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.
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.
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.
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.
- 423 West Merito Place [TTK Represents | HK Lane/Christie’s International]