Built in 1959 by the Alexander Construction Company is this flat-roofed Palmer & Krisel-designed restoration opportunity in Racquet Club Road Estates. Still in its original configurations, this midcentury home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,225 square feet with a two car garage and an in-ground pool all on a 10,400 square-foot lot with an asking price of $549,000.
|Front of home|
Outside, the home has a fortress-like appearance, with a thick hedgerow planted against the base of the home. The yard is mostly rock, with a row of palms along the south side of the yard and a singular olive tree near the north. The exterior of the home has recently been painted, and an added parapet creates a shadow line at the upper portion of the home while concealing the built-up roof.
|Living and dining|
|Living, dining and kitchen|
The entry sits behind the hedgerow at the front of the home, and leads into the small entry hall adjacent to the kitchen. The paneled entry leads into the living and dining room, which sit along the south side of the home overlooking the enclosed courtyard between the garage and home. The living room features a signature Krisel modernist floating fireplace, with original mosaic tile surround. The original open-beamed wood ceilings have been sandblasted back to a natural finish, completing one major restorative task for the new owner.
The kitchen has been updated, with dark cabinetry and stainless steel appliances. The original slit window overlooking the front yard which would have sat where the drop-stove is now has been removed, cutting down on the amount of natural light entering the room. Composite counters and backsplashes round out the room, and halogen track lighting does its best to brighten up the space.
|Secondary bedroom at front of home|
|Secondary bedroom at north side of home|
The three bedrooms are all in their original configurations, along the north side of the home, each overlooking a different portion of the yard. The front corner bedroom overlooks the front; the middle secondary bedroom overlooks the northern side yard, and the master overlooks the backyard and swimming pool. The master bath has been updated with a dark tiled shower and tall vanity, while the hall bath has been updated with a floating vanity and floor tile in the bath surround.
|Covered patio at rear of home|
|Pool and backyard|
|Pool and back of home|
|Side of home|
|Enclosed courtyard off of living room|
The west-facing backyard features a large southwestern-style pergola that runs along the backside of the home and parallels the pool. Shrubs and plantings line the perimeter of the yard, and a small patch of turf sits just north of the pool.
This home has great bones, holding lots of potential for a restoration or enjoyed as-is. Either way it’s a great piece of architecture and an excellent opportunity.
Check out the full listing on Redfin.com here: 2311 North Via Miraleste
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