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Palm Springs Area Single Family Home

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1164 N Calle Rolph Palm Springs, CA 92262

3 Bed
2 Baths
1150 sqft
MLS# PF18252603
Welcome home to a cherished house designed by master architect Albert Frey. Designated Historic Site #100 by the City of Palm Springs, this International Style early modern gem is listed as one of the City's 100 most important buildings. Profiled in Atomic Ranch and Architect & Engineer, photographed by Julius Shulman and featured many times during Modernism Week, the Bel Vista residence is an important example of Palm Springs’ architecture. Frey's plan features an abundance of windows and exterior doors in common and private spaces, creating different entrances and a heightened sense of indoor/outdoor living. The home is a light and bright showplace. A thoughtful restoration brings its period of significance to life, including Bakelite doorknobs, striking period bathrooms, beautiful polished concrete, tile and cork floors, period lighting and an original color palette. Upgrades include renovated baths to keen period detail, newer pool & spa with wireless controls, 200amp service, laminated-glass doors and windows, new heat/AC in 2018 and a wonderful outdoor shower. The 10,000sf lot – on fee land you own - has lots of potential, expansive open spaces, a citrus grove and nice mountain views, all complemented by the central location in famed Movie Colony East. Its Class 1 designation means the property is eligible for Mills Act and significant property tax savings. Its importance to the architectural fabric of Palm Springs, authenticity and integrity are apparent throughout.
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Deasy Penner Podley / Adam Bray-Ali
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Pasadena Area Single Family Home

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1234 El Mirador Drive Pasadena, CA 91103

5 Bed
2.3 Baths
3463 sqft
Enjoy the rich history of Pasadena in the heart of Linda Vista: El Mirador Ranch. A centerpiece of the area for nearly 100 years and resting on a large lot of more than 13,000sf is a magnificent 4-bedroom and 3-bath neo-classic main home designed by the noted firm of Marston, Van Pelt & Maybury. Atop the large two-story garage is an equally special 1-bedroom and 1-bath guest residence featuring treetop and mountain views and an artfully renovated kitchen and bath. Originally owned by George and Nellie Hoffman, the same family has lovingly cared for this unique estate for more than 50 years. Fronted by a grand formal porch, the remarkable home is replete with wonderful period details throughout. The main house features a large master suite, updated systems, central heat/AC, a robust EQ retrofit, a renovated kitchen, wonderful hardwood floors, two fireplaces, mountain views, a large 985sf basement and let's not forget a few “hidden” gems built into its architecture. The home’s rich past and authenticity are apparent in every room and reflect a quality and history that makes Pasadena such a special place to live. The over-sized garage features a great workspace, its own bathroom and a Tesla recharging station. Its park like, verdant grounds still nurture some of The Ranch's original avocado trees. The property may be eligible for Mills Act and its substantial tax savings. Don't miss this once in a lifetime opportunity to own one of Pasadena's most important historic properties.
Listing Courtesy of CRMLS / Deasy Penner Podley Pasadena Granite / Todd Hays