This 1962 Palm Desert Condomium designed by Palmer &
Krisel is nearly as original as the day it was built. This three bedroom, three
bathroom dual-master 2,020 square-foot unit features its own private interior courtyard,
a large living room, two assigned parking spaces and expanded living room
windows with an asking price of $439,000 and monthly HOA dues of $495.
This unit features lots of great traditional mid-century
details. The only noticeable modification made to this mid-century modern home sits
just to the left of the raised-panel orange double entry doors – the living
room clerestory windows have been lowered approximately 40 inches to create a
chest-high window opening offering sweeping views of the nearby mountains. The
proportion definitely feels off, but the view definitely makes up for it.
|Dining Room features lots of great vintage wallpaper|
The living room sits at the southwest corner of the unit, abuts
a private patio overlooking the common area and also features an interesting built-in
niche along with some pretty vintage green patterned wallpaper. The dining room
sits off the living room, overlooking the private interior courtyard, and is
surrounded on two sides with generous walls of glass complimented by additional
|Original kitchen with upaded applainces|
|Original kitchen with stainless steel-rimmed sink|
The kitchen still incorporates its original light wood
cabinetry, formica counters and stainless steel-ringed sink. There’s also some
more great vintage wall paper along with ceramic tile floors.
|Guest room overlooking courtyard with fantastic traditional mid-century wallpaper|
|Master overlooking the common area|
|Master overlooking the private courtyard|
|Master bath with original vanity, dressing area and of course green shag carpeting|
Two of the bedrooms overlook the private courtyard, while
the third overlooks the common area greenbelt and patio area. All three bedrooms are generous in size, and
two feature more great vintage traditional mid-century wall paper. This is a
dual-master unit, with one interior-oriented and one exterior-oriented master. The master overlooking the common area
features its original floating vanity, green shag carpeting and it’s own
walk-in closet and dressing area.
The other two bathrooms also feature their original floating vanities and more great vintage wall paper.
|Private courtyard with great vintage lighting|
|The exposed aggregate concrete adds a great mid-century touch to the patio|
|Patio overlooking the common area|
The interior courtyard offers a
moderate-sized patio with exposed aggregate pavement, decorative stone and
boulders, and low-care landscape. There’s also a great collection of vintage
hanging outdoor lighting that helps add the traditional mid-century aesthetic
of the home.
This is a great property for those that love traditional
midcentury, or an excellent project if one wants to bring out the modern of
this midcentury modern home. Whichever way it’s taken, it’s definitely a
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