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Renovated midcentury modern in Palm Springs asks $899K

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A cheery yellow kitchen adds flair

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Palm Springs has plenty of gorgeous midcentury architecture, but this modest three-bedroom, two-bath home boasts a unique pedigree. In 1955 developer Bob Higgins started work on Sunmor Estates with a handful of homes designed by modernist architects Donald Wexler and Richard Harrison.

This 1,386-square-foot home was the model home for the original development before work stopped; eventually Sunmor Estates was absorbed and finished by the better known Alexander Construction Company. A renovation in 2015 brought the “crown jewel” of Sunmor back to life, staying true to its original floorplan.

A generously sized living room features walls of glass, post-and-beam construction, and a show-stopping fireplace. A bright and cheery yellow kitchen sits adjacent to a cozy dining nook, and all of the main living areas look out onto the outside pool, grill, and patio.

When jt’s time to sleep, all three bedrooms can accommodate king beds, and the master opens up onto a private back yard. Bathrooms are streamlined and sleek, boasting modern amenities without sacrificing midcentury style.

If you want to own a piece of Palm Springs history, 2821 East Livmor Avenue is on the market now for $899,000.

Floor-to-ceiling glass windows and an eye-catching fireplace make the living room stand out.
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The kitchen looks out onto the living room in a cheery yellow.
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All of the bedrooms can accommodate a king bed.
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The yellow color is repeated in one of the bathrooms.
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The bedrooms also feature the post-and-beam architecture and wood ceilings.
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The original advertisement for Sunmor Estates.