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Coming Soon: Dan Palmer and William Krisel mid-century modern homes in the San Fernando Valley


Architects: Dan Palmer and William Krisel

I grew up in Glendale, where so many of the homes are architecturally unique. Sadly, in the 20s and 30s, the city did not typically note the architect’s name on the building permits. Thus, there are many significant homes designed by famous architects,but often hard to determine who. Fortunately,  during the 20s and 30s many other Los Angeles cities, such as La Canada, did note the architect’s name.

I agreed to list a home in the San Fernando Valley – Northridge. This home was tenant occupied and under the direction of a property manager. As soon as I walked in the door, I knew this mid-century home was architecturally significant. When I returned to my office, I searched the MLS history of the home and the immediate mid-century neighborhood. I learned nothing.

I ordered the building permits and to my delight learned that the prolific architectural firm of Dan Palmer and William Krisel designed this home. Renowned for their design of houses “keyed to good living, providing the greatest degree of comfort, livability, and convenience.” Palmer and Krisel mid century modern homes are iconic. This example epitomizes mid-century modern design, evidenced by its floor to ceiling and clerestory windows, open floorplan, gable roof, and butterfly ceilings. This 4-bedroom home was built for entertaining with its large patio, inviting pool with ample space for lounging, and a firepit.

My brother-in-law and partner Joe Harb is meeting a stage this week, and so it begins…. of course there will be professional photos to follow.

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