As featured in Palm Springs Life Magazine
Palm Springs, California

The Morse House

Ultra-Lux, Mid-Century, Home with Private Pool Accessible from Living Room

The Morse House is a historic home in Palm Springs that boasts a sleek mid-century modern exterior. This 3-bedroom, 4-bath home was designed by renowned architects Dan Palmer and William Krisel, and was later renovated by Hollywood architect Harold “Hal” Levitt. The house is located in the highly sought-after Vista Las Palmas neighborhood, less than 10-minutes from downtown, and was the first to be designated a Class 1 Historic Site within the community.

Recently, this lovely home-away-from-home was fully restored and updated—even winning the Palm Springs Preservation Award in 2018. The Morse House is a great vacation home for those who appreciate unique architecture and luxury living with its unobstructed mountain views, private backyard, and one-of-a-kind design.

The grand hallway leading up to the great room is practically an art gallery in itself, which you can admire as you enter the home. The sunken living room is reminiscent of glamorous mid-century entertaining, but nothing can compare to the unique access your guests will enjoy from the living room. As the sliding glass pocket doors disappear into the walls, you and your guests can step directly into the outdoor pool from the living room. This ultra-lux feature provides vacationers the maximum comfort and extravagance anyone could ask for—especially as you enjoy the swim-up bar and seating area in the pool.

That’s not all, though; the living room also features a stunning sectional couch, a quaint bar with six additional seats, perfect for entertaining guests. Allow the vintage terrazzo flooring to take you on a tour throughout the house as it guides you up the steps to the dining room full of natural lighting and a lovely 6-seat dining table with a modern chandelier overhead. Move from the dining area into the kitchen with pristine white cabinetry and floors with mixed blue tile backsplashes that beckon you to make a homecooked meal. Enjoy all the conveniences of home with a large refrigerator, microwave, toaster oven, alkaline water spigot, and more.

This home comfortably sleeps up to 6 guests:

Primary Suite
King Bed

The oversized primary suite features a comfortable king-sized bed, two sitting areas, and a freestanding Malm fireplace that adds additional beauty to the bedroom. This private oasis offers plenty of comforts as well as an en-suite bathroom with two sinks and large vanity with mirrors. Take the time to give yourself a mini spa day as you take advantage of the deep jacuzzi tub and roomy glass shower.

Bedroom 2
King Bed

The second bedroom is bright and airy, the perfect space for relaxation. The king-sized bed is centrally located and surrounded by plenty of natural lighting. Sliding glass doors lead guests to the outdoor patio, making it easy to come and go from the pool or hot tub.

Bedroom 3
Queen Bed

The third bedroom features a queen-sized bed with ample storage for clothing and shoes. The pretty skylight illuminates the room, making it a great place to relax after a long day.

Additionally, for guests that stay overnight, there is a white leather-lined tufted powder room that is ideal for getting ready before a night out on the town. The gorgeous mirror makes you feel confident as you step out the door.

The Morse House is the perfect blend of luxury amenities and outdoor living—with incredible backyard views of the San Jacinto Mountains. The garden includes top-of-the-line turf, a sunken patio dining area with a large electric shade covering, and a firepit for four chairs. Don’t miss the opportunity to stargaze after sundown or relax in the covered hot tub after a long day of exploring the area. The many unique standing art pieces placed around the yard ensures there is always something new to explore and enjoy. The Morse House is truly a one-of-a-kind experience that cannot be missed on your next vacation!

City of Palm Springs # 5237