Friday, December 18, 2015

1954 North Garden Grove Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Garden Grove, CA

Situated in northern Garden Grove, CA is this 1954 Palmer & Krisel-designed home which has been floundering on the market for the past few months. The home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,314 square feet, and features a large grassy back yard and a two-car garage all on a tidy 7,300 square-foot north/south lot with an asking price of $510,000.

Front yard
The home is laid out length-wise on the lot, with the bedrooms at the front of the home, the entrance at the center and the living and dining areas at the rear of the property. A large, well-manicured front lawn accented with a mature palm greets visitors and guests to the property, while a long driveway leads to the formerly detached garage and entry which are pushed towards the rear of the lot.

Living room

Living room

The entry opens directly into the living room which sits towards the rear of the home. All ceilings are original open-beamed vaulted celotex panels, allowing for the relatively small home to feel much larger than it is. A stacked brick modernist fireplace sits opposite the entry, and serves as the focal point for the living room.

The south-facing living room wall is shared with the dining room and features original clerestories and a large sliding glass door leading to the backyard. Windows flanking the sliding glass door originally would have extend to the floor, but have been reduced in size and replaced with mullioned vinyl windows. The dining room sits adjacent to the rear wall, and is open to the kitchen area.  

Kitchen with well worn original cabinetry
The kitchen still maintains its original cabinetry and stainless steel portal oven. The lower cabinets feature original sliding doors, a feature seen on other Krisel-designed homes. A small laundry room has been added onto the side of the home, serving as a transition between the former detached garage and main home.

Guest bathroom

The four bedrooms sit at the front of the home, and the two on the end appear to both maintain their original clerestory windows. The bathrooms appear to updated, with simple, generic materials that are functional but not outstanding and not what one would expect in a half-million-dollar home.  The south-facing backyard has a large covered patio off of the living room. Two large tree flank both side of the grassy yard, while the remainder of the space is blank slate.

Backyard patio


Backyard & rear wall of garage
With the original kitchen this home could make a great restoration candidate. The bones are all there, and the structure appears to be in decent condition, with a perfect blank slate yard ready for some creativity.

Check out the full listing on here: 10222 Aldgate Avenue

Or here: 10222 Aldgate Avenue

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