With Coachella underway this weekend, all eyes, including ours, are on the desert. As we noted in our guide to Palm Springs, the town has a lot to offer architecturally, from adorable trailer homes to the wealth of midcentury moderns so often associated with the city.
We picked six stand-outs for sale right now and rounded them up here, for your escapist enjoyment.
↑ Dating back to 1937, this Spanish Colonial Revival-style has a red-tile roof, covered patios, and tiled floors. Centrally located in the El Mirador neighborhood, the three-bedroom house occupies a corner lot and has a spa, pool, and outdoor shower. It’s listed for $1.275 million.
↑ This cute-as-a-button one-bedroom condo measures 525 square feet and is offered fully furnished. The kitchen’s cabinets are new, and the counters are butcher block. The second-floor unit is located in the Ocotillo Lodge, a historic 1956 complex originally designed by Dan Palmer and William Krisel. It’s listed for $179,000, with $361 HOA fees.
↑ One of the oldest homes in Movie Colony East, this house was built in 1952 and sits just three doors down from Frank Sinatra's Twin Palms Estate. The three-bedroom residence features terazzo tile floors, beamed ceilings, and an original bar. Walking distance to Palm Springs’s Uptown Design District, it’s listed for $1.16 million.
↑ Most would agree that midcentury modern is white hot right now, but the listing copy here proclaims the, “The Eighties are what's next,” and this house is primed to cash in on that. Behind that hard, angular exterior, there are warm wood cabinets and hickory wood floors. There’s also a sunken kitchen and a glass-block wall in the shower—two features that are due for revivals. It’s listed for $599,000.
↑ This furnished midcentury condo is in a complex designed by Donald Wexler, the architect often credited with inventing the midcentury modern Palm Springs aesthetic that’s synonymous with the city today. The two-bedroom, two-bathroom condo has a spacious rear patio and an attached garage. It’s listed for $309,000, with $480 HOA dues.
↑ This one-time home of late actress Zsa Zsa Gabor seamlessly blends into the hillside behind it. The 1,704-square-foot house’s walls of glass, stone fireplace, and kidney-shaped pool drive home the midcentury-cool-feel of the place, which was built in 1958. It’s listed for $929,000.