Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Living Conditioned Restoration Opportunity – Northridge, CA

For anyone out there looking for a fun restoration challenge, here’s a great Palmer & Krisel candidate in Northridge, CA. Originally built in 1958 as a Living Conditioned Home, this three bedroom, two bathroom home has been heavily modified over the years, with minimal original left on the front façade. The home features 1,764 square feet along with a detached two-car garage and an in-ground pool on a 10,800 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $650,000.

Original rendering of home

D4 Plan Floorplan

Originally built as a Plan D4, this home featured a split-plane flat roof with sunflaps and a large private courtyard patio between the home and carport, with shadow H-block accenting portions of the façade. The only remaining feature on the exterior is the shadow H-block on the façade of the carport, but the basic form of the home is still there, under a mansard roof and stucco façade.


Living room 

Living room 

Living room 

The original double doored entry has been converted to a single door with sidelight, and leads into the cherry wood-floored entry hall and living room. The rear sliding glass doors were long converted to mullioned French doors, and the original open beamed wood ceiling has been drywalled over. The fireplace remains in its original location, but has seen its original form made much more traditional, with marble mantle and surround.



Dining (Family) room 

The kitchen sits off the entry, and is traditional in its current appearance with shaker cabinets and mid-2000s granite counters. The dining room sits off the kitchen, original built as the family room, and would have once overlooked the front courtyard through large windows.

Master bedroom 

Master bedroom 

Master bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom

Guest bath

The master bedroom is located on the east side of the home, split from the secondary bedrooms, and overlooks the backyard. The master bath sits along the front of the home, and has had dark, traditional updates with slate tile accents. The secondary bedrooms sit along the west side of the home, and like the rest of the house feature dark cherry floors, while the guest bath remains a departure from the modernist roots of the home.

Back of home and pool

Pool and backyard

Covered patio and pool 

Covered patio 

The backyard features a large rectangular in-ground pool, with a modest patch of turf at either side of the pool. A large covered patio hugs the rear of the home, which provides ample room for entertaining and outdoor living.

Luckily there are a couple of other examples of well-preserved D4 Plan homes in the Living Conditioned Homes neighborhood, that may serve as appropriate models to bring this property back to life. The current price tag of the home makes it a bit tricky, but this property could be a great long-term project for someone with a little vision.

Check out the full listing on here: 18342 Hiawatha Street

Or here: 18342 Hiawatha Street

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