Thursday, March 31, 2016

1955 Van Owen Estates Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – Winnetka, CA

Located on a quiet cul-de-sac in Winnetka, CA is this Palmer & Krisel-designed home in Van Owen Estates relatively new to the market. With recent renovations, this home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,242 square feet, sits on a 8,000 square-foot lot with a detached rear yard garage, and carries an asking price of $499,000.

Home 'pre-renovation' c. 2005

Thoroughly remodeled inside and out, the home doesn’t completely resemble it’s midcentury modern origins. The original full height four-pane windows on the front of the home have been swapped out in favor of smaller, waist-height vinyl replacements that take away the original character of the home. The yard surrounding the front of the home is mainly turf, with plantings at the base of the home and a large street tree providing curbside shade.

Kitchen, dining and entry

Kitchen and entry are united as one

The interior of the home has received a great room makeover, with the kitchen, living and dining opened to one another with no division or privacy between rooms. The entry now places visitors and guests in the kitchen, which is anchored by a large central island table accented with multiple pendant lights. Dark raised-panel cabinetry with stainless steel appliances are topped with quartz counters and accented by mosaic backsplashes.

Kitchen entry

Great room as viewed from entry

Living room addition

The open beamed vaulted ceilings are still in place, and have had drywall added over the original celotex panels, while four skylights add additional daylight to the room. The former living/dining room is now only used as a dining area, and an addition at the rear of the home now houses the living area. The original signature Krisel modernist fireplace has been boxed over, no longer anchoring the former living room.

Secondary bedroom 

Master bath

Master bedroom 

Only two of the bedrooms and one of the bathrooms are shown inside the home, and from what is shown, the bedrooms appear to remain in their original configurations. The master bedroom sits at the front of the home, while the secondary bedrooms sit towards the rear of the home. The bathroom shown has been renovated in the same design style as that found throughout the rest of the home.

There are no photos of the backyard shown, but Google maps tells us that the backyard two-car garage is accesses via an adjacent alley, a covered patio sits off of the living room addition, and the remainder of the yard consists mainly of turf.

While the home doesn’t embody its midcentury roots, the property has good bones, and could make a great restoration project.

Check out the full listing on here:  6739 Laramie Avenue

Or here:  6739 Laramie Avenue

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