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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Bermuda Woods Palmer & Krisel Former Fixer Flipped & For Sale – Reseda, CA


Last seen on the blog in August 2015 as a down & dirty fixer upper, this midcentury Palmer & Krisel has been flipped and reimagined for a new owner. With four bedrooms and two bathroom in 1,764 square feet on a 6,900 square-foot lot with pool, the asking price of this home is $599,000.


The current flippers picked this home up for $350,000 in September, and got to work permitting the formerly unpermitted carport enclosure. Adding 400 more square-feet onto the home in the form of a master bedroom, the home prvides additional legal square footage at the sacrifice of covered parking. The front of the home has seen a modern wooden fence installed between the existing masonry pilasters, and the front yard has seen a simple water-conserving landscape installed.

Supergreatroom kitchen 

Supergreatroom kitchen dining entry living breakfast nook

Inside, the home has had the super-greatroom-kitchen-dining-living room concept applied to it, which reduces the common living areas to one giant open space, excellent for entertaining but terrible for division and privacy, making the home appear smaller than it is. Although the demising wall between the kitchen, breakfast nook and laundry was removed, the open beamed ceilings were actually left alone and intact. Most flippers love to cover these up with drywall for some reason.

The other surprising detail left intact was the original stacked block fireplace, which has merely been painted, where many love to cover in drywall and stone. One thing that wasn’t changed was the mis-matched height of the windows surrounding the fireplace – the one on the left sits higher than the one on the right. Both would have originally been floor-to-ceiling four-pane windows.

Kitchen - those with a keen eye can spot the counter top edge mistake in the lower right corner of the image

Supergreatroom kitchen livingroom

The kitchen is stock flipper, with white shaker cabinets with modern pulls topped with composite counters, a central island and stainless steel appliances, including requisite chunky slide-in range. Subway tile backsplash is right on cue, placed against the only wall in the kitchen.

Master bedroom 

Master bath

Master bath

Guest room 

Guest bath 

Guest bath 

The master bedroom now sits in the converted carport, and features a beige-toned bathroom at the front of the room with small windows looking out towards the driveway, while the master suite overlooks the backyard through a sliding glass door. The three secondary bedrooms are split from the master, and have been finished identically with mirrored closet doors and ash-colored fake wood tile. The guest bath has been finished with a shaker-style marble-topped vanity, and a tub with floor tiles used for the surround.

Pool and back of home 

Pool and backyard 

The backyard has seen the pool filled and repaired and landscape areas filled with gravel. There’s still lots of concrete, but at least the junk has been cleared off the patio.

With flip, some fixes are good, and some are not. There’s some hallmarks that flippers can’t help but steer clear from – at least there’s no boob lights or can fixtures in this home. At the current asking price, not providing covered parking, this property might be a slow sell, but if you’re interested, this one appears ready to go.

Check out the full listing on Redfin.com here: 8141 Calvin Avenue


Or Realtor.com here: 8141 Calvin Avenue

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