***The City of Palm Springs ID# 3467***
***THIS PROPERTY IS NOT LISTED ON CRAIG'S LIST***
Enjoy the spirit and splendor of midcentury modernism design and lifestyle amidst one of the most dramatic settings of natural desert beauty in Palm Springs. Nestled high on a hillside at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains, this 1964 midcentury modern ranch home is perched in the historical Chino Canyon neighborhood known for its unparalleled 360 degree stunning mountain views, distinctive architecture and Hollywood celebrity residents.
This 2,300 sq ft. gorgeous desert retreat epitomizes the modernist and minimalist signature elements of famed architects like Albert Frey and William Krisel. It’s low planar shape, post and beam construction, exposed masonry, wood beam tongue & groove ceilings, concrete floors, generous walls of glass and clerestory windows perfectly integrate the home into the natural surroundings to maximize enjoyment of the Palm Springs sunshine and habitat. Situated on a quiet 1/3 acre wooded corner lot it’s the ideal home for providing the ultimate vacation escape.
Newly renovated in 2016 and furnished from head to toe with loving attention to style and comfort, you’ll find the interior design of this property is a perfect mash-up between the classic charm of yesteryear juxtaposed with the modern day luxuries required of today’s discerning guests.
The welcoming entry with its peacock blue door and string pendant light sets an immediate dramatic tone, which carries into the grand living space. Designed to facilitate relaxing and easy entertaining, the sweeping open floor plan provides a seamless flow between inside and outside using floor-to-ceiling glass walls and sliding doors to take advantage of the stunning mountain and valley views. The fashionable furnishings include sleek low sofas, chrome and wood accents, plush headboards, shag area rugs, nostalgic artwork, colorful photographs and whimsical accessories. The cool white walls and polished concrete floors provide a soothing backdrop to the bold pops of color in tangerine orange, canary yellow and azure blue. Designer lighting and deluxe finishes add ambiance and elegance to the home.
Presiding over the living room is Audrey Hepburn where you can take-in a movie on the 65” flat screen HDTV with Apple TV, DVR and BlueRay DVD. Gather for conversation with friends around the blue crystal gas fireplace while listening to your favorite Itunes through the Heos theatre sound system. Spectacular mountain views abound from every angle of the room with soaring western views of Mt San Jacinto from the front and expansive panoramic Coachella Valley and Chocolate Mountains views from the back.
The indoor dining area adjacent to the living room seats up to 6 people and is perfect for holiday meals or intimate dinners with close friends and family. The mod wood trestle table, Tulip chairs and nifty sputnik chandelier and sconces contribute to the chic modern flair of this swanky dining area.
Cook like a 5-star chef in this fully equipped kitchen featuring Caesarstone counters, Viking refrigerator with ice maker, 5-burner Viking gas range, GE Profile dishwasher, deep stainless steel sink, microwave oven, ample cabinet space and a large peninsula for prep or casual dining. There’s plenty of room for all of the chefs in this spacious kitchen including those wishing to watch the cooking in action from the breakfast bar stools. A built in bar area with wine and beverage refrigerators makes serving guests easy. Flooded with abundant natural light from the clerestory windows and skylights, there is also access to a gas BBQ on the nearby patio.
The crown jewel of this property is the resort-style outdoor playground allowing you to experience the magnificent desert climate. The completely private and meticulously maintained grounds are surrounded by tumbled boulders, fencing, gates and vegetation to provide the utmost seclusion. Lovely desert gardens abound every inch of the grounds filled with cactus, towering fig, cedar, olive and citrus trees, ocotillo, and many varieties of succulent plants. The cantilevered deck offers several outdoor spaces for lounging, dining or sunning. By day, indulge in a refreshing dip in the sparkling ozone filtered pool perfect for swimming laps or floating aimlessly. Soak in a full day of sun and terrific mountain views from the sleek modern lounge chairs. Relax in the Barcelona conversation area under an umbrella with a cool beverage. At sunset, enjoy dinner or cocktails seated around the outdoor dining table under the patio covering overlooking the pool and breathtaking vistas. Indulge yourself in the tranquil 6 person jetted spa with cascading waterfall under the canopy of twinkling desert stars. Or gather for conversation with friends around the natural gas fire pit.
All three glamorous bedroom retreats have their own baths so there’s no sharing! The bedrooms are all nicely separated, entitling guests to peace and privacy. Each bedroom is luxuriously appointed with a King sized bed, 50 inch HDTV, hotel quality linens, new mattress, cushioned headboard, shag rug, stylish accessories and furnishings, playful artwork, and ample closet and dresser space.
The elegant bathrooms offer spacious walk-in showers with floor to ceiling glass walls, modern vanities, white ceramic sinks, high-end fixtures and plush towels. The northeast bathroom also features an exquisite soaking tub.
For our guests added convenience we offer a separate laundry room inside with full size LG washer and dryer, Wi-Fi, phone service with unlimited long distance to US and Canada, wireless stereo, HD cable TV, stainless steel Weber gas BBQ. All high quality linens, towels & pool floats provided too.
This sensational home, private setting and magnificent views all come together in dramatic fashion to provide a remarkable vacation experience you’ll remember for years to come. Chino Canyon is a unique Palm Springs neighborhood set on a boulder-strewn hillside with views of the entire valley floor below. This area offers many specimens of renowned architects pioneering the modernist genre and was home to Hollywood legends like Elvis Presley, Zsa Zsa Gabor, Jack Benny and Frankie Valli.
It’s the ultimate Palm Springs getaway for modernism enthusiasts, family vacations, a romantic couples weekend or snowbirds looking for a private, relaxing, warm retreat. We strive to provide you all the comforts of home without the work. That is why we offer all our guests access to a local property manager on call to attend to your needs. Routine gardening service, estate disposal service and pool service twice per week are also provided. Just pack your sunscreen and toothbrush and head to the Hilltop Hideaway!
This property is nestled at the base of the San Jacinto Mountains in Central Palm Springs. Hiking, biking and walking trails are minutes away. You are within a mile walk to Palm Canyon Drive and close to the Uptown Design District, which boasts upscale restaurants, boutique shops, trendy coffee cafes and art galleries. You’ll be able to enjoy all the activities this famous city has to offer including hiking, biking, horseback riding, gambling and riding the PS Arial Tramway.
International guests will find Palm Springs to be an ideal "home base" for daytrip excursions to Southern California. Enjoy nearby Joshua Tree National Monument (an extraordinary national park set in the desert) and theme parks within a two-hour drive including Disneyland (Anaheim) and Sea World (San Diego), as well as Wet N Wild Waterpark in Palm Springs.Get the full listing »