Located in Palm Springs’ Historic Tennis club neighborhood, allowing it to rub shoulders with the swath of luxurious boutique hotels along Belardo Road as well as the fashionable shops and restaurants of Palm Canyon Drive, this home, a substantial Canary yellow diamond, hold its own within this shimmering, angular world.
The front façade, constructed out of heavy, stacked-stone adobe blocks, and swooping with immense gables, is a testament to the late mid-century forms, and the impact of their own personal regional designs; this home follows, synthesizes, and expresses a new vision of the California adobe in a desert mid-century vernacular.
Once behind the canary yellow doors, the original adobe walls follow you, complimenting the original cabinetry, tile, and light fixtures. All the spaces, deliberately enfiladed and open, all glassed, to the rear pool and terrace—the true lounging and entertaining space of the home.
The bedrooms, all light and bright, each, to varying degrees, retain their original fittings, a complimentary gesture which helps ensure a graceful, easy negotiation of the homes numerous spaces and places.
The pool area, though intimate in size, provides all you may desire for private, secluded lounging, especially since this home is minutes from the some of the best shops, hotels, restaurants, and galleries within California, there is plenty of room to wander and roam, including the North Lykken hiking trailhead starting on Ramon and looping back and around to the Palm Springs Art Museum, which also happens to be your neighbor. What better back yard is there than the perfect neighborhood?
450 South Monte Vista Drive, a 3 bedroom, 3 bathroom, 3,616 square foot home located within a roughly 12,200 square foot lot, is listed courtesy of Scott Timberlake with Realty Trust for $1.9M.
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Below, you can see the Monte Vista Drive façade before and after the renovation, which added much needed bedroom space while sacrificing the original, heavy stacked-stone exterior, yet this could certainly be rectified by consulting with a local, mid-century versed architect.