The Krisel Connection is dedicated to showcasing and discussing the works of modernist architect William Krisel. Architect to tens of thousands of tract homes, custom residences and numerous commercial buildings, Krisel’s distinct style and cutting-edge design helped set the tone for modern architecture in America during the mid-century.
Wednesday, December 9, 2015
Long & Linear North Reseda 1955 Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Reseda, CA
There’s a second midcentury modern Palmer &
Krisel-designed home for sale in our ‘newly discovered’ North Reseda subdivision
that we told you about yesterday. This particular home includes four bedrooms
and two bathrooms in 1,772 square feet and an in-ground pool all on a 6,000
square-foot lot with an asking price of $500,000.
There’s a tenant in this property making showings by
appointment only, making this a great opportunity for buyers with a little
patience. The home is laid out linearly on the lot, with the bedrooms at the
front of the home and the living areas at the back. The original two-car garage
sits towards the back of the lot and has been converted to the fourth
Due to the positioning of the original garage, a long,
linear driveway sits on the north side of the property. The gable end of the
home faces the street, and features distinctive vertical wooden screens over
the front windows, along with the signature clerestories. Large mature trees and
shrubbery flank both sides of the lot and add shade and greenery to the property.
Dining room and living room
The front door sits at the middle of the home, accessed from
the long driveway, and opens up into a small entry that opens to the living
room featuring its original open, beamed vaulted ceilings. The living room
features dramatic east-facing floor-to-ceiling windows and clerestories that
overlook a covered patio leading to the backyard. These windows make a
statement and add dramatic impact to the room. A sleek, long and low modernist
fireplace hugs the northern living room wall.
The dining room sits open to the living room at the rear of
the home, and access the kitchen which sits opposite the entry. No photographs
have been provided of the kitchen, however from similar floorplans we’ve seen
the laundry room sits adjacent to the kitchen galley.
The three original bedrooms (once four) all sits at the front of the
home, however the master was originally two bedrooms converted into one large
room. The two secondary bedrooms sits adjacent to the master, while the garage
conversion is now considered the fourth bedroom. No photographs have been
provided of the secondary bedrooms, bathrooms or garage conversion.
Small yard area and pool
A large screened covered patio has been added to the rear of
the home and opens to the large in ground pool. The pool occupies most of the
backyard, along with a small patio and decking area and a small planter. There’s
only a few photos of this home, which could make it a great opportunity for
those with a little patience to wait for the tenant to let them in.