Built by builder Julian Weinstock in 1960 is this expanded Palmer & Krisel-designed home in Northridge College Estates, in the heart of Northridge, California. With five bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,260 square feet, this home includes a two-car garage on a 10,500 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $600,000.
Situated on a corner lot, the home fronts Lassen Street, a four lane roadway, and Encino Avenue to the east, with a traffic signal in front of the home. The two garage is accessed from Encino Avenue, leaving the front yard area open, filled with mature palms, juniper shrubs, and healthy turf. High windows line the façade of the home, and the original service porch enclosure sits adjacent to the front door.
|Living room - check out the subtle modernist tilt of the fireplace overmantle|
The living and dining rooms sit at the rear of the home, overlooking the backyard, while the kitchen and master bedroom sits at the front. The original open beamed vaulted ceilings are still in place, adding height and volume to the living areas. The living room is anchored by Krisel’s signature modernist fireplace with a dramatic tilted over-mantle offering a nice clean midcentury touch to the room. West-facing clerestory windows accent the wall, while a light soffit spans the south wall of the living room and ties into the dining room.
|Dining room with living room beyond|
The dining room features a great pair of late 1970’s chandeliers, and is separated from the living room by a divider with built-in pocket doors. An original pass-through connects the dining room to the adjacent kitchen, which was last updated at some point in the 1980s. Raised-panel oak cabinetry is topped with white tile countertops, and older but functional appliances round out the room.
|Secondary bedroom and walkway to fifth bedroom addition|
The master bedroom features original clerestory windows and narrow, linear windows allowing lots of natural light to fill the room. No photos of the master or secondary bathrooms were provided. The secondary bedrooms are split form the master at the east end of the home, and a fifth bedroom addition and third bathroom addition sit at the northeast corner of the home.
|Back of home|
|Covered patio and back of home|
|Covered patio and backyard|
|Built in barbeque off of living room|
The backyard is large, open an grassy, with a covered patio located adjacent to the living room, A built in brick barbeque and low wall with planters surround the covered patio. Large mature Italian cypress shrubs surround the perimeter of the backyard, and a pair of RV gates on the east side of the yard allow access to the space.
Northridge College Estates offers great midcentury homes on huge lots, and this property presents some great vintage features for those who don’t mind a little traffic.
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