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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.
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 feeC$300
Refundable Damage DepositC$1,000
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
100% refund if canceled at least 30 days before arrival date.
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Showcasing California Mid-Century Modern architecture at its finest.
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.