Tuesday, December 1, 2015

1955 Parkwood La Mirada Palmer & Krisel For Sale – La Mirada, CA

Built by the Devon Construction Company in 1955 is this Parkwood La Mirada Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury modern home on the market for the first time in 42 years. With 1,406 square feet, this home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms and a detached two car garage on a 7,800 square-foot lot with an asking price of $493,000.

The exterior of the property still exudes classic Krisel lines, with a wonderful combination of high window bands and four-pane floor to ceiling windows.  A large tree anchors the grassy yard, proving shade for the shrubs and ivy planted at the base of the yard and home. A small courtyard accessed by the master bedroom sits adjacent to the front door, screening the front-facing windows for maximum privacy.

Entry hall

Living room - nearly as mint as it was in 1955

Inside, the living, kitchen and dining rooms all sit at the rear of the home while the bathrooms and two of the bedrooms and a breakfast nook sit at the front. The living room is virtually untouched from 1955, featuring its original stacked stone and paneling surrounding the fireplace, along with open beamed ceilings and clerestory windows at the side of the home. These original details give a great glimpse into the intended original appearance of the home.

Kitchen seen from breakfast nook


The dining room sits adjacent to the living room, and overlooks the lush, grass backyard through floor-to-ceiling windows. The kitchen sits adjacent to the dining room, and appears to have been updated at some point in the early 1980s. The cabinetry is simple, raised panel, with laminate counters and white appliances. Adjacent to the kitchen sits the laundry room and service porch, accessing the backyard, while a breakfast nook sits at the front of the home open to the kitchen.

Master bedroom

Master jack-and-jill bathroom

Secondary bedroom at rear of home

Guest bath

The master bedroom sits at the front of the house, featuring a large slider and floor-to-ceiling windows accessing the front-facing private courtyard. The master shares a jack-and-jill style bathroom with the entry hall, and it appears the master bath was updated at the same time as the kitchen. The secondary bath sits at the front of the home and also features a 1980s update, and the secondary bedrooms are split from the master.

Detached garage at rear corner of backyard

Backyard and rear of home

Covered patio at rear of yard

The detached garage sits at the rear corner of the backyard, providing a long, linear driveway with plenty of room for guest parking. A covered patio runs the length of the rear of the home, supported by classic midcentury V-shaped poles (the same style of poles we recently saw on the 1959 time capsule home in Palm Springs). The remainder of the yard is classic turf, with shrubs surrounding the perimeter of the yard.

This home has been well cared for over the past 42 years, and appears to be a solid midcentury home perfect for preservation and restoration.

Check out the full listing on here: 14520 San Bruno Drive

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