Hidden by an understated façade, this spectacular 1969 custom-built home designed by notable American interior designer Arthur Elrod, Jr. exemplifies glamour, sophistication, and panache. Elrod, known for the prominent Southridge home of his own namesake, was killed at the young age of 49 in a tragic car accident just 5 years after completion of this amazing masterpiece. He was partners with fellow designer Hal Broderick, who started “Elrod & Associates” and went on to hire other notable designers such as Steve Chase and William Raiser.
As one enters the residence through the double-doored entry, walls of glass showcase manicured grounds surrounding an inviting pool area with freshly installed patio decking. The greens of the Indian Canyons golf course enhance the promontory mountain views, creating a stunning backdrop from the surrounding landscape one can enjoy endlessly from nearly every room in the home.
Unique original finishes such as Pecky Cypress paneled walls and flawlessly maintained hexagon shaped terrazzo tiled floors augment soaring beamed ceilings and a tremendous “U” shaped bar. Elegant and timeless elements charm throughout, including floor-to-ceiling paneled doors with exquisite hardware, barreled ceilings, pristine onyx slab baths, and perhaps the most extraordinary pool in Palm Springs with custom built-in seating niches, evoking a discernible vibe of prosperity and affluence. The tremendous attention to detail and preservation are evident in the nuances of every room. Dual Master en-suites are strategically located at opposing wings of the home to offer complete privacy.
Residing at 1333 Via Estrella, one can expect to live comfortably and privately, yet enjoy the unparalleled ability to entertain both indoors and out. In addition to the sumptuous pool and spa area, a rooftop observation deck, accessed by a grand staircase, can host large gatherings where one can enjoy the spectacular 360-degree views of the surrounding mountains and golf course. Exquisite and recently renovated landscaped grounds are lush and graceful. An attractive, newly paved motor court announces your arrival at a residence unlike any other in Southern California.
Quick Facts About 1333 East Via Estrella, Palm Springs, CA 92262
- Indian Canyons neighborhood
- 3,706 Square feet
- Nearly one-half acre (20,473 sq feet golf course facing lot)
- 4 Bedrooms (all en-suite)
- 5 baths
- Pool/Spa and amazing rooftop observation deck
- Listed by Scott Histed for $2,150,000