Thursday, July 14, 2016

Modest Vintage Parkwood Covina Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – West Covina, CA

Built in 1953 is this early small & efficient Palmer & Krisel-designed home in Parkwood Covina in West Covina, CA. Last hitting the market in 1965, this three bedroom one bathroom home encompasses 1,012 square feet, includes a detached two-car garage and sits on a 6,900 square-foot  and carries an asking price of $410,000.

Front of home

Garage - note screen block on right side of garage door

The front of the home remains fairly untouched and unmaintained, a perfect blank slat with some great vintage elements. The home sits lengthwise on the lot, with its gabled clerestoried end facing the street, and the front door on the side of the home. A stone covered chimney sits adjacent to the front door, and forms a small partial courtyard wall between the home and the detached garage. A vintage board and batten fence makes up the other half of the courtyard wall, while a pristine decorative screen block wall sits along the east side of the garage.

Living and dining rooms

Living room 

Living and dining room with kitchen beyond

The living and dining rooms sit at the front of the house, with open beamed ceilings still in place. These early Palmer & Krisel homes didn’t provide much in the form of insulation, and no central air is found within the walls. A stone-clad fireplace sits along the east wall of the living room, and a vintage rattan globe light hangs over the dining room.




The kitchen sits open and adjacent to the dining room, and features rare original unpainted cabinetry, tile counters, and a stunning collection of vintage appliances. The appliances appear to most likely have been updated when the house last sold in 1965, but are still pretty cool in their own right.

Hallway and bedroom 



The three bedrooms are diminutive in size and sit at the rear of the home, while the adjacent hallway includes original built-in linen cabinets. The singular bathroom appears to be original, with vintage vanity and sink visible.

Backyard and back of home and garage


Side yard

The backyard is much like the front, featuring great vintage stonework, patio and planters, with a lone elm tree near the patio. The remainder of the backyard is a blank slate, ripe for a clean, simple modernist water conserving makeover.

There’s lots of great vintage features in this home, and it would make a perfect time capsule home for those looking to preserve an early Palmer & Krisel.

Check out the full listing on here: 1435 East Sunset Hill Drive

Or here: 1435 East Sunset Hill Drive

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