The Krisel Connection is dedicated to showcasing and discussing the works of modernist architect William Krisel. Architect to tens of thousands of tract homes, custom residences and numerous commercial buildings, Krisel’s distinct style and cutting-edge design helped set the tone for modern architecture in America during the mid-century.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
Ocotillo Lodge Midcentury Modern Condominium For Sale – Palm Springs, CA
Conceived by the Alexander Construction Company as a luxurious
getaway to lure prospective vacationers and home buyers to the Coachella
Valley, the Ocotillo Lodge offers efficient and affordable modernism for those
looking for an escape from the 9-5. Designed by Palmer & Krisel and built
in 1957, this one bedroom one bathroom 525 square-foot unit sits on the ground
floor of the Lodge with north-facing views. Last sold in 2013 for $145,000, the
current asking price of this condominium is $185,000 with monthly HOA dues of $352.
Living room and patio
The living room features signature Krisel walls of glass overlooking
the patio. Charcoal grey carpeting adds warmth and midcentury charm to the
room, while white porcelain tiles line the kitchen and dining area.
Living room and kitchen
The original kitchen was removed and updated in 2012, with
white gloss Ikea cabinetry and euro-style appliances. Cabinetry extending to
the full height of the ceiling and a space-saving undermount fridge maximizes
Bedroom and bath
The singular bedroom and bath are both accessed off of the
living room, with the bedroom overlooking the patio with a floor-to-ceiling glass
slider. Mirrored closet doors augment the space, allowing for additional
daylight to be reflected within the interior space.
Like the kitchen, the bathroom was also updated in 2012,
featuring a double-sink Ikea Godmorgon vanity, an extremely popular
and common vanity seen time and time again in midcentury renovations. The
shower and surround are tiled in high-gloss white porcelain tiles, and a sleek
glass partition wall keeps the enclosure bright and open.
The outdoor patio allows for additional living space, with
enough room for lounge chairs and a dining table. A small white-rocked planter
adds a nice minimialist touch to the space, and views of palms and Mount San
Jacinto add romance to the space.
The Ocotillo Lodge is a perfect second home lock-and-leave
community, and the association covers all electricity, water, gas and cable,
making this the perfect midcentury modern retreat.