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All photos via Jim Schwietz
Location: Palm Springs, California
Shielded by twelve-foot high windowless white walls and imposing aluminum-clad double doors, this fortress-like 1969 Palm Springs estate is a true time capsule. The 5,471-square-foot pad was built for venture capitalist Jerome Factor, a cousin to businessman Max Factor, who had owned a more high-profile seven-suite compound nearby. Looking pretty much exactly as it did in a 1973 issue of House Beautiful, the three-bedroom residence features the well-preserved original interiors by noted designer Richard Himmel, as well as most of the original appliances. And then there's the art. A terrazzo entrance gallery and main gallery feature more than a dozen contemporary paintings and sculptures that, combined with all furnishings, are worth nearly $1.2M.
All of the main living areas overlook and can access the enclosed courtyard terrace with a pool, sun deck, and spa. The property, with all furnishings included, is now asking $3.45M.