Magnificent Palm Springs time capsule asks $2.4M

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This wonderful modernist time capsule in Palm Springs was built in 1957 and looks very much ready for a bridge party—and maybe a few drinks by the pool.

Per the listing, the three-bedroom home’s interior was designed by Arthur Elrod (who later commissioned one of John Lautner’s most supervillain-y masterpieces). The 3,281-square-foot residence, located in the Old Las Palmas neighborhood, has been updated by designer James Reid, but the quintessentially midcentury aesthetic has clearly been well-preserved.

Living room with glass walls

Features include walls of windows and sliding doors, a wide living room fireplace, and an incredible carpeted kitchen that should really be packed up and put in some kind of museum. There’s also a glass-walled terrarium that allows a large palm tree to rise from the center of the home.

Alternate living room viewAlternate living room view
Master bedroom with sliding doorMaster bedroom with sliding door

The back of the home opens to a long rectangular pool, surrounded by a neatly landscaped yard and seating area. The half-acre property has more recently been updated with a new spa and one-bedroom guest house. An outdoor kitchen alongside the residence is complemented by a large patio with plenty of room for seating.

Kitchen with carpeted floorKitchen with carpeted floor
Dining room area next to terrarium Dining room area next to terrarium

This is only the second time the home has been offered for sale since its construction. It last sold in 1999 for $346,000. The current asking price is a little higher: $2.395 million.

View of pool with mountains in the distanceView of pool with mountains in the distance

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