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California Mid-Century Modern Home in Hip Twin Palms

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Last updated: 05/10/2015
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  • Minimum stay:7 nights
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:No
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

Property description

Channel your inner Don Draper or George Jetson in this beautiful Mid-Century Modern home. Designed by famed California architect William Krisel and constructed by the Alexander Construction Company this gem is situated in the historically cool yet quiet Twin Palms area of Palm Springs.

Restored in collaboration with the original architect this lovely home presents the future as it was conceived of in the 1950's with the contemporary amenities of today.

Landscaping includes indigenous cactus and geometric stone and plant work designed by the architect. Grapefruit, orange and lemon trees are ready for guests to enjoy. The pool and spa are joined by a small waterfall and includes many pool accessories such as water mattresses, pool noodles, goggles, flip flops and outdoor shower as well as patio furniture, 3 sun umbrellas, lounge and eating areas, BBQ and 2 bicycles. From the secluded backyard you can sun and swim or watch the romantic sunsets framed by the San Jacinto mountains towering up from the West.

The house is a perfect example of indoor-outdoor living with glass sliders and the architectural sun flaps that this design is famous for. Guests are greeted by a life-size photograph of Carmen Miranda and several photographs and architectural drawings of other houses in Palm Springs designed by William Krisel.

Guests can enjoy the modern open concept kitchen, living and dining area with seating for 6 or more, with gas fireplace, fabulous era furnishings as well as many modern accessories including flatscreen TVs and free Wifi, microwave, dishwasher, fridge containing filtered water, gas stove, dining linens and much more.

3 bedrooms include superior linens, summer and winter bathrobes, and period lamps. The first bedroom has 2 extra long twin beds, duvets and cotton blankets for summer, period mobile and plant table, and mats, blocks and straps for yoga. The second bedroom has a queen-sized bed with duvet and cotton blankets. The master bedroom has a queen-sized bed with duvet and cotton blankets and flat screen TV. The bathrooms feature sky-lighting, contemporary tiling, blowdryers and curling iron.

Washing machine and dryer are housed in a separate outside room steps from the house with laundry products.

Guests are within walking distance to restaurants, bars, a live jazz club, the famous Koffi South - neighbourhood coffee shop, grocery stores, spas and banks, the popular ACE hotel, Saguaro hotel, churches and Chabad and the new Hacienda Cantina and Beach Club, less than a mile away. Also, biking distance to downtown Palm Springs, senior centre, movie theatres, Art Museum and the new Palm Springs Museum of Architecture and Design.


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Property Type

  • House
  • 1600 sq. ft.

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Long-Term Renters Welcome
  • Minimum Age Limit For Renters:

    Contact owner...moreless

  • Non Smoking Only
  • Not Suitable For Children
  • Pets Not Allowed
  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 3 Bedrooms, Sleeps 6, Beds for 6

  • Bedroom 1: 2 twin/ single


  • Bedroom 2: 1 queen


  • Bedroom 3: 1 queen


  • High, extra firm mattresses, twin beds are extra long, duvets and cotton blankets, summer and winter bath robes supplied, extra pillows for each bed....moreless

Bathrooms: 2 Bathrooms

  • Guest bathroom: toilet, shower


  • Master bathroom: toilet, shower

    Double sinks...moreless

  • Sky lights in each bathroom, blow dryers and curling iron, period decorating Outdoor hot water shower Toileries supplied...moreless

Other Amenities

  • Backyard and patio face west with spectacular views of the San Jacinto mountains ...moreless


  • Books:

    Contemporary and classic fiction, art, photography, Mid-century modern architecture and design books...moreless

  • Games:

    Cards, Scrabble, blocks, art supplies...moreless

  • Satellite / Cable
  • Television:

    2- 48 inch flat screen...moreless


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Churches
  • Cinemas
  • Festivals
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Library
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Playground
  • Recreation Center
  • Restaurants
  • Synagogues
  • Water Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • ATM/Bank
  • Fitness Center
  • Groceries
  • Hospital
  • Laundromat
  • Massage Therapist
  • Medical Services

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Bird Watching
  • Gambling Casinos
  • Horseback Riding
  • Miniature Golf
  • Outlet Shopping
  • Photography
  • Scenic Drives
  • Shopping
  • Sight Seeing
  • Walking
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Resort:

    Walking distance to several resorts...moreless

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Basketball Court
  • Cycling
  • Equestrian Events
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Mountain Climbing
  • Rock Climbing
  • Roller Blading
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Additional 5 'Ant' chairs...moreless

  • Dining Area
  • Seating for 6 people


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace:


  • Fitness Room / Equipment:

    2 bicycles, yoga mats, straps and blocks, 2 hula hoops, weighted skipping rope, 3 bike helmets, 3 day back-packs, hiking/sun hats...moreless

  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet:


  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking:

    Carport fits 2 cars...moreless

  • Telephone:

    Unlimited free calls to US, Canada, Puerto Rico, Mexico...moreless

  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine:

    Laundry and dryer supplies provided...moreless


  • Coffee Maker:

    3 coffee makers: Keurig, filter/drip, and Bodum...moreless

  • Dishes & Utensils:

    Authentic period dishes, separate vintage Melmac dishes for outside use...moreless

  • Dishwasher:

    Quiet, push screen...moreless


  • Bicycles:

    2 Bike locks, 3 helmets, 4 removable panniers, 3 day-packs, tire air pump, hiking sun hats...moreless

  • Deck / Patio:

    Stunning view of the San Jacinto mountains, outdoor dining for 4 (w/Umbrella), 4 additional patio chairs, 3 side tables, 3 umbrellas, 4 patio chaise loungers ...moreless

  • Lawn / Garden:

    Completely private backyard with grapefruit tree, orange tree, lemon tree, with 9 ft Caliandra plantings in front of wall, gated entry to backyard ...moreless

  • Outdoor Grill:


Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool:

    16 x 32 Salt-water pool 3 Pool noodles, 2 pool mattresses, goggles ...moreless



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Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Summer: Jun-Aug
Jun 1 - Aug 31, 2015
7 night min stay
My Standard Rate
7 night min stay

* Approximate Monthly rates, actual rate will depend on the days of the month you stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Departure cleaning fee C$300
  • Refundable Damage Deposit C$1,000
  • Taxes Included


Holiday and special event rates may apply. Rates are subject to change until confirmed.

Refundable Damage Deposit: $1000.00

Departure house Cleaning: $300.00

Optional Pool Heating @ $64.00 per day, $400.00 per week

Tax Rate: 11.5%

Monthly + guests pay gas and electrical utilities

Cancellation policy:

100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.

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Last updated: 05/10/2015
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3 Miles
Nearest Airport
Palm Springs Airport
0.25 Miles
Nearest Barpub
Kings Highway at the ACE Hotel
1 Miles
Nearest Golf
Indian Canyon Golf Resort - South Course
1 Miles
Nearest Motorway
Hwy 111
0.25 Miles
Nearest Restaurant
Kings Highway at the ACE Hotel

Car: Recommended

Showcasing California Mid-Century Modern architecture at its finest.


Owner info

Year Purchased: 2012

About the owner: Mid-Century Modern enthusiast, writer, collector and researcher of all things mid-mod. I consider my home an inviting example of the era.

Why the Owner Chose Twin Palms:
Designed by William Krisel in 1957 and completely restored and updated in 2012, this house is a perfect example of Mid-Century Modern architecture. It employs a natural scale, open concept, airy lightness and a sensitive yet practical use of materials.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
There are reasons that so many are interested in Mid-Century Modern architecture and design today. The uncomplicated, open concept which describes a natural flow from the inside of the house to the outside of the property provides both privacy and an immediate connection to nature.

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  • Front view

    Front view

  • Overview


  • Living room

    Living room

  • Side view of entrance

    Side view of entrance

  • Kitchen


  • Master bedroom

    Master bedroom

  • Twin bedroom

    Twin bedroom

  • Master bathroom

    Master bathroom

  • Spa/pool facing south

    Spa/pool facing south

  • Backyard facing north

    Backyard facing north

  • Spa and pool

    Spa and pool

  • Twin Palms

    Twin Palms

  • Living room

    Living room

  • Fireplace


  • Front entrance

    Front entrance

  • Facing kitchen

    Facing kitchen

  • Dining


  • Guest room

    Guest room

  • Guest bathroom

    Guest bathroom

  • Facing north

    Facing north

  • Front entrance way

    Front entrance way

  • Entrance


  • Night view

    Night view

  • Dusk


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Date last modified - Sunday, May 17, 2015

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Minimum stay: 7 nights
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