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The Amado, a midcentury modern gem in Palm Springs, is for sale

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The owner says it’s partially due to a crackdown on short-term rentals

Photos by Courtney Lee Yip, courtesy of Jaime Kowal

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.