The Krisel Connection is dedicated to showcasing and discussing the works of modernist architect William Krisel. Architect to tens of thousands of tract homes, custom residences and numerous commercial buildings, Krisel’s distinct style and cutting-edge design helped set the tone for modern architecture in America during the mid-century.
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Valwood Estates Palmer & Krisel Fixer For Sale – Pomona, CA
Built in 1955 by builder Weber-Burns in Pomona, CA is this
1955 Palmer & Krisel-designed fixer for sale in Valwood Estates. This
midcentury home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms tucked into 1,200
square feet, sits on a 6,000 square-foot lot with a detached two-car garage,
and carries an asking price of $349,500.
Situated on a corner lot, this south-facing home sits behind
a wrought-iron fence with a large turf yard. A pair of mature trees flank the
home, which has a large front yard due to the driveway and garage being located
in the backyard. The exterior of the
home features both replacement and original windows, stucco siding and what
appears to be a solar hot water heater.
Inside, this home is well-worn, as this is a small home that
was designed for several occupants. The living room sits at the rear of the
home, anchored by the cut stone fireplace that was unique to Valwood Estates.
The cut stone has been painted over with a red gloss paint; however, there’s
always the potential for restoration. The original clerestory windows have been
covered over, cutting down on the amount of natural light intended to enter the
home and make a small space feel larger.
The kitchen appears to be missing some cabinet door and drawer
fronts, along with containing two different styles of cabinet faces. The whole
room appears to need a little tlc, and could definitely benefit from a
Only one photo of the four bedrooms is shown, which
indicated that the rooms are floored in hardwood laminate. Only one photo of
the bathroom is shown, and like the rest of the house, appears to need a little
work, with a wide gap cut into the tub surround. Interestingly, there’s also no
mirror in the bathroom and no cover for the light fixture.
Side of home - backyard can at least fit a mini van!
There’s no photos of the backyard, just a side-yard photo
indicating that the backyard is large enough to accommodate a minivan.
Valwood Estate Palmer & Krisel homes tend to be
well-used over the years, and could definitely use some owners with a little
vision who aren’t afraid to take on a renovation project, and this home is no exception.