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Famous Hal Levitt Mid-Century Masterpiece! 2017 Modernist Tour!

(11 Reviews)

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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  • Minimum stay:3 nights
  • Sleeps:8
  • Bedrooms:4
  • Bathrooms:4.5
  • Property type:House
  • Internet:Yes
  • Pets considered:Ask Owner
  • Wheel chair accessible:Yes

About the Property

House, 4 Bedrooms, 4.5 Baths, (Sleeps 8)

Famous Hal Levitt mid-century masterpiece! Known as the 'Abe Schwartz Residence (1965)'


* Featured home for Modernism Tour Feb 2017
* One of the 8 signature homes for the 2014 Modernism tour!!
* Location of the 2015 Modernism week 'Retro Martini Party'
* Featured in catalogs for Design within Reach
* Featured in Lucky Magazine
* seen in many books!
* 'One of the top three homes in Palm Springs'
* Ask about hosting your wedding or special event at our home!
* terrazzo floors
* 4 bedroom
* 4 1/2 bath (each bedroom has its own bathroom)!
* Almost 4,000 square feet
* Private and quiet
* Mountain views!
* Large beautiful pool and spa
* Perfect location!
* One of a kind house!

1964, 'The Schwartz House' , designed by Hal Levitt, well known mid-century architect of the famous Trousdale Estates. Hal Levitt homes are popular among many celebrities including Jennifer Aniston.

This truly one of a kind house is referred to by Palm Springs experts as 'One of the top three homes in Palm Springs'. This home has been featured on the modernist tour, was in Lucky magazine, was in several 'Design Within Reach' catalogs and more. This home is truly like living in a piece of art. We know your jaw will drop and you will say 'WOW' when you enter this home!

Unlike most mid-century modern homes, this quintessential Palm Springs home is almost 4,000 square feet of living space. The walls of glass take advantage of the breathtaking views of the San Jacinto mountains.

This open floor plan home with white terrazzo floors has two living areas... the main living room and the step down groovy lounge that provides a great place for intimate conversations, to relax, watch a movie or read a book. These two areas are 'connected' by the unbelievably beautiful see-through gas fireplace from the mid-century. All living areas have jaw dropping mountain views. The home features a large floating dining area that seats 8 people for meals, drinks, games or just great conversation. The atrium also seats 8 people for eating under the stars or enjoying views of the palm trees.

The gourmet kitchen has stainless appliances and everything you need in a kitchen including pots, pans, dishes, trays., toaster, microwave, blender, coffee pot, and much more. The island offers 4 bar stools for people to keep you company while you cook or a casual place to eat.

It has four large bedrooms each with their own full bathroom, own flat screen TV, large closets, and each with access to the outside directly from the bedroom. The private outside access from each bedroom is very unique and is perfect for sitting outside for an early morning coffee or a late night drink, without disturbing the others in the house. Each bedroom has upscale, beautiful bedding...not you typical rental bedding! High thread count sheets, duvets, nice pillows, etc.

If you want a private pool with stunning views, you found the perfect house. The pool and spa were just resurfaced but great care went into saving the original 1964 pool tile. .The pool area has lots of comfortable seating for lounging or sitting. It also has a beautiful sculpture/fountain, stainless steel gas grill, fruit trees, umbrella and and the world's best pool floats. It is completely private and can't be seen by any neighbors.

Now...lets talk location! Located in the most desirable area of Palm Springs known as South Palm Springs. This home is in walking distance to the hip Ace Hotel and Swim Club and the local favorite coffee shop called Koffi. It is also very close to the main strip in Palm Springs that has lots of shops and cafes.

This non-smoking home also has high speed wireless internet, amazing stereo system, a 500 CD changer, numerous CDs, board games, 2 car garage, washer/dryer and more.

This home is privately owned and managed so you get first class personal attention during your entire rental process. We love our home and know you will too! Call us today to book your vacation.

Keywords: house, casitia, pool, private, 4 bedroom, security, mid-century, architecturally significant, modern, hip, glam, madmen, wedding venue, hal levitt, modern, MCM, Alexander, frey, modernism,
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Member since: 2010

Speaks: english
Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

Property Type

  • House
  • 4000 sq. ft.

House Rules

  • Max. occupancy 8
  • Children Welcome
  • Non Smoking Only

Accommodation Type

  • Vacation Rental


  • Guests Provide Their Own Meals


  • Wheelchair Accessible

Bedrooms: 4 Bedrooms, Sleeps 8, Beds for 8

Bathrooms: 4 Bathrooms, 1 Half Bathroom

Other Amenities

  • pool floats,


  • Books
  • CD Player
  • DVD Player
  • Games
  • Music Library
  • Satellite / Cable:


  • Stereo
  • Television
  • Video Library


  • Adventure
  • Away From It All
  • Budget
  • Family
  • Historic
  • Romantic
  • Spa
  • Sports & Activities
  • Tourist Attractions


  • Cinemas
  • Health/Beauty Spa
  • Live Theater
  • Museums
  • Restaurants
  • Theme Parks

Local Services & Businesses

  • Fitness Center

Leisure Activities

  • Antiquing
  • Boating
  • Horseback Riding
  • Horseshoes
  • Miniature Golf
  • Shopping
  • Shuffleboard
  • Sight Seeing
  • Sledding
  • Wildlife Viewing

Location Type

  • Mountain View

Sports & Adventure Activities

  • Cross Country Skiing
  • Cycling
  • Fishing
  • Golf
  • Hiking
  • Hot Air Ballooning
  • Kayaking
  • Mountain Biking
  • Parasailing
  • Racquetball
  • Rock Climbing
  • Snowmobiling
  • Spelunking
  • Swimming
  • Tennis


  • Dining:

    Three dining large indoor, one on atrium and 4 chairs at bar. ...moreless

  • Dining Area


  • Air Conditioning
  • Clothes Dryer
  • Fireplace
  • Free Long Distance
  • Garage
  • Gas Fireplace
  • Hair Dryer
  • Heating
  • Internet
  • Iron & Board
  • Linens Provided
  • Living Room
  • Parking
  • Telephone
  • Towels Provided
  • Washing Machine
  • Wireless Internet


  • Catering Available
  • Coffee Maker
  • Cooking Utensils
  • Dishes & Utensils
  • Dishwasher
  • Ice Maker
  • Kitchen
  • Microwave
  • Oven
  • Pantry Items
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Toaster


  • Lawn / Garden
  • Outdoor Grill

Pool / Spa

  • Heated Pool
  • Hot Tub
  • Private Pool


from 11 traveler reviews
Rental basis: Per property
Dates Nightly Weekend Night Weekly Monthly * Event
Apr 26 - May 31, 2017
3 night min stay
My Standard Rate
3 night min stay

Additional information about rental rates


  • Refundable Damage Deposit $1,000
  • Cleaning $250


All holidays including Christmas/New years weeks, Thanksgiving, Labor Day, etc are $1000 per night.

Owner's cancellation policy:

Policy available by contacting owner when booking

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Last updated: 05/25/2017
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Owner info

Year Purchased: 2011

About the owner: We ABSOLUTELY love our home. We first saw it in 2004 when there were already 2 other offers in on it to purchase. From 2004-2011 we looked at dozens and dozens of homes in Palm Springs but never found one as amazing and unique as this home. We were thrilled in 2011 when the house went back on the market and we were able to buy it. If you appreciate mid-century architecture, you will see why we love this house so much. There is so much we love about Palm Springs but mostly it is relaxing by the pool, the stunning views and our morning hikes.

Why the Owner Chose Twin Palms, Palm Springs, CA, USA:
We have been coming to Palm Springs every year and fell in love with this neighborhood. It is walking distance to almost everything yet it is so incredibly quiet. The views when you walk in this neighborhood are breathtaking.

The Unique Benefits at this House:
We are close to everything, have unobstructed mountain views in a very quiet neighborhood, I love nothing more than walking to the local favorite Koffi for a coffee in the morning.

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Response time: Within an hour
Response Rate: 100%
Calendar last updated: 05/25/2017

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  • This is taken from when you open the front door into the house. Walls of glass!

    This is taken from when you open the front door into the house. Walls of glass!

  • Looking toward front entrance and step up dining room.

    Looking toward front entrance and step up dining room.

  • notice the atrium...great place to see the moon!

    notice the atrium...great place to see the moon!

  • beautiful event

    beautiful event

  • evening wedding

    evening wedding

  • Romantic wedding at the house

    Romantic wedding at the house

  • Looking down hall and into atrium. Notice the atrium's roof!

    Looking down hall and into atrium. Notice the atrium's roof!

  • New Sculpture garden added Nov stunning at night with the lighting!

    New Sculpture garden added Nov stunning at night with the lighting!

  • evening wedding at home

    evening wedding at home

  • Beautiful wedding at our home

    Beautiful wedding at our home

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This listing was first published here in 2011.

Date last modified - Thursday, May 25, 2017

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