Designed by prolific SoCal architect E. Stewart Williams, this modernist gem in Palm Springs could be yours for $3.2 million. It was built in 1954 for movie theater and tomato farm owner William Edris and his wife, Marjorie, who gave the architect carte blanche to design a home that looked “as if it grew out of the ground rather than falling out of the sky.”
The 2,700-square-foot home emerges from its rocky desert landscape like a natural feature made of stone, wood cladding, and glass. Its combination of horizontal roofline and vertically oriented siding give it a strong midcentury character.
Inside, the three-bedroom home boasts a large stone fireplace, wood-paneled ceiling, and gorgeous views from its floor-to-ceiling windows of the valley beyond. Sliding glass walls open up the space to a flagstone patio with a sleek, geometric pool and rocky garden.
The home, previously listed for $4.2 million in January 2017, got a big price chop in the fall. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2016.