Monday, February 22, 2016

Expanded 1957 Marlborough Palms Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – Granada Hills, CA

Built in 1957 in Granada Hills, CA is this Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury modern home in the Marlborough Palms neighborhood. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,060 square feet, a two car garage and an in-ground pool all on a 8,200 square-foot lot the asking price on this home is $549,900.

Front yard
Entry courtyard

With the same owner since the late 1970s, the home has some great vintage features that offer character and set a great retro tone for the home. Outside, the original two-car garage has been converted to living space, and a second two-car garage has been added on to the front of the home. The front yard has been enclosed with a  slump block and wrought iron fence, separating it from the street and its neighbors.


Living room and entry

Living room 

Living room with block divider

North-facing living room windows

The walkway to the entry sits between the original garage and added garage space, which creates a courtyard-style entry with red brick pavers. The entry hall is lined in beadboard, and leads into the large rear-facing living room. Clerestory windows and a large signature Krisel modernist fireplace anchor the east wall of the living room, while large floor-to-ceiling windows look out over the north-facing back yard.

Dining room
Dining room and backayrd patio 

The dining room sits adjacent to the living room at the rear of the home, and is separated with a dramatic wall of decorative cross screen blocks.  Open beamed ceilings and a large light soffit on the south wall join the living and dining rooms. The kitchen sits at the front of the home, and features a pass through to the dining room. 

Kitchen - stove and fridge don't quite fit

Walkway to garage conversion 

Garage conversion 

The kitchen appears to have been renovated during the late 1980s, and features raised panel cabinetry and tile countertops. The appliances have been updated with newer stainless steel models which unfortunately don’t quite fit their allotted spaces. The original garage sits just off the kitchen and has been converted to a large open family room. The original clerestory windows from the garage are still in place, and a large sliding glass door leads to the front patio.

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath

The three secondary bedrooms sit just off the kitchen, split from the master which is located just off the entry of the home. All three bedrooms are fairly modest in size, feature hardwood floors, and only two contain vaulted ceilings while the third is flat.  The secondary bath has been updated slightly, but still features its original tilework and medicine cabinet.

Master bedroom 

Master bathroom 

The master bedroom features vaulted ceilings and east-facing clerestory windows, along with a large full-length window overlooking the side yard. A small dressing area with closets leads to the master bathroom, which appears to be fairly original, with marble vanity and white American Standards Pullmans.

Backyard patio and pool
Backyard patio  

Swimming pool and rear of home

The backyard features a covered patio with decorative screen block accents which match those found inside. A large red brick patio offers lots of entertaining space, and the swimming pool occupies the majority of the rear yard area.

This large, well-worn home has lots of great vintage features, and the large living areas make it perfect for entertaining. predicts this home will go quickly, so be sure to take a look at this one before its gone.

Check out the full listing on here: 16439 Clymer Street

Or here: 16439 Clymer Street

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