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Colorful desert midcentury asks $399K

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Not for those of subtle taste

Single story home on green plot, surrounded by flowers and trees. Mark Karlstrom

This compact home in Indian Wells, California, located about 20 miles southeast of Palm Springs, packs a lot of personality into its 1,170 square feet. Built as part of a development in 1959, the three-bedroom, two-bath home sparkles with midcentury charm and unexpected displays of color.

The single-story residence features a pink stucco exterior with white and teal detailing. Inside, the house has been renovated to retain its midcentury bones while sporting tile floors and a renovated kitchen with a cherry red refrigerator.

Now, this home isn’t for those of subtle taste. Its hallmark feature is a series of windows that have been treated with a heat-resistant 3M film. In the living room, floor-to-ceiling windows are tinted blue, red, and yellow. The same treatment can be found on the kitchen windows, which makes the house feel something like a life-sized Mondrian painting.

A living room with tinted windows in blue, yellow, and red. Mark Karlstrom

The home opens onto a gated patio, and residents have access to a communal pool, volleyball court, and tennis courts.

Ready for a vibrant retreat? 44462 Elkhorn Trail is now on the market for $399,000.

A dining area with windows tinted in blue and yellow. There’s a small white round table with two white chairs. Mark Karlstrom
A living room opens out onto the patio with sliding glass doors and windows tinted in red and yellow. Mark Karlstrom
Pool surrounded by palm trees. Mark Karlstrom