Thursday, April 7, 2016

Vintage 1956 Palmer & Krisel Perfection in North Hills – North Hills, CA

For the second day in a row a near perfect vintage midcentury time capsule Palmer & Krisel is for sale, this time built in 1956 in North Hills, CA. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,828 expanded square feet and a two car garage, this home sits on a 7,500 square-foot lot with a large in-ground pool and carries an asking price of $569,000.

The exterior of the home reflects only three conspicuous updates over the years; the original garage door has been swapped out for a sunburst door, a small cover with a brick column has been added at the entry, and the natural stone veneer on the front of the home has been painted white. Otherwise, the home is nearly as fresh today as it was sixty years ago, with a lush, green yard with mature plantings.

Living room and entry

Living and dining room 

Family room addition at rear of home

Inside, the living and dining rooms face the rear of the home, and originals would have overlooked the backyard. They now face a large proportional family room addition that leads out towards the swimming pool. The structural framework from the original clerestory, window and sliding glass door openings has been retained. The living room is anchored by a full-wall stacked block modernist fireplace, while hardwood floors and vaulted ceilings round out the room.

Original kitchen 


Kitchen with original washer and dryer - WOW!

The dining area is open to the living, and is separate from the kitchen by a sleek wall of opaque glass. The kitchen is a purist’s dream, with original seafoam green speckled tile countertops, flat cabinetry with original pulls and knobs, and what appears to be the original washer and dryer.

Master bedroom 

Master bathroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath

The master bedroom sits adjacent to the entry, and shares a jack-and-jill bath with the entry hall. The bedroom contains high windows, while the master bath is all original, with pink American Standard sink, marble counters and original cabinetry. The remaining three secondary bedrooms sits at the front of the home and opposite the master, with the front bedrooms retaining their original clerestories. The guest bath retains its original double-sinked vanity, a rarer feature on Krisel homes, as are the original colored fixtures, which were oftentimes only specified as white.

Backyard and back of home

Pool and back of home 

The backyard maintains a large, rectangular in-ground pool and provides a small patio area near the shallow end of the swimming pool. A small patch of grass sits between the back of the garage and the pool and a lone mature tree sits in the corner of the yard.

There’s not much this near-perfect vintage home needs except for a little personalization, and at its current price Redfin predicts this home will move fast, so be sure to check it out before its gone.

Check out the full listing on here: 16752 Vintage Street

Or here: 16752 Vintage Street

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