Iconic Mid-Century Architecture
650 East Tachevah Drive, Palm Springs was originally constructed in 1966 and designed by notable modern architect Howard Lapham. Lapham is known for over-the-top, grandiose architecture, with a body of work that includes the iconic Mayan House (aka: Ichpa Mayapan House) atop Thunderbird Heights, the Chi-Chi Nightclub in Palm Springs, and Deepwell’s famed “Manzanita House.”
Located in the historic Movie Colony neighborhood, where Hollywood celebrities such as Al Jolson, Cary Grant, Lucille Ball, and Lily Tomlin have had homes, this residence without doubt outshines any other true Mid-Century home in Palm Springs.
A Unique Residence
The massive walled and gated estate, encompassing 9 bedrooms and 12 baths within its 9,445 SF floor plan, is most impressive. Towering 9’ rock walls, a large koi pond, and impressive 14’ tall Mayan inspired doors, complete with a secret panel reminiscent of a speak-easy, welcome you.
Stepping into what is perhaps the most unique and largest known Mid-Century residence in Palm Springs evokes thoughts of glamour and sophistication. Soaring ceilings, terrazzo floors, a most unique cocktail bar that pays homage to the Chi-Chi-Palm Springs, and a massive 60’ long living room that overlooks the grounds inspire a boastful impression. The living room view is complete with a lush fruit tree orchard, 50’ outdoor pool, custom fountain, and majestic mountain vistas.
Upon purchase, the current owners, one of them a highly acclaimed fashion designer whose classic style utilized a festive color palette, did away with the redundant “beige” that resided everywhere. In its place they created a whimsical treat with an array of patterned wallcoverings, bright color choices, and integrated glamorous tile work in shades of blue and metallic golds. The home is also outfitted with fine pieces of Arthur Elrod and Karl Springer originals.
Touring this magnificent estate, one will continue to discover numerous additional features including a massive master en suite complete with adjacent indoor mosaic tiled pool, a 2-bedroom guest home with private entrance, 3-car garage, and an enormous chef’s kitchen fully out fitted with 3 refrigerators, 2 prep sinks, an indoor grill, and abundant storage.
Live A Dramatic Palm Springs Lifestyle
This one-of-a-kind palatial residence is sure to appeal to a wide range of buyers: Artists, decorators, collectors, and architectural enthusiasts. Numerous possibilities for use include a family compound, a corporate retreat, fine art and furniture collectors seeking a unique venue to showcase their talents and wares, or just anyone wishing to live the Palm Springs lifestyle with style, drama, and panache.
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650 East Tachevah Drive is our cover selection for the Fall/Winter 2017 issue of AT HOME Collection, featuring incredible homes throughout Southern California. For the latest issue of AT HOME Collection, click here.
Quick Facts: 650 East Tachevah Drive, Palm Springs, CA 92262
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