We never tire of gawking at Palm Springs real estate, and the latest to catch our eye is this six-bedroom, four-and-a-half beauty in the Vista Las Palmas neighborhood. The A-frame home was designed by architect Charles DuBois in 1958 in an effort to stand out from the architecture of other neighborhood homes.
Better known as a Swiss Miss House for its chalet-inspired shape, the home is unlike the surrounding butterfly or flat-roofed houses of Vista Las Palmas that were built by Joe Dunas and the Alexander Construction Company in the 1950s. DuBois envisioned a low-lying ranch home that was bifurcated by a steep, dramatic A-frame roof that rose straight from the ground.
The overhanging roofs create both a front and back shaded porch, and the double-height living area boasts a stone fireplace with floor-to-ceiling windows on either side. Other perks of the home include a gourmet kitchen, tongue-and-groove ceilings, and teak wood details. Outside, a pool, patio, and dining area make for an entertaining paradise and a pleasant view from the bedrooms and living spaces.
One of about 15 Swiss Miss Houses remaining today in Vista Las Palmas, 755 West Crescent Drive is on the market now for $2,999,900.