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Cheery midcentury with bright yellow kitchen wants $415K

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Say Aloha to your new home

A living area with one yellow wall, a table, shelves, and chairs. Photos by Kelly Peak Photography

Curbed doesn’t usually feature condo or apartment complexes in our House of the Day section, but we’re making an exception for this vibrant two-bedroom, two-bath in Palm Spring’s historic Royal Hawaiian Estates.

Numbering 40 units, Royal Hawaiian Estates was designed by architects Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison in 1962 with a blend of modern and tiki elements. The complex originally boasted seven flying buttresses, rock walls, apex rooflines, and double sunken swimming pools. While the complex fell into disrepair in the 1990s, residents have worked through Modernism Week to fund reconstruction and return the homes to their former glory.

Inside this particular 1,510-square-foot Royal Hawaiian unit, you’ll find clerestory windows, preserved period style baths and kitchen, terrazzo flooring, and walls of glass that open to two different lanais. Each of the bedrooms are decked out in colorful designer wallpaper, and the kitchen is a bright and cheery yellow.

Ready to settle down with a Mai Tai? 201 E Twin Palms Drive is on the market now for $415,000.

A living area with couches, arm chairs, end tables with lamps, and an area rug.
The living room serves as the central element of the home, with views out onto the lanais.
A patio with a table, chairs, and a light fixture. There are shrubs and trees surrounding the patio.
The patio off of the living room showcases one of the signature flying buttresses in Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison’s 1962 design.
A kitchen with bright yellow cabinetry and white appliances.
A bright yellow kitchen adds plenty of flair.
A dining room area with patterned wallpaper, a table, chairs, and shelves with various objects and books.
Wallpaper lovers will appreciate the home’s attention to detail.
A bedroom area with patterned wallpaper, patterned bed linens, an area rug, and bedroom furniture.
One of two bedrooms with designer wallpaper and sliding glass doors out to a patio.
A bedroom with patterned wallpaper and bed linens, a wooden vanity with mirrors, and floor to ceiling windows looking out onto an outdoor seating area.
The master bedroom features an ensuite bath and private patio.