Monday, August 15, 2016

Million Dollar Monday: Pacifica Palmer & Krisel Atrium Home Meets the 80’s – San Diego, CA

It’s been a while since we’ve gotten to feature a million dollar Palmer & Krisel listing on The Krisel Connection. New on the market is this 1980’s renovated Palmer & Krisel-designed home in San Diego’s Pacifica neighborhood. Built in 1961 by the Drogin Construction Company, this mid mod home features four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,360 square feet with original atrium, sits on a 6,300 square-foot view lot and carries an asking price of $1,279,000.

The exterior of this north-facing home maintains much of its original integrity, situated on an elevated view lot. The side entry, two-car garage still preserves its original sunflap overhang, while the façade of the home retains original windows and clerestories. The shallow front yard is mostly occupied by the driveway, with a steep planting slope along the northern side of the garage.

Entry hall and living room 

Living room, atrium and dining room 


Living and dining room 

A pair of vintage double doors leads into the mirror-lined entry hall, which terminates at the interior atrium. Mature tropical plants fill the atrium, which is accessed via a sliding glass door off the living room. The front facing living room features its original parallel stacked block modernist fireplace, along with unpainted open beamed vaulted ceiling. The dining room sits corralled at the rear of the home open the living room, with a built in media center that matches the adjacent kitchen cabinets.

Dining room with media center built-ins


Kithcen - note atrium clerestory window above built-in desk 

Kithcen and dining room 

The kitchen is pretty much straight out of the 1980s, definitely not low-end at the time of installation but now reads somewhat tired, with flowered wall paper, light ash cabinetry, matching sub-zero fridge and built-in bread box (remember those!?!). There’s a central island with grey laminate counters, retro pedant lights and a built in kitchen desk sited on the atrium back wall. Clerestory windows on opposite walls allow for plenty of light to flow into the space, giving the kitchen a light, open appearance.

Master bedroom 

Master bathroom 

Original floating vanity in master bath

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

The four bedrooms all sit along the north side of the home, with the master bedroom at the rear of the home. The master features a sliding glass door accessing the backyard, which in turn offers Mission Bay views. The master bath features its original double-sink floating vanity, along with sunken roman tub. Two of the secondary bedrooms overlook the side yard area, while the third faces the front of the property.

View from backyard - no other pictures of the patio were provided

The garage has been converted to living space, but there’s no photos explaining what occurs within that space. There also aren’t any photos provided of the backyard, which is essentially a large patio as the south-facing yard slopes downhill to offer bay views. The lot extends past the drop off, but is currently unused and filled with native landscape. From what can be seen through the windows of the interior photographs, there’s a wall of vintage decorative screen block lining the patio, give the backyard a strong mid mod vibe.

This home offers a great floorplan with fantastic views that make the price tag alone well worth it. Coupled with the fairly unique atrium and the opportunity to revitalize and personalize the interior, this home is an excellent opportunity for those looking to put their stamp on a high-end project.

Check out the full listing on here: 2605 Loring Street

Or here: 2605 Loring Street

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