Since opening in 2014, The Amado, a small, white midcentury modern inn with tangerine colored doors, has been credited with helping ignite Palm Springs’s renatissance. It’s a design-favorite that has been featured in Architectural Digest, Apartment Therapy, and on the cover of Sunset Magazine.
Now it can be yours for $1.8 million.
Owner Jaime Kowal says she’s selling the property to focus on developing new business ventures. Plus, she says, the city’s crackdown on short-term rentals is putting a crimp in how she runs the place. The Amado, which is available to book through Airbnb, is permitted as a vacation rental—not a hotel—and new regulations include limiting property owners to renting out their properties to 32 times a year.
Formerly a small apartment complex, The Amado is made up of five rooms clustered around a pool. The rooms, which feature original windows, beamed ceilings, and concrete floors, are akin to suites as they each come up with a full kitchen and bathroom.
Kowal says the property’s future owner could choose to do something different with the 1955 building, like use it as a family compound for desert getaways or turn it back into apartments.
- 1821 E Amado Rd [Zillow]