Thursday, December 31, 2015

Vintage 1960 College Glen Estates Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – San Diego, CA

Built in 1960 by San Diego’s Drogin Construction Company is this vintage College Glen Estates home located near San Diego State University. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,780 square feet, a two-car garage and large screened porch on a 5,000 square-foot lot this home carries an asking price of $535,000.

Front of home
Front of home

With a diminutive front yard, the front of the home contains a small water-efficient landscaped yard with a shallow driveway. The entry sits recessed at the center of the front of the home, visible from the street. The exterior lines of the home are generally original, with some added stone veneer accents which are now vintage in their own right.

Living room
Living room
Living, entry and kitchen entry
Fireplace and family room. Veneer is not original but allows fireplace to maintain original form and detail

Inside, the living room is long and linear, with the original modernist fireplace at the back of the room covered in more after-market vintage stone veneer. A small stone veneer-covered pony wall has been added between the living and family room, creating more privacy and division between spaces. Original open-beamed ceilings and a skylight add volume and height to the space.

Kitchen with original vintage appliances

Kitchen is as fresh today as it was in 1960

Original floating cabinetry and breakfast bar

Kitchen and dining area

Family room at rear of home

Family room

The kitchen sits just off the living room, and is nearly as vintage and fresh today as it was in 1960. Krisel’s signature speckled-tile countertops are still in place and appear to be in magnificent condition. The original brown enamel oven, cooktop and dishwasher appliance package are all included as originally intended, along with original cabinets, sink and pulls. With floating cabinets and breakfast bar all in place as envisioned by the architect, this is a near perfect example of a vintage kitchen worth maintaining. A dining area sits just off the kitchen at the side of the home which opens to the wood-paneled family room at the rear of the property.

Secondary bedroom at front of home

Secondary bedroom

Guest bath

Master bedroom at rear of home

The three bedrooms sit along the west side of the home, with the master at the rear. The secondary bedroom at the front of the home still features its original clerestory windows and trademark narrow slit window, adding a modernist element to both the interior and exterior of the home. The bathrooms appear to have been updated at some point in the 1970s, and the bedrooms all appear to be in their original configurations.

Backyard with specimen cacti


Screened patio at rear of home

A large screened-in porch sits at the rear of this property, allowing for year round entertaining. The remainder of the backyard is terraced, with a small level area occupied by a square planter holding a specimen golden barrel cactus.

This well-kept midcentury home holds some great vintage features and appears to be in fantastic condition. There’s not much that appears to be needed to make this property a showplace, and a few small tweaks will make this home shine brighter than ever.

Check out the full listing on here: 5410 Baja Drive

Or here: 5410 Baja Drive

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