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Largest unit in Palm Springs’s midcentury Ocotillo Lodge seeks $699K

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It’s the only two-story unit in the complex

The living room looks out onto the private swimming pool.
Photos by Val Riolo, courtesy of Scott Cook and Rob Rueth/Architecture8

Palm Springs is known for its midcentury architecture, and this property is one of the city’s gems. The Ocotillo Lodge was completed in 1957 and designed by influential architects Dan Palmer and William Krisel. The complex was built by developers George and Bob Alexander—whose famed Alexander Houses have something of a cult following among lovers of midcentury modern.

Residence 111 is the largest unit in the complex and is the only two-story unit on the premises, according to the listing.

The two-bedroom, three-bathroom dwelling comes with its own private swimming pool, which curves around the corner of the unit, and three outdoor patio areas. Midcentury hallmarks such as walls of glass and clerestory windows appear throughout, but the unit has clearly been updated with new finishes, most visible in the kitchen.

The unit’s other notable features include a wet bar, in-unit laundry, and recessed lighting. The 1,500-square-foot unit is listed for $699,000 with Scott Cook and Rob Rueth of Architecture8.

The updated kitchen is bright with plenty of counter space.
The unit is the only one in the complex to have two stories.
The post and beam construction is classic midcentury modern.
Clerestory windows keep the interiors bright.
The Ocotillo Lodge has its own amenities, including a communal pool.