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What could be better than a newer Donald Wexler designed home? Palm Springs Life Magazine’s Lawrence Karol writes in a recent article that the Steel & Glass House, the last home that architect Donald Wexler had a hand in designing back in 2015, is on the market for $2.4 million.
As background, in 1961 architect Donald Wexler and his then partner, Richard Harrison, teamed with the Alexander Construction Company to build a 35-home subdivision of low-cost steel and glass houses that were suited to the extreme desert climate, in North Palm Springs’ Racquet Club neighborhood. Only seven of the homes were built due to a steep increase in the price of steel.
The Steel & Glass House, located in Palm Springs’ Movie Colony East neighborhood on a parcel of land that was formerly part of the Frank Sinatra Estate, is the last home Wexler had a hand in designing. The plans were finalized just months before he died in 2015 and construction on the home was completed in 2015. The 2,550 square foot, three-bedroom, three-bathroom home was rotated on the lot to a 45-degree angle to optimize views of the San Jacinto Mountains and contribute to its energy efficiency. The home was showcased as part of Palm Springs Modernism Week 2016.
Features of the home include terrazzo floors, a two-sided gas fireplace between the living and dining areas, along with another fireplace in the master bedroom, Thermador appliances and Poggenpohl cabinets in the kitchen, and Hansgrohe fixtures throughout.
MLS# 19445704PS | 1155 East Granvia Valmonte, Palm Springs | Listed at $2,435,000 | Listing Courtesy of The Agency