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Location: Palm Springs, California
Part II of Curbed's Palm Springs Modernism Week House of the Day extravaganza is an Alexander Home in Vista Las Palmas, the third Palm Springs tract developed by the father-son team of George and Robert Alexander. Designed by architect William Krisel, this high-gabled A-frame greets passersby with the kind of carport that "makes everything look expertly designed," according to listing agent Matthew Reader. (That's his 1962 Oldsmobile Holiday Ninety-Eight parked there in the photos.) At the very least, it was a pretty essential part of the package that lured newly minted two-car families to this and other modernist tracts in the early '60s.
Once inside the courtyard, what the listing calls a "breathtaking" glass facade presents itself. Head beyond it, and some of the current owners' cosmetic alterations become apparent: a mosaic tile accent wall above the fireplace, a redone kitchen with a penny-tile backsplash, and new porcelain tile floors. If you like how it looks now, "newly-placed furnishings are available under separate contract outside of escrow."
Out back, the owners have put in a fireplace, a barbecue, a pergola by the pool, and are in the midst of building out the patio to connect it to the two guest rooms. Last sold (at least according to Zillow's record) for $800K in 2004, the home is now offered for $1.35M.
· 1164 North Rose Avenue [Paul Kaplan]