A revamped midcentury home has come on the market in Palm Springs, and it certainly packs a punch. The 1,363-square-foot structure was originally designed as a model home in 1960 by desert modernist master Donald Wexler and boasts a “flagship floorplan” and is one of only 20 of its kind.
Now sleekly updated, the two-bedroom-two-bath residence features a bright and efficient layout that comprises a living area with sliding glass doors that open onto the backyard, the original bar that separates it from a kitchen nook with breakfast counter, and a dining area that flows into a cozy family room, which is believed to have been the sales office.
The most enticing aspect of the property, however, is its outdoor spaces. A lovely pool occupies a backyard that includes a concrete terrace, a turfed pool lounge area, desert landscaping, and another patio around the corner.
Its curb appeal, too, is out of this world: A gravel yard with palm trees sets the stage for a white-stuccoed exterior accented with a pattern of protruding blocks and turquoise trim.
Located at 1659 Via Roberto Miguel in the El Rancho Vistas Estates (the first of the Wexler and Harrison residential subdivisions in Palm Springs), it’s offered at $599,000.