K0037 Splash House City ID: 2365 TOT Permit: 3085
Enjoy Mid-Mod, Palm Springs style! While this strikingly remodeled, Donald Wexler designed, 1959 mid-century modern home is gorgeous and fun throughout, and beautifully furnished inside, it’s really all about the fabulous swimming pool and dramatic mountain view. You’ll never want to leave your poolside lounge chair, except maybe to make another pitcher of martinis. On second thought, stay put, and have someone else bring that pitcher to you!
The discerning modern aficionado will appreciate every detail in this professionally restored and designer-furnished home, featuring items by all the greats, including Eames, Saarinan, Nelson, Ligne Roset and Kartel to name a few.
Inside, you’ll lounge, cook, relax and sleep in total comfort will all the modern amenities you could hope for. This 3 bedroom, 2 bath home is fully stocked and brand new throughout. Everyone gets a “good bedroom” in this house! The photos tell the rest of the story.
Out back, where you’ll spend most of your time, you’ll find a gorgeous sparkling blue swimming pool with spillover spa, tanning shelf, outdoor fire pit, enough lounge seating for the whole gang, and tremendous mountain views to be enjoyed under starry desert skies. And, in the unlikely event you tire of this poolside paradise, there is a public bocce ball court located just over the wall, alongside Gene Autry Trail.
The Splash House is minutes from downtown Palm Springs restaurants and shopping, including some of the best restaurants, galleries and vintage stores in the desert.
More About the Neighborhood:
This home is located in Palm Springs' El Rancho Vista Estates, northeast of the Palm Springs International Airport, and accessed via Vista Chino, and is the first of architects Wexler & Harrison residential subdivisions. Developer Roy Fey, a former Chicago accountant who came to the desert and developed a small real estate empire, built this 75 single-family home development. He saw the potential Southern California Modernist architecture had in the emerging post-war housing market. His belief in the product led him to use the street name “East Avenida Fey Norte” to memorialize his involvement in the development – a not uncommon practice among residential developers.
“El Rancho” has been experiencing a resurgence in popularity with mid-century modern aficionados, many of them buying and restoring these beautifully designed gems. Several photo and video shoots have been done here in the recent past, helping ignite the excitement about this formerly hidden neighborhood.
No cats are allowed.