Via a tipster comes word of this "recently discovered" residence in Rancho Mirage designed by Norton Simon Museum architects Thornton Ladd and John Kelsey. Built in 1960, the Japanese-influenced house hasn't been on the market since 1976, and per the listing, "appears to be original." Located on a 1.25 acre lot within a gated community, the property consists of two pavilions sited around a lotus-shaped pool--a main residence plus a guesthouse--both "encircled by a series of moveable screens which incorporate both translucent and solid panels, allowing for various options for transparency, privacy and ventilation...The movable screen system is replicated inside the residence." The main house features one bedroom, two baths, a study, formal living room, dining terrace, and laundry, while the guesthouse contains one bedroom and one bath. Asking price is $659,000.
· 40941 Thunderbird Road, Rancho Mirage [Official site]