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.
|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.
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