Sunday, January 17, 2016

Southwest Whittier Palmer & Krisel with Lots of Potential For Sale – Whittier, CA

Built in 1955 is this midcentury modern Palmer & Krisel-designed home with lots of potential in southwest Whittier. Situated on a 5,000 square-foot lot, this home includes four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,344 square feet with an asking price of $415,000.

Front of home
This property was a foreclosure, and has been sitting vacant for quite a while now, and is in desperate need of some love and attention. The exterior of the home has recently been painted a light-beige color, perhaps in an effort to hasten the sale of the property. The front yard hasn’t had any real care or maintenance for quite a while and is ready for a water-smart modernist makeover to compliment the great architecture of this home.

Living room - note window to the right is a later addition

Living and dining room

The front door sits off to the east side of the home, and leads visitors into the rear-facing living and dining rooms. The living room is anchored by a signature Krisel-modernist floating fireplace box, a design seen on a handful of other Krisel-designed homes across the west. Of note is the clerestory window above the fireplace, which offers an obscured view of the exterior chimney. Floor to ceiling sliding glass doors and north-facing clerestory windows overlook the backyard.

Kitchen still includes some original features including tile counters and lower cabinetry


The kitchen sits just off the dining area, and features well worn-original cabinetry and green tile cabinetry. The kitchen sink has been replaced over time, and non-matching replacement tiles were used around the new sink. Some cabinet boxes have been replaced,, lending an inconsistent look to the room. Large windows above the sink overlook the side yard, and small service porch accesses the backyard.

Bedroom at front of home - floor-to-ceiling window has been shortened to a waist-high window, sliver window and clerestory have been painted over
Front of home bedroom - one floor-to-ceiling has been converted to a waist-high window

Guest bath
Secondary bedroom with jack and jill bath

Secondary bedroom - original floor-to-ceiling window has been replaced with a waist-high window

Jack and jill bath - medicine cabinet is the only remaining original feature

The four bedrooms sit toward the front of the home. The bedrooms are in their original configuration, with the front-facing bedrooms featuring their original clerestory windows, some of which have been painted over. The front corner bedroom once featured a floor-to-ceiling sliver window overlooking the front yard, which was cut in half over time and then eventually painted over. Some bedrooms have had their original floor-to-ceiling signature-Krisel four-pane windows replaced with shorter, half-height windows. Both bathrooms have been updated over time with plain materials indicative of a do-it-yourself big-box store renovation. One bathroom still features its original Krisel-designed medicine cabinet, but that’s about as original as they get.

Back patio

Back yard

Back ayrd

The backyard is shallow, consisting of a concrete slab and small covered patio. The yard is definitely low maintenance, and could be converted into a great outdoor entertaining space with a little creativity.

This midcentury home has great original lines, and with a little vision will make a fantastic renovation.

Check out the full listing on here: 11615 Nan Street

Or here: 11615 Nan Street

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