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Minimalist modern desert home can be yours for $1.6M

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The imposing entrance belies the sunny interiors on the other side

Flat-roofed minimalist home with sharp edges and desert landscaping in front yard.
The fortress like entrance belies the sunny interiors on the other side.
Photos courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate

Here’s a contemporary take on a desert midcentury modern home in Palm Springs, where walls of glass and clean-lined planes are the name of the game. Built in 2013 and designed by Home Lab’s Tim Sullivan and Thomas Walsh, the blocky 2,728-square-foot residence features an L-shaped floorplan that hugs a manicured backyard with pool.

Sculptural in its minimalism, the flat-roofed house is enclosed by a low perimeter wall, whose sharp corners echo the facade, which from the street has no windows and is almost severe in its impenetrability.

But the interiors make up for this lack, as an open-plan living area encompassing a step-down lounge with fire feature, dining area, and kitchen boasts an entire wall of floor-to-ceiling sliding glass doors that provide direct access to the yard.

As for the bedrooms, there are three, all of which are ensuite and have their own private patios and sliding glass doors, for a total of three full bathrooms and one half bath.

Other details include hardwood floors, high ceilings with panel accents, desert landscaping, tall hedges, and a subtle outdoor fire pit. Located at 1961 South Palm Canyon Drive, it’s offered at $1.595 million. And although most of the furnishings look staged, it’s still apparent that the house has got a lot going for it.

Courtesy of Christie’s International Real Estate