1164 North Calle Rolph

In 1946, Albert Frey, the architect who defined desert modernism, built a small tract of single family homes in the Move Colony East neighborhood, just north of East Tachevah Drive, and it is this modest, practical postwar style which helped fuel the Jetson-esque curves and precision angles that defined the generous modernism of the 50s, 60s, and 70s. This home’s stripped down, simple lines and intuitive access points are enhanced by the numerous ocotillos planted in front of the home—only the most desert of plants for the most Palm Springs of homes will do. The simplicity is rather inviting, tempting you to engage with it and feel at ease within its grey walls framed by lithe, neutral colored plantings.

The interiors of 1164 North Calle Rolph display the same plain, logical, rationed aesthetic as the exterior of the home; every room, door, and window is purposeful and utilitarian while still interacting with its desert setting and framing the mountain views to the west.

The rear exterior spaces combine retro aesthetics and purpose with contemporary conveniences and water-conscious measures thus enabling a sheltered, private space from which to enjoy time with friends and family beneath clear blue skies, sunshine, and comforting mountain views.

1164 North Calle Rolph, a 3 bedroom, 1.75 bath, 1,150 square foot home on a 10,019 square foot lot, is currently listed by Todd Hays of Podley Properties for $649,000.

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  1. Great job!!!!! I love you…..

    Alec Robbie

    Diversified Association Management

    Orange County Office

    Director of HOA Division

    180 East Main Street, Suite 101

    Tustin, CA 92780


    (714)544-7755 x112

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