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 23, 2015
Palmer & Krisel-Designed Major Fixer For Sale - Lompoc, CA
It seems about once every two months a well-priced Palmer
& Krisel fixer comes on the market, and this month we’ve already had one so
far with the gone-in-a-flash
fixer in Ramon Rise in Palm Springs. This home is another great deal,
priced approximately $100,000 below recent comparables. Built in 1959, this Lom
Park midcentury home features five bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,698 expanded
square feet with a detached two-car garage on a 6,900 square-foot lot with an
asking price of $150,000.
There’s not much information available in this northern
Santa Barbara County home, with only three photographs available in the
listing. The listing does indicate that this is an estate sale, in as-is condition
and will not qualify for traditional financing.
Backyard of home; Sliding glass doors lead to living room
The floor plan appears to be quite similar to the las Lom
Park home we featured back in August,
with the living room at southeast corner of the home, master bedroom and bath
at the southwest corner, secondary bedrooms along the northeast side of the
home and family room and kitchen along the northeast side. There’s also a
permitted addition placing approximately 350 square feet and two bedrooms onto
the original foundation of this home.
Addition between rear of home and detached garage
Google maps tells us there’s at least four abandoned vehicles
in the jungle-like backyard of this home, amongst quite a bit of debris,
building materials, wood pallets and bicyles. The formerly detached rear yard two-car
garage is accessed via an alleyway, and appears to have as much deferred
maintenance as the backyard.
This midcentury home will require a bit of energy, effort
and creativity to bring it back to life. No telling what the original interior
details are like – hopefully there will be some that are worthy of being
salvaged. We’ll keep our eyes open for a renovation coming soon, this home will
definitely not last at its current asking price.