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Tuesday, November 3, 2015

Twin Palms Estates 1957 Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – Palm Springs, CA


Located in the iconic Twin Palms Estates in Palm Springs, California is this 1957 Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury modern home built by the famed Alexander Construction Company. Fully renovated, this home incorporates three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,600 original square feet with a two-car carport and in-ground pool on a 10,000 square-foot lot with an asking price of $799,000.

Exterior of home
The exterior of the home is classic Twin Palms Estates, with its A-roofline, minimalist landscape and stone accents. The vertical slat fence at the service porch has been restored, as has the vertical board and batten siding to the right of the stone accents. The carport has also been restored, once converted to a two-car garage it has now found its way back to its original form.

Entry hall

Dining and living room

Living room

Inside, this home has been completely restored and renovated, with polished concrete floors and a restored floorplan. The entry is wallpapered with a vintage-inspired print adding a touch or retro elegance to the home. The entry leads guests into the large great rooms, whose large expansive windows overlook the backyard and swimming pool. The living area is anchored by the original stone covered modernist fireplace, while clerestories and a large intricate sputnik chandelier help illuminate the space.

Dining and kitchen

Kitchen

The kitchen has been removed with high-gloss flat-faced cabinetry complimented by white composite countertops and mosaic tile backsplashes. Now open to the dining room, the kitchen incorporates an eat-in bar accented with pendant lights.

Master bedroom

Master bathroom

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bedroom

Secondary bathroom

The master bedroom overlooks the backyard, with a sliding glass door leading to a private patio. Clerestories and a smartly wallpapered accent wall lend distinct character to the room. The master bathroom includes a mosaic-tiled shower with glass partition wall and dual vanity. The secondary bedrooms also incorporate sliding glass doors to the side yard, with the end bedroom incorporating original clerestory windows. The guest bath has been finished similarly to the master bath, with mosaic-tiled shower with glass partition wall and a glass vanity.

Backyard

Backyard and pool

Backyard and outdoor shower off of master bedroom

The backyard is a private oasis, with mountain views and the original 15’ x 30’ Alexander swimming pool. The rear walls are lined with lush green shrubs providing extra privacy, and an open cabana with roofline which mimics that of the home has been added to rear of the yard. Concrete pads set in the turf add a variety of places to sunbathe, and around the corner at the rear of the home is an outdoor shower off of the master bedroom patio.

This home is a beautiful example of a midcentury restoration with a contemporary twist done right.

Check out the full listing on Redfin.com here: 1020 East Apache Road


Or Zillow.com here: 1020 East Apache Road

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