Completed in 1959 by the Alexander Construction Company, this William Krisel-designed home in the legendary Racquet Club Estates has all the correct names, the true Palm Springs provenance, and has been reimagined for today’s discerning home owner or property investor, as this home is quite fashionable on the AirBnB Instagram scene, perfect for you or future revenue to enjoy during the Coachella and Stage Coach weekends in PYNK bliss.
This home, located down the block from my own home when I lived in Palm Springs, exudes a fantastic, understated whimsy that enlivens its crisp angles and earthy desert native landscaping with cool, punchy colors in shades of greens, pinks, and warm whites, both cementing it within, and spotlighting it, within this fabled mid-century community.
After following the walkway paved in plastic pink flamingos, you enter into the large great room of the home, an original feature that has since been renovated and opened up even more, creating a wonderful enfilade leading you out of doors and into the sunshine in every direction. The master bedroom employs a reproduction of the iconic palm printed wallpaper while the hall bath uses a frothy flamingo print to both enliven the small space as well as to continue the home’s central design theme.
The backyard and pool, the true living room of the home, are bedecked in a wonderfully lush green lawn, a thick hedge, and an ever-blue sky overhead mirrored in the generously sized pool, the San Jacinto Mountains setting the scene in the distance, and, at just the right time in the late afternoon, you’ll be able to catch the aerial tram going up and down Chino Canyon.
The original floor plan, placed in a different orientation and topped in a variety of roofing styles, the Racquet Club Estates floor plan allowed “everyday” Los Angelinos the opportunity to own a little slice of the desert paradise known as Palm Springs.
483 East Francis Drive, a 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 1,225 square foot home located on a 10,019 square foot lot, is listed courtesy of Team Michael Slate with The Paul Kaplan Group for $679,000.
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