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.
Friday, June 10, 2016
Midland Park Estates Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Fullerton, CA
Built in 1955 by Midland Properties is this Palmer &
Krisel-designed home in Fullerton, CA relatively new to the market. With three
bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,253 square feet on a 9,000 square-foot corner
lot, the asking price on this home is $600,000, a significant markup since it’s
last sale in November 2015 for $491,000.
Only photos of the front of the home and the living area are
shown, with no information provided on the bedrooms or baths. The home faces
southeast on its corner lot, secluded from the roadway with a lush collection
of mature trees, juniper groundcovers and flat green lawn giving the home a tranquil,
serene setting. Like most Krisel-designed homes on corner lots, the garage is
located in the backyard, accessing the adjacent side street, detached from the
Inside, the home is a floorplan that was seen all over
Southern California in the mid 1950’s. The kitchen sits on the west side of the
home, with a dining room and guest bathroom lying at the front of the home
between the kitchen and the entry. The dining room sits at the rear of the home
along with the living room, and overlooks an enclosed addition in the backyard.
All three bedrooms lie on the east side of the home, with the master at the
front and secondary bedrooms at the rear.
Living and dining
The living, dining and kitchen have all been opened to each
other to create a great room concept, which opens up a typically small space,
but also eliminates privacy within living areas and has the ability to make
them feel smaller. The open beamed wooden ceilings are still in place, as are the
clerestories at both ends of the home, which allow for the diminutive space to
feel larger and more open.
Kitchen and dining
Kitchen and dining
The kitchen has been updated with newer, white shaker-style
cabinetry, stainless steel appliances and composite counters. Dark planks line
the floors, and modern light fixtures hang from the ceilings. The living room
still maintains its original modernist Krisel fireplace, with clean lines and
There’s no photos of the backyard, but the detached two-car
garage and backyard sunporch swallow up much of the available space. Mature
trees and vines surround the rest of the backyard, and a small patch of grass
sits near the western corner.
This home looks interesting, quiet and calm from the street,
and if you don’t mind the open concept it’s worth a look.