Wednesday, February 3, 2016

South Granada Hills Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – Granada Hills, CA

Located in South Granada Hills in the San Fernando Valley is this 1956 Palmer & Krisel-designed home new to the market. Featuring three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,650 square feet, a two-car detached garage and an in-ground pool all on a 7,400 square-foot lot, the asking price on this home is $559,000.

Front entry

The exterior of the home maintains its original midcentury lines with vertical board and batten siding and original aluminum-framed windows. The garage and front door have been replaced with raised-panel doors, but can be swapped out to more fitting flat panel doors at any time. The front yard contains low-water using gravel, palms and fruit trees, along with a sweeping expanded driveway allowing for plenty of room for parking.

Inside, the floorplan is nearly identical to ones that we’ve seen in Corbin Palms, with the kitchen at the west end of the home, a family room (often converted to a dining room) at the front of the home, living room in the rear and all the bedrooms on the east side of the home, while a solarium has been added onto the rear of the home.

Dining/family room at front of home

Living room 

Living room 

Added solarium at back of home
The current dining room overlooks the front entry, and is fully open to the kitchen, and partially open to the living room with the addition of an opening carved in the demising wall. The living room overlooks the backyard through the solarium, and is anchored by large walls of glass and a fireplace. Unfortunately the signature modernist Krisel fireplace has been hidden under stacked stone veneer, which can always be removed and restored at some point.


Kitchen and dining room 


Kitchen & clerestory windows

The kitchen features its original clerestory windows allowing plenty of natural light to flood the room, and the original kitchen cabinets are still in place. Modern granite countertops have been added to the vintage cabinets, which stylistically don’t match, but could always be replaced with a better-suited laminate.

Master bedroom
Master bedroom
Master bathroom
Secondary bedroom
Secondary bedroom
Guest bathroom 

The master bedroom sits at the front corner of the home, and features high windows and original clerestory windows allowing for privacy while letting in lots of light. Both of the secondary bedrooms overlook the backyard and feature their original floor-to-ceiling four-pane windows and high open-beamed ceilings. Both the master and guest bathrooms have been updated with modern tilework and overly ornate vanities that don’t reflect the midcentury modern aesthetics of the home, and read slightly off, but both rooms are clean and functional as-is. 

Back of home and pool 

Turf, patio & pool in backyard

Pool and solarium

The south-facing backyard features a large in-ground pool that is accessed from the solarium addition off of the living room. Palms and plants surround the swimming pool, along with a generous patio area, and a small patch of grass is located at the southeast corner of the yard.

This is only the third home to come on the market in three years in this Palmer & Krisel neighborhood, making it a great opportunity to acquire a home that maintains much of its original integrity. The home can be enjoyed as-is, or with a few minor tweaks this Granada Hills property will make a great modernist showplace. Redfin predicts this home will sell fast, so act quickly on this one. 

Check out the full listing on here: 16740 Vintage Street

Or here: 16740 Vintage Street

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