Mid-Century Beach House & Spa in the Desert!


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  1. 6 guests
  2. 3 bedrooms
  3. 3 beds
  4. 2 bathrooms
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Turn back the clock in this famed Alexander “authentic” Palm Springs home located in the hip, safe Racquet Club Estates neighborhood minutes from downtown. The spacious, open floor plan creates a light and bright living space with many sliding doors that open onto an enormous, newly landscaped patio and backyard featuring a gigantic, private pool completely surrounded by 10-foot hedges on all sides. The home has 3 bedrooms (K, K, Q), 2 full baths, and a hot tub for 7. City ID #1020.

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This is a famed Alexander, mid-century modern home built in 1959 on a cul de sac street that gets no traffic. Turn back the clock to the 1950s on a morning walk through the clean and quiet neighborhood filled entirely with similarly styled homes. Just two blocks away is Victoria Park where you can listen to birds chirping, run through sprinklers, meet local dogs, and watch children playing on the modern jungle gyms.

Inside, the spacious, open floor plan in the main living area creates a light and bright living space that never feels crowded; and, because the main living space faces north, it remains (relatively) cool and airy throughout the hot Palm Springs day. Enjoy the colorful and eclectic artwork with vintage modern and contemporary furnishings right out of "Dwell" magazine. There is a 45” ROKU TV with all your necessary streaming apps (but I prefer the mountain view) in the tile-floored living room/kitchen area. The kitchen is original but well-equipped. I wouldn’t call it a “chef's kitchen” but it has everything you'll need to cook at home. The bedrooms have carpeted floors and super clean beds with fluffy comforters and memory foam toppers for a cozy night's rest.

The many sliding glass doors facing the pool allow in lots of light and open onto concrete patios that are a natural extension of the interior. Outside is an enormous (10,000+ square foot), newly landscaped backyard featuring a gigantic, heated (if desired) pool large enough for the entire family to enjoy at the same time! There are plenty of areas to spread out on a sunbed, eat meals, BBQ (provided), enjoy a game of croquet on the grass, or stargaze around the wood-burning chiminea or in the 7-person hot-tub... all in complete privacy surrounded by 10-foot ficus hedges on all sides (bathing suits optional)! Please note that the hot tub is not surrounded by hedges but is still private.

An easy 10-minute drive from the airport and a quick 2-minute drive to all the downtown restaurants, coffee shops, art galleries, boutiques, vintage stores, and Palm Springs’ famous Aerial Tramway - the home is easily accessible to Palm Springs’ culture and night-life while still far enough away for you to escape from the world in peace and quiet.

What this place offers

Mountain view
Free driveway parking on premises – 3 spaces
Private outdoor pool – available all year, open 24 hours, olympic-sized, heated
Private hot tub – available all year, open 24 hours
Pets allowed
45" HDTV with Roku
Free washer – In unit
Free dryer – In unit

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Where you’ll be

Palm Springs, California, United States

The Racquet Club Estates community was designed by famed architect William Krisel and constructed in the mid-1950s and early 60s by the Alexander Construction Company founded by George Alexander and his son Robert. The houses were originally built as second or vacation homes for A-list celebrities and the well-off residing in Los Angeles at that time.

Alexander homes have a classic, mid-century modern look designed for ease of indoor-outdoor living with spaces that seamlessly flow into one another to create “the perfect ambiance for poolside entertaining” - or so they were advertised. To keep costs low, the houses were pre-fabricated, giving each a common floor plan - it is said that if you walk one Alexander, you’ve walked them all.

Even so, Krisel wanted to ensure that the neighborhood didn’t feel repetitive so he designed 3 different roofline options - the “Flattop” with a flat roofline (my home); the “A-Frame” with a roof that peaks in the center; and the “Butterfly” the quintessential Palm Springs roofline that rises at either corner of the home. As you walk/drive the neighborhood you can easily identify each.

Hosted by William

  1. Joined in March 2022
  • 11 Reviews
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I was born in Pennsylvania but have lived in Los Angeles for over 30 years. Palm Spring is one of my favorite places in So Cal. I'm a very active traveler and love playing beach volleyball, hiking in the desert and riding my bike whenever I can.
I was born in Pennsylvania but have lived in Los Angeles for over 30 years. Palm Spring is one of my favorite places in So Cal. I'm a very active traveler and love playing beach vo…

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No smoking
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Pets are allowed

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