Built in 1961 by the Alexander Construction Company is this 1,225 square-foot Palmer & Krisel-designed midcentury modern home for sale in Palm Springs’ Racquet Club Road Estates. The home features the original three bedroom, two bathroom floor plan, has been completely renovated on the inside and includes a two-car garage and an in-ground pool on an 11,300 square-foot lot with an asking price of $569,000.
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The exterior of the home carries the Racquet Club Road Estates A-2 elevation, with a series of five narrow archer-like windows along the front of the home, The original carport has long since been converted to a two car garage, while a lone mature olive tree stands solitary in the well-manicured grassy front yard. A custom metal gate and fence separates the entry courtyard from the front yard, while screening direct access to the backyard from the street.
The interior layout of the home is exactly as it was originally, with the kitchen, living and dining rooms at the rear of the home and the three bedrooms at the front. The ¾ wall separating the entry from the kitchen has been lowered so that visitors and guest now receive a chest-high view of the kitchen upon entering the home.
The kitchen has been updated with clean, light wood cabinetry with contemporary, modern lines. The central island has been modeled after the original Racquet Club Road Estates kitchen islands, with hairpin legs, sans the upper cabinetry to create a more open environment. Big Chill appliances and boomerang Formica countertops edged with chrome help give the kitchen a retro appearance.
The dining room sits adjacent to the open kitchen and overlooks the backyard swimming pool through a sliding glass door. The living room sits at the rear corner of the home, anchored by a rebuilt signature Krisel modernist fireplace, which has bene modified to incorporate a built-in television and speakers. This placement diminishes the striking impact of the fireplace, but can always be modified if desired.
The two secondary bedrooms overlook the front yard, and still feature their open-beamed ceilings. The master incorporates a rare feature for Racquet Club Road Estates – bedroom windows which overlook the front yard. The standard side yard slider is still intact, accessing a side yard patio. Both the master and guest baths have been redone with contemporary squared vanities and mosaic tiled shower surrounds.
A curvy swimming pool sits at the center of the backyard, accessed from the living areas of the home. An uncovered patio sits between the home and the pool, offering plenty of space for outdoor entertaining and sun bathing. The remainder of the backyard is rock, with small trees and palms at the periphery of the yard. A screened service yard sits at the rear of the garage, allowing for outdoor storage to be screened from view from the rear yard.
This is a clean, move-in ready Krisel with clean lines and finishes that exude the classic Palm Springs lifestyle. Be sure to check this one out.
Check out the full listing on Redfin.com here: 1191 East Francis Drive
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