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Palm Springs midcentury home with two pools asks $5.3M

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Capture that glamorous Palm Springs style

The exterior of a house in Palm Springs. There is a terraced area with an in-ground swimming pool. The house has many floor to ceiling windows. Photos by Ryan Castillo of Desert Bird Media, courtesy of John Nelson & Cat Moe of Compass

Palm Springs, California, has plenty of jaw-dropping real estate, and the latest to catch our eye is this six-bedroom, six-bath stunner on 2.5 acres. It’s the home of Linda Johnson Rice, a renowned businesswoman who is CEO of the Johnson Publishing Company and an independent director at Tesla.

The 5,356-square-foot home is for sale for the first time in 50 years, and the property is located in the ritzy Southridge neighborhood. Built in 1964, the home greets visitors with two giant wooden doors that lead into a private open air courtyard and pool. Overhanging roofs throughout point to midcentury style, and inside walls of glass display panoramic valley and mountain views.

The main living area features a large stone fireplace, a raised dining room, and a bar, all with exposed beam ceilings. The bedrooms also take advantage of the views, and the master bathroom manages to balance privacy with the feeling of being outside thanks to more glass walls.

Outside, a second pool boasts an infinity edge with a resort-like feel, and the surrounding landscaping uses natural stone paths and desert-appropriate foliage. It’s an impressive take on 1960s style, and 2379 Southridge Drive is on the market now for $5,300,000.

The courtyard of a house in Palm Springs. There is an overhanging roof, a swimming pool, tables, chairs, plants in planters, and a concrete floor with a patterned design.
A central courtyard boasts overhanging roofs and one of two pools on property.
A living area with floor to ceiling windowed walls, a wooden ceiling, fireplace, chairs, tables, and light fixtures.
A stone fireplace and floor-to-ceiling glass walls make for a dazzling living room.
A living area with a curved bar, chairs, couches, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking the Palm Springs desert.
A curved bar welcomes guests.
A living area with a couch, chairs, tables, artwork, and a patterned rug. There is a floor to ceiling window on one of the walls.
A small sitting or TV room off of the main living. areas.
A bedroom with a bed that has white bed linens, an armchair, couch, table, and a window overlooking a fenced in outdoor area.
The bedrooms feature more glass walls, exposed beams, and natural stone elements.
A bathroom with a tub, chair, vanity, and glass walls looking out onto the desert.
The master bath feels like you’re outside thanks to expansive glass walls.