Thursday, August 25, 2016

Tierra Del Cerro Palmer & Krisel Renovation Opportunity – San Diego, CA

Built in 1961 by the Drogin Construction Company is this Palmer & Krisel-designed renovation opportunity in Tierra del Cerro in San Diego, CA. With four bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,632 square feet situated on an 8,300 square-foot lot, the asking price of this midcentury home is $599,000.

There’s been lots of San Diego Palmer & Krisels hit the market over the last two weeks, including this one. Situated on an 18-home cul-de-sac, this east-facing home sits behind a well-manicured lawn and sweeping front driveway. The exterior of the home generally retains its original Krisel lines, but has seen its original sand stucco finish covered over in a chunky lace stucco finish.

Living room 

Living and dining room

Inside, this home is the exact same floorplan that we covered on the last entry, with the living room located at the front of the home just north of the entry. The original fireplace sits on the north wall of the living room, and has seen its original modernist form re-imagined with a more traditional surround and mantle. The dining sits open and adjacent to the living room, overlooking the backyard.



The kitchen sits adjacent to the dining room at the back of the house and appears to have last been updated in the early 1990s, with dark raised panel oak cabinetry, white tile counters and a mixture of black and white appliances. A large sliding glass door provides access to the backyard and rear covered patio.

Master bedroom 

Master bathroom 

Master bathroom 

Fourth bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bath

The four bedroom all sit along the south side of the home, with the fourth bedroom at the front of the home, the secondary bedrooms along the side and the master bedroom located at the rear of the home. The bathrooms appear to pre-date the kitchen updates by about five years, which while appearing functional, are definitely not midcentury nor modern.


Back of home and backyard

West slope of backyard

Covered patio off of living and dining room 

The backyard contains a nice, wide level grassy area surrounded by a small slope full of natural, dens plantings along the west side of the yard. A covered patio sits off the kitchen and dining room, and a small empty pond with bridge sits near one corner of the yard.

This midcentury modern home offers a great blank slate for anyone looking to put their own stamp on something. With a yard big enough for a pool, there’s plenty of opportunity inside and out to be creative and bring this home back to its modernist roots.

Check out the full listing on here: 5642 Dartford Way

Or here: 5642 Dartford Way

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