Thursday, December 17, 2015

Parkwood La Mirada 1956 Palmer & Krisel For Sale – La Mirada, CA

Built in northern La Mirada is this 1956 Palmer & Krisel-designed home that has been on the market for the past week. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,500 square feet, a two car garage and a long, linear building orientation on a 6,800 square-foot lot, the asking price on this home is $575,000.

Front of home


The front of this midcentury modern home features a relatively recently xeric-scaped front yard, with low water use shrubs and mulch replacing the front lawn. The home is oriented long an linear on the lot, with the bedrooms located at the front of the property, the front door at the center, and the living areas and detached garage at the rear. The exterior is mainly stucco, with a central stone accent on the front of the property.

Living room

Living room and kitchen beyond

Inside, the bedrooms sit on the north side of the home while the kitchen, living and dining areas all sit along the south side of the home. The entry sits at the middle of the home, and opens up through an overly ornate traditional leaded-glass door into a small foyer which leads into the living area. The living room extends to the back of the home, and features a compact corner fireplace covered in cut stonework.

Kitchen and breakfast area as viewed from entry


Kitchen and breakfast nook 

Breakfast nook

The kitchen has been opened up to the living room with an open bar, and a portion of the original hallway has been removed to open the kitchen and breakfast room up. The kitchen cherry shaker-style cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. A mosaic tile backsplash sits behind a portion of the kitchen counters, but not all.

Master bath

Guest bath

Master bedroom

Master bedroom

Both bathrooms have been renovated in a style very similar to that of the kitchen, with cherry shaker-style cabinetry, granite counters and mosaic backsplashes. Floor tile is used in the shower surrounds, and both feature stone floors. The bedrooms are still in their original layouts, and are tiled in wood-look ceramic tiles.

Backyard as viewed through fish-eye lens from inside

Due to the way the home and garage sit on lot, the backyard is essentially a large patio, with a small deck, concrete patio and vine covered walls. The rest of the yard consists of a small planter area. This home could use an influx of modern to take it back to its modernist roots, but is relatively clean and move-in ready as-is.

Check out the full listing on here: 12914 Gabbett Drive

Or here: 12914 Gabbett Drive

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