Midcentury Modern Renovated Home on .67 Acres Sold by Douglas Newby
Total renovation accentuates the Palm Springs modern look and feel of this midcentury home, wrapping around a pool and terraced lawn. Rooms are open and relate to each according to the occasion: elaborate entertaining, formal dinners, backyard barbecues, or having fun with close friends and family.
Modernity Meets Midcentury
The home’s travertine floors in the living room, dining room and hall are laid in 24 inch squares. Doors and windows have been raised to ceiling height. The Pozzi doors have kick locks and the windows open from the bottom to enhance natural ventilation. A sleek, wide fireplace and recessed art lighting create a sensuous atmosphere. The walls of windows provide dramatic views of the garden, courtyards and pool from different angles and perspectives.
A curvilinear six-person counter encourages in-kitchen dining, or observing the chef create, while still positioned to follow the conversation in the living room. The cooking part of the kitchen is out of sight of living areas, but the seating areas of the kitchen relate beautifully to entertaining spaces. The outdoor dining courtyard is as easily accessible to the kitchen in one direction as is the formal dining room in another direction. The luster of the granite floor with insets of stainless steel complements the warmth of the maple cabinets, extended storage, and appliance cupboards. The butler’s pantry and laundry are as refined as the kitchen.
Perfect Site for Midcentury Home
The clean horizontal lines on this wide piece of land emphasize the sleek architecture of the period. Towering trees, an expansive lawn in front, and a terraced lawn overlooking the pool in the rear garden create privacy and seclusion.
East of Hillcrest, this location has great access to downtown and the private school corridor.
Studio and Garage
If you are an artist, you will enjoy the studio close to the pool. There is a separate garage in addition to the sweeping carport in front of this midcentury modern home.