Friday, February 5, 2016

Corbin Palms 1954 Palmer & Krisel Home with Pool For Sale – Woodland Hills, CA

Located in iconic Corbin Palms in Woodland Hills, CA is this 1954 Palmer & Krisel-designed home built by the Alexander Construction Company. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,592 expanded square feet, this midcentury modern home sits on a 7,400 square-foot lot with a swimming pool and two-car garage and carries an asking price of $549,000.

Front of home

The exterior of the home maintains its classic Krisel-lines, with a sweeping brick-lined driveway leading past a lush green lawn to the front door and garage. The raised-panel leaded glass front door has been recently highlighted with a pop of color, and the former service porch which would have sat between the garage and front of home has been enclosed.


Inside, those with a sharp eye will note that this is the same floorplan that was featured on Wednesday in south Granada Hills, with the master bedroom and family room at the front of the home, kitchen at the side, and living, dining and secondary bedrooms at the rear. The home features a formal entry hall, with light wood floors, and opens up into the rear-facing living room which overlooks the backyard and swimming pool.

Living room 

Living room with original soffit

Living and dining room 

Skylights have been added to the open-beamed celotex ceilings, bringing additional light into this north-facing room. The original modernist stacked bright fireplace is still in its original form, untouched and unpainted. A bookcase adjacent to the fireplace conceals a painted-over window which once overlooked the pool. The original light-well soffit sits opposite the fireplace, and adds dimension and depth to the room.



Laundry room addition

The kitchen sits on the east side of the home, and still features its above-cabinet clerestory windows. The cabinetry itself has been updated with very appropriate, fitting and clean-lined cabinets which reflect the midcentury modern lines of the home. One half of the kitchen provides tile countertops, while the other is finished in laminate. Despite the texture differences, they both seem to work in the space.  The family room is accessed through the kitchen, and adjacent to the family room is the laundry room which sits in the enclosed service porch area providing access to the garage.

Master bedroom
Master bath
Master shower

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath
Guest bath

The master bedroom sits at the front southwest corner of the home, overlooking the front driveway. The original west-facing clerestories are still in place and appear to have a film over them to minimize bright sunlight entering the room.  Both secondary bedrooms are at the rear of the home, and are efficient in size and layout. Both the master and guest bath have been updated over the years, and feature vanities and tilework from various decades.

Trellised patio at rear of home

Back of home

Pool & patio at back of home

Out back, a trellised patio cover sits off of the living and dining rooms, and leads out to a large paver-ed patio space. Nearly all of the backyard is covered in pavers, with the exception of a few planters and the large, rectangular swimming pool. The paver are at least low-maintenance, and offer plenty of flexible space for entertaining.

This appears to be a well-maintained Corbin Palms home, which has great bones, nice original lines and gives owners the flexibility to update previous updates while still keeping the integrity of the home intact.

Check out the full listing on here: 19745 Gilmore Street

Or here: 19745 Gilmore Street

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