This Palm Springs property has stellar pedigree.
Designed by architect Howard Lapham in 1966, the nine-bedroom house offers a taste of Desert Modernism, typified by clean lines and expansive glass volumes.
It sits within the fabled ‘Movie Colony’, a neighbourhood once home to Hollywood’s vanguard, including Cary Grant, Jack Benny and Marilyn Monroe. It’s one of the best preserved enclaves of mid-century architecture in the United States.
The heart of the property is a long living room, which covers nearly 450 sq ft and features floor-to-ceiling windows and a 13.6 ft-tall ceiling. Sliding glass doors open onto a landscaped garden that has views of the surrounding mountains, as well as citrus groves, a koi pond and a 50 ft swimming pool.
If one’s not enough, there’s also a smaller lap pool indoors, in addition to formal and informal dining rooms and lounges. Its realtor, The Agency, claims it’s the largest property in the neighbourhood, offering almost 9,500 sq ft of living space across a single level.
Many of the property’s original features are intact, including poured terrazzo floors and Mayan-inspired wooden doors.
If you fancy calling it home, 650 Tachevah Drive is on the market for $4.4 million via The Agency.