Not even two months after listing his Desert Hot Springs residence for $1.85 million, architect Leo Marmol is giving the home--widely revered for its prefab innovation--a healthy PriceChop. Yes, perhaps he's learned a thing or two from the Lautner motel saga. Architectural pedigree is nice but it's all about location, location, location. Desert Hot Springs? Not appealing to everyone. The three-bedroom, two-bath house includes "recycled steel framing, highly energy-efficient glass, and solar-assisted power." New listing price: $1.5 million, almost a 20 percent drop from the initial asking price.
· The Desert House [Architectureforsale.com]
· Architect Marmol Lists His Desert Hot Springs Home [Curbed LA]