Thursday, October 22, 2015

Expanded and Revisioned Racquet Club Road Estates Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Palm Springs, CA

This 1959 Palmer & Krisel-designed Racquet Club Road Estates home has been revisioned, reinterpreted and expanded to 2,400 square feet. Sited on a quarter-acre lot, this home includes four bedrooms, three bathrooms, a two car garage and large in-ground pool with an asking price of $649,999.

Front courtyard entry

With the home sitting on a large corner lot, the front yard has been enclosed with a front privacy courtyard, allowing for more intimate use of the space and creating privacy from the surrounding roadways. The exterior of the home has been recreated with a more commercial-type appearance, with beefed up roof parapets and thick exterior columns added to the façade. Behind the courtyard fence, an enticing front patio and garden greets visitors, with palms, bamboo and olives.

The added front entryway sits between the home and the garage, and greets those who enter with a large picture window opposite the doorway overlooking the backyard. The kitchen, dining and living rooms all sit at the back of the home overlooking the swimming pool.

Dining Room


Kitchen and dining
The kitchen features a combination of solid and reeded glass-fronted knotty shaker-style cabinetry, topped with white marble on the island and black marble against the western wall. The appliances are all stainless steel, and windows have been added allowing the room to overlook the outside dining area. The dining area sits adjacent to the open kitchen and is anchored by a fantastically intricate sputnik-style chandelier.

Dining and living room
Living room

Living room and fireplace

A fireplace sits on the eastern wall of the living room, and the entire wall and surround has been covered in dramatic white stone veneer.  Both the living and dining rooms feature large sliders opening up to the backyard, and high open beamed ceilings add height and volume to the space.

Master Bedroom

Master bedroom closets

Master bathroom

Guest bedroom

Guest bathroom

The two guest bedrooms and master bedroom in the main structure all site on the north side of the home, with both guest rooms overlooking the front courtyard. Both have had their front windows converted to sliding glass doors accessing the courtyard space. The master bedroom opens up to the side of the home, and features custom built-in closets. The master bath has been expanded slightly, with the laundry added to the master bath along with mosaic and subway tiled walls. The hall bath features marble tiled walls and sleek bath fixtures.


Casita bathroom

A guest casita has been added behind the garage, and features the fourth bedroom with third bath. The casita has high vaulted ceilings, lots of glass and dramatic wallpapered walls. The casita bath has glass mosaic tiled walls along with a soaking tub sited in front of large windows overlooking the backyard.

Side yard

Backyard & pool area

Backyard & pool area

Dining patio off of kitchen

The backyard has plenty of patio space surrounding the home and pool, allowing for separate dining, game and sitting areas. Lots of shrubs and palms line the perimeter of the yard and the original 15’ x 30’ Alexander swimming pool has been finished in dark pebble-tec.

For those looking for a well-appointed renovated and expanded midcentury home that embodies the aesthetics of a private retreat, you’ll definitely want to check this one out.

Check out for the full listing here: 589 East Francis Drive

Or here: 589 East Francis Drive

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