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Midcentury Palm Springs oasis with fortress-like walls and original furnishings asks $2.5M

Now nearly $1M cheaper

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Location: Palm Springs, California

Price: $2,495,000

This midcentury desert oasis is back on the market (or perhaps it never left), with all its eclectic and funky art and furnishings in tact. This may or may not be a liability, according to some of your comments the last time around—which may explain the nearly $1 million price cut. Still, there’s no denying that this home is, in fact, an impressive property.

Built in 1969 for the Factor family (think Max Factor, the cosmetics company), the 5,471-square-foot, three-bedroom-five-bath features fortress-like walls that surround the residence, which in turn boasts floor-to-ceiling glazing in the open-plan living and dining room, massive black granite fireplace, gallery filled with contemporary art, skylit kitchen, stately private suites, and much more. The interiors, which were designed by Richard Himmel and featured in House Beautiful in 1973, are largely untouched.

Outside, an expansive terrazzo terrace with pool, rose garden, and sundeck offers mountain views framed by Canary Island palm trees. Located at 1255 East Via Estrella and previously offered at $3,450,00, it’s now asking $2,495,000, furniture and art included. Take a look—and a virtual tour—below.