Wednesday, December 2, 2015

1961 Santa Maria Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Santa Maria, CA


Situated in northern Santa Barbara County is this 1961 Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury modern home build by Armstrong homes. One of approximately 90 homes, this property features three bedrooms and two bathrooms with an enclosed garage in 1,902 square feet and an asking price of $349,500.

Situated on a grassy lot backing up to Armstrong Park, the front of the home features a classic “L” configuration with a sweeping driveway leading both vehicles and visitors to the front door. A large street tree shades the north-facing front yard, while ornamental shrubs and a small tree sit at the base of the home.

Dining room

Living room

The living and dining rooms sit at the back of the home, along with one of the secondary bedrooms, while the master, kitchen and third bedrooms all sit at the front. The living room overlooks the backyard, and is anchored by Krisel’s signature modernist fireplace flanked by clerestory windows. The fireplace has been revised with slate accents, which hopefully still retains original blockwork intact underneath the tile which could be restored.


Kitchen - doorway to right of fridge leads to garage conversion

The dining room sits adjacent to the living room, and is open to the kitchen at the front of the home. The kitchen still retains its original modernist wood cabinetry topped with newer tile countertops, and white appliances. The ceilings are open-beamed with a skylight letting in additional light. The walkway to the converted garage sits along the east side of the kitchen, allowing for convenient internal access to the addition.

Master bedroom
Master bathroom
Secondary bedroom
Secondary bedroom

Guest bathroom

The master bedroom is split from the secondary bedrooms, sited at the front corner of the home sharing walls with the living room and entry, while the secondary bedrooms sit on the eastern end of the home. All bedrooms feature their original clerestory windows and vaulted ceilings, and are relatively diminutive in size. Both bathrooms have been updated and while aren’t specifically the style of the home, are clean and functional in appearance.

Garage conversion


Backyard - check out that vintage concrete panel fence

The garage conversion holds a secondary family room space, and holds the potential to be converted back to a garage if desired. The backyard contains both covered and uncovered patio space, fruit trees and lots of gardening planters covered in bark mulch which wrap around the sides of the home.

For anyone looking for a great piece of midcentury modern architecture in Santa Barbara County, be sure to take a look at this property.

Check out the full listing on here: 934 E Fesler Street

Or here: 934 E Fesler Street

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