Saturday, March 26, 2016

Racquet Club Road Estates Butterfly Roofed Home For Sale – Palm Springs, CA

Built in 1961 by the Alexander Construction Company is this Palmer & Krisel-designed butterfly-roofed home relatively new to the market in Palm Springs’ Racquet Club Road Estates. With three bedrooms and two bathrooms in 1,225 original square feet, a two car garage and an in-ground pool and spa all on a 9,100 square-foot lot, the asking price on this Palm Springs midcentury getaway is $564,900.

Shadow block on front of home

Shadow block
The east-facing home front yard of the home is all low maintenance desert landscape, with minimalist plantings and clean-lined gravel. The original two-car carport has been converted to a two-car garage, while a pair of pale yellow frosted-glass double doors lead visitors to the front door on the side of the home. Along with the striking butterfly roofline, this home also includes some of Krisel’s fantastic shadow block on the façade of the home, creating lots of pattern and texture on the property.

The home is oriented with the three bedrooms positioned at the front of the home, while the living, dining and kitchen all sit at the rear of the home overlooking the backyard and swimming pool. The open-beamed vaulted ceilings are still in place, while the living areas are floored in porcelain tiles.

Living room fireplace

Living room ceilings

Dining room and kitchen 

Views from dining room 


The living room is anchored by Krisel’s signature modernist fireplace with stacked block, flanked by large windows and sliding glass doors leading to the backyard. The dining room sits adjacent to the open living room, while the kitchen sits open to the dining room. The kitchen features updated white cabinetry, composite counters and white appliances.

Master bedroom 

Master bathroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bathroom 

The two secondary bedrooms overlook the front yard, with floor-to-ceiling windows and clerestories still in place, while the master bedroom sits at the northeast corner of the home and overlooks the side yard with a private patio. Both the master and guest bathroom have been redone, with simple materials and vanities that are indicative of a big-box store renovation.

Covered patio off of living room 


Pool & mountain views from backyard

The west-facing backyard features a large in-ground pool with a built-in adjacent spa. A large covered trellis patio cover sits off of the living room, while lots of patio space surrounds the pool, leaving plenty of room for entertaining. Patches of turf surround the patio area, and lush green privacy hedges line the western edge of the yard.

For those looking to acquire an iconic butterfly-roofed home, this is a great opportunity in a dreamy Palm Springs neighborhood.

Check out the full listing on here: 2553 N Kitty Hawk Drive

Or here: 2553 N Kitty Hawk Drive

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