Palm Springs, US

The Alexander Residence

Mid-century Modern Estate Nestled on Mountain with Circular Pool and Dramatic Views

Designed by famed architect Walter S. White for psychoanalyst Dr. Franz Alexander, this mid-century modern estate evokes a feeling of zen with redwood paneling, wall-to-wall glass and lava rock stonework. The home itself appears to emerge from the rocky boulders adding even more dramatic views of the Coachella Valley below.

Nestled mountainside in the Little Tuscany neighborhood, less than five minutes from downtown Palm Springs, the estate offers dramatic views from a setting of total seclusion. Enclosed by a leafy privacy wall, the backyard features manicured lawns, a zero-scaped desert garden and stone walkways. Cool off in the circular swimming pool, relax in the raised hot tub, or simply take in the panoramic views from black alder, chaise lounge chairs. A large patio table offers an ideal spot for dinner al fresco.

Boasting a 2-bedroom main house and detached guest house with an additional bath, this tranquil hideaway is a perfect escape for couples or multiple families. The two-level main house opens with an expansive great room on the upper level, flooded with light from floor-to-ceiling windows.

Styled in an ultra-modern take on mid-century decor, the home’s custom furniture is accented by V-shaped steel supports, redwood-paneled siding and ceilings, and a black steel staircase designed by Albert Frey that connects the living area with the lower floor bedrooms. A double-height atrium evokes a feeling of openness throughout.

Both bedrooms feature a California king-sized bed, en-suite bathroom, and private entrance to the back garden and circular pool through sliding glass doors. The Guest House, includes an additional bedroom with California King bed, two additional bathrooms, living room and a full kitchen with a double fridge and double dishwasher.

The rest of the residence is styled in modern, chic decor, including a wood-paneled kitchen, 8-seat dining table beneath an industrial styled chandelier, a separate 5-seat breakfast table, and a charming indoor fire pit -- also designed by White. The living room also features a custom built in bar, fireplace and relaxed sitting area.

Sliding glass doors throughout, a swooping tongue and groove ceiling, and expansive wrap-around balcony create seamless flow for indoor/outdoor living. Sip coffee from one of several sitting areas with a front-row seat to mountain and valley views.

With its 2 driveways and double car garage for 3 cars, the Alexander Residence offers the freedom to explore restaurants, boutiques, galleries and parks in downtown Palm Springs and entertainment in the surrounding Coachella Valley, including multiple golf courses. Joshua Tree National Park is an hour’s drive. However you choose to explore the beauty of Palm Springs, The Alexander Residence will inspire with its lush grounds, indoor/outdoor layout and high design.

Bedroom Configuration:

Master Bedroom - Lower Level
California King Bed
En-suite bath with walk-in shower and dual sinks

Bedroom 2 - Lower Level
California King Bed
En-suite bath with shower

Guest House- Detached from Main Home
California King
En-suite bath with shower

City of Palm Springs ID #4398
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