But what makes this particular home so desirable is that the same family has owned it since 1973, the year it was built.
A top-to-bottom renovation of the five-bedroom abode added a few modern tweaks—but those changes remain in perfect harmony with the home’s beginnings. You’ll now find bright orange kitchen cabinets, a fire pit by the pool, and a free-standing organically shaped soaking tub (in the master bath).
Avocado-green shower tile in one of the four bathrooms delightfully bridges the past and the present as well.
Design features from the middle of last century still shine—including lattice exterior walls, a floor-to-ceiling stone fireplace, interior walls of glass, a circular outdoor pool (a refreshing departure from lap or kidney-shaped pools) and an open layout that’s an entertainer’s dream. Outdoor space is organized into conversational areas perfect for dining al fresco or having friends over for drinks.
Furnishings currently in the home are open for negotiation, so a buyer could make a turnkey deal. In addition, the home’s infrastructure has all been recently upgraded, which means zero major maintenance in the coming years.
A buyer isn’t simply paying for the luxurious interiors of the nearly 5,000-square-foot house. The surrounding Historic Tennis Club neighborhood is factored into the $3,795,000 listing price.
One block away from the white home with a double-door entrance (painted, appropriately, aqua blue) lies this desert town’s entertainment district, which includes shopping, restaurants, art galleries, and a crop of new hotels. Which includes the recently reopened Ingleside Inn next door. “That’s the old Brat Pack spot,” says Quinn. “They totally renovated the space.”
The area revitalization is attracting a new crowd of travelers and homeowners far from retirement age. “All the L.A. hipster crowds are coming here,” says Quinn, adding that actor Leonardo DiCaprio snapped up the Donald Wexler-designed Dinah Shore estate for $5.2 million in 2014.
What kind of person will jump at the opportunity to own this ultra-luxe midcentury modern? “It’s probably going to go to an L.A. resident and used as a vacation home,” says Quinn. Each of the five bedrooms offers privacy, something short-term dwellers desire. With winter already here, this sunny vacation getaway looks oh-so-appealing—short or long term.
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