Sunday, January 31, 2016

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

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.

Entry hall

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 property.

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 bedroom
Master bathroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom
Guest bath

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.

Check out the full listing on here: 1829 Navajo Circle

Or here: 1829 Navajo Circle

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