Tuesday, August 2, 2016

1954 Palmer & Krisel in Garden Grove For Sale – Garden Grove, CA

Built by Signature Homes in 1954 is this Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury modern home in Garden Grove, CA. Located in a neighborhood where homes don’t stay on the market very long, this home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,200 square feet with a  detached two-car garage on a 7,300 square-foot corner lot with an asking price of $549,777.

Front of home

Corner side of home and garage

The exterior of the south-facing home is clean and simple, with a large front lawn separating the home from the street. The 2-car expanded garage is located on the western corner-side of the property, with no full-sized driveway provided, limiting parking options. Board and batten accents sit on the front of the home, while the original glass clerestory windows are still visible on the side of the home.

Inside, the north Garden Grove Palmer & Krisel homes were the same models found in Pomona and Santa Ana, with the four bedrooms located on the eastern side of the home, no true master bedroom, the living and dining at the rear of the home, and the kitchen at the front.


Kitchen - note strange location of drawer knob pulls

Recently undergoing some renovations, this home has seen the demising wall between the kitchen and breakfast nook removed, and an open bar dividing the kitchen from the living areas. The entry now opens up into the kitchen, which has been redone in a style reminiscent of the mid-2000s. Granite counters sit on traditional and ornate raised-panel cabinetry, a contradiction to the modernist roots of the home. Big-box store pendant lighting sit above the central island, and strangely the island provides no cabinetry.

Living room 

The living room and dining area overlooks the backyard through mullioned French doors and a shortened rear window. The original clerestory windows have been drywalled over cutting off the amount of natural light entering the home, but on the positive side of things the glass is still intact on the exterior. The original stacked block fireplace still anchors the living room, and shiny laminate floors are found throughout the home.

There are no photos provided of the bedrooms or bathrooms for some reason, but historically in this floorplan the bedrooms are fairly tight in size, with two rooms located at the front and two at the rear of the home. Most homeowners choose to remove a wall between two bedrooms to create a master, along with adding a door to an adjacent bathroom.

Backyard with 2 out of 3 sheds

Back of home

Backyard features lots of concrete

The backyard is perfect for storage shed lovers, as this property features not one, not two but three storage sheds. Nearly the entire yard has been paved in concrete, while the garage occupies a significant portion of the yard and a small patch of planting area sits behind the garage.

There’s quite a bit of opportunity to bring out the modernist origins of this home through more appropriate finish selection and window restoration, and luckily the home appears to be move-in ready for those looking to make a long-term project out of it.

Check out the full listing on here: 10041 Aldgate Avenue

Or here: 10041 Aldgate Avenue

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