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Midcentury meets contemporary design in Palm Springs for $2.65M

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It’s Donald Wexler’s last design

Low-profile flat-roofed home set amid backdrop of palm trees and a mountain range.
Donald Wexler’s last design was finally built in 2018.
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Location: Palm Springs, California

Price: $2,650,000

This glass and steel post-and-beam is among the last homes designed by the late modernist Donald Wexler. Completed earlier this year, the Palm Springs residence was designed for the architect’s tenant-turned-friend Marc Sanders, according to Desert Sun, in 1998, but it wasn’t until 20 years later that a version of the home was built.

Aptly named Steel and Glass, the 2,780-square-foot L-shaped house features a distinctly midcentury modern silhouette characterized by a low-slung flat roof, open-plan interiors, and walls of sliding glass doors that establish seamless connections to the backyard and pool terrace.

But sleek, custom finishes, fixtures, and materials make it wholly contemporary. In the main living space, a lounge, dining area, and kitchen—with a floating fireplace, to boot—enjoy direct access to the outdoors.

Polished concrete floors match gray steel beams and contrast with white walls. Each of the three huge bedrooms also include glass sliders, with the master suite even boasting a marble fireplace. Two full baths, a half bath, and a family room round out the home.

In the xeriscape yard, a saltwater swimming pool and outdoor shower ensure the best of desert living, while the property’s southern site offers panoramic mountain views. Located at 1405 Avenida Sevilla, it’s offered at a $2.65 million.

Courtesy of The Agency