Wednesday, September 7, 2016

Allied Gardens Palmer & Krisel Restoration Opportunity – Hacienda Heights, CA

Built in 1960 in Allied Gardens in Hacienda Heights, CA is this Palmer & Krisel-designed restoration opportunity. With a solid form, this home features three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,240 square feet and a includes a rear-yard two-car detached garage on a 6,600 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $458,300.

The home sits on a wide east-facing pie-shaped lot which has recently been fenced in for some reason. A wide lawn sits behind the decidedly anti-modernist fence, and a large shade tree sits precariously close to the front of the home. Unfortunately all of the large, floor-to-ceiling four pane windows that were once located on the front of the home were removed by the current owners, and replaced with shortened, chest-high mullioned white vinyl windows recently.

Living room 

Living and dining area

Dining room
Inside, the living room sits at the rear of the home, overlooking the backyard through more mullioned replacement windows. The original fireplace and paneled surround has been maintained, while the original clerestory windows that were once above the fireplace have again recently been drywalled over.

Kitchen - blank wall was once opening to entry

The original kitchen cabinetry surprisingly still in intact, and has been retrofitted with composite counters and stainless steel appliances. The opening to the entry hall has been sealed off, creating a strange blank wall between cabinet openings that makes the kitchen feel smaller than it is, while a boob light above the kitchen sink begs to be replaced.

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Master bedroom 

Guest bath

The secondary bedrooms are split from the master, with the master bedroom sited off the entry on the south side of the home, and the secondary bedrooms located along the north side. The bedrooms are relatively diminutive in size, and the bathrooms have been updated in new traditional, not in keeping with the architectural style of the home.

There’s no photos of the backyard provided, but the detached two car garage sits along the north side of the rear yard, while the rest of the space contains a patchy lawn that’s about half as wide as the front yard. A lone tree sits along the south side of the yard, leaving the rest of the space an opportunity to create a personalized space.

This one has unfortunately been sanitized, but the bones are still there to work with and restore, should a new owner decide to make this a restoration.

Check out the full listing on here: 1702 Armington Avenue

Or here: 1702 Armington Avenue

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