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- Pets considered:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:Yes
Little Tuscany estate description
Architectural Digest has chosen this property as one of California's best designs with its classic style and timeless architecture.
The Mediterranean/Spanish Revival home was designed by John Porter Clark and Albert Frey, local architects of national prominence. The property has been declared by the City of Palm Springs, permit #4586, a Class I Historic city landmark.
The very best of Palm Springs is offered in this home, featuring five spectacular suites with plasma televisions and five private en-suite luxury bathrooms.
Nestled on a hillside with 360 degree views of Palm Springs, the Coachella valley, as well as, unobstructed views of the San Jacinto Mountains.
Amenities include complete privacy behind tall hedges and security gates,salt-water pool, upper sun deck features a retractable roof, queen size bed overlooking city. Pool floats, board games, bikes, extensive movie collection, ipod connection to surround sound.
Regency-style cabana poolside,secure wireless Internet, state of the art security monitoring, steam shower, outdoor sun beds and showers, Viking cooking appliances, white carrara marble in the kitchen and bathrooms, and apx 4,000ft rear terrace.
Architectural tours, catering, private chef, daily housekeeping, grocery provisions, yoga, auto detailing, massage therapy are available upon request.
Firepit not operational and fireplace decorative.
This is a non-smoking property.
Available daily, weekly and monthly year round. 2 Kings, 3 Queens.
Pets are optional. Certain restrictions apply.
- 3580 sq. ft.
- 1 story
- Vacation Rental
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Private Chef
- Housekeeper Optional
- Non Smoking Only:
- Pets Considered:
- Wheelchair Accessible:
- Senior Adults Only Community:
- Minimum Age Limit For Renters:
- Children Welcome:
- Events Allowed
- Long-Term Renters Welcome
Bedrooms: 5 Bedrooms, Sleeps 10, Beds for 2-10
Bathrooms: 5 Bathrooms
Kitchen & Dining
Published in Architectural Digest, our classicly designed kitchen seats 10, feature Viking appliances, Carrera marble, dramatic city, valley, and mountains views, flat screen tv, apx 4' x 8' island....moreless
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Living Room seats 4:
Published in Architectural Digest for its classic style and timeless design. Four leather wingback chairs highlight this space, carrera marble fireplace, built in bookshelves, dramatic city views....moreless
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- Palm Springs finest view home is available with a minimum two night stay. Set on an private acre in exclusive Little Tuscany Estates, the Bel-Air of Palm Springs, and built for motion picture magnate John Hamrick, the home was designed by noted architects John Porter Clark and Albert Frey. This architectural masterpiece offers spectacular head on city, valley, and unobstructed San Jacinto mountain views. Home is approximately 3580 feet, on one level, with a rear stone terrace of approximately 4000 feet, which abuts natural desert landscape. Some amenities include: Outdoor movie theater with surround sound, high thread count linens, Viking kitchen, white carrera marble in bathrooms and kitchen, heated salt-water pool with deck jets and spa, secure wireless Internet, retractable roof, regency style cabana. Massage, yoga, private chef, daily maid, grocery provisions, architectural tours and auto detailing available upon request. ...moreless
Satellite / Cable:
High-definition cable television including CNN, Bravo, HGTV, ESPN 2, among many other networks is available in all five suites, some bathrooms, kitchen, media room, as well as upper sun deck....moreless
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- CD Player
- Music Library
- Ping Pong Table
- Free Long Distance
- Broadband Access
- Wireless Internet
Pool & Spa
Custom spa offers booster jets along with dramatic city, unobstructed mountains and down valley views. Spa heats almost immediately with new commercial grade heater at the touch of one button....moreless
- Private Pool:
- Heated Pool
Deck / Patio:
Approximately 4000 foot rear stone terrace with multiple sitting areas, dramatic city, valley and mountain views. Upper sun deck offers retractable roof, draperies, sun bed and spectacular views....moreless
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- Away From It All
- Tourist Attractions
Location & View
- Mountain View
- Monument View
- Rock Climbing
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Basketball Court
- Sight Seeing
- Fitness Center
- Mountain Biking
- Wildlife Viewing
- Live Theater
- Theme Parks
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Miniature Golf
- Horseback Riding
ReviewsWrite a review
Had a wonderful weekend last year and have been meaning to thank the owner for a fantastic property! Pristinely kept and very impressive. So fantastically equipped and we loved everything. Jessica
- Guest Jessica k.
- Date of stay 03/14/12
- Review Submitted 03/14/13
Breathtaking views and movies under the stars.. .we will return!
Breathtaking views and movies under the stars.. .we will return!
My family and I spent this past Thanksgiving at Hamrick House and had a wonderful experience. It was everything we hoped for and more. The location is awesome, right next to Downtown Palm Springs, in a beautiful neighborhood. The area is quiet and peaceful and the view from the home is fantastic. We saw some incredible sunsets and one morning even got up early enough to watch the sunrise which was breathtaking. The home is very well laid out as it is one level with two family rooms, plenty of bedrooms each with an en suite bath, a nice dining room that seats 10 people, and a fully stocked kitchen with a large island that is great for cooking (we were able to cook an entire Thanksgiving meal with everything on hand). The house has a seamless indoor/outdoor feel with huge windows overlooking the view and the rear terrace. We enjoyed spending lots of time lounging by the salt water pool and soaking in the spa. One of our favorite experiences was watching a movie outside. The weather was perfect, we even saw a shooting star while we were watching the movie...sounds cheesy but it’s true! The décor was stylish and tasteful. I loved that we were in a house that was a true Palm Springs gem. Mark, the owner, was also very professional and accommodating. He recommended many great restaurants which were all incredible. We didn’t take him up on this, but he offered to arrange a private yoga instructor to come to the house, schedule massage therapists and also his private chef. We loved our time at Hamrick House and can’t wait to come back again very soon.
- Guest Micah L.
- Date of stay 11/21/12
- Review Submitted 12/06/12
Recommended for: Adventure seekers, age 55+, people with disabilities, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
Amazing home...amazing time......thank you.
Amazing home...amazing time......thank you.
Mark, you have restored our faith in having an awesome experience from a stranger. Our stay at Hamrick House is one of the top 3 in our travels. (2 were owned by Kings and we don’t mean Elvis!) The minute we walked through the door and were welcomed by Alex we felt at home. Your attention to detail is superb, the house décor perfect, and as an added bonus comfortable. Thank you for all that went into making this a 5 star experience. We would love to return for longer than 5 weeks.
- Guest Pat/Jayne S.
- Date of stay 01/13/12
- Review Submitted 12/01/12
Recommended for: Age 55+, romantic getaway, families with teenagers, families with young children, girls getaway, sightseeing.
2 nights $1750.00/night / 3 nights $1500.00/night/ 7 nights start $8500.00 Inquire Rates INCLUDE salt water pool/spa heat, cleaning fee, local city 11.5% tax. Rates are based on occupancy of 10. Day guests are optional at $100.00 per person. Holidays 2 night min/$2500.00/night or $15,000.00 week. Coachella $25000.00 min. Administrative fee is $250.00. Noise ordinance compliance required. * A signed agreement,payment including security required for reservation. Security deposit $3000.00. Daily cleaning,private chef, yoga, massage,car detail. 3pm check in and 10am check out. Late check out fee optional $250.00 12pm.
Note: Until confirmed, rates are subject to change without notice.
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Year Purchased: 2005
About the owner: The owner is a Boston-born architectural designer specializing in the acquisition, restoration, and landmarking of historic properties in Southern California. His desert retreat, Hamrick House, is named after the Pacific Northwest family that commissioned architects Albert Frey and John Porter Clark to design one of their first residential commissions. The Palm Springs City Council has designated the property a Class I Historic Landmark.
Why the Owner Chose Little Tuscany:
“This is such a magnificent and unique historical property,” states Puopolo. “My main goal was to respect and preserve the historical character and integrity while allowing the integration of all the modern conveniences and amenities required for today’s luxury living in the California desert.” continues Puopolo. 'Our natural landscape, spectacular views and the year-round weather led me to the decision to open my home to others who appreciate this special relaxing lifestyle in the tranquil desert setting.' Architectural Digest Editor-In-Chief Paige Rense describes the property as 'remarkable.'
The Unique Benefits at this Estate:
“I love movies and have several clients that work in entertainment and enjoy spending time relaxing in the desert. So the media was an important part of our design plan. The property has state of the art media, ipod connects to surround sound throughout and an incredible outdoor movie theater with a collection of hundreds of movies. Some televisions including the movie screen can display the same movie/dvd throughout- a marvelous feature when entertaining.” “The outdoor king-sized beds are perfect for sunning or watching movies on those balmy nights under the star-studded desert skies with the twinkling view of the city lights.”
- Primary: (310) 926-8662 (California, USA)
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Movie nights under the desert stars! Firepit is non-operational.
Your own private resort. Massage, chef, yoga, daily housekeeping are optional.
Professionally appointed, the Albert Frey designed lanai opens to the terrace.
Expansive rear terrace offers ample seating and the ultimate in relaxation.
One of the five luxury bathrooms, many with plasma tvs, steam, spa.
Upper sun deck offers queen bed, retractable roof and Palm Springs finest view.
Hamrick bathroom with large walk in closet, steam shower, spa tub, desk area.
Frey bathroom with Jacuzzi tub overlooking mountains and desert landscape.
Clark Bathroom with tub, rain shower, television and direct mountain views.
Spectacular setting for yoga, massage services, please inquire for more details.
Living room is timeless with wingback chairs and dramatic views, original detail
Front façade of Hamrick House, large gravel drive, natural desert landscaping.
Architectural Digest featured kitchen overlooks city and rear pool terrace.
Salt water pool and spa with 6 deck jets add drama to the almost 4000ft terrace
Classic and timeless is the living room with decorative fireplace.
Bold tones & zebrawood wall in one of five guest suites each with private bath.
Carrera marble dining table with Starck Ghost chairs and state of the art media.
Hamrick suite offers city views, luxury linens, steam shower, & spa tub, office.
Frey suite features queen bed, individual thermastat controls, DVD, Plasma TV.
King size sun beds overlook salt water pool.
Architectural Digest featured living room has been described as breathtaking.
Reflections poolside. Chaise lounges line the 4000 ft terrace.
Hamrick House is a local and nationally designated historic landmark site.
Albert Frey designed home. Mid-century architecture at its finest.
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