Architectural Masterpiece with Airliner Views Across the Valley
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- Minimum stay:7 nights
- Pets allowed:Yes
- Wheel chair accessible:No
Contemporary hillside solar home on over 1/2 acre with mega views! Steel elements, green design, sliding doors, multiple decks and patios, and iPad controlled automation system. Kitchen, living and dining areas include skylights, fireplace and large deck. Master suites one + two offer views, patios and spa-like baths. Detached casita offers views, fireplace and bath. Custom pool with custom water display, spa, misting system and 360 degree views.
This ultra energy efficient desert home with spectacular views across the entire Coachella Valley is a showcase of modern design and technology. It was constructed in 2003 as the “Energywise House”, under the supervision of noted “This Old House” program host, Bob Vila.
The home is on a 1/2 acre lot in a very private enclave in the Mesa neighborhood of Palm Springs, and features 3005 square feet of unique living space, including a private guest house, large pebble tech salt water pool and spa, beautiful desert landscaping and an electronically operated gate for utmost privacy.
The main house has a spectacular great room that opens to the full-length balcony through Fleetwood sliders that disappear into the walls. It also features a dramatic gas fireplace. The kitchen boasts a Subzero refrigerator and separate wine cooler, maple cabinetry, Caesar stone counters, Decor commercial grade gas stove and oven, built-in Decor microwave, Kitchen Aid trash compactor, garbage disposal, and a top-of-the line Miele dishwasher.
The two main house master suites each have their own terraced patios and large bathrooms featuring oversized showers (one of which opens to a desert garden). The large private guest house includes a coffee bar with refrigerator, and a fireplace.
Three zones of electronic climate control
Sunpower solar electric system.
CrystalClear whole house water purification system.
Rainbird automated sprinkler system.
Two commercial-grade Koolfrog misting systems for main house, pool area, and guest house.
Automated low-voltage landscape lighting system.
Remote control for all pool systems and pool deck lighting.
Unique light garden featuring custom sculpture by noted Denver artist Tyler Aiello, and multicolored Laminar water jets.
Smarthome fully automated home lighting system, controllable through an iPhone/iPad/Web interface that allows access from anywhere in the world.
Custom-built electronic gate, operated by remote controls and compatible with Homelink car systems.
Whole-house audio/video system, featuring a Panasonic plasma television concealed by an automated art screen, Yamaha receiver and Adcom power amplifier, Paradigm Studio front channel speakers, Paradigm subwoofer, and in-ceiling Boston Acoustic speakers in great room and bedroom suites.
Mitsubishi LCD TV with integrated sound bar and wireless subwoofer in bedroom.
- 2 story
- 3005 sq. ft.
- Vacation Rental
- Catering Available
- Breakfast - Booking Possible
- Lunch - Booking Possible
- Dinner - Booking Possible
- Housekeeper Optional
- Private Chef
- Non Smoking Only
- Pets Considered
- 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6
- master suite 1
- 1 king
- Master Suite 2
- 1 queen
- Master bedroom 3
- 1 queen
- This is the guesthouse located poolside
Master Bedroom 1 has Samsung TV with Apple TV. Indoor sitting area, and outdoor sitting area with fire pit. It has a king size bed. It also leads to the outdoor gym. Master Bedroom 2 has Mitsubishi TV with Cable and Apple TV with surround sound. It has a lovely sitting area over looking the pool and the mountains. Master Bedroom 3 is located in the guest house. It has a Google TV with Cable, a Bose Radio, kitchenette with Nespresso Coffee maker. It also has a sitting area over looking the pool and a fireplace....morecollapse
- 3.0 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathrooms
- Master Bathroom 1
- Large bathroom with sliding doors leading to the outdoor gym
- Master Bath 2
- toilet, shower, outdoor shower
- Large indoor outdoor shower with retractable doors.
- Guest House Bathroom
- toilet, shower
- Bathroom 4
Kitchen & Dining
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- Living Room seats 8:
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Pool & Spa
- Heated Pool
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- Outdoor Grill:
- Away From It All
Location & View
- Botanical Garden
- Fitness Center
- Massage Therapist
- Medical Services
- Wildlife Viewing
- Rock Climbing
- Mountain Biking
- Hot Air Ballooning
- Gambling Casinos
- Bird Watching
- Live Theater
- Health/Beauty Spa
- Horseback Riding
- Scenic Drives
- Outlet Shopping
- Sight Seeing
- Mountain Climbing
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7 night min stay
Discounts: 8 nights or more $475 nightly
Additional information about rental rates
We require a security deposit of $1000 which is returned at check out assuming there is no damage to the home or its contents.
Additional Fees and Taxes:
All rentals of less than 28 days are subject to Palm Springs Occupancy tax of 11.5% Pool heating is $75 per day. Cleaning fee $250.
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- Nearest Airport: Palm Springs International at 5 Miles
- Nearest Train: Palm Springs at 5 Miles
- Nearest Motorway: Interstate 10 at 5 Miles
- Nearest Barpub: El Mirasol at 0.25 Miles
- Nearest Golf: Indian Canyon at 1 Miles
- Nearest Restaurant: Kiosaku at 0.25 Miles
Year Purchased: 2009
About the owner: The owners of this home are retired and live in Palm Springs. They are very knowledgeable about the area and are responsive to any special requests you may have while visiting. Restaurant recommendations, arranging a tennis match, hiking trail hints, cultural events, etc. are gladly provided. We love this area and love sharing our favorite spots.
Why the Owner Chose Mesa:
This is one of the few properties in Palm Springs that looks out over the valley as opposed to facing the San Jacinto Mountains. What does that mean, it means Airliner views of the valley with mountains in the distance. It means incredible sunrises and and incredible sunset effect on the distant mountains.
The Unique Benefits at this House:
This property is in the Mesa, a coveted small residential only Palm Springs neighborhood, convenient to downtown, but VERY private. The Mesa is made up of streets that end at the mountains, so there is no thru traffic, and very walkable streets.
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Another view from the deck. The views are endless.
From poolside at night. Drama!
Overlooking the valley floor and mountains in the distance from the upper deck.
Another evening view.
All the doors retract completely bringing the indoor/outdoor or outdoor/indoor.
Down the atrium staircase to the master suites and den area.
Another guest house view.
Drive through your private gate into the carport.
Looking up at the house and guest house from poolside.
Another night shot with mountains in the background
View from the entry.
Powder bath on the main level.
Master bedroom number 2.
The guest house or master bedroom 3.
Guest house bath.
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