Located in iconic Twin Palms Estates is this 1957 Palmer
& Krisel-designed butterfly roofed home built by the Alexander Construction
Company. Featuring an in-ground pool, this expanded home includes three
bedrooms and two bathrooms in 2,200 square feet on a 10,800
square-foot lot with an asking price of $730,000.
Located at the end of the Navajo Circle cul-de-sac, this home
has most obviously been modified with the addition of a raised entryway and
carport converted to a two-car garage. The front yard is classic Palm Springs,
with a lush, green lawn accented with cacti, agave, palms and decorative boulders. Most of the
basic original form of the home is still there, with the modifications
consisting of enclosing the entry breezeway between the original carport and
home, and the placement of two rooms on the back of the now-enclosed carport.
The added double front doors open into the added large entry
hall, with raised ceilings and rear-facing sliding glass doors overlooking the
backyard. The original front door opening sits just off the entry hall, and
leads into the former entryway into the home. The original 1,600 square-foot
portion of the home features the kitchen, dining and living at the rear of the
home overlooking the backyard, while the bedrooms are all at the front of the
|Living room |
The living room is anchored by the original modernist
fireplace, flanked by stacked block, clerestory windows and sliding glass doors
overlooking the backyard. The interior of the home has been renovated with a
southwestern theme, with Saltillo tile throughout. The original open beamed
ceilings are still intact throughout the home, as are the clerestory windows.
|Kitchen and dining|
The kitchen has been renovated with a nod to the
southwestern theme, with knotty cabinetry, neutral tile countertops and
backsplashes, and a mix of black and stainless steel appliances. The kitchen
has been opened to the dining and living rooms, with a large central island
dividing the two rooms.
|Master bathroom |
|Secondary bedroom |
|Secondary bedroom |
|Addition at rear of garage |
|Addition at rear of garage|
The three bedrooms are all in their original configurations,
with the two guest rooms overlooking the front of the property. The master
bedroom sits at the front corner of the home, and overlooks the side yard
through a large sliding glass door. Both bathrooms have been updated with
traditional, ornate fixtures and tilework that are functional, but not
necessarily in keeping with the midcentury modern roots of the home. Two
additional rooms are accessed off the garage, which are currently being
utilized as music studios.
|Views from backyard|
|Trellised patio and pool |
|Pool and back of home|
The backyard offers sweeping views of Mt. San Jacinto along
with lots of nearby palms. The original 15’ x 30’ Alexander swimming pool sits
right off the kitchen and dining room, flanked by a large concrete patio and a
lush green lawn. A small trellised covering befitting the home sits above the
dining room, following the butterfly roofline.
This is a great opportunity to acquire what is currently the
lowest-priced property for sale in Twin Palms Estates. The home is move-in ready,
and can be enjoyed as-is or restored back to its original modernist form.
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