A historic Palm Springs, California, condominium designed by one of the town’s most important modernist architects has strike the industry for $1.149 million.
Architect Herbert Burns, who released the Desert Modernism motion in Palm Springs, built the mid-century modern residence — 500 W. Arenas Highway, Unit 8 — in 1970 as portion of an distinctive 10-device collection identified as the “500.” It was just one of Burns’ very last recognised assignments.
“This condo is iconic because it is quintessential Herbert Burns,” listing agent Sandra Quinn of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices California Properties informed the Sacramento Bee. “This was one of his final designs for his shut friend who owned the home — they have been ham radio operators and had excellent entertaining with speaking that way.”
In actuality, an en-suite guest room, which has its own outdoors accessibility for night-owl guests, was originally made as the owner’s ham radio room, Quinn said. The room could also be applied as a 3rd bedroom or up-to-date to a gaming or media space, according to the assets listing.
Burns crafted extra than 16 custom residences and various apartment resorts and condos in Palm Springs. He made Unit 8 with the largest floor strategy of the 10 flats at the “500” so there would be enough house for entertaining, Quinn said. Most of his first perform on the unit’s inside has been preserved.
Owned by an LLC, SKTK Financial commitment Associates, the device very last sold for $887,500 in 2021, according to Property Shark data.
Quinn, who grew up in Sacramento, mentioned some of the most one of a kind functions are reserve-finish matched marble walls on the exterior and inside, an outdoor patio with unique poured terrazzo flooring, and a concealed fall-down, fuzzy fake-fur scale in the primary lavatory. There are also solution pop-out cabinets on both aspect of the mattress in the major bedroom.
“The condo’s abundant historic track record and unique style are just a couple of of its features that established it apart,” Quinn included. “The abundance of skylights all through the condo is just one more luxurious that curates its unparalleled living encounter. Spanning from the front patio all the way to the other side of the unit, the windows illuminate its interiors with purely natural gentle.”
The luxurious condo has an expansive layout — 2,234 square ft of living place with three bedrooms and three bathrooms — and lively hues. It’s the only device to consist of a complete-dimension one particular-vehicle garage.
The primary suite showcases lime green accent walls, an L-formed vanity and towering sliding glass doorways that neglect the entrance patio. Its open up layout also consists of two aisles of closets, and an hooked up office house.
The remaining two bedrooms give out of doors obtain for visitors to easily occur and go.
Two oversized blue doors open up into a spacious foyer and moist bar. The eating region is illuminated with a sparkling centerpiece chandelier. A sliding glass wall opens to a roomy patio off the dwelling area.
A vintage kitchen has an expansive skylight and polished cabinetry’s rose gold finishes, alongside with granite counter tops, upgraded stainless metal appliances, an extended pantry wall, extra dining house and entry to the back again walkway.
The condo is two blocks from downtown Palm Springs and borders Tahquitz Canyon, wherever there are plenty of mountaineering trails and outside recreation.
The Palm Springs Preservation Foundation compensated homage to the do the job of Burns above the summer season.
The celebration “promises to be an architectural frolic as entertaining and aesthetically pleasing as Burn’s seminal mid-century hospitality and family vacation property assignments,” in accordance to wallpaper.com.
“Burns was the king of Arenas Road, with quite a few of his projects located there in near proximity to just about every other, nestled into the San Jacinto Mountains in the historic Tennis Club neighbourhood,” according to the art, entertaining and style and design site.
This tale was initially printed January 5, 2023 11:59 AM.