Built in 1960 by the Drogin Construction Company is this expanded Palmer & Krisel-designed home in San Diego’s College Glen Estates. Perched on a 9,700 square-foot corner lot with backyard views, this home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,019 expanded square feet with a two-car garage and outdoor hot tub.
|Front corner of home|
|Front of home|
The front of the home features a drought-tolerant front yard planted with a wide variety of plants, various planter walls and two-tones of gravel. A short driveway on the west side of the home leads to the two car garage, and an additional two-car driveway sits along the corner side of the home, currently occupied by two tent-like carports. All doors and windows have been updated over the years, but the original clerestories are still in place at the front of the home.
|Living room and entry hall|
|Living room fireplace with family room addition beyond|
A traditional leaded glass front door leads into the long and linear living room, anchored by Krisel’s signature modernist fireplace at the rear of the room. Open beamed vaulted ceilings add height and volume to the space, while a skylight helps add natural light to the space.
The kitchen sits adjacent to the living room at the side of the home, and has been updated with white raised panel cabinetry, Corian counter tops and stainless steel appliances. Interestingly, the kitchen ceiling has been painted white, and contrasts with natural finish throughout the rest of the home.
|Dining and family room|
|Family room addition|
The dining area sits near the rear of the home, and a family room with wet bar has been added onto the back the home adjacent to the dining room. The addition maintains the same proportions as the original home, with vaulted ceiling a nearly perfect match between the two. The room steps down from the rest of the house and provides access to the backyard balcony and views of the nearby hillsides.
The three bedrooms lie along the south side of the home, with the master bedroom at the rear of the house and the secondary bedrooms at the front and middle of the home. Both bathrooms have been updated over the years, and both appear to be due for another update.
|Back of home|
|Backyard hot tub with questionable pergola|
The usable backyard area is a series of terraced patios, with the largest covered patio sitting adjacent to the rear of the home. An above ground hot tub sits beneath a questionable-looking pergola on the lower tiered patio of the backyard. The rest of the yard is landscape hillside, with views being the primary amenity in the yard space.
This home offers a unique opportunity to maximize views through a modernist renovation, or enjoy as-is. Either way it’s a rare lot that affords lots of opportunity to a new owner.
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