Friday, September 16, 2016

Traditionally Renovated Buena Park Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Buena Park, CA

Built in 1955 is this Palmer & Krisel-designed home in Buena Park, CA new to the market. Featuring a recent traditional renovation, this home includes three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,430 square feet, sits on a 6,100 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $549,995.

The exterior of the home retains its original midcentury lines, with the striking reverse angle roofline of the garage giving the home a distinct California modern look. Aside from a single street tree, the front yard consists of a flat, patch lawn with a few foundation plantings in front of the garage. The garage door has seen an ill-suited sunburst garage door placed on it, and mullioned white vinyl replacement windows on the façade of the home contrast with the modernist architecture.

Inside, the home has been renovated in a traditional style, which seems to downplay the midcentury modern and signature Krisel lines. The living room sits towards the rear of the home, while the dining nook and kitchen sit towards the front. The former service porch between the garage and kitchen has been enclosed, adding a small den onto the front of the home.

Living and entry

Living room 
The living room features its signature original open beamed wood ceilings and signature Krisel modernist fireplace. The clerestories on the side of the home have been covered over for some reason, cutting down on the amount of the natural light entering the home, and dark wavy laminate floors contrast with Krisel’s distinct midcentury modern style.

Dining nook and kitchen 

Strange kitchen island

Kitchen with strange mosaic tile work

The kitchen has recently been updated, with more traditional elements, including raised panel cabinetry, granite counters and stainless steel appliances. In what appears to be a DIY-job, elongated mosaic tiles surround the cabinets, and creep up to the ceiling, with some tiles laid perpendicular to the rest. A strange island sits between the living room and the kitchen, with a freestanding set of cabinetry oddly surrounded by three columns.


Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 


Master bedroom 

Both bathrooms have been renovated in a similar style to the rest of the home, with traditional fixtures and beige tilework. The three bedrooms are located on the west side of the home, and like the living room, the end bedrooms have unfortunately recently have had their clerestory windows removed, making the rooms feel smaller and darker than intended.


Covered patio and backyard

The backyard features a large covered patio off of the living room. Patchy turf surrounds the patio, and a few randomly placed shrubs sit near the periphery of the yard.

While the renovations to the home don’t acknowledge the modernist architecture of the home, it’s located in a desirable area and could always be restored at a later date.

Check out the full listing on here: 5884 Los Encinos Street

Or here: 5884 Los Encinos Street

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