Saturday, January 9, 2016

Bay Park 1962 Palmer & Krisel View Home For Sale – San Diego, CA

Homes in San Diego’s Palmer & Krisel-designed neighborhood of Bay Park are oftentimes hard to come by, with only a few homes listed each year. Built in 1962, this home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,656 square feet with a two-car garage on a 6,400 square-foot lot with an asking price of $825,000.

Situated near the end of a cul-de-sac street, this midcentury home features southern and western views of the surrounding topography. The exterior of the home features a flat-roofed two-car garage, which may have had a sunflap at one point extending across the western-facing front which now appears to have been replaced with three separate fascia boards. One of the other interesting details about this home is the cylindrical shape of the upper portion of the chimney, a seldom-see design feature that is found on other homes in the neighborhood as well as in an earlier Palmer & Krisel-designed neighborhood in northern Garden Grove.

Views from property rooftop

Very few interior images of the home are shown in the listing, and the property is being marketed as a “Prime opportunity to add a second story for stunning 180 degree views from Tecelote Canyon to the Pacific Ocean” encouraging potential buyers to “Ask listing agent for remodel ideas!” This definitely doesn’t bode well for this piece of modernist architecture, and we hope that potential buyers bypass this piece of advice.

Dining room at rear of home

Interestingly, the floorplan is the same variant as the last two consecutive properties we’ve featured in San Diego, with the open living and dining rooms along the north side of the home, the kitchen and family room at the rear of the home, and the four bedrooms along the south side of the home. From what we can tell the original open-beamed ceilings are still in place, and the original aluminum framed windows have been swapped out for white vinyl replacements.

Kitchen at rear of home


Bedroom at front of home



The kitchen appears to have remodeled at some point in the 1990s, and does not seem to embody the modernist design style of the home. The cabinets are raised-panel with white appliances and Corian counters. The bathrooms appear to have been updated in the 1980s and could use a refreshing. The four bedrooms appear to be in their original configurations, with traditional raised-panel doors added to the closets.

No photos of the backyard are shown, but Google maps tells us that it’s heavily forested with a pair of mature trees and lots of shrubs. A covered patio sits off of the dining room and kitchen along with a small metal storage shed.

This home is great modernist restoration opportunity in a prime central San Diego neighborhood, with lots of potential to be a fantastic showplace.

Check out the full listing on here: 4822 Sparks Avenue

Or here: 4822 Sparks Avenue

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