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Pedigreed midcentury modern in Indian Wells asking $1.1M

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Built for the son of Franklin Delano Roosevelt

Photos by Alex Zarour, courtesy of Capitis Real Estate

With Palm Springs’ annual Modernism Week just around the corner, many of its events are sold out, including the “Art and Architecture Behind the Gates in Indian Wells” tour. You don’t need a ticket to that event, however, to take a virtual tour of one of the properties featured on it, as the home hit the market earlier this week.

Per its listing, the four-bedroom, four-bath residence was built in 1963 for Elliott Roosevelt, a World War II Air Corps general and son of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, with its architect believed to be USC-trained modernist Stan Sackley.

Though some original elements, such as the sculptural double front doors, coved entryway, and stacked-stone fireplace still remain, the 3,200-square-foot residence has been substantially updated. Interior features include walnut cabinetry, quartz countertops, tile floors, and an atrium-style master bath, while the .3-acre grounds contain a swimming pool, fire pit, and numerous citrus trees.

Asking price for the home, which is being offered fully furnished, is $1.11 million.