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Dazzling midcentury A-frame in Palm Springs asks $3M

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An A-frame house in Palm Springs. The house is surrounded by desert with palm trees. Photos by Kelly Peak for Pacific Sotheby’s International Realty

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.

The interior of a house in Palm Springs. There is a stone fireplace, a couch with pillows, chairs, a table, and floor to ceiling windows.
A kitchen and dining area in a house in Palm Springs. There is a dining table with chairs, a kitchen island, and round light fixtures.
The interior of a living area in a house in Palm Springs. There is a couch, armchairs, tables, and a fireplace.
The interior of a living area in a house in Palm Springs. There are chairs, tables, and floor to ceiling windows overlooking a pool that has a pink flamingo float.
The interior of a bathroom in a house in Palm Springs. There is a sink, shower, and windows overlooking a wooden fence.
An outdoor swimming pool in the back of a house in Palm Springs. There are lounge chairs, umbrellas, and a lawn surrounding the pool.