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Swingin’ ’60s modern in Palm Desert asking $1.5M

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Designed by the architecture firm of Patten & Wild

Photos by James Butchart, courtesy of Rick Grahn

In honor of this week’s unseasonable heat wave, what say we take a virtual trip to Palm Desert to ogle this snazzy midcentury pool home that’s just come up for grabs?

Located a little northeast of the Living Desert Zoo and Botanical Gardens, the four-bedroom was designed in 1963 by local architecture firm Patten and Wild, whose portfolio also includes Rancho Mirage’s Morrison-Strassner Residence.

Measuring 3,218 square feet, it features a breezeblock entryway, slate and cork floors, soffit lighting, a split rock fireplace, original tiles, and the de rigeur sliding glass walls that lead out to the Pebble-tec swimming pool.

Per the listing, “a portion of the home can be closed and used as a separate or possible rental, fully equipped with its own kitchen, bath and enclosed private patio with yard and orchard.”

Last sold in 2005 for $1.2 million, the .29-acre property is now asking $1.495 million.