Saturday, March 19, 2016

Traditionally Renovated Twin Palms Palmer & Krisel Home For Sale – Palm Springs, CA

There’s lots of opportunity to acquire some iconic Palmer & Krisel-designed homes in Palm Springs’ Twin Palms Estates, including this newest listing located on one of the largest lots in the community. Built by the Alexander Construction Company in 1957, this home has been expanded to include four bedrooms and three bathrooms in 2,400 square feet along with a guest casita, a two car garage all on a 15,600 square-foot lot and carries an asking price of $849,900.

Street view of home


Situated at the knuckle of Apache Road and Caliente Drive, the west-facing home sits amid a forest of mature trees, shielding it from the harsh sun. A walled courtyard sits between the entry and the front yard, allowing for additional privacy, while the front yard contains a mix of new and mature desert landscaping.


Inside, the home has been traditionally renovated, but still retains the original Krisel lines which make these homes so exceptional. The kitchen and secondary bedrooms sit at the front of the home, while the living, dining and master bedroom sit towards the rear. The original open-beamed ceilings have been drywalled over, presumably concealing added electrical and insulation.

Dining and living

Living room

Living and dining with kitchen beyond

The living and dining rooms maintain their signature walls of glass overlooking the backyard. Krisel’s hallmark modernist fireplace anchors the living room, and in this case has been tiled over. The original east-facing clerestories are still, allowing lots of natural light to flood the living areas.




The kitchen features an older update with clean-lined white cabinetry, granite tiled counters and white appliances. Double-sided glass display cabinets sit between the kitchen and dining room, suspended above an open breakfast bar.

Master bedroom 

Master bedroom 

Master bath

Secondary bedroom 

Secondary bedroom 

Guest bathroom

Sun room addition on south side of home 

The secondary bedrooms sit in their original configurations along the south side of the home, and access an added sunroom that runs along the side of the home.  The master bedroom features original clerestories and large sliding glass door to the backyard, along with a full wall of closet space. Both bathrooms have been updated with newer fixtures that embody the traditional design them which has been established throughout the home.

Pool and back of home



Pool & patio 

Walkway between kitchen and detached garage

Casita living room 

Casita bedroom 

The backyard contains its original 15’ x 30’ Alexander swimming pool, and is a mini-paradise with lots of trees, shrubs, flowers and hidden seating areas. The one bedroom one bathroom casita is also accessed through the backyard, which sits on the north-side of the garage. Lots of patio space creates plenty of opportunity for outdoor entertaining, while tall shrubs and plantings screen the yard from adjacent properties.

This home offers a unique opportunity to acquire a large lot midcentury home in iconic Twin palms Estates. With a great park-like setting, the home is ready to be enjoyed as is or restored back to its modernist roots.

Check out the full listing on here: 1826 South Caliente Road

Or here: 1826 South Caliente Road

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