Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Vintage 1955 Bermuda Woods Restoration Opportunity – Reseda, CA

Built in 1955 by Dunas, Greene & Swidler is this nearly all original 1955 Palmer & Krisel-designed home relatively new to the market. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,296 square feet, an in-ground pool on an 8,600 square-foot lot the asking price on this well-worn mid-mod home is $429,000.

Carport and entry
With one owner over the last forty years, there’s a bit of deferred maintenance on this property making it ripe for a restoration or renovation. The home sits far from the front property line, with a patchy front lawn and small mature trees sited in front of the home. A decaying U-shaped asphalt driveway leads to the original front porte cochere-style carport.

This particular four-bedroom floorplan was one that Krisel repeated in many other subdivisions, with the living and dining rooms at the rear of the home, the kitchen on the north side, and all four bedrooms on the south side of the home, two at the front and two at the rear.

Entry hall

Living and dining rooms

The rear-facing living room is anchored by its original stacked brick fireplace, unaltered over the years with its original intended design still intact. Original east-facing French doors and four-pane windows overlook the backyard and pool area, but are covered in the listing photo provided. The diminutive dining room is tucked to the side of the living area, but still contains its original clerestory windows allowing lots of natural light to enter the space.


Kitchen and laundry

The adjacent kitchen is all well-worn original, with vintage large saucer pulls on all lower cabinet fronts and sliding upper cabinet doors.  The laundry sits adjacent to the kitchen, and features a secondary door to the front driveway.

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath

Pool & backyard

Side yard

Pool and backyard

Pool and back of home
The photos provided of the bedrooms and baths indicate more worn living areas, with walls in need of paint and a bath in need of a refreshing. The backyard is centered around a modest-sized in-ground pool, with lots of hardscape and patio area surround the pool. The backyard landscape is pretty much on par with the front, with a large mature tree surrounded by overgrown planter areas.

This is a great opportunity to acquire a pool home ripe for restoration in the classic modern neighborhood of Bermuda Woods.

Check out the full listing on here: 8216 Tunney Avenue

Or here: 8216 Tunney Avenue

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