This midcentury modern desert pad comes trimmed in a cheery blue, a feature you don’t see often in updated (usually all-white) Palm Springs homes. Built in 1957, the post-and-beam appears to have been renovated in parts—namely the paint job and the tongue-and-groove ceiling—but other features are original, while still others could use a further refresh.
Take that adorable baby pink kitchen, for instance. With pale pink cabinetry, a retro pink oven, and a bright blue countertop to match the trim, the space is a ’50s dream-come-true. And one of the three bathrooms also employs the same color scheme. But the tiled flooring would be better off as hardwood or polished concrete.
Still, there are contemporary features like the open fireplace in the sun-flooded great room that look promising. Meanwhile, the open-plan living room itself is characterized by large (period-appropriate) glass expanses and clerestory windows that never go out of style.
Three spacious bathrooms (two of which enjoy direct outdoor access by way of sliding glass doors), a family room, and multiple patios and outdoor spaces including, yes, a pool, round out the bungalow.
Measuring just over 2,200 square feet, the property, located at 342 South Patencio Road in the Historic Tennis Club neighborhood, wants $1.29 million.