The only colony of Hollywood Regency houses in the world, Marrakesh Country Club in Palm Desert was designed in the 1960s and ‘70s by the acknowledged master of the style, architect John Elgin Woolf.
Nestled between the Santa Rosa and San Jacinto mountains, the 155-acre guard-gated community was originally developed as a golfer’s paradise, but in recent years, it’s also become—in the words of the New York Times—”a mecca for worshipers of high design.”
Now up for grabs in the desert oasis is a two-bedroom villa that, per its listing description, “has been carefully restored to the original Hollywood Regency glamour” by its owner, a former editor of Town & Country and House Beautiful.
Features include a dramatic Pullman-door entry, terrazzo floors, sliding glass walls, high ceilings, two atrium-style bathrooms, a private courtyard patio with zinc fountain, a new mansard roof, new appliances, and new HVAC, electrical, and plumbing systems.
The 1,838-square-foot home is listed with an asking price of $425,000, plus a monthly HOA fee of $700, which covers shared amenities such as a saltwater swimming pool, tennis courts, a fitness center, banquet facilities, a clubhouse, and 24-hour security.
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