Monday, November 2, 2015

Million Dollar Monday: Vista Las Palmas Butterfly Roofed Palmer & Krisel For Sale – Palm Springs, CA

Once the home of author Harold Robbins, this butterfly-roofed 1958 Palmer & Krisel-designed home was built by the famed Alexander Construction Company. This home has been thoroughly expanded and renovated to now include five bedrooms and four bathrooms in 4,000 square feet. Sited on a 15,200 square-foot lot, this secluded corner-lot home includes an in-ground pool and spa with an asking price of $2,150,000. 

Entry walkway
Front patio
The property is hidden away from street view with a privacy wall and tall green shrubs. Gates at both the driveway and front walkway help secure the property and keep prying eyes at bay. The front yard of the home contains a rolling lush lawn with a unique sunken patio space off of the den addition. The home retains its original Krisel façade with distinct shadow H-block and dramatic butterfly roofline.


Living room

Living and dining room

Backyard views form living room

Dining room
A pair of etched glass red double doors lead visitors to the flagstone tiled entry hall with original open beamed ceilings. Beyond the entry lies the grandiose living room filled with walls of glass overlooking the private backyard. The expanded living area features the original signature Krisel-modernist fireplace at one end, and opens to the kitchen and adjacent dining room, along with providing expansive views of the backyard and mountains beyond.


Kitchen overlooks front yard

Wet bar



The kitchen features high-gloss flat-faced white cabinetry with sleek grey composite countertops. The appliance package matches the cabinetry, and tiled backsplashes add texture to the walls. A large curvilinear west bar sits adjacent to the kitchen offering an inviting entertaining space, while the den addition lies beyond. The den features opposite walls of sliding glass doors which allow the room to flow into both the front yard and back.

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Guest room

Guest room
Guest room
Guest room

Guest bath

Guest bath

A large master suite has been created with large walls of glass, clerestory windows and private bath. The remaining four bedrooms all feature vaulted ceilings, clerestory windows and views of the lush property. All bathrooms have been updated with individual character which suits the adopted style of the home.

Backyard outdoor kitchen

Patio off of living room

Backyard pool

The backyard is a true entertainers paradise with outdoor kitchen, mountain views and plenty of lush, mature landscaping. A large pool which accommodates lap swimming sits at the center of the yard, with an elevated in-ground spa with waterfall features. Large patio spaces surrounded by a variety of mature palms create a welcoming and impressive environment. This is truly a one-of-a-kind property with lots of custom touches.

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