Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Expanded Buena Park Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Buena Park, CA

Built in 1955 by Louis Lesser Enterprises is this well-used and expanded Palmer & Krisel-designed home which has recently hit the market. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,400 square feet, this home includes a two-car garage and sits on a tidy 6,000 square foot lot and carries an asking price of $529,000.

Front of home is ripe for creativity

The exterior of the home is a blank slate for renovations. The north-facing front yard consists of water-thirsty turf and small plantings, ready for a modernist water-conserving makeover. The exterior of the home has been covered in patchy lace stucco, replacing an original sand finish, and all of the thin-framed aluminum windows have been swapped out for mullioned white vinyl replacements.

Inside the home, the living and original dining room sits at the rear of the property, while the kitchen lies at the front. The master is split from the secondary bedrooms, on the east side of the home, while the secondary bedrooms sit along the west. There’s not much midcentury left in the interior of the home, making it a great opportunity for a renovation or restoration.

Entry hall 

Living room 

Living room 

Living room 

The living room overlooks the backyard through mullioned windows, which obscure the intended indoors/outdoors appearance of the room. The original modernist fireplace has been ‘normalized’, with a traditional mantle and tile surround added. The ceilings, like those found in the Northridge West subdivision, feature main beams which run lengthwise across the home. The original wooden ceilings have long been drywalled over, but then again so have the clerestory windows.



Kitchen and added dining room 

Dining room 

Small living space adjacent to added dining room 

The kitchen sits at the front of the home, and features traditional, raised-panel cabinetry topped with thick crown molding. Black appliances, Corian counters and stone tile backsplashes round out the room. The former breezeway between the formerly detached two-car garage has been enclosed and is currently utilized as a separate dining room. This allows for the home to have direct access to the garage now, and adds some square footage onto what was originally an 1,190 square-foot home.

Master bedroom 
Master bedroom 
Master bathroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath

The master bedroom along the east side of the home includes a walk-in closet and separate bath. The master bathroom has been renovated with materials indicative of big box store origins, as has the guest bath. Both are clean and functional and may be utilized as-is until a more appropriate modernist renovation can occur. The secondary bedrooms lie just off of the kitchen area, and are in their original configurations minus original clerestory windows.

Covered patio 

Covered patio and barbeque area

Backyard turf area

Firepit and raised deck

The backyard features a large covered patio for entertaining, including a built in barbeque. A raised deck and firepit sits just beyond the covered patio, and a small grassy area adjoins the deck and patio. Curiously, the entire property is devoid of trees and natural shade, which impact the aesthetics of the property and miss an opportunity for passive solar.

There’s not a lot of midcentury modern left in this midcentury modern home, making it a property with great bones ripe for a renovation.

Check out the full listing on here: 5842 Los Santos Way

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