Sunday, June 12, 2016

Corbin Palms Restoration & Renovation Opportunity For Sale – Woodland Hills, CA

Built in 1954 by the Alexander Construction Company is this Palmer & Krisel-designed restoration opportunity in the iconic neighborhood of Corbin Palms. Traditionally renovated and expanded, this midcentury home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,709 square feet on a 7,700 square foot lot and carries an asking price of $595,000.

Front of home

Entry & front of home

Situated on a nine-home cul-de-sac, this east-facing home sits behind a well-watered simple green lawn, with a sweeping brick-accented driveway welcoming visitors.  The exterior of the home generally maintains its original proportions, but has seen the two-car carport converted to an enclosed garage and the former breezeway between the home and garage has been enclosed and captured for additional square footage. The exterior of the home has seen a chunky lace stucco finish applied to it, and the doors and windows appear to have been replaced at some point over the years.

Inside, the living and original dining room sit at the back of the home, with the kitchen on the north side of the home and all three bedrooms clustered on the southern end of the home. The former fourth bedroom/den adjacent the kitchen has been converted to a dining room, and the addition between the kitchen and enclosed carport has been converted to a family room.


Living room 

Living room and original dining area

Living room 

Living room and fireplace

Sunroom addition

Sunroom addition

The original parquet floors in the living and original dining area appear to still be intact, while the original stacked brick fireplace still anchors the living room. An added ornate mantle can be easily removed. Mullioned French doors have replaced the original floor-to-ceiling four-pane windows and sliders, which now lead out to an enclosed sunroom.




Dining and kitchen 

Dining and family room addition 

The kitchen appears to have been updated at some point in the 2000s, with granite counters, raised panel cabinetry and black appliances. The original clerestories are still intact, and an overly ornate traditional chandelier illuminates the room. The dining room/former den sits between the kitchen and entry, still featuring its original built in storage and opens up into the family room addition. The addition appears to have been constructed in the same style as the home, with high vaulted beamed ceilings and beige floor tiles.

Guest bath

Master bath

Master bedroom 

Master bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

The guest bath sits adjacent to the entry and has been updated with ornate fixtures, with the master bath receiving a more 1980s oak-themed makeover. The three bedrooms feature parquet flooring, mirrored closet doors and original clerestory windows in the master bedroom.


Backyard and sunroom additon

Sunroom addition, lighthouse and covered hot tub

Side yard

The backyard is reduced in size due to the sunroom addition on the back of the home, along with a covered above-ground hot tub and a miniature lighthouse. The west-facing portion of the usable yard area is turf, and interestingly the yard is completely devoid of trees. A bright white vinyl fence encloses the yard, and the northern side yard has been paved in concrete.

While the traditional renovations may turn off most modernists, there’s great bones on this home and a little vision could go a long way in restoring this home back to its modernist roots.

Check out the full listing on here: 6511 Quartz Avenue

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