Have you ever wondered what it would be like to live like a movie star? Incredible opportunity to own a quintessential Palm Springs home in a neighborhood once populated by movie stars such as Tony Curtis, Janet Leigh, Tony Curtis, Joan Crawford, Al Jolson, Dinah Shore and Cary Grant.
In fact, Frank Sinatra’s Twin Palms Estates is located on an adjacent block and is visible from the backyard. This 4 bedroom, 4 bath, has 3 fireplaces and a 2 car garage all within 2,869 square feet on a 14,374 square foot lot.
Originally built in 1935, the home was extensively remodeled in 2006 effectively making it a “New Construction.” This magnificent home is more like a private resort than a home. From the moment you walk through the impressive custom-built, Fleetwood 4’x8′, pivoting, front door you will realize that you are somewhere special.
The first thing you will notice is how open the home is in part due to the massive 16-foot commercial grade accent window at clerestory glass walls that line the front and left wing of the home.
As you walk across the specially designed terrazzo-like concrete flooring with diamond polished hand-thrown aggregate you will notice the custom light-birch hardwood Ceilings that highlight the great room and gallery hall and which extend into the lanai.
The architectural design of the interior of the home has the feel of industrial-deco loft styling complete with exposed ductwork and unique fisheye vents.
What good is owning a home in Palm Springs if you do not have a view of Mount San Jacinto? No need to worry in this home as nearly every room has a view of this natural wonder.
The right wing of the house contains a fourth bedroom suite that is also a completely self-contained studio apartment.
The sellers spared no expense when building this home using commercial grade windows and doors throughout. The entire home is serviced by energy efficient dual Rinnai tankless water heaters. The attention to detail in this home is exquisite. No detail was overlooked during the reconstruction of this home. All of the custom Fleetwood doors, Windows and Sliders throughout the home have flush thresholds and all of the ceiling fans throughout the home are Craftmade Velocity 3-blade units. The flat, unobstructed roof is ready for solar installation. If you prefer a Zen atmosphere, then pamper yourself in the en suite full bath with its Crystal Ice glass tiled walls and Arctic White Porcelain Stone floor within an architecturally intriguing multi-purpose middle bedroom.
The gourmet kitchen is open to the entire home and features an entertainer’s island with galaxy black sparkling Caesar stone countertops. The kitchen’s light-birch kitchen cabinetry has a full solid glass backsplash.
Of course no luxury home would be complete without storage for wine and this home does not disappoint. Under the kitchen counter is a 52 bottle MagicChef Wine Cooler with Temperature control. The dining area next to the kitchen has a Heat & Glow instant fire feature which adds to the novelty of this unique home.
This home is designed for entertaining with the capability of entertaining up to 200 guests. The central focal point is the pool and spa which is accented by a beautiful slate wall complete with water spouts.
The private backyard is screened by mature screening hedges and is lush and green with mature fruit-producing citrus trees.
Outside is a deluxe whole-lanai misting system which will keep you cool and allow you to enjoy the outdoors no matter what time of year. A large gas fire pit capable of seating up to 12 people adds to the elegance of the outdoor living space while the built in speakers with surround sound complete the party atmosphere that this home exudes.
Perhaps the most impressive room in the entire house is the master bathroom complete with a deep soaking Duravit tub and a walk through 3 headed rain shower.
The central focus of the master bath is the unique Italian root beer glass tile that covers the curved shower wall which stands out against the colorful slate walls. The color choices, textures and transitions illustrate the artistic design of this magnificent bathroom. The luxurious design of this bathroom is literally reminiscent of a high-end celebrity spa.
As you walk out of the “Master Spa” and into the Master Bedroom you will appreciate the elegance of a Montigo dual-sided fireplace complete with a heating feature.
Just to give you an idea of the value of this home, next door, the last home built by renowned Mid-Century modern architect Donald Wexler, sold on April 1, 2016 for $2.245M. The Wexler home is smaller at 2550 square feet with 3 bedrooms and 2.5 baths and lacks the luxurious feel that this home exudes.
The sellers are entertaining offers between $1.3M and $1.5M.