Tuesday, January 26, 2016

Granada Hills Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Granada Hills, CA

Built in 1956 is fronting Chatsworth Street in Granada Hills, CA is this Palmer & Krisel-designed home new to the market. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,392 square feet, this expanded home includes a detached two car garage on a 7,700 square-foot lot with an asking price of $449,950.

The floor plan is one that we’ve seen before in several other locations within the San Fernando Valley. The kitchen sits on the east end of the home, a family/dining room and the master bedroom and bathrooms up front, secondary bedrooms and living area at the rear. The front yard is fenced off from the street, and includes a grassy lawn, a few small shrubs and a tall, lone pine tree near the sidewalk.

Dining/family room at front of home

Dining/family room at front of home - archway is definitely not original 



With pink rose carpeting and original open beamed vaulted ceilings, there’s some great retro charm to this midcentury home. The family/dining room sits just off the entry, and is open to the original kitchen on the east side of the home, with a portion of the original demising wall between the two removed. The cabinetry in the kitchen is original, but counters have been updated with granite which gives a slight unexpected contrast in design styles & eras. The original clerestories above the kitchen cabinets are still in place, allowing natural light to flow into the space.

Living room
Living room and dining/family room
Addition and living room 

The original living room sits at the rear of the home, and now opens to the rear addition. Once overlooking the backyard through floor-to-ceiling windows, the openings now access the addition altering the flow of the space. The original modernist fireplace has been ‘traditional-ized’ with a mantle and formal surround, replacing what most-likely was stacked block matching the block accents on the front of the home.

Master bedroom 

Master bathroom 

Guest bath with original sinks, counters and tub

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

The master and secondary bedroom on the west side of the home both retain their original clerestory windows, covered with thick curtains to block out any intruding sunlight. The guest bath contains the original rose-colored American Standard Pullmans and bath tub, along with original marble counters over updated cabinetry. The master bathroom has been updated with clean, non-modernist materials.

Back yard


The diminutive south-facing backyard contains a small grassy area and a mature shade tree, along with a small raised patio area. The remainder of the yard is occupied by the rear yard detached garage and addition on the rear of the home.

There’s still some nifty original features on this property, along with some areas that need a little attention, but there’s great bones on this one and could make a relatively easy restoration.

Check out the full listing on here: 16038 Chatsworth Street

Or here: 16038 Chatsworth Street

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