Krisel's Brentwood Residence Sells for $3Million

image from the Krisel Archive of the Getty Research Institute via Modernist Architecture 

I love Curbed LA!  They're so on top of all things architecture and real-estate in Los Angeles. 

The Mid Century Modern architect, William Krisel, the man who designed our home, just sold his residence in Brentwood for $3 million.  But, it was sold as a teardown!!! The online posting didn't even have pictures of the interior of the house. Which seems crazy since Julius Shulman photographed it!!!  Modernist Architecture has some of the beautiful shots!

Even if it doesn't look like that today you would think they'd use those images or others to show how it could be restored. Maybe Krisel would rather have it torn down instead of seeing some nut job bastardize his dream home.  I don't blame him.  

I was recently ran into an Eichler neighborhood by accident when we were on our way to a new doctor in Thousand Oaks.  Holy moly! How do you screw up an Eichler?  Buy a book for the love of Pete and "copy and paste".  I don't understand why people without a MCM taste buy a MCM house? You can't change the details, like doors or lighting, to make them cottage, shaker or Mediterranean or ANYTHING. They are Mid Century from bones to details. 

Anyway, I digress.... whole other topic! Well, Mr. Krisel sold his home. I wonder where he lives now. I wonder what he would say of what we've done to our home. I hope we're not one of those nut jobs! I also wonder if Julius Shulman ever took pictures of our home. Supposedly it was the model used to sell the neighborhood so it's possible that he might have....maybe?  I must investigate. 

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Saturday, March 1, 2014

Krisel's Brentwood Residence Sells for $3Million


I love Curbed LA!  They're so on top of all things architecture and real-estate in Los Angeles. 

The Mid Century Modern architect, William Krisel, the man who designed our home, just sold his residence in Brentwood for $3 million.  But, it was sold as a teardown!!! The online posting didn't even have pictures of the interior of the house. Which seems crazy since Julius Shulman photographed it!!!  Modernist Architecture has some of the beautiful shots!

Even if it doesn't look like that today you would think they'd use those images or others to show how it could be restored. Maybe Krisel would rather have it torn down instead of seeing some nut job bastardize his dream home.  I don't blame him.  

I was recently ran into an Eichler neighborhood by accident when we were on our way to a new doctor in Thousand Oaks.  Holy moly! How do you screw up an Eichler?  Buy a book for the love of Pete and "copy and paste".  I don't understand why people without a MCM taste buy a MCM house? You can't change the details, like doors or lighting, to make them cottage, shaker or Mediterranean or ANYTHING. They are Mid Century from bones to details. 

Anyway, I digress.... whole other topic! Well, Mr. Krisel sold his home. I wonder where he lives now. I wonder what he would say of what we've done to our home. I hope we're not one of those nut jobs! I also wonder if Julius Shulman ever took pictures of our home. Supposedly it was the model used to sell the neighborhood so it's possible that he might have....maybe?  I must investigate. 

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