Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Vintage Palmer & Krisel Fixer in Southwest Whittier For Sale – Whittier, CA

Following this week’s theme of Palmer & Krisel vintage fixers is this 1955 home located in southwest Whittier, CA. This efficient midcentury diamond in the rough features four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,340 square feet, and attached two car garage all on a modest 5,100 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $410,000.

Front of home
The entry to the home sits recessed in the front yard, behind a prominent garage façade. A wide lawn sits between the home and the street, accented with palms and a small patio. The exterior of the home maintains a classic midcentury light blue color, while original four-pane floor-to-ceiling windows flank the front door.

Living room - behind that couch is a pretty great modernist fireplace

Dining and living room 

The living and dining rooms sit towards the rear of the home, and are open to each other with a bust flooring pattern drawing attention down rather than outwards. A signature modernist Krisel fireplace anchors the living room, with a long, low shape, open corner and stacked brick accents, but unfortunately couch placement prevents visibility of this great piece of architecture.

Original kitchen 

The kitchen sits at the side of the home, and appears to be mostly original, with unpainted original cabinetry and signature tile countertops still in place. The unique two-piece split cooktop, so far unique to this subdivision, is still present as are peg board sliding upper cabinets.

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom

Original unpainted doors are still intact throughout the home 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath

Master bedroom 

Master bath

All four bedrooms appear in their original configurations, with vaulted open beamed wooden ceilings still intact along with floor-to-ceiling windows. All interior doors in this home appear to be nice and vintage unpainted, giving the home a solid midcentury vibe throughout. Both bathrooms have been updated with materials and finishes that are not necessarily in keeping with the modernist aesthetic of the home, and are now good candidates for a makeover.

The one and only picture of the backyard is of the shed

Very few of the homes in this subdivision have a substantial backyard, and this property is no exception. The rear yard area consists mainly of a large concrete patio with a wide storage shed occupying a substantial portion of the patio area.

There’s lots of great potential with this home, both with the original kitchen being in such great shape and the opportunity to bring out the best with the interior and exterior of the property.

Check out the full listing on here: 11609 Nan Street

Or here: 11609 Nan Street

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