Monday, November 30, 2015

Million Dollar Monday: 1961 Renovated Golden Vista Estates Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Palm Springs, CA

Built in 1961 by the Alexander Construction Company is this expanded Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury home which was fully renovated in 2008 and again in 2012. Including a detached guest house, this home features four bedrooms and four bathrooms in 3,290 square feet, a two car garage and an in-ground pool and spa on a .28-acre cul-de-sac lot with an asking price of $1,695,000.

Front and entry

The exterior of the home exudes a great mix of midcentury modern and modern elements, with opaque garage door and courtyard gates, and classic H-shadow block on the façade of the home. The landscape is desert modern, with dramatic black stone juxtaposed against water conserving artificial turf. A portion of the original courtyard , behind the H-shadow block, was annexed for additional living room space by a previous owner in 2008.


Living room

Living room

Dining room

Dining and kitchen

The living room sits at the front of the home, and features Krisel’s signature open, beamed ceilings which have been modified with several skylights letting in additional light. The dining room sits to the rear of the home and overlooks the backyard and swimming pool area. A small seating area sits at one side of the dining room, and leads to one of the guest bedrooms.


Kitchen and dining room

Kitchen and bakcyard

The kitchen lies just off of the dining room at the rear of the home, and features the cabinetry and updates from the 2008 renovations with granite countertops, stainless steel appliances and a farmhouse sink. A large central island supports the cooktop, prep sink and a large breakfast bar.

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Secondary bedroom
Secondary bedroom

Guest bathroom

The master bedroom overlooks the swimming pool, and provides a pair of single-pane French doors to the yard area. A large spa-like master bath sits off of the bedroom along the back of the home, providing both a large shower and soaking tub, dual vanity and mosaic tile accents. The remaining two bedrooms sit at the front of the home, and like the remainder of the house, feature clerestory windows and vaulted ceilings.

Guest casita
Guest casita bedroom
Pool & backyard

Pool and spa

Pool, water feature and mountain views

Out back is an entirely detached guest casita with its own bedroom and bath overlooking the pool area. The pool itself is long, linear and architectural, with a decorative shadow H-block supporting a water feature focal point. Large privacy shrubs surround the walls of the yard, and stunning views of Mt. San Jacinto make the yard a dreamy escape. If you're looking for a midcentury home with modern updates, be sure to check this one out. 

Check out the full listing on here: 894 North Topaz Circle

Or here: 894 North Topaz Circle

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