and concrete patio. Unfortunately, the hot water heater and water softener have been relocated to the back patio, placing necessary utilities in full view of the patio.

Valwood Estates always offers affordable housing options, and this home could serve as a great starter or rental, or even a long-term restoration for those not afraid of a challenge.

Check out the full listing on here: 2287 Canterbury Avenue

Or Zillow here:  2287 Canterbury Avenue

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