Sunday, September 18, 2016

Vintage Lurline Houses Early Palmer & Krisel Pool Home For Sale – Winnetka, CA

Built in 1953 by Dunas, Greene & Swidler is this early Palmer & Krisel-designed home in the Lurline Homes subdivision new to the market. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,281 square feet on an 8,400 square-foot lot with an in-ground pool, this home carries an asking price of $459,000.

Front of home

The exterior of the home hides behind lots of mature landscape and a lush, green lawn. The side entry detached two-car garage is clad in board and batten while the exterior finish on the home itself is stucco. The windows to the north of the front door appear to be replacements, and their proportion is slightly off from original, with the windows extending about three feet lower than originally designed.

Living room and sunporch addition

Living room 

Inside, this early floorplan is one that we’ve seen modified and repeated over and over throughout southern California. The kitchen sits along the south side of the home, while the living and dining rooms sit at the rear, and all three bedrooms are clustered together on the north side of the home. 

The living room is anchored by its original stacked brick fireplace with clean lines and slim hearth. A small sunporch addition sits off the living room, which changes the intended flow of the room and eliminated what would have been a wall of glass overlooking the backyard. The sides of the home still have their original clerestory windows, and the open beamed celotex ceilings allow for light to flow through the rooms.



Breakfast nook - sweet vintage light!

The kitchen still maintains its original cabinetry from 1953 combined with updated countertops. There’s also a pretty great collection of vintage 1950s light fixtures found throughout this home, including the classic fixture found in the kitchen and breakfast nook.

Secondary bedroom 

Master bedroom with original bath

From what can be seen of the three bedrooms, they appear to maintain their original structure, with the end rooms maintaining their signature original clerestory windows. Only a glimpse of the master bathroom can be seen, but it appears to feature its original vanity, medicine cabinet, and some great vintage swag lamps.


Back of home and pool 

Pool and back of home

The backyard features an in-ground pool as its centerpiece, with a wide patio for easy entertaining surrounding the pool. Neatly trimmed shrubbery surrounds the pool, along with a handful of mature trees, giving the backyard a well-maintained and inviting appearance.

This is a great example of an early mid-century Palmer & Krisel tract home with lots of great original features still intact. For those looking to polish up a gem, this home holds lots of potential.

Check out the full listing on here: 7427 Lurline Avenue

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